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News from Classic Sailor

Famous classic yacht Dorade enters the Sydney Hobart

November 20:  Dorade, the 86 year old 52-foot Sparkman & Stephens classic yacht will debut at the Rolex Sydney Hobart, which starts on December 26, as her owners Matt Brooks and Pam Rorke Levy continue [...]

Prince Philip’s famous Flying 15 Coweslip joins HMY Britannia

From the Classic Boat Museum in Cowes: We are pleased to report that Coweslip, is now on display alongside the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh. The 15 foot, two-person keelboat is on loan to the [...]

£46K raised for Caribbean Hurricane fund

From Peta Stuart-Hunt - Sail Aid UK: The Trustees of Sail Aid UK, the organisation that is uniting the UK sailing community in a long-term fundraising drive to help the victims of the Caribbean Islands [...]

New Stargazing sites at Chichester

Three new Dark Sky Discovery Sites have been designated in Chichester Harbour. The sites were all identified as excellent places for stargazing due to their impressive levels of darkness, excellent lines of sight and good [...]

Film to raise money for Maid of the Loch

TV and film star Bill Paterson has joined forces with Celtic Music legends Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain in a new short film about the UK’s last paddle Steamship - Maid of the Loch – [...]

Rare Astrolabe find from Vasco da Gama’s 1502 voyage to India

A rare bronze astrolabe navigational instrument belonging to a shipreck from Vasco da Gama's 1502-1503 voyage of exploration to India has been identified by scientists from the University of Warwick. Astrolabes, the bronze graded discs [...]

Griff Rhys Jones and others in marathon reading of We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea

Griff Rhys Jones joins other celebrities and fans in a Marathon reading of We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea, tomorrow, Saturday October 21 at the Pin Mill Sailing Club. The reading, which starts at [...]

Rosslare lifeboat rescues 3 yachtsmen during Storm Ophelia after Mayday

FROM RNLI: Volunteer crew with Rosslare RNLI launched yesterday (Monday 16 October) responding to a Mayday request during Storm Ophelia to rescue three men onboard a 10m yacht. Link to video: HERE   The yacht [...]

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The Latest Issue

Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 18 – October-November 2017

In the 1926 drawing room play On Approval by Frederick Lonsdale, Maria, a wealthy widow, invites her long-time dinner companion Richard to spend a month at [...]

Britain’s oldest working fisherman

Bill Hocking At 87, Bill is Britain’s oldest working fisherman, still laying lobster pots with his 15ft boat off the Cornish coast. He talked to Phil Russell about the ‘Great Mackerel Klondyke’, the sinking of [...]

Why I am never retiring!

In which Lucy L Ford attends a sea survival course – a birthday present from The Skipper ‘You have be able to jump into the sea when the time comes’... I can’t wait Apparently when [...]

Birth of a legend

Trevor David Clifton on a tall story that became historical fact From our Instructor's Tales series Eight pretty ladies stepped aboard, my crew for the day. It was the first day of the autumn regatta [...]

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