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News from Classic Sailor

Slats eats into Van Den Heede’s lead

Golden Globe Race:  199th day at sea –  Mark Slats is 34 nM behind Van Den Heede as they come within 1600nM of the finish line Difference in distance to finish now reduced to 34.3 miles [...]

British solo yachtsman is OK after All Ships Alert

All Ships alert for overdue British solo yachtsman Robin Davie aboard his Rustler 36 C'Est La Vie

New pilot gig to launch

Traditional clinker built wooden gig ‘Arwenack’ for Falmouth Pilot Gig Club launches at 12 noon at the Watersports Centre in Falmouth, Cornwall

Classic Transat begins

The crew of the largest vessel - Xarifa Eight boats left the island of Lanzarote in the Canaries today racing to St Kitts in the Panerai Transat Classic. In light winds the boats [...]

Sailor survives six days in the open sea

An Indonesian seaman survived six days in the open sea after his ship sank in the Bali Strait. The Multi Prima was sunk by a wave Nahum Naibahas, 26, known as Riski, was [...]

Boat operators told to look out for migrants

As the government dispatches another three patrol vessels to monitor the English Channel for migrant boats coming from France, civilian boat operators have also been warned by the coastguard to look out and report any [...]

Rare Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter could be destroyed

One of the last few remaining Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters, the Frolic, built in 1905 is in danger of being cut up and destroyed. The Frolic has been under cover in a field on an [...]

Arctic sailors wanted

Integrity sails from Iceland to East Greenland in the summer of 2019, there are two berths available for a period of around two weeks each

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Classic Sailor Magazine – Online

Classic Sailor Magazine is publishing news and features online at the moment following the death of our chairman and benefactor David Walker early in the [...]

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Dutch Charts Upgrade

From Stentec Navigation Our first chart release for 2019 is the well-known DKW 1800 series, based on the paper charts [...]

Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Clubhouse for sale

With stunning views over Plymouth Sound the Royal Plymouth Corinthian YC's clubhouse has to be one of the most distinct [...]

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   Setting extra Sails – Ozzie style   By Ian Smith If you’re out on Sydney Harbour on any Summer Saturday you’ll see an odd [...]

Wayward gets her name back

Restoration of the 1898 Summers & Payne yawl Wayward - also known as Samphire

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