News 2020-06-29T09:25:37+01:00

News from Classic Sailor

A cautious return to cruising

From Peta Stuart Hunt, of the Cruising Association. The CA's COVID-19 map updated on 30 June 2020 Over the past few months, the Cruising Association's RATS (Regulations and Technical Services) group has been [...]

Association of Cape Horners’ New President

30 JUNE 2020 - PORTSMOUTH UK.  THE EARL OF PORTSMOUTH IS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CAPE HORNERS The International Association of Cape Horners whose Patron is HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, [...]

Voiles de Saint-Tropez extends to two weeks

News from Maguelonne Turcat, SNST: Confirmed from Saturday, September 26th to Friday, October 9th, the new format of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez offers an event spread over two weeks, for the modern and classic yachts. [...]

Cruising in the EU post 31 December 2020

The Cruising Association commences a lobbying campaign to extend 90 days cruising allowance An issue that has been bubbling away for some time is the change in access rules for UK citizens travelling in the [...]

Shrimper Caught by Poole Chain Ferry

  Two Poole lifeboats were launched on Sunday Afternoon, 21 June after a 24ft Cornish Shrimper gaff rigged yacht was pinned against the chain ferry at the entrance of Poole Harbour in Dorset. [...]

Bored schoolboy finds 4,000 year old boat

Schoolboy Cathal gets a hands-on history lesson A bored schoolboy who abandoned his homework to go paddling in a lake uncovered an ancient boat that could be more than 4,000 years old. The 17ft longboat [...]

Highland Cowes

Euan Ross has a new book out - Highland Cowes is a history of boating and yachting in Scotland from pre-Roman times. CS hasn't had a chance to review it yet but it looks interesting [...]

Book of the Brest Festival

Celebrating Traditional Boats – Glorious Brest: the world's largest maritime festival in photographs by Nigel Pert & Dan Houston with a foreword by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. Pub: Sea Vista Books, 2020, £17.80, softback, 100pp, 297 [...]

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from our friends in industry

New repair kit from WEST

Wessex Resins says it has improved and updated the WEST SYSTEM® 105-K Glass Fibre Boat Repair Kit. The kit comprises [...]

Gill’s offshore jacket

Popular offshore jacket has constantly evolved to remain the best in class since 2000 Gill Marine has a proud heritage [...]

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Latest Features

Bill King on Galway Blazer, 1968 Golden Globe Race

An elegiac film on Cdr Bill King RN who entered the 1968 Golden Globe race in his cold-moulded two masted junk rig schooner Galway Blazer [...]

The Rule of Tenths

The rule of tenths is a ready reckoner which you can use as a rough guide to working out the current height of tide in [...]

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