News 2019-01-14T10:48:37+00:00

News from Classic Sailor

Electric future

SOLAR & ENERGY BOAT CHALLENGE From 2-6 July, 33 teams will be descending on Monaco from all over the world to compete in this unique competition, including 22 universities, to imagine and build the future of [...]

OSTAR is still from Plymouth

Many pages are reporting on the disappointing news that The Transat has moved its race start from Plymouth to Brest stating the loss of 60 years of ocean racing from the city. However, they are failing to [...]

Whitstable’s festival and worthy project

Four years ago Whitstable Maritime rescued a 42ft 1907 Oyster Yawl built on Island Wall by the town’s shipwrights. Since then, teams of volunteers have raised funds and begun restoring the rare gaff rigged dredger, [...]

Last few days for Frolic

The 1905 Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Frolic is due to be cut up and destroyed in the next few days unless someone comes forward to rescue her. Frolic is lying at an island near Bergen [...]

Waverley launches £2m appeal

The famous paddlesteamer Waverley has just been withdrawn from service for the 2019 season after engineers report that she needs new boilers. With fears for the future of this last seagoing passenger-paddle steamer in the [...]

Use Coastwatch to check your AIS

The Cruising Association (CA) Regulations and Technical Services Group (RATS) has come across the use of National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) stations to check AIS ( Automatic Identification System) transmissions. This seems to us to be [...]

Family reunites with famous fleet

A West Country family were reunited with some special boats that were designed and built in Teignmouth for the Royal Navy. Three generations of the Morgan Giles family went sailing at Chichester on the boats [...]

Gosport Marine Fest

With a few spaces remaining to pre-book for rowing and sailing, Gosport Marine Festival is shaping up to offer yet another day of excellent on the water activities for all the family. Taking place on [...]

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from our friends in industry

AkzoNobel makes powder coatings more sustainable

Powder coatings have always offered customers numerous environmental benefits - now they've become even more sustainable following the launch of [...]

The £50 Bowsprit Photo

From Classic Sailing Did you know that after sailing on one of Classic Sailing's voyage you can enter our photo competition? [...]

Latest Feature

Five Broads Hire firms join forces

It's not all about wooden boats A taste of sailing on the Broads with Eastwood Whelpton The companies that offer yachts [...]

Avel 1896 – Star boats

The clipper-bowed late Victorian period yacht Avel slips along in a St Tropez breeze with her crew in the lee scuppers and her helmsman looking [...]

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