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

News from Classic Sailor

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The famous paddlesteamer Waverley has just been withdrawn from service for the 2019 season after engineers report that she needs new boilers.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 [...]

New GRP classic class for Cowes Week

The world's best-known sailing regatta, has announced a new racing class for this year – the GRP Classic Class. The decision to introduce the new class came about following a conversation Regatta Director Laurence Mead [...]

Latest launch brings Sunbeam fleet to 27

The 96-year-old Solent Sunbeam class welcomed a brand new yacht to its fleet last week with the launching of V70 Minty which took place at Itchenor, the base for this historic and much-admired classic keel-boat [...]

Sale of two Ferraris is RNLI’s largest-ever legacy

• Rare Ferraris auction raised £9.04m – the biggest single legacy ever left to the RNLI • Two 1960s classic cars pay for RNLI Hastings' New Shannon Class Richard and Caroline Colton, officially named on [...]

Eight Bells – Luigi Lang

It's with sadness that we learned the well-known classic yacht judge and yachting author Dr. Luigi Lang died on April 13th. He was born in Milan in 1939 and lived in Chiavari, Liguria. John Lammerts [...]

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 The International Boatbuilding Training College Portsmouth requires a Boatbuilding Instructor Overall Package £31K We are looking for an experienced shipwright [...]

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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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