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

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28 October 2020 - Portsmouth UK.  As 33 potential Cape Horners prepare for the start of the 9th Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the world race from Les Sables d’Olonne on November 8, The International [...]

James Dodds in Wiltshire

   Two forthcoming solo shows of the east coast artist, James Dodds, have been announced.  James Dodds  – ‘The Work of Human Hands’ opens at M E S S U M S   W I L [...]

Book signing of Les Fêtes Maritimes

Because of Covid restrictions sadly I cannot be in Rochefort this coming weekend, writes Dan Houston, to join the photographer Nigel Pert in signing copies of our collaborative book - Celebrating Trad Boats (or Les [...]

Antibes: An unusual and stunning 25th edition

 Les Voiles d'Antibes regatta 2020 (September 16 - 20) Besides having had to postpone the 25th edition from June until September due to COVID, Les Voiles d'Antibes last week also had to play with the [...]

Council cancels Southampton Boat Show

Giving organisers less than 12 hours notice Southampton Council stopped the BOATS 2020 alternative Boat Show going ahead on the eve of its opening day. Organisers British Marine announced the closure at 2126 last night, [...]

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard reopens

From Portsmouth we have the good news that the heritage maritime sites are reopening on Monday August 24.  "We are delighted to announce that we will be reopening our sites in Portsmouth and Gosport next [...]

Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2021 cancelled

The Australian Wooden Boat Festival planned for February 2021 will not be proceeding, the festival’s General Manager Mr Paul Stephanus announced today. Mr Stephanus said that considerable planning had already gone into next year’s festival [...]

Pilot Cutter enriches Charlestown

Charlestown Harbour welcomes a new boat, Mascotte - the largest surviving Bristol Chanel Pilot Cutter - which also marks the launch of a new charitable sailing charity using Mascotte, called Rich’s Boat. The charity, named after Mascotte's longterm [...]

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The Marine Society is launching a new digital course - Navigation@Sea – to help learners acquire the underpinning knowledge in [...]

Popular ICOM radios

IC-M423G and IC-M400BB Fixed Marine VHF radios, Back by Popular Demand The IC-M423GE (formerly the IC-M423G) and the IC-M400BBE (formerly [...]

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Cornwall on film in 1916

From the BFI library of film this shows maritime Cornwall at the height of the first world war. Clips show Looe, Polperro, St Ives (with [...]

Dinghy Cruising on the Bristol Channel

A TRIP TO BRISTOL WITH MY DAUGHTER. Reproduced with permission from Imray, Laurie, Norie and Wilson Ltd. by Annabel Bowker-Dance Lydney Yacht Club, [...]

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