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News from Classic Sailor

War vets sought for woodenboat work

    A war vets charity is seeking military veterans to help restore a historic wooden motor boat, gifted to the sailing charity earlier this year. The project aims to carry out the repair or [...]

Dunkirk Little Ship lugger relaunches

Following a two- and half-year restoration and refit the beautiful historic fishing vessel Our Lizzie is due to be relaunched at The International Boatbuilding Training College, Lowestoft on Tuesday 16 October 2018. Built of pitch [...]

Lively Lady in court battle

Two UK Portsmouth-based charities are about to go to court over a dispute involving one of Britain's most famous yachts. The charity which runs Lively Lady, in which Sir Alec Rose solo-circumnavigated in 1967-8, is [...]

North West Roadshow, with Tom Cunliffe

The Cruising Association (CA) is organising a one-day North-West Roadshow for members and non-members on Saturday 10th November at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Topping the bill and rounding off a packed [...]

Van den Heede extends his lead

    Matmut skipper passes through Hobart film gate with 1,600 mile lead over 2nd placed Mark Slats Jean-Luc Van Den Heede reached Hobart in Tasmania for the–film gate collection point at 07:30 local time [...]

Black Pearl heralds future zero emission yachts

The three deck 350ft (106.7m) sailing superyacht Black Pearl can reach speeds of 30 knots under sail thanks to her three 70-metre Dynarig unstayed carbon masts which can carry 2,900 square metres of sail - [...]

New Schooner Association

 By James Boyd  The grace, power and complexity of classic schooners engenders great passion in all who see these wonderful examples of naval architecture, mostly heralding from that golden age of yacht construction in the [...]

Sunbeams at 95 years

   by Sarah Johnson In 1923 when she was launched, the yachting media noted, ‘The new Solent Sunbeam One Design Class, from the board of Messrs Woodnutt of St Helens Isle of Wight, promises to [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine – Restructuring

  Classic Sailor Magazine is going through a period of restructuring at the moment following the death of our chairman and benefactor David Walker early [...]

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Henri Lloyd to relaunch in the spring with 25 new styles

Henri Lloyd, which was bought out of receivership by the Swedish-based Aligro Group in June, has been selected as the [...]

Armchair sailing

   Press release:    eSail® Sailing Simulator delivers practical & fun virtual sailing for newcomers & experienced sailors   Officially launched [...]

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Third Hamble Classics 2018 – 75 yachts

The third Hamble Classics Regatta hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, over the weekend of 15-16 September, was another stunning success with 75 classic [...]

The £1 Folkboat

Jasper Troje Tuck, crew on the commercial sailing lugger Grayhound, writes for CS about taking ownership of a 1960s wooden Folkboat, and getting her ready [...]

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