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News from Classic Sailor

The beautiful Morgan Giles 43s

Catching up with the beautiful Morgan Giles 43s - now sailing again as a fleet (after they were sold out of the Royal Navy in the 1980s) and being run by Classic Sail.   [...]

Blue Plaque at Sir Alec Rose’s Grocery

Alec Rose, the yachtsman Grocer from Southsea who sailed around the world in Lively Lady in 1967/68 has been honoured in his home town with a blue plaque over the shop which he used to [...]

Girl who was rescued now rescues others

When she was 17 Lorraine Galvin spent two and a half hours in freezing seas after her rowing boat capsized. Today, she is an RNLI lifeboat helm, college lecturer and mum to 8-year-old Lauren who is [...]

Call to rescue a Rare Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter

 A meeting to help rescue the Frolic, a 1905 Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter has been called for Wednesday 20th of March at 7pm in the Cardiff Bay Yacht Club. CS ran a story on the [...]

Uku wins 3rd and Don pulls out of 2022

Golden Globe Race - Les Sables D'Olonne: Uku  Randmaa crossed the finish line at 0900 GMT on Sunday March 10, securing his place as the third to finish in the gruelling round the world solo [...]

Maidens win

As the film of Maiden opened in selected cinemas across the UK Tracy Edwards was being honoured as the joint winner of the Yachtsman of the Year trophy, together with Nikki Henderson. And in a [...]

Restoring Tally Ho talk with Leo Goolden

The Royal Ocean Racing Club is hosting a talk by Leo Gooden who is a couple of years into restoring his Albert Strange 1927 Fastnet winning cutter Tally Ho Leo's talk will be on Tue, [...]

Maiden – How Tracy Edwards broke the women-at-sea myth

Documentary 2018 Dir: Alex Holmes 93 mins Maiden opens in UK cinemas on Friday 8th March This is a truly inspirational film. It takes us back a bit, though not too far, to 1989 and [...]

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The Latest Issue

Classic Sailor Magazine – Online

Classic Sailor Magazine is publishing news and features online at the moment following the death of our chairman and benefactor David Walker early in the [...]

from our friends in industry

Baltic charts update

 From Stentec Navigation:  Great news for all sailors who plan trips on the great open waters. The NV Verlag charts [...]

Boatbuilder finds Wayfarer he built in 1988

A well-loved Wayfarer in gleaming condition Boatbuilder Peter Newbery-Thornton was surprised to find a wooden Wayfarer he had [...]

Latest Feature

L’Hermione – Bringing History Back to Life

Nigel Pert talks to Dan Houston about the replica sailing Frigate L'Hermione, and shares his amazing collection of photos of the ship.  The ship was [...]

Australian Wooden Boat Festival – Hobart

   The MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival takes place in biannually in Hobart in early February. Chris Kelly (R) flew to Hobart from Sydney [...]

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