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News from Classic Sailor

Greta sails into Lisbon

Greta Thunberg - the 16 year old climate activist, has arrived in Lisbon by sailing catamaran, after spending three weeks at sea since leaving Virginia in the United States on November 13. She crossed the [...]

Get more volunteers at your club: RYA online seminar

Getting more volunteers at your sailing club is cited by 52% of RYA Affiliated clubs as the number number one constraint to increasing membership. A small number of volunteers doing all the work is also [...]

Fastnet moves to France

LONDON, 26 NOVEMBER 2019 - In a shameful move for British sailing the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), organisers of the Fastnet Race, announced at a press conference today that the City of Cherbourg will [...]

Unmanned vessels – new code of practice

Development of uncrewed or so called Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) has continued apace since they were first announced a few years ago. The fast pace of change has seen the need for new guidance [...]

Marine Conservation Society’s Ocean Manifesto

With a general election on 12 December all of the UK’s political parties and MP candidates will be setting out the legislation and policies that they would like to introduce. The Marine Conservation Society has [...]

Antigua 2020 fleet preview

Notive from the Regatta Committee: Changing the dates of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta from the usual second half of April to the very beginning (1-7 April 2020) has enabled various past participants to come [...]

Children sail to raise money for YMCA

 Thousands raised as local children sail the seas to tackle social issues A relay-style sailing adventure around the UK coastline has raised more than £18,000 so far in aid of the Newark in Nottinghamshire YMCA, [...]

Olaf Harken dies aged 80

• Co-founder of the blocks and rigging multinational dies in Pewaukee Wisconsin. • He is survived by Ruth, his wife of 47 years, three daughters, four granddaughters and a grandson. • Preliminary plans include a [...]

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Stentec’s 2020 DKW upgrades

The 2020 upgrades of our DKW – digital water charts – are now available. Among them are the popular DKW1800 [...]

New bar and restaurant at Shamrock Quay

Berth holders, tenants and visitors at MDL’s Shamrock Quay Marina will soon be able to enjoy a range of culinary [...]

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Irish boats at Dragonflies’ 70th

Waldringfield Sailing Club, River Deben, Suffolk By Julia Jones.   The weekend of September 5th-7th 2019 saw Waldringfield Sailing Club celebrating 70 years of its 14ft [...]

A Classic Boat?

David Greenwood of finding a boat that matched his desire to cruise the coast and canals, and the depth of his pockets... David at [...]

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