About Dan Houston

Dan Houston is the founding editor of Classic Sailor magazine. A lifelong sailor who worked on boats before he took up journalism, he has worked in newspapers and magazines since 1986.

Girl who was rescued now rescues others

2019-03-20T11:31:18+00:00 March 20th, 2019|News|

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 growing up within the lifeboat family. "I bring my daughter with me to the station every evening. When my pager [...]

Call to rescue a Rare Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter

2019-03-14T17:29:20+00:00 March 14th, 2019|News|

 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 cutter which was due to be cut up by chainsaw at the end of  January. Initial reaction to the story [...]

Uku wins 3rd and Don pulls out of 2022

2019-03-14T17:10:19+00:00 March 14th, 2019|News|

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 sailing marathon where only 13 out of the 18 yachts which started were forced to retire through gear failure or [...]

Printing 3D corals to recreate reef-life

2019-03-13T14:47:03+00:00 March 13th, 2019|Big Blue Zoo|

In the film below Alex Goad of Reef Design Lab, from Melbourne Australia introduces in more detail the MARS - Modular Artificial Reef Structure, and explains how they have set up reefs which are artifical and man-made out of 3-D printed ceramic moulds, filled and reinforced with marine concrete and steel bars and which can [...]