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.

The Rigging Handbook – by Brion Toss

2020-02-13T13:40:22+00:00 February 13th, 2020|Books|

Incorporationg The Rigger's Apprentice and The Rigger's Locker "Once every few generations a writer comes along who adds to the real body of knowledge available to the ropeworking world, and here indeed is a first class practical book on rigging," is how the knot and ropework guru Des Pawson describes this book in its forword. [...]

ESailing Championships at RYA Dinghy Show

2020-02-10T17:16:24+00:00 February 10th, 2020|News|

Press release from RYA: Following the success of last year’s eSailing World and GBR National Championships, the RYA are pleased to once again be partnering with World Sailing and Virtual Regatta, the leading digital sailing platform, for the GBR eSailing National Championship. The free-to-play online  game provides players with an opportunity to race against friends, fellow sailors and [...]

2020-02-10T12:20:51+00:00 February 10th, 2020|Go-To News|

+44(0)1872 580022 - Email: Skippers@classic-sailing.co.uk Main image: Tecla in Icleand, Maria Cerrudo Europe's Secret Sailing Grounds - Top 10 If we asked an ordinary person in the street to name a sailing holiday company we suspect that they would say SUNSAIL  It's a successful brand. They have been going for years, and they do 'what [...]


2020-02-08T13:06:19+00:00 February 8th, 2020|Go-To News|

GET TICKETS AND BOOK APPOINTMENTS FOR THE SOUTH COAST BOAT SHOW Tickets are now available for the South Coast Boat Show, via southcoastboatshow.com. Entry to this exclusive event is free. Plus, those attending can book appointments to spend time onboard their favourite brands, via the website. With headline sponsor Raymarine, this year’s show – 15th-17th [...]

Ambitious vision for Marine industry

2020-02-07T17:44:37+00:00 February 7th, 2020|Go-To News|

British Marine Press release  Following the announcement of its first ever National Agenda, British Marine has today (4 February 2020) launched an ambitious plan to drive its vision of a thriving industry delivering amazing on water experience for everyone. Unveiled at the British Marine Spring Expo 2020, the exciting plan brings greater clarity and focus [...]

Coastguard Form CG66 transfers to RYA

2020-02-07T17:39:06+00:00 February 7th, 2020|News|

Death of CG66 As the 2020 sailing season approaches, the Regulations and Technical Services committee (RATS) of the Cruising Association (CA) reminds cruising sailors that the voluntary safety information scheme known as CG66 (after the form that owners completed to register) ceases in July 2020. Now is the time to make sure you've registered with [...]