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.


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 [...]

National Historic Ships teams up with Pellew people

2020-02-07T16:54:50+00:00 February 7th, 2020|News|

National Historic Ships UK (NHS-UK) has announced that the Falmouth Pilot Cutter CIC has joined as a new partner for the final season of the Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership 2 (SHTP 2) project – a £424,900 scheme funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s ‘Skills for the Future’ programme. SHTP 2 has run since 2018 [...]

Maldon’s barges face mooring fees hike

2020-02-02T15:20:24+00:00 February 2nd, 2020|News|

From the Society for Sailing Barge Research Blog Maldon District Council – E Petition – Increase in charges for mooring barges and parking cars on Hythe Quay The Thames Sailing Barge Trust and other barge Operators on Hythe Quay at Maldon are facing a huge increase in mooring and parking charges from Maldon District Council [...]

Tall Ships are better than adventure parks

2020-01-27T14:08:46+00:00 January 27th, 2020|Go-To News|

+44(0)1872 580022 - Email: Skippers@classic-sailing.co.uk Stay Playful 3,2,1 GO If you are old enough to go sailing on a tall ship I guess you are no longer visually a child. But, inside the wild child wants to come out and play. Tall ships are better than adventure parks, better than climbing frames, better than books, [...]

Henri Lloyd Consort Jacket – reinvented

2020-01-23T10:49:18+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|Go-To News|

From Henri Lloyd Press Relations: The last of our five-piece capsule collection is here. We introduce to you the fifth limited edition Consort jacket based on the 1965 original designed and lovingly crafted by our founder Henri Strzelecki, the Consort Gore-Tex® Jacket. This clever take down is at first glance incredibly true to the original, [...]

NMEA diagnostic terminator

2020-01-23T09:42:46+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|Go-To News|

Actisense bring industry-first intelligent in-line NMEA terminator to market Poole-based marine electronics specialist, Actisense, have unveiled a world and industry first: TER-U (A2K-TER-U) is a smart universal micro-terminator for the NMEA 2000® bus.   What makes the TER-U unique is that it acts as an intelligent diagnostic terminator which provides instant feedback as to the state of the [...]