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.

Latest Digital Charts – Netherlands

2020-01-17T06:23:05+00:00 January 17th, 2020|Go-To News|

Now available in our webshop Our first chart release for 2020 is the well-known DKW 1800 series, based on the paper charts from the Dutch Hydrographical Service. Starting now, you can purchase the new chart sets in our webshop or download them for free if you bought the chart set during our pre sale. Free [...]

Eight bells – John “Woody” Wooderson

2020-01-10T19:06:08+00:00 January 10th, 2020|News|

It is sad to report the death, on Saturday January 4, of Johnson Wooderson, better known as Woody to classic sailors and others in the wider sailing world. By Dan Houston For the last 15 years Woody, who was 82, sailed as tactician and navigator aboard the 1928 Fife Big Class Cambria. He became a [...]

Greener sailing holidays – charter company wants comments

2020-01-09T15:14:39+00:00 January 3rd, 2020|Go-To News|

+44(0)1872 580022 - Email: Skippers@classic-sailing.co.uk Main Photo: Engineless Sailing - Victory Chimes only has a 'push boat' for manoeuvring. In this Newsletter • Crew News & Triumphs of 2019 • Our Pick of the Best 2020 Destinations • Engineless Sailing in 2020 • Our Sailing Holidays & Climate Change - Draft Proposal • Your Attitudes [...]

Cowes Week 2020 Supports Young Sailors’ Trust

2019-12-18T14:19:26+00:00 December 18th, 2019|News|

The Official Charity for the 2020 edition of Cowes Week will be Greig City Academy's, Scaramouche Sailing Trust. This six year old school sailing club, which became a charity last year, is an amazing initiative which gets young people from North London into the sport. Kate Johnson, Commercial & Marketing Director at Cowes Week Ltd [...]