An island in the stream The West Mersea Oyster Dredging Match – Story and photos by John Worrall Packing Shed Island, just off Mersea, has been key to the Essex oyster fishery for over a century. Now, with the revival of dredging for oysters under sail, it’s come into its own again. As a link [...]
Guy Venables discovers the sanctuary of the sailing club involves more than low bar prices I have just joined a very nice little sailing club. There are many reasons to join one, the camaraderie, the exclusivity, the banter, the bar. Some people even sail. But in this column it is the sailing club bar to [...]
By John Clarke of Team Sailing Fixing our position, and calculating our speed and course - the EP. See diagrams below. In another article we went through how to measure distance and bearing on a chart, using a Portland plotter and dividers. We also looked at variation on a chart, i.e. the difference between the [...]
The sailor’s clasp knife is a part of his dress at sea. Here we have put several classic and current models to the test. By Guy Venables and Dan Houston The main advantage of a folding knife is that it can be always in your pocket and therefore to hand whenever you need it. [...]
The Cornish Wharram ‘Hui’, was a fantastic get together of boats and people on 4-6th August. Every small Wharram Catamaran design was represented from Hitia 14 to Tiki 31. Seven boats arrived, five by sea and two by road. Added to this were the four boats at Wharram head quarters, so a total of eleven [...]
Join Rob Bashford as he sails his Achilles 24 through the Caledonian Canal and up the western coast of Scotland in a bid to go "over the top". Rob gives us a basic lesson in reefing, which is a clue as why he went back the way he came... Full feature in the December-January issue. [...]
Dramatic footage of RNLI teams has been making quite a stir on Facebook recently. In our October-November issue, Richard Johnstone-Bryden visits Happisburgh Lifeboat Station to learn the remarkable techniques used by the rescue crews.
Still thinking of wrapping your boat up and ignoring her till next April? Maybe it's time to think again. Travel Blogger Dylan Winter shows off the beautiful winter sailing to be had at Mylor Yacht Harbour.