Environmental concerns feature at 50th Southampton Boat Show

2018-05-22T08:42:23+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|News|

50th Southampton Boat Show Southampton, SO15 1AG Friday 14 – Sunday 23 September 2018 10am – 6.30pm from 14-22 September and 10am – 6pm on Sunday 23 September Press release from British Marine: The London Boat Show may be cancelled but the Southampton Boat show is set to be the biggest celebration of all things [...]

CNN on the Golden Globe Race

2018-05-17T17:25:56+00:00 May 16th, 2018|News|

CNN on the Golden Globe Race - Shirely Robertson interviews RKJ and others about the original race in Suhaili and the upcoming recreation of the race from the Sables D'Olonne in France... on July 1st https://edition.cnn.com/videos/sports/2018/05/10/robin-knox-johnston-golden-globe-race-suhaili-1968-2018-mainsail-show-spt.cnn      

London Boat Show 2019 is cancelled

2018-05-15T17:38:32+00:00 May 15th, 2018|News|

• NEXT YEAR'S SHOW WILL GO • 2018's FIVE DAY FORMAT WASN'T SUPPORTED • SOUTHAMPTON SHOW WILL BE BOOSTED British Marine, organisers of the London Boat Show have announced that the 2019 show will not take place. The show was due to run at ExCeL London from 9-13 January 2019,but after research by the independent [...]

Looe men celebrate a win in the pilot gig championships

2018-05-15T11:45:52+00:00 May 15th, 2018|News|

2,000 rowers competed in the World Pilot Gig Championships on the Isles of Scilly from May 4 – 6 The men's Pilot Gig rowing crew from Looe, in Currah's Pride, have won the the 29th annual World Pilot Gig Championships on 4-6 May ending Falmouth's recent dominance of the event. Caradon (Ann Glanville) were second [...]

Lively Lady to sail at Hamble Classics 2018

2018-05-15T23:02:30+00:00 May 15th, 2018|News|

Sir Alec Rose’s famous round-the-world yacht Lively Lady will be sailing in this year's Hamble Classics Regatta on 15-16th September at the Royal Southern Yacht Club. Now under the stewardship of Alan Priddy, Lively Lady is back in commission after a complete refit and will be celebrating her homecoming to Portsmouth in 1968 on July 8th [...]

Douglas Innes escapes jail

2018-05-11T17:20:07+00:00 May 11th, 2018|News|

Sailing School director Doug Innes has escaped jail after receiving a suspended 15-month prison sentence when he and his company Stormforce Coaching were convicted of failing to operate the yacht Cheeki Rafiki in a safe manner under section 100 of the Merchant Shipping Act. Cheeki Rafiki turned turtle and threw her four crew into the [...]

South Georgia is free of rats

2018-05-10T15:19:44+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Big Blue Zoo, News|

UK Overseas Territory of South Georgia is officially declared free of rats for the first time since humans arrived on the island over 200 years ago Scottish-based charity the South Georgia Heritage Trust and its USA counterpart the Friends of South Georgia Island raised £10 million to finance the Habitat Restoration Project to eradicate invasive [...]