War vets sought for woodenboat work

2018-10-12T16:06:10+00:00 October 12th, 2018|News|

    A war vets charity is seeking military veterans to help restore a historic wooden motor boat, gifted to the sailing charity earlier this year. The project aims to carry out the repair or replacement of rotted hull timber, while helping those involved to learn some traditional boat-building skills. Built in 1964, the 48-foot [...]

Dunkirk Little Ship lugger relaunches

2018-10-12T12:39:25+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Maintenance, News|

Following a two- and half-year restoration and refit the beautiful historic fishing vessel Our Lizzie is due to be relaunched at The International Boatbuilding Training College, Lowestoft on Tuesday 16 October 2018. Built of pitch pine on oak frames in 1920 at Porthleven, Cornwall by W. J. Oliver & Sons, as a St Ives fishing [...]

Lively Lady in court battle

2018-10-12T12:02:35+00:00 October 12th, 2018|News|

Two UK Portsmouth-based charities are about to go to court over a dispute involving one of Britain's most famous yachts. The charity which runs Lively Lady, in which Sir Alec Rose solo-circumnavigated in 1967-8, is suing the charity which used to run the International Boatbuilding Training College in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Alan Priddy, who runs [...]

North West Roadshow, with Tom Cunliffe

2018-10-11T14:52:00+00:00 October 11th, 2018|News|

The Cruising Association (CA) is organising a one-day North-West Roadshow for members and non-members on Saturday 10th November at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Topping the bill and rounding off a packed and informative line-up of talks is sailing journalist, author and broadcaster, Tom Cunliffe. Tom Cunliffe – ‘Ice with Everything’! The [...]

Van den Heede extends his lead

2018-10-10T18:15:35+00:00 October 10th, 2018|News|

    Matmut skipper passes through Hobart film gate with 1,600 mile lead over 2nd placed Mark Slats Jean-Luc Van Den Heede reached Hobart in Tasmania for the BoatShed.com–film gate collection point at 07:30 local time on Saturday October 6 to drop film and letters before heading out of Storm Bay to resume his lengthening lead [...]

Black Pearl heralds future zero emission yachts

2018-10-09T16:31:15+00:00 October 9th, 2018|News|

The three deck 350ft (106.7m) sailing superyacht Black Pearl can reach speeds of 30 knots under sail thanks to her three 70-metre Dynarig unstayed carbon masts which can carry 2,900 square metres of sail - all automatically furled and unfurled through her yardarms and masts. She was launched in September 2016 and underwent extensive sea [...]

New Schooner Association

2018-10-03T16:22:31+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|News|

 By James Boyd  The grace, power and complexity of classic schooners engenders great passion in all who see these wonderful examples of naval architecture, mostly heralding from that golden age of yacht construction in the first decades of the 20th century. In recent years many of these yachts have been beautifully restored, or replicas have [...]

Tall Ships join the Small Ships

2018-10-03T15:17:06+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|News|

by Max Mudie. The date of this year’s Small Ships Race - for smaller British Sail Training vessels - is Saturday 6th October. This annual Cowes based event, organised by Gosport charity the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO), will see more than half of the UK’s Sail Training vessels gather for a one day [...]