Excelsior launches crowdfunding campaign

2020-05-16T06:03:16+00:00 May 16th, 2020|News|

The Excelsior Trust, which looks after the 99 year old iconic Lowestoft sailing smack, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to keep her sailing.  The crew are currently in lockdown on board and have been using the time to put together a campaign that will hopefully ensure the future of this important part of our local [...]

Zoom talks from Arthur Beale

2020-05-15T11:02:47+00:00 May 15th, 2020|News|

Building and Sailing a Traditional Wooden Boat in The Arctic: An expedition to Jan Mayen and East Greenland. London Chandlers Arthur Beale has announced that boatbuilder and arctic sailor Will Stirling will be giving a talk about building his stunning traditional yacht Integrity and sailing her in recent seasons to the Arctic. A Talk by [...]

ESailing Championships at RYA Dinghy Show

2020-02-10T17:16:24+00:00 February 10th, 2020|News|

Press release from RYA: Following the success of last year’s eSailing World and GBR National Championships, the RYA are pleased to once again be partnering with World Sailing and Virtual Regatta, the leading digital sailing platform, for the GBR eSailing National Championship. The free-to-play online  game provides players with an opportunity to race against friends, fellow sailors and [...]

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 [...]