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This is where we publish our boat related stories and articles, which range from world circumnavigation to rescue missions, humour and much, much more. So make yourself a coffee and settle yourself down to a good read.

British excellence shines at DAME Design Awards 2019
British excellence shines at DAME Design Awards 2019
Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Winners of the prestigious DAME Design Awards 2019 were announced yesterday with British designed and manufactured products receiving a third of the accolades presented. At the leading global design competition for new marine equipment and accesso...

CA Open Weekend
CA Open Weekend
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 In the absence of the London Boat Show in January, the CA has taken the initiative to open its doors to CA members and non-members as well as to a number of high-profile marine companies to exhibit their products and services at CA House. The CA&rs...
ACR Electronics ResQLink View Personal Locator Beacon Receives DAME Design Honour
ACR Electronics ResQLink View Personal Locator Beacon Receives DAME Design Honour
Wednesday, 20 November 2019

ACR Electronics’ next-generation ResQLink View Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) has received a ‘Special Mention’ in the DAME Design Awards in the ‘Lifesaving and Safety’ Category at this year’s METSTRADE.

The ACR...

23 crews picked from Best in the World for the 7th SSL Finals in Nassau
23 crews picked from Best in the World for the 7th SSL Finals in Nassau
Wednesday, 20 November 2019

An elite gathering of 23 star-studded teams will be competing at the 2019 Star Sailors League Finals in the Bahamas next month, including a number of wildcards drawn from many parts of the world of high-level sailing.

There are legends aplenty i...

December BoatBid Auction - Catalogue Highlights
December BoatBid Auction - Catalogue Highlights
Wednesday, 20 November 2019

On these cold and dark nights, how better to relax by "clicking" through our BoatBid catalogue.
Our December BoatBid goes live on Thursday 6th December at 0900hrs.
Here are a few examples to whet your whistle ...

Sonihull, keeps keel cooler completely clear
Sonihull, keeps keel cooler completely clear
Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Sonihull, the ultrasonic anti-fouling system, has been installed on a Nordhavn 55, by USA distributor PYI Inc., to cure a persistent keel cooler bio-fouling problem.

To cure a recurring problem of marine bio-fouling, a Nordhavn 55 owner from Mai...

Portsmouth bids to host international racing conference
Portsmouth bids to host international racing conference
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Portsmouth Harbour Marine and Portsmouth City Council are in discussions with MaxComm Communication with the aim of hosting an international sailing and yacht racing conference in Portsmouth in November 2020.

The annual Yacht Racing Forum draws ...

Updated editions of CA Cruising Guides for 2020
Updated editions of CA Cruising Guides for 2020
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 The newly updated 2020 editions of the Cruising Association’s three main inland waterways cruising guides, Cruising the Inland Waterways of France and Belgium, Through the Netherlands via the Standing Mast Routes and The German Rhine, have been...
CLIPPER RACE EMBARKS ON SOUTHERN OCEAN LEG
CLIPPER RACE EMBARKS ON SOUTHERN OCEAN LEG
Sunday, 17 November 2019

Image: Clipper Race

Sailing Around the World – Episode 9 of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Sailing Around the World – Episode 9 of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Friday, 15 November 2019

We can all agree that sailing around the world is no easy feat and that to sail around the world single-handedly takes a special kind of person. In the ninth episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston he shares his thoughts on how to pr...

RYA CYMRU WALES WELCOMES FIRST WALES NATIONAL MARINE PLAN
RYA CYMRU WALES WELCOMES FIRST WALES NATIONAL MARINE PLAN
Friday, 15 November 2019

RYA Cymru Wales has welcomed the first Wales National Marine Plan, which provides a 20 year plan for sustainable use of the seas around the Welsh coast, including recreational boating.

The Marine Plan includes provisions to support clean, health...

SailGP to head back to the UK for first European event in Season 2
SailGP to head back to the UK for first European event in Season 2
Friday, 15 November 2019

Tom Slingsby AUS lifts the trophy at The Adrenaline Lounge. Event 4 Season 1 SailGP event in Cowes. Image: Ben Queenborough for SailGP

2020 GOODALL ROOFING SONATA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
2020 GOODALL ROOFING SONATA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Friday, 15 November 2019 After a gap of 18 years the hugely popular Sonata Class will return to Cowes at the end of August 2020 for the 44th edition of their National Championship. Hosted by the Island Sailing Club with racing taking place from the 23rd-26th August, the Nati...
51st edition of the Solitaire du Figaro
51st edition of the Solitaire du Figaro
Friday, 15 November 2019

Image: Solitaire du Figaro

Club of the Year 2020 finalists announced
Club of the Year 2020 finalists announced
Wednesday, 13 November 2019

The annual RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award, supported by Gallagher, recognises the outstanding achievement of sailing clubs across the UK and promotes the hard work and dedication that goes into running a successful club.

Th...

Children In Need’s Pudsey visits Hovertravel
Children In Need’s Pudsey visits Hovertravel
Monday, 11 November 2019

As part of Hovertravel’s preparations for fund-raising for Children In Need, Pudsey paid a visit to their headquarters in Ryde today. Thanks to Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hovertravel’s car hire partners, Pudsey was able to board the hoverc...

Skippers Alex Thomson and Neal McDonald arrive safely to the Cape Verde Islands
Skippers Alex Thomson and Neal McDonald arrive safely to the Cape Verde Islands
Friday, 08 November 2019

This morning shortly after 08:00 UTC, Alex Thomson and Neal McDonald arrived safely into the Cape Verde Islands on board the HUGO BOSS yacht.

The skippers, who had been racing in the 4,350 mile double-handed Transat Jacques Vabre race from Le Ha...

Sarah Ayton and Sam Whaley to present RYA Dinghy Show 2020
Sarah Ayton and Sam Whaley to present RYA Dinghy Show 2020
Thursday, 07 November 2019

Over 29 February – 1 March, double Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ayton OBE will be joining forces with British Sailing Team’s Sam Whaley at Alexandra Palace to host a fantastic range of expert speakers on the Great Hall and West Hall St...

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