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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.

MDL partners with British Keelboat League and RS Sailing
MDL partners with British Keelboat League and RS Sailing
Monday, 22 July 2019 MDL Marinas is the ‘Official Marina Partner’ of the British Keelboat League and RS Sailing. This partnership will see MDL Marinas providing the new fleet of RS 21 keelboats with easy access to the water during the Britis...
Panerai British Classic Week 2019
Panerai British Classic Week 2019
Monday, 22 July 2019

Image: Chris Brown Photography

‘A British first’ cruise call for Port of Southampton
‘A British first’ cruise call for Port of Southampton
Monday, 22 July 2019 The Port of Southampton has rolled out the red carpet to welcome guests from Saga Cruises’ newest cruise ship on her maiden voyage around the UK. Passengers on the Spirit of Discovery, Saga Cruises’ first of two new-build ships, were welc...
Round Lundy Yacht Race
Round Lundy Yacht Race
Monday, 22 July 2019

Lunasea – the overall winner.

Discover a world of opportunity at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
Discover a world of opportunity at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
Monday, 22 July 2019

The only show in the world dedicated to dinghy sailing, is set to return to Alexandra Palace, London from 29 February – 1 March 2020.  Now in its 69th year, the RYA Dinghy Show in association with Yachts & Yachting, will once again ...

DfT seeks evidence on Air Pollutant Emissions from Domestic Vessels and Inland Waterways
DfT seeks evidence on Air Pollutant Emissions from Domestic Vessels and Inland Waterways
Friday, 19 July 2019

The Department for Transport has published a Call for Evidence to explore emissions from all engines on vessels operating domestically within the UK, including inland waterways.

The Government’s Clean Air Strategy sets out the need to redu...

September Boatbid Auction is on the horizon ...
September Boatbid Auction is on the horizon ...
Friday, 19 July 2019

Nothing could be simpler, even if your boat is not already registered with us for sale. Just go to our Boatbid.com microsite and fill out your contact details and some information about the boat – and one of our local Boatshed brokers will get b...

GALILEO ENABLED PLBS
GALILEO ENABLED PLBS
Thursday, 18 July 2019

Orolia tells us that its McMurdo FastFind 220 and Kannad SafeLink SoloPersonal Location Beacons now operate with the Galileo GNSS system, the EU’s global satellite constellation. These multi-constellation receivers work with a wider range of...

UKSA’s new Maritime Foundation course
UKSA’s new Maritime Foundation course
Wednesday, 17 July 2019

UKSA, the national youth maritime training charity based in Cowes, is launching a brand-new fully-funded foundation course for young people aged 16, who have just finished their GCSEs and are looking to start a career in the...

Lewis Haig named RYA Yachtmaster of the Year 2018
Lewis Haig named RYA Yachtmaster of the Year 2018
Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Young Scotsman, Lewis Haig, has been named as the recipient of the RYA Yachtmaster of the Year award 2018, for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills during his RYA Yachtmaster certificate of competence exam.

19-year-old, Lewis was pres...

HM Revenue and Customs launches red diesel consultation
HM Revenue and Customs launches red diesel consultation
Wednesday, 17 July 2019

HM Revenue and Customs is inviting views on, and seeking information about, proposed changes to the rules for red diesel used in private pleasure craft as a result of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

In 2018, the CJEU ...

Who says you can’t enjoy sailing?
Who says you can’t enjoy sailing?
Tuesday, 16 July 2019

The RYA is welcoming the launch of a national disability inclusion campaign and highlighting the benefits of sailing for all participants.

The Activity Alliance’s Who Says? campaign is calling time on negative perceptions about disability,...

Final Report: Champagne Charlie July Regatta
Final Report: Champagne Charlie July Regatta
Monday, 15 July 2019

A wicked wind from the east produced light yet volatile conditions for the last day of the Champagne Charlie July Regatta, supported by Charles Heidsieck. It was a day for keeping your head out of the boat to use the shifting breeze for an advanta...

Scarlet Celebrations in St Malo
Scarlet Celebrations in St Malo
Monday, 15 July 2019

Ross Applebey’s Oyster 48 Scarlet Oyster has won the Royal Ocean Racing Club Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race, having scored the best corrected time of the 170 yachts racing under IRC. In all 185 yachts raced to St Malo from 20 different countries....

Cowes Classic Week attracts a strong fleet of Solent Sunbeams
Cowes Classic Week attracts a strong fleet of Solent Sunbeams
Saturday, 13 July 2019

13 Solent Sunbeam classic keelboats are already signed up for racing at this year’s Cowes Classic Week, with another couple expected to be on the start line on 29 July, taking the total to at least 15.

Among this year’s entries is So...

Ballet star dances with  plastic
Ballet star dances with plastic
Saturday, 13 July 2019

Royal Ballet dancer, Fernando Montaño, has danced underwater among art installations made from re-cycled plastics as part of an event to raise awareness of plastic pollution in our oceans and raise funds for his chosen charity, the Marine C...

World Class Sailing Event Coming to Torbay
World Class Sailing Event Coming to Torbay
Saturday, 13 July 2019

The Royal Torbay Yacht Club are gearing up to host the prestigious J/70 World Championships 2019 and its volunteers are pulling out all the stops in staging this great event, set to be one of the top international sailing events being held in the ...

July Boatbid Auction - Bidding Starts !
July Boatbid Auction - Bidding Starts !
Friday, 12 July 2019

Bidding has started ...

RS21s debut at Cowes Week 2019
RS21s debut at Cowes Week 2019
Thursday, 11 July 2019

Cowes week is the pinnacle of the UK’s Keelboat racing scene, the Solent will be welcoming hundreds of boats to the South Coast in 4 weeks’ time, and this year with the addition of the RS21.

Lendy Cowes week, the world’s best-k...

ROLL TOP DRY BAG
ROLL TOP DRY BAG
Thursday, 11 July 2019

These roll top waterproof dry bags are ideal for protecting your valuables and equipment from water, sand and dirt. Each bag comes with a padded shoulder strap as standard which can be attached to the d-rings on the bag or stored inside....

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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.