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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.

Amateurs sought for Atlantic Ocean challenge

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The search is on for 10 people to sail across the Atlantic Ocean using just the Sun to navigate.

In March 2019 ten amateur sailors will meet up on the east coast of the USA for a once in a lifetime challenge. Can they learn how to navigate at sea using just the sun, moon, stars and planets and then sail a 60’ yacht across 3,000nm of the Atlantic Ocean to the south coast of England?

Compact 9’6”

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Red Paddle Co has launched what it is calling a revolutionary inflatable paddle board. The Compact 9’6”board features PACT Technology , which is a material with a new weaving process that creates an extra-high-tensile thread matrix at the core of the board that is combined with a super-strong but malleable outer layer. This means the Compact board is as stiff and durable when inflated but can be folded down into a bag half the size of standard inflatable boards. The board comes as part of a full package including a designed backpack, five-piece paddle, Titan pump, leash and removable fins.


Three women, a boat, the Atlantic and whole load of plastic

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Image: Team Status Row

Sunsail teams up with the Andrew Simpson Foundation

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Sunsail has teamed up with sailing charity the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) to give more children from Portsmouth the chance to get out on the water in 2019.

As part of this new partnership, Sunsail will be giving free access to its fleet and training facilities to help the Foundation to deliver its sail training programme to 125 inner city young people aged 12 – 15.


Monday, 10 December 2018

Image: UK Crown Copyright 2018

Pwllheli and Plymouth picked for 2020 and 2021 RYA Youth Nationals

Monday, 10 December 2018

Image: Marc Turner/RYA

Plymouth unveils exciting events programme for 2019

Monday, 10 December 2018

Image: Aleks Khotilovski

Yacht Clubs reach Mutuality Agreement Press

Sunday, 09 December 2018

Tony Knight, Commodore, Royal Southampton Yacht Club. Inset:

Susie Goodall rescued

Saturday, 08 December 2018

Point of rescue: Susie Goodall being lifted by deck crane from her yacht to the safety of the cargo ship Tian Fu. Image: Andrey Zashibis Tkachenko/ MV Tian Fu/GGR/PPL

Royal Malta Yacht Club to challenge for the 36th America’s Cup

Friday, 07 December 2018

Image: Hamish Hooper

December Boatbid Auction is LIVE!

Friday, 07 December 2018

Our auction will run from 0900hrs on Friday 7th until 1900hrs on Tuesday 11th December.

Update on Susie Goodall rescue

Thursday, 06 December 2018

Image: Susie Goodall/Golden Globe Race/PPL

Susie Goodall dismasted 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Susie Goodall arriving at the Hobart film stop last month. Image: Christophe Favreau/PPL/GGR


Wednesday, 05 December 2018

From Shakespeare® Marine comes the world’s first inflatable emergency VHF antenna, the GALAXY-INFL8. The antenna can be rapidly deployed via an embedded canister or manual tube and inflates to 1.6m to give a 3dB high visibility unit. The antenna is mounted with hook and loop straps allowing for quick and easy installation in any weather, and thanks to its inflatable design and manual valve it is reusable, so it can be deflated and stowed away safely until it is needed.


Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Image: Marine Conservation Society

Ellen MacArthur crafts Christmas card for her cancer charity

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Dame Ellen MacArthur has put her artistic talents to festive use by designing the Christmas card for her eponymous young people’s cancer charity.

The record-breaking round the world yachtswoman has sketched the simple illustration of an Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust yacht heeling beneath the stars, under the words ‘All is calm all is bright’.

Falmouth firm puts best feet forward for charity

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

(from left) All aboard: Martin & Co owners Jon and Felicia Sampson with Turn to Starboard CEO Shaun Pascoe

Alinghi crowned victorious in 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Image: Lloyd Images

GGR – Distance narrows between race leaders

Monday, 03 December 2018

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede predicts a Jan 23 finish. Image: Christophe Favreau/GGR/PPL