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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.

Weird Fish Tops

Thursday, 06 September 2018

The Marsellus shirt is a versatile check shirt which can be worn as a smart button up, or layered over a T-shirt for a more laidback look. Or there is the Mara Grandad Top (pictured), which is new for this season. This long sleeve button neck with a textured stripe is ideal for the changeable weather at this time of the year.

Marsellus Shirt £38
Mara Grandad Top £22

Historic win inspires more women to consider a life at sea

Thursday, 06 September 2018

Nikki Henderson skipper of Visit Seattle at the Clipper Race Finish, Liverpool. Image: Imagecomms

2019 Classic Channel Regatta

Thursday, 06 September 2018

Image: Classic Channel Regatta

Four new galleries opening at the National Maritime Museum

Thursday, 06 September 2018

Four galleries are opening at the National Maritime Museum. They will tell epic true stories of pioneering global explorers and their encounters with people, places and environments across the world’s oceans.

With over 1,000 new objects on display, you will be able to uncover hidden histories, reimagine familiar stories and reflect on your connection to the sea.

Fox’s Marina

Thursday, 06 September 2018

Fox’s Marina is located on the banks of the River Orwell in Suffolk in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Fox’s Boatyard is internationally renowned for its extensive refit and repair facilities, the friendliness and knowledge of its staff and the quality of workmanship across every department.


Thursday, 06 September 2018

Mast production at Selden

The Next Step

Thursday, 06 September 2018

If getting out on the water at one of the RYA’s Push the Boat Out or Try Sailing taster sessions floated your boat or you got the bug at the Southampton Boat Show, why not build on the basics by joining a club or taking a course?


Something for the weekend

Thursday, 06 September 2018

British brewing is not the only way to brew and, like here, many other countries have experienced a craft beer revolution.

For many beer enthusiasts, the area known last century as Czechoslovakia was the holy grail of distinctive beers. It was founded on lager-type beers such as Pilsner Urquell, launched in1842 and generally agreed as the original Pilsner.

2018 DAME charities named

Wednesday, 05 September 2018

This year’s METSTRADE exhibition committee has selected Wetwheels and the Blue Marine Foundation charities as recipients of funds raised from DAME Design Award entry fees.

Award winners are assured of global exposure for their new product, but the competition also serve as a way for the METSTRADE community to give something back to society as each year all entry fees are donated to a good cause.

New yachts and sailing adventures – set sail with Sunsail at The

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Hansen Guanan Island – 454 catamaran

Digital Yacht unveils new smart NMEA interface for tablet and iPad navigation at Southampton Boatshow

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Sailors like the idea of using an iPad, tablet or smart phone for on board navigation with their simple touch screen interface and vast range of charting and instrument apps.

Digital Yacht’s new WLN10 Smart NMEA to wifi gateway takes integration afloat even further with the ability to connect to existing on board GPS, AIS and instrument systems and transfer the data wirelessly to the tablet – allowing compatible apps to display and compute with real time information. The WLN10 creates a password protected wifi network and apps don’t need an internet connection to function.

Phil takes on Iron Man challenge for All Afloat charity

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

All Afloat trustee and chair of selectors for UK Youth Racing Phil Tilley is to take on the IronMan Wales challenge in Tenby to raise money for the sailing charity.

Aiming to finish the course in less than 13 hours, with a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle ride and 26.2 mile run around the West Wales town, the newly appointed Sport Wales board member wants to help All Afloat give people the chance to get out onto the water and change lives.

Cowes Harbour Landmark Design Competition launches

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

The Cowes Harbour Landmark Design Competition launched on 3 September to find an inspirational design idea for an iconic “welcome” landmark to be sited on the detached Cowes Breakwater at the mouth of Cowes Harbour, on the Isle of Wight.

Organisers Cowes Harbour Commission have created this free-to-enter competition for students across the Isle of Wight aged between 14 and 18 years old. Students are being asked to come up with an exciting design idea for a prominent and striking piece of artwork, sculpture, installation, or architectural fabrication to go on the 350 metre long manmade Cowes Breakwater.

Weymouth Speed Week 2018

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

The first and the longest running speed sailing event open to all types of wind powered craft starts on Saturday 13 October. A number of 500m runs exceeding 40 knots have recently been recorded at Weymouth so there is every chance of the current event record falling if the wind gods are kind.

To register to take part and for further information please go to 

Choosing the perfect entertainment system for your boat

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Kevin Lott, EMEA OEM Sales Director at Fusion Entertainment, offers his top tips for buying the ideal on board entertainment system.

If you are looking to invest in a new audio entertainment system for your boat, there can seem to be an endless amount of options to choose from.

The underexplored underwater

Monday, 03 September 2018

Our planet is primarily water; the seas cover 71% of the Earth. NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Centre estimates the world’s water comes to around 321,003,271 cubic miles.

That’s a huge portion of our world, so just what is lurking under the waves? Dive in with Tracerco to find out.

Little Britain Challenge Cup preview

Monday, 03 September 2018

Little Britain Challenge Cup 2017. Credit Paul Wyeth.

Burnham Week Trophy Day

Monday, 03 September 2018

The highly contested 707 national championship – photo Roger Mant

Cruising Association at the Southampton Boat Show

Friday, 31 August 2018

The CA’s on-stand Show team will be sharing its cruising know-how, holding daily prize draws, offering a vast range of fabulous discounts & launching the BIG new Prize Draw to win a Raymarine AXIOM Pro12 valued at £4,000. By joining the CA during the Show you will benefit in so many ways.

With perfect timing for the Southampton Boat Show, the CA has entered into a new clothing partnership with the global sailing clothing brand Gill.