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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.

Future of sole surviving D-Day landing craft secure

Thursday, 01 November 2018

LCT 7074 during service in the Second World War. Image: The National Museum of the Royal Navy

Gill Polar Jacket

Thursday, 01 November 2018


This polar jacket from Gill is a must-have for colder sailing conditions. The feminine fit jacket is highly wind-resistant but also breathable. It is ideal to be worn as a standalone jacket, or layered up if needed.

Why boatowners should use a dehumidifier over winter

Thursday, 01 November 2018

Chris Michael, managing director of Meaco (U.K.) Limited, gives his tips on choosing and getting the best out of a dehumidifier.

Many people like to use a dehumidifier to protect their boat and their belongings over winter. Organic material in particular is prone to damage from excess moisture which explains why cushions and bedding often smell musty when you return to your boat in spring. Anything paper based like books, pictures or, for the old school, maps can absorb moisture and curl up while wood and veneer can also be attacked.

Bringing home the medals

Thursday, 01 November 2018

The 49er pair James Peters and Fynn Sterritt took an early lead which they held on to for gold. Image: Jesus Renedo/Sailing Energy/Aarhus 2018

Milford Marina

Thursday, 01 November 2018

Milford Marina is located on the picturesque Milford Haven Waterway in Pembrokeshire, West Wales and offers much more than just a berthing location.

Many famous people have been moved to praise the Milford Haven Waterway. William Shakespeare was so inspired by its beauty he used it as one of the settings in his play Cymbeline. Admiral Lord Nelson called it ‘one of the greatest harbours in the world’ in 1802 and Daniel Defoe described it as ‘one of the best inlets of water in Britain’.

Cheers to Toast!

Thursday, 01 November 2018

TOAST – the best thing in beer since sliced bread.

While turning the tide on plastic waste in the world’s oceans is gaining momentum with many people around the world, other eco-unfriendly issues are emerging which also need our attention.

Phil Sharp: A man on a mission to repeat his win in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Phil Sharp on Imerys Clean Energy. Image credit: Jean Marie Liot

Sailing in cancer recovery inspires teen’s Musto t-shirt design win

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Final Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Musto T-shirt CAD design

Typhoon Sirocco Smock

Wednesday, 31 October 2018


Ideal for all watersports, the Sirocco Smock is built using a durable, waterproof and breathable 2.5 layer fabric construction. Its ergonomic sleeve design limits ride-up and improves freedom of movement. The smock is available in red only and is also available in a junior model as well as a hooded version with fleece lined collar and stowable hood – perfect for protection from cold harsh conditions.

Oil spill exercise on Beaulieu River

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

The Beaulieu River has carried out an oil spill exercise in partnership with marine and conservation agencies to plan its response to a potential emergency.

Experts from the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Marine Police, Marine Management Organisation, Natural England, Environment Agency, Hampshire County Council and the Beaulieu Estate gathered at a command centre at Needs Ore Point to take part in Exercise Warren.

Royal visitor’s bird’s-eye view of the Solent

Monday, 29 October 2018

HRH the Princess Royal is welcomed to Hampshire’s famous Calshot Spit and the landmark tower

Stamp Your Mark in Sailing History in Transatlantic Race 2019

Friday, 26 October 2018

”Lucky” passes The Lizard
© Lloyd images ltd

Planning permission secures long term location for amazing Second World War survivor

Thursday, 25 October 2018

RML 497 currently berthed on Southampton Water before her 400 nautical mile transfer to The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool. Image: NMRN

Zhik Cru Jacket

Wednesday, 24 October 2018


Designed for milder sailing conditions and casual boating, the Z-Cru is versatile, warm and fully waterproof. Throughout, the jacket is lined with strategically placed mesh and fleece panels for warmth and breathability, and a mesh tailpiece for better air circulation. An internal and external chest pocket and fleece lined, zipped hand-warmers are discreetly placed to continue the sleek lines.

Golden Globe - GGR UPDATES

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

GGR - Stepping back to the Golden Age of solo sailing 30,000 miles non-stop…Alone…With no outside assistance