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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.

Clean Marina day at Chatham Maritime Marina
Clean Marina day at Chatham Maritime Marina
Friday, 26 July 2019

This year’s Clean Marina day for Chatham Maritime Marina has been designated as Friday 2nd August. As all coastal and river communities know, litter is an ongoing challenge as it finds its way into waterways from many ...

Traditional Boat Festival
Traditional Boat Festival
Friday, 26 July 2019

Steam boats, Dunkirk Little Ships, canoes, skiffs, amphibious cars and the Royal Barge Gloriana were all on show at the Trad Boat Festival at the weekend thanks to a group of wonderful boat enthusiasts.  Despite the rainy start on Friday, bi...

RAW XS LIGHT
RAW XS LIGHT
Thursday, 25 July 2019

Engineered for the marine environment, the RAW XS micro-sized pocket torch is ideal for use as a personal crew light. There is plenty of light to see around the deck at night, or trim sails, whilst protecting night vision with the red beam. This t...

Sparkling Solent conditions for Cowes Classics Week opener
Sparkling Solent conditions for Cowes Classics Week opener
Thursday, 25 July 2019

Sailing conditions could not have been better for the opener of the five day series of the 12th Cowes Classics Week today.

Fittingly, from amongst the 143 yachts taking part, Lawrence Wride’s 1967-built one tonner Sunmaid V was the first y...

Kid Safe+
Kid Safe+
Wednesday, 24 July 2019

It is so important to ensure the safety of our children at sea. With that in mind, Helly Hansen has introduced the Kid Safe+ personal flotation device, which features an asymmetrical design that helps turn children face up into a safe floating pos...

International Cast for RORC Channel Race
International Cast for RORC Channel Race
Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Teams from all over the world will be racing with the Royal Ocean Racing Club this weekend in the RORC Channel Race, the 11th race of the RORC Season’s Points Championship, which precedes next month’s Rolex Fastnet Race. Teams from as ...

Cowes Classics are ready for action
Cowes Classics are ready for action
Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Sunmaid V – the 2018 winner of Cowes Classics Week. Image: Tim Jeffreys

Princess Royal supports UKSA’s “Building Better Futures” campaign
Princess Royal supports UKSA’s “Building Better Futures” campaign
Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron UKSA, hosted a reception at St James’s Palace to celebrate the success of fundraising efforts for new facilities at UKSA’s centre in West Cowes. Her Royal Highness thanke...

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,...

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