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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.

Fast Track to Success

Thursday, 03 January 2019

Learning with different instructors will make you a better skipper

MCS comments on plans to extend carrier bag charge in England

Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Image: Marine Conservation Society

Panoptix LiveScope

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Panoptix LiveScope is a live scanning sonar from Garmin giving anglers higher resolution and easier-to-interpret images of structure, bait and fish swimming below and around the boat. Now, thanks to the active scanning capabilities of Panoptix LiveScope, anglers can see images and movement so clear and precise that it is possible to distinguish between species of fish. Like other Garmin Panoptix transducers, LiveScope features two modes in one transducer –LiveScope Down and LiveScope Forward – and can be installed on a trolling motor or the transom (recommended only for LiveScope Forward).


Fairline Yachts announces Wayne Huntley as Head of Design and Engineering

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Fairline Yachts, announces Wayne Huntley as its new Head of Design and Engineering. Wayne will be responsible for overseeing the Fairline Yachts Design Studio in Oundle, Northamptonshire and will work alongside Head of Concept Design, Andrew Pope.

Formerly Head of Design at Oyster Yachts and Head Designer at Southampton Yacht Services, Wayne has been passionate about naval architecture from a young age and brings with him over 22 years of maritime knowledge over a wide range of vessel types and industries – including military, oil and gas rigs and mega yachts. Wayne has contributed to the successful completion of over 100 vessels and been involved in over 200 projects worldwide.

Ray90 & Ray91

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Traditional marine VHF radios keep users confined to the helm with their short handset coil-cords. Raymarine’s Ray90 and Ray91 modular VHF radios give the freedom to roam and communicate from anywhere on board using optional wireless handset stations. The Ray90 and Ray91 modular radios offer the convenience of having two wired handsets and three optional wireless handset stations. Wired or wireless, users will have full access and control of every feature the VHF radios have to offer. Both models feature a powerful, commercial-grade marine VHF radio transceiver with the latest Class-D Digital Selective Calling.

MDL Marinas raises £3,000 for charity

Monday, 17 December 2018

Pictured is Maxine Lane, Senior Marketing Manager at MDL Marinas, presenting cheques to Jacob Kean Hammerson from Blue Marine Foundation and Peta Koczy (Staff Skipper) from Ocean Youth Trust (South) at Port Hamble Marina.

Boats Have A Long History with Christmas

Monday, 17 December 2018

Image: Shutterstock


Thursday, 13 December 2018

Taylor Canfield (left) and Mike Buckley

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