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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.

Thames Valley and London Boat Show spectacular success at MDL’s Penton Hook Marina
Thames Valley and London Boat Show spectacular success at MDL’s Penton Hook Marina
Thursday, 02 May 2019

Over 2,000 people attended the inaugural Thames Valley and London Boat Show which was hosted in April at MDL Marinas’ Penton Hook Marina. The three-day event proved a spectacular success with a wide range of boats on display including those ...

Ocean health and sustainability top of the agenda as UKSA partners with Final Straw
Ocean health and sustainability top of the agenda as UKSA partners with Final Straw
Thursday, 02 May 2019

UKSA, the charity and maritime training centre, has announced a new partnership with Final Straw Solent in a bid to increase awareness of ocean health and the devastating impact plastic pollution has on our seas.

Young people training at UKSA wi...

Dog Boating 101: Living Life Afloat with Your Pooch
Dog Boating 101: Living Life Afloat with Your Pooch
Thursday, 02 May 2019

Image source – https://www.flickr.com/photos/garryknight/34546900454

Spring sailing in the Mediterranean
Spring sailing in the Mediterranean
Thursday, 02 May 2019

Sarah Cotgreave, UK Marketing Manager Sunsail, looks at what the Mediterranean offers sailors in the spring.

Spring has officially sprung in the Mediterranean. And, as we see temperatures starting to rise from the bougainvillea-blushed streets i...

Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning
Thursday, 02 May 2019 Bill gets to grips with the big pre-season clean, looking at restoring the teak, cleaning the decks and much more.

With the weather improving and the Easter weekend very warm, my attention has turned to the final push of readiness for the season &n...

Cardiff Marina
Cardiff Marina
Thursday, 02 May 2019

This month we head over to Cardiff Marina, a 350 berth marina in the heart of Cardiff Bay.

Situated on the River Ely within Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Marina is perfectly positioned to provide safe, secure and sheltered moorings for motorboats and yac...

One Ale of a Beer
One Ale of a Beer
Thursday, 02 May 2019

New World pale ales make a great tangy summertime beer.

According to Waitrose, “One topic of conversation that dominates the beer world is the seemingly insatiable demand for New World pale ales. The number one attraction of these beers is...

Van de Stadt - Rebel 41 Supertaff
Van de Stadt - Rebel 41 Supertaff
Wednesday, 01 May 2019

The boat is owned by Neil and Mandy Chapman, who bought her in 1996.
Designer: Van de Stadt
Builder: Tylers, Shoreham
Year: 1976
LOA: 41 ‘6″
LML: 33′ 0″
Beam: 10' 11″
Draught: 7′ 0″
Miles Travelled 35,...

Men’s Coastal Pants
Men’s Coastal Pants
Wednesday, 01 May 2019

These Coastal Pants from Gill  come in graphite and are an addition to the OS3 range. Designed with coastal sailing in mind, they have a two-layer coated fabric with a durable water repellent finish and a quick drying lining. They also offer ...

Luxury yacht building continues at MDL’s Saxon Wharf
Luxury yacht building continues at MDL’s Saxon Wharf
Wednesday, 01 May 2019

MDL Marinas and Oyster Yachts have signed an agreement which will see the luxury blue-water yacht maker’s presence at MDL’s Saxon Wharf, Southampton continue for the next 10 years.

“Saxon Wharf provides the perfect So...

Poole Harbour Boat Show has big eco ambitions
Poole Harbour Boat Show has big eco ambitions
Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Image: Ian Roman

Book your FREE opportunity to try out rowing,  kayaking and sailing in Gosport
Book your FREE opportunity to try out rowing, kayaking and sailing in Gosport
Tuesday, 30 April 2019

With a few spaces remaining to pre-book for rowing and sailing, Gosport Marine Festival is shaping up to offer yet another day of excellent on the water activities for all the family.

Taking place on Saturday 11 May (10-5pm), all the fun is base...

RORC Cervantes Trophy Race
RORC Cervantes Trophy Race
Tuesday, 30 April 2019

115 yachts have entered the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Cervantes Trophy Race, with more than 600 sailors registered to take part. The race from the Solent to Le Havre will start from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line on Saturday 4th May at 0900 B...

Adventurer Sets Sail From Plymouth on Solo Voyage to New York
Adventurer Sets Sail From Plymouth on Solo Voyage to New York
Monday, 29 April 2019

Veteran British adventurer Sir David Hempleman-Adams embarked on his greatest ever challenge – sailing solo across the Atlantic in support of St John Ambulance – on April 28. 

And th...

New Sunbeam launched to join 96-year-old fleet
New Sunbeam launched to join 96-year-old fleet
Monday, 29 April 2019

Minty with Harriet Patterson and Roger Wickens. Image: Solent Sunbeams

GB team for Youth Sailing World Championships announced
GB team for Youth Sailing World Championships announced
Monday, 29 April 2019

Image: Paul Wyeth/RYA

Motion Wing Tip Boot
Motion Wing Tip Boot
Sunday, 28 April 2019

These stylish boots will keep you looking stylish all year long. Warm and dry, this modern take on a practical classic features a waterproof construction throughout and rugged anti-slip rubber where it counts — and they are surprisingly ligh...

Moss Anorak
Moss Anorak
Friday, 26 April 2019

Helly Hansen has revived a classic pull-over in the Moss Anorak. The jacket pays homage to the company’s roots in Moss, Norway, where sea captain Helly Juell Hansen created the first supple waterproof fabrics for his crew in 1877. It is a PU...

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