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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.

Boatshed and GGR Race Village

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Boatshed HQ team members are on location at the race Village in Les Sables-d'Olonne for the start of the Golden Globe Race on Sunday.
Boatshed are proud to be sponsors of the GGR and have sold several boats to race competitors

UNDERSTANDING YOUR BOAT’S WINCHES

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Winches are expensive and vital pieces of deck hardware that have a tough life and are often exposed to the elements all year round. So it is vital that you look after them.

If the sheets or guy are snagging, binding or the winch is not rotating freely then it is time for maintenance. It is important to make sure that there is no gunk or cracking inside that can impact on the load bearing capability.

We ‘Can’ Drink It

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Wine in boxes, wine in screw top bottles, now we see wine in cans emerging, but how will the British market react?

The innovative wine maker Thomson and Scott launched its Skinny Prosecco featuring lower sugar content at Easter-time 2016, and it premiered in the June 2016 issue of All at Sea. A Skinny Champagne quickly followed and both have been attracting sales in the UK and USA.

Right to Work

Thursday, 28 June 2018

RYA joins forces with British Association of Snowsport Instructors to lobby for seasonal workers’ rights.

The Telegraph has reported the RYA’s lobbying efforts to engage with Ministers and officials to minimise any adverse impact on, or unintended consequences for, the eligibility of UK citizens holding RYA qualifications to work in EU member states.

Dover Marina

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Set against the iconic backdrop of the famous White Cliffs, Dover Marina is an incredibly convenient location for cross-Channel sailing.

 

Princess’s Revolutionary R35

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

The R35 is the first Princess R Class performance sports yacht.

Designed in partnership with Ben Ainslie Racing Technologies and Pininfarina, Princess’s most technologically advanced sports yacht is designed and hand-built in Plymouth. It combines revolutionary performance capabilities, stunning design, quality, and race-bred technology to deliver a unique on-water experience at all speeds.

Alex Thomson Racing Appoints World Renowned British Boat Builder

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Image: Alex Thomson Racing

4 days to the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race from Les Sables d’Olonne

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

The Golden Globe Race village now in full swing, 4 days before the start at 12:00 on Sunday July 1st, Photos: Christophe Favreau

Unanimous approval for Port’s Milford Waterfront development

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

The Port of Milford Haven has welcomed Pembrokeshire County Council’s decision to approve a revision to the Milford Waterfront development’s outline planning consent.

The Port received a resolution to grant planning consent in 2015, however since then a number of amendments have been made following further feasibility studies and changes in market conditions. Among the main amendments are the retention of a listed building thanks to changes made to the entrance to the development, improved connectivity with the town and a leisure-led focus as opposed to retail.

Choosing the right CO alarm could be the best purchase you ever make but be aware of false claims!

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Following media reports this June about non-working imported carbon monoxide (CO) alarms sold on internet shopping sites, the Boat Safety Scheme is cautioning boaters, that choosing the right CO alarm is an especially critical decision as boats can fill in minutes, sometimes seconds, with lethal levels of the highly toxic gas.

The BSS has teamed up with the CoGDEM (Council of Gas Detection & Environment Monitoring) to urge boaters to choose one from the list of CO alarms suitable for boats as recommended by the makers of independently certified products – the list can be found on the home page of the BSS website.

Antigua Sailing Day Regatta

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association’s ‘Antigua Sailing Day Regatta’ 24 June 2018.

Competitors and spectators enjoyed Caribbean like weather at the St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association’s ‘Antigua Sailing Day Regatta’, at Lackford Lake, near Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday.

Clubs do battle on the English Riviera

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Image: Nigel Vicks

New café for Bembridge

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Café on the Duver is now open in Bembridge Harbour.

A new team has re-opened the café, which is conveniently located at the top of the visitors’ pontoon.

Oceans of Hope

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The award-winning Oceans of Hope Challenge, created for people living with MS, is going to Bewl Water in Kent this August.

Brighton based Robert Munns, who lives with Multiple Sclerosis himself was inspired by his experience sailing across the Pacific Ocean and English Channel with the organisation Sailing Sclerosis, on ‪board a yacht named Oceans of Hope. He created the Oceans of Hope Challenge in 2015 to give others with the condition a life affirming experience.

Discover Coast and Cleddau boat trips launched at Milford Waterfront

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Discover Coast and Cleddau boat trips are now operating from Milford Waterfront

Loch Ness Challenge

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Sailors’ Society’s Rebecca Bridgen

Edinburgh Marina to create 400 new jobs

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The developer of the new Edinburgh Marina development has confirmed that the number of new permanent jobs created as a result of the £500 million waterside development will exceed the figure previously estimated by the City of Edinburgh Council in 2016.

As a result of phase one alone, which includes the new marina and hotel, the number of permanent job opportunities available was previously expected to reach 300 in CEC projections. The latest details released by the developer show that phase one alone will now produce over 400 permanent employment opportunities for the local community.

James Goes Solo – blog#4

Monday, 25 June 2018

RS100 at Instow SC North Devon

James Goes Solo – blog#3

Monday, 25 June 2018

James Hardiman, MD of Ocean Elements, gives All at Sea giving readers a glimpse of what it is like to compete in an offshore solo race series whilst keeping up a busy working and family life.

Solo offshore racing is more accessible than many realise and you do not need to be vastly experienced or deep-pocketed to get started.

James Goes Solo – blog#2

Monday, 25 June 2018

Here is Jingle, the J-105 I bought in Holland