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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GGR - Stepping back to the Golden Age of solo sailing 30,000 miles non-stop…Alone…With no outside assistance
December Boatbid - Entries Close - 5th November 2018