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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.

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede to continue racing

Friday, 09 November 2018

Jean-Luc – self portrait during voyage to Hobart film gate. Image: Jean-Luc Van Den Heede

Russell Currie to step down as Managing Director from Fairline Yachts

Friday, 09 November 2018

Left to right – Karl Gilding, Business Development Director, and Russell Currie, Managing Director.

VIDEO: Alex On Top in Debut Route du Rhum

Thursday, 08 November 2018

On 4 November no less than 123 boats departed from Saint Malo, Brittany in the 40th anniversary of La Route du Rhum: Destination Guadeloupe. 


Thursday, 08 November 2018

The Highfield RIB in action supporting INEOS REBELS

December Boatbid Catalogue

Wednesday, 07 November 2018

The December Boatbid Catalogue has 55 boats for you ...
look through the catalogue here.

RYA Dinghy Show – Sailing greats announced as 2019 hosts

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Shirley Robertson

Dates for the 2019 FAST40+ Season

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

The fourth edition of the FAST40+ Race Circuit promises more thrilling high speed action for the owner-driver class. There will be six scoring rounds including the HYS FAST40+ National Championship and the One Ton Cup. In a change to previous championships, none of the rounds will be weighted. A total of 50 races are scheduled with six discards available for the total points score for the season.

Round One for the 2019 FAST40+ Circuit will be the RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup 10-12 May. The final Round Six will be 11-13 October, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club.

Sam Goodchild reports dismasting on board Narcos: Mexico

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Image: Ronan Gladu

The 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe gets underway in spectacular fashion

Sunday, 04 November 2018

The 11th edition and 40th anniversary staging of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race got underway in spectacular style today off the Brittany port of Saint Malo, as a record entry of 123 skippers set sail for Guadeloupe.

Future of sole surviving D-Day landing craft secure

Thursday, 01 November 2018

LCT 7074 during service in the Second World War. Image: The National Museum of the Royal Navy

Gill Polar Jacket

Thursday, 01 November 2018


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.

Why boatowners should use a dehumidifier over winter

Thursday, 01 November 2018

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.

Bringing home the medals

Thursday, 01 November 2018

The 49er pair James Peters and Fynn Sterritt took an early lead which they held on to for gold. Image: Jesus Renedo/Sailing Energy/Aarhus 2018

Milford Marina

Thursday, 01 November 2018

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’.

Cheers to Toast!

Thursday, 01 November 2018

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.

Phil Sharp: A man on a mission to repeat his win in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Phil Sharp on Imerys Clean Energy. Image credit: Jean Marie Liot

Sailing in cancer recovery inspires teen’s Musto t-shirt design win

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Final Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Musto T-shirt CAD design

Typhoon Sirocco Smock

Wednesday, 31 October 2018


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.