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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.

Lendy Cowes Week – Day 2 Round Up Report

Sunday, 05 August 2018

Family Day at Lendy Cowes Week delivered stunning conditions with unbroken sun and a solid east south-easterly breeze of 9-12 knots. The best winds of the day were predicted to be in the eastern Solent, so all classes started towards the east.

SailForce to represent Ocean Safety to UK Leisure Marine Market

Sunday, 05 August 2018

Ocean Safety’s Ocean ISO liferaft – a key product for SailForce and the chandlery sector.

Applications invited for RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year 2019

Sunday, 05 August 2018

2018 RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year winners Notts County Sailing Club


Friday, 03 August 2018

One of the principal trophies for yacht racing at Lendy Cowes Week Regatta  is to be presented by a 14-year-old newcomer to sailing, thanks to an innovative move by the Royal Southampton Yacht Club.

The Club’s Armitage Challenge cup will go to the winner of Class Zero racing by some of the biggest yachts at the regatta on Saturday, August 4, the opening day of the Cowes regatta, always the scene of some of the most competitive action on the water by international yachtsmen in a quest for honours.

RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta 2018

Thursday, 02 August 2018

Image: OnEdition/RYA

A knockout event for Turn to Starboard

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Foam, fun and fooling around were in plentiful supply at a sailing charity’s ‘It’s a Knockout’ event at Malpas Park in Truro.

Heavy rain had fallen on the morning before the event held on Sunday (July 29), yet 17 teams from local businesses and differing levels of fancy dress were not deterred and competed for top scores in a series of challenges across a giant inflatable obstacle course.

Dee Caffari supporting grass roots sailing

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

World famous yachtswoman Dee Caffari MBE has sailed around the world five times. She is the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world a total of three times.

But she still supports grass roots sailing and, in her role as Patron of St Mary’s Junior Sailing Club in Gosport, she delighted members and parents when she dropped in with her Springer Spaniel, Jack, to launch their latest boat.

Preparing for the summer cruise

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Steve Bockett, Ocean Safety Training Manager, helps sailors prepare for their summer cruises.

During the summer many boat owners, with their families and friends, head off for a bit of a cruise.

Carry on beer and bubbly

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Tempting drinks for summer sun, plus why we do not need to worry about carbon dioxide.

The news scare about a shortage of beers due to a shortage of manufactured carbon dioxide was serious overkill. All at Sea readers would, I hope, be well aware that when we talk fizzy in this column we are talking about naturally produced sparkling wines or real ales.

Check Clean Dry

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus). Image: GBNNSS

Universal Marina

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Universal Marina is ideally situated for those wishing to spend less time travelling in the car and more time boating on the Solent, in one of England’s most sought-after destinations.

Established in 70 acres of stunning woodlands and salt marshes, filled with a variety of wildlife, this picture-perfect location is exceptional for boating and is a unique working environment. Enjoy a multitude of leisure activities and picturesque walks along the shoreline.


Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Thousands of young powerboating enthusiasts have been testing their skills on the throttle at clubs up and down the country in a bid to secure a spot at one of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship Area Finals. 


RORC Channel Race Report

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

The 2018 Channel Race proved to be the windiest race of the RORC Season’s Points Championship to date, with competitors reporting gusts of up to 40 knots and a short sharp sea state for the blast to Beachy Head and back to the Solent. Effectively a 150 nautical mile windward leeward course, only three yachts retired with minor gear failure and all of the teams have returned safely to shore.

After IRC time correction, Noel Racine’s JPK 10.10 Foggy Dew was the overall winner by just over two minutes from Ker 46 Lady Mariposa, skippered by Nigel King. Tom Kneen’s JPK 1180 Sunrise, sailed by Stuart Greenfield, was third. Yachts from IRC Four, IRC Zero, and IRC Two made up the overall podium. Congratulations to Mark Emerson’s A13 Phosphorus II, winner of IRC One. Ian Hoddle’s Sun Fast 3600 Game On, winner of IRC Three, and Nigel Goodhew’s Sun Fast 3200 Cora, winner of IRC Two Handed.

Thames Traditional Boat Festival

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Image: Amersham Photographic Society

Kaskelot prepares to sail into Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

The tall ship Kaskelot will be sailing into the historic port of Sutton Harbour at the beginning of August for a month-long stay in Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City.

The vessel is one of the largest wooden tall ships still in commission and has been a frequent visitor to the harbour in previous years. For the duration of this stay, the historic three-masted barque will be moored alongside Quay Road in Sutton Harbour, where it will host a range of events.

Marine Espadrilles

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

£115 (plus 25% discount for first-time purchasers)

Performance padlocks

Monday, 30 July 2018

Padlocks from £49.95
Chain: £49.95
Lockmate cable: £19.95 

SMG has launched an Oxford MARINEPROOF range of waterproof bags and performance padlocks. SMG and Oxford have been working together to develop new products with marine proof specifications. This first of these products are available: Oxford MARINEPROOF Dry Bag waterproof luggage range and Oxford MARINEPROOF Padlock range in stainless steel. The MARINEPROOF stainless steel padlock comes in three sizes. The 35mm lock has been designed to meet a demand for a high quality stainless lock to secure boat hatches and lockers. The larger 50mm and 60mm locks are designed for heavier applications and can be used in conjunction with a chain. The MARINEPROOF security chain and Lockmate Cable can be used to secure a variety of watercraft and outboard motors to prevent thefts.

Olympic star Mills to headline British Sailing Team’s World Championships line-up

Monday, 30 July 2018

Rio 2016 gold medallist Hannah Mills will headline Great Britain’s team of elite sailors heading into battle at the crucial Sailing World Championships, the biggest test so far of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle.

Mills and her crew Eilidh McIntyre will top a stellar British line-up including Olympic medallists and world and European champions, plus a host of talented newcomers, at the ten-day regatta in Aarhus, Denmark.