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.
At 13:45 on June 14, 1968, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston bid farewell to his parents and the comforts of land, not knowing when he would see either again.
As has been well told over the years, it would be an incredible 312 days before his return which cemented him in the history books as the winner of the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, making him the first person to sail solo, non-stop around the world.
SUPPORTING WOUNDED VETERANS ANNOUNCE PLANS TO HOST THEIR FIRST ‘OCEAN CHALLENGE’ EVENT IN JULY 2018
SUPPORTING WOUNDED VETERANS’ mission is to help medically discharged wounded veterans back into meaningful civilian life and employment. The key programs include ‘skihabilitation’, mentoring, pain management in conjunction with King Edward VII’s Hospital, London, occupational training and providing a family support network.
Take on the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Plastic Challenge’ to try and detox your life of the planet’s substance of convenience
With more plastic than fish (by weight) in our seas predicted to be a possibility by 2050, our reliance on plastic in all its forms is clear.
The catalogue for the July Boatbid Auction is now live and can be viewed HERE. If you would like to place a bid in the auction then read our Buyers Guide and FAQ's for more information.
A maritime welfare charity that helped The Beatles when they fell on hard times has released a new book, which includes how it fed George Harrison horsemeat in Hamburg.
Whenever they played Hamburg, the band visited Sailors’ Society’s seafarers’ centre.
The official FIFA World Cup mascot, Zabivaka has been spotted on board a Sunseeker yacht taking in the sights of Poole Harbour.
The Russian grey wolf jetted into Dorset last week ahead of the tournament kicking off. He spent the week with Britain’s biggest boat builder, Sunseeker, a Tier One sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
New for the summer is Helly Hansen’s Verglas line of jackets for the warmer months. Designed for men and women, this hybrid jacket with 800-fill Allied down in a 25D lightweight fabric and softshell mix is designed to offer warmth when needed and allows for maximum breathability and quick release of excess heat during exertion.
Over 70 teams from 15 countries will contest the 2018 J/70 Class Open European Championship and 2018 J/70 Corinthian Class European Championship.
The reigning Open and Corinthian J/70 World Champions will be competing, and the entire podium from the 2017 J/70 European champions, plus a galaxy of stars from the world of sailing.
Henri Lloyd, the fashion and clothing brand, went into administration last week, but was bought out of it just a few days later by Aligro UK Limited.
In recent years Henri Lloyd has fought against challenging trading conditions on the high street. Great endeavours to secure the company’s future have been underway, including efforts to reduce cost, refinance the business and divest assets.
Coleman Marine Insurance were once again exhibitors and sponsors at the 4th Poole Harbour Boat Show (PHBS) which took place from 8 – 10 June.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, a fire broke out in Lorient, Brittany, in Groupama Team France’s former base utilised during the 35th America’s Cup.
There were no casualties, but the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
Definitely designed with getting afloat in mind this dry bag will allow you to take your gear on the water without getting wet. Not only is it a really useful size – 22 litres – but it has various pockets to hold valuables, a towel, clothes and a couple of drink bottles. It is easy to grab your bottle as the deck bag has two external pockets.
The top mesh pocket is ideal for easy access for items like your mobile (inside dry bag), cap, suncream and so on.
Long before Blue Planet was aired on TV, artist Kevin Dean was becoming increasingly concerned about the amount of plastic waste that was being washed up on the beach near his home in Southsea, Portsmouth. He began designing a large stainless steel fish sculpture, six metres long and based upon the sea bass, a species that is often caught in the Solent.
Named The BIG FISH, the sculpture’s belly would be partly exposed to reveal a typical range of plastic rubbish that could be collected from Southsea Beach. The concept was readily adopted by Portsmouth City Council and several sites for siting The BIG FISH on Southsea Seafront were suggested.
Once again the RYA is offering its 110,000 plus members a complimentary ticket to the 2018 TheYachtmarket.com Southampton Boat Show taking place from 14 – 23 September.
Members are able to claim one free ticket to any day of the show, as well purchasing up to three additional tickets at the special discounted rate of just £13* (a transaction fee of £1.95 applies for purchased tickets).