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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.

FREE Sea Start Membership
FREE Sea Start Membership
Monday, 19 August 2019

Sea Start was established in 1994 and is a 24/7 marine breakdown service (a little like the AA but on the water!) that operates along the South Coast and English Channel.

Gosport Heritage Open Days
Gosport Heritage Open Days
Monday, 19 August 2019

The organisers have published the full programme of over 70 ‘Free to Explore’ events to be celebrated this year over ten days starting 13 – 22 September.

Many of the events are very close to Gosport’s marinas so a run ash...

Cowes Town Regatta Round Up Report
Cowes Town Regatta Round Up Report
Saturday, 17 August 2019

The final day of Cowes Week racing is for the Cowes Town Regatta. The historic and prestigious trophies available include the George Oliver Challenge Cup, Royal Cowes Town Regatta Challenge Cup, Sir Godfrey Baring Bowl and Culpan Challenge Cup....

Final two winners announced in 2019 ilovesailing calendar competition
Final two winners announced in 2019 ilovesailing calendar competition
Friday, 16 August 2019

It’s a double win for Shaun Roster and Steve Cayley as they both secure their second win in the 2019 calendar competition and the final two spots on the 2020 ilovesailing calendar.

Shaun from Southsea and Steve from Torquay, clinched the f...

Cowes Week Daily Round-Up Day 7
Cowes Week Daily Round-Up Day 7
Friday, 16 August 2019

Today’s racing in an increasing south-southwesterly breeze determined the overall class winners at Cowes Week, as well as those for Black and White groups and the whole regatta.

James Wilson and Ed Peel’s Redwing Quail posted a perfe...

IC37 One Design proves itself as an IRC contender
IC37 One Design proves itself as an IRC contender
Thursday, 15 August 2019

Image: John Green

HH’S RAZORSKIFF
HH’S RAZORSKIFF
Thursday, 15 August 2019

The Razorskiff shoe from Helly Hansen is a breathable, comfortable demi-cut trainer in a knitted sock upper. This engineered textile shoe can be worn without socks and offers a well-cushioned and stable performance midsole. The fusion creates a u...

GB sailors ready to rule the waves at Tokyo 2020 test event
GB sailors ready to rule the waves at Tokyo 2020 test event
Thursday, 15 August 2019

Image: Lloyd Images/RYA

Bainbridge & Rock Oil – Technical Partnership
Bainbridge & Rock Oil – Technical Partnership
Thursday, 15 August 2019

Bainbridge is now offering the Rock Oil range of high-performance oils and lubricants to its customers.

Bainbridge and Rock Oil have agreed a technical partnership with both companies keen to expand the product offering and improve service to al...

Cowes Week Daily Round-Up Day 5
Cowes Week Daily Round-Up Day 5
Wednesday, 14 August 2019

 

Very shifty southerly winds provided testing conditions for navigators and tacticians at Cowes Week today as a number of weather fronts passed over the race area. With very strong gusts recorded to the west of the Solent during the mornin...

Typhoon Roll Top bag
Typhoon Roll Top bag
Wednesday, 14 August 2019

This super-rugged roll top kit bag from Typhoon International will keep clothing and equipment completely dry. The bag’s welded seams and roll over closure system offers complete waterproofness and, as it is manufactured using a high visibil...

Lucy Macgregor Scoops Slingsby Ladies Day Trophy at Cowes Week
Lucy Macgregor Scoops Slingsby Ladies Day Trophy at Cowes Week
Wednesday, 14 August 2019

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Introducing great new offers from Musto and Helly Hansen exclusively for RYA members
Introducing great new offers from Musto and Helly Hansen exclusively for RYA members
Wednesday, 14 August 2019

The RYA is welcoming back Musto as a Member Reward Partner, as well as introducing new partner, Helly Hansen, both offering exclusive discounts to RYA members.

Both Musto and Helly Hansen will be offering 20 per cent off the retail price for all...

September 2019 Boatbid Auction - Catalogue is LIVE !
September 2019 Boatbid Auction - Catalogue is LIVE !
Wednesday, 14 August 2019

The catalogue, for the forthcoming September Boatbid Auction - 13th to 17th, is released today.

Cowes Week Daily Round-Up Day 4
Cowes Week Daily Round-Up Day 4
Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Competitors enjoyed a classic day of Solent racing today, with the race area largely bathed in sunshine and a west south-westerly breeze that built from 10 knots in the morning to gusts of nearing 20 by mid afternoon. For the Black Group yachts th...

Cowes Week Daily Round Up Day 3
Cowes Week Daily Round Up Day 3
Tuesday, 13 August 2019

A tricky day on the Solent threw up challenges of a different kind on the third day of Cowes Week. As showers moved across the race area winds from every point of the compass were experienced at some point during the day, while wind speed varied f...

Broxted Surfable shorts
Broxted Surfable shorts
Monday, 12 August 2019

These shorts are just as at home on the street as on the water. The Broxted looks like streetwear and functions like surf wear. The shorts are quick drying, and there’s a rubber print on the inside of the waistband so that the shorts stay in...

VIDEO: Heartbreak on home waters
VIDEO: Heartbreak on home waters
Sunday, 11 August 2019

With the first day of racing at Cowes SailGP called off due to gale force winds and rough sea states across the UK and in the Solent, all six teams competing in this inaugural season of SailGP knew that Super Sunday in Cowes would be action ...

Cowes Week Daily Round Up – Day Two
Cowes Week Daily Round Up – Day Two
Sunday, 11 August 2019

A fast and furious day provided close and exhilarating racing, mostly in bright sun, for the Black Group classes at Cowes Week.

Although gusts of 30 knots had swept through the central Solent half an hour earlier, the breeze was temporarily down...

Cowes Week Daily Round-Up Day 1
Cowes Week Daily Round-Up Day 1
Saturday, 10 August 2019

Winds of up to 50 knots meant the Solent was almost eerily empty today, devoid of the nearly 700 raceboats entered in Cowes Week, the plethora of cruising yachts normally found on an August weekend, and even the Red Jet fast ferries.

With the we...

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