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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.

Round Britain and Ireland Two-Handed Race 2018

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The Royal Western Yacht Club’s Round Britain and Ireland Two Handed Race is starting in Plymouth Sound on 3 June at 1200. The race comprises  of mono and multi-hulls ranging from 33ft to 50ft.

The yachts will be in Queen Anne’s Battery Marina from 31 May.

Sir Alec Rose’s Lively Lady to sail at Hamble Classics 2018

Tuesday, 15 May 2018


Princess Royal names new Wheelyboat

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

L to right: Geoff Holt MBE, Patron Lymington SailAbility, Joff McGill, RYA SailAbility, Leon Ward, RYA SailAbility, Michael Caddy, Pebble Beach, HRH The Princess Royal, Aly Gunn, Chairman Lymington SailAbility, Thomas Morton, Vice Chairman Lymington Sailability. Photo by David Hill (

Oyster sets sail as manufacturing starts in Wroxham

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Oyster Yachts has re-started manufacturing at its plant in Wroxham, Norwich.

July Boatbid Auction

Monday, 14 May 2018

The July BoatBid auction will run from the 13th to the 17th July 2018 .

Raymarine to play a bigger role in the 2018 Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay

Monday, 14 May 2018

Raymarine has confirmed its commitment to the British sailing community by announcing its continued role as Official Technical Partner for the 15th consecutive year to the UK’s Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay.

Organised by the Island Sailing Club, the Round the Island Race is one of the world’s largest sailing events, regularly attracting more than 1,600 boats with more than 16,000 sailors from around the world.

Royal Southern Yacht Club’s Summer Series gets underway

Monday, 14 May 2018

The hit and miss nature of early season yacht racing was fully displayed at the North Sails May Regatta, the first event in the Royal Southern Yacht Club’s Summer Series 2018.

While the wind refused to co-operate on the first day, Saturday 12th May, the second saw three races for most of the nine participating classes, albeit with light and challenging conditions in the early encounters.

Portsmouth Seafood Festival returns to Gunwharf Quays

Sunday, 13 May 2018

left to right:
Jacob Leadley – Award Winning Wine Maker at & Director of Black Chalk Wine
Andrew Seden – Director of Black Chalk Wine
John Pryde – Co Founding Partner & Organiser of Portsmouth Seafood Festival
James Porter – Partner & Co Organiser of Portsmouth Seafood Festival

More opportunities to Push the Boat Out

Friday, 11 May 2018

Push the Boat Out at Datchet Water Sailing Club. Credit RYA/Karen Bornhoft


Thursday, 10 May 2018

The UK’s classic Riva specialist, Ventura, will be exhibiting a customised vintage Riva at this year’s Masterpiece Art & Design Fair, which takes place in the grounds of London’s Chelsea Hospital from 28 June – 4 July.

The boat on show is a 1961 Super Tritone, uniquely customised by the Riva yard in Italy.

London ladies to take part in Round the Island Race

Thursday, 10 May 2018

L-R: Charlotte, Jennifer, Jennifer (Skipper), Holly

Portsmouth Regatta 2018

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Squib Class towards the Spinnaker Tower

Innovative collaboration slashes wave and tidal generation costs

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Keynvor MorLift’s Mormaen 15 DP Barge

Boat Show set to take waves at Poole Harbour

Thursday, 10 May 2018

In just a few weeks, the fourth annual Poole Harbour Boat Show in association with Sunseeker will return to our shores from its award-winning home, Poole Quay Boat Haven. With over 30,000 people in attendance in 2017, the show continues to be the biggest-ever free to attend boat show on the south coast.

Running from the 8 – 10 June, the three-day extravaganza will transform Poole Quay to bring together a spectacular showcase of celebrity-style yachts, motor cruisers, tall ships, marine equipment, water sports gear and clothing. With ‘Try a Boat’ taster sessions and daring on-water demonstrations, as well as a programme of spectacular free family entertainment, the weekend really will have something for everyone!

RYA leads the way for female instructors to take flight

Wednesday, 09 May 2018

The RYA has announced its first ever ‘Girls Only’ Foil Training Weekend for female instructors.

This opportunity to learn to SAILFoil or WINDFoil takes place this month on the weekend of 19/20 May at Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre in Weymouth.

Preventing Plastic Pollution

Wednesday, 09 May 2018

It is easy to blame companies for the amount of plastic waste entering waterways but 30.4 per cent of the waste actually comes from the public.

Over the last year or so the plastic pandemic has finally caught the attention of the population and is forcing the government and the public to make different lifestyle choices. For example, a 5p carrier bag charge was brought in for all major shops, this then has persuaded many to start bringing their own reusable bags to shops.

Captain Tin Mug

Wednesday, 09 May 2018


New superyacht shipyard facilities in Le Havre

Wednesday, 09 May 2018

This week we are in Northern France and we called into see our friend, Florence Vareilles, who is the managing director of Le Havre Naval Projects. Florence has put together a deal with local shipyard and local authorities in France to create a brand-new shipyard/super yacht repair facility. We were lucky enough to have Florence, show us around the fantastic facilities of this project in Le Havre.

MAPFRE take a stunning win into Newport

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Image: Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race