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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.

Armel Tripon wins Multi50 class and is third overall

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Blessed with bright Caribbean sunshine and a 20-knot trade wind for the final passage around the island of Basse Terre, French solo skipper Armel Tripon today won the Multi50 class in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.

The 43-year-old solo ocean racing veteran from Nantes crossed the finish line off Pointe-à-Pitre on his brown and white trimaran, Réauté Chocolat and becomes the third finisher in the four-yearly 3,542-nautical mile single-handed race from Saint Malo in Brittany.

National Historic Ships UK 2018 Award Winners announced

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

The winners of National Historic Ships UK’s 2018 Photography Competition and Marsh Volunteer and Flagship Awards were revealed at a prestigious awards ceremony at the Corporation of Trinity House, London.

National Historic Ships UK’s annual awards ceremony is a celebration of maritime heritage around the UK coasts, lakes, and rivers, encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with historic vessels through photography, volunteering, or by operating them and encouraging the public to go on board at festivals and events.


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Emsworth Sailing Club former club commodores: (left to right) Richard Kent, Tim Goodhead (in front), Geoff Walker (behind), Michael Geary (current commodore), Margaret Jay, Chris Clode, Marcus Lawson, Ian McIntyre, Roger Bleasby.

RYA Youth National Championships

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Nacra 15 at the 2018 Youth Nationals. Image: Marc Turner/RYA

The lifeboat heroes of World War one who saved over 200 lives

Sunday, 11 November 2018

LEFT: Henry Blogg, Cromer Lifeboat Coxswain. Image: RNLI
RIGHT: Local gallantry awardees from Whitby involved in the Rohilla rescue. Back row l-r: George Peart (Silver Medal), Thomas M Kelly (Upgang Second Coxswain, Thanks on Vellum), Front l-r: R. Pounder Robinson (Upgang Coxswain, Thanks on Vellum), Thomas Smith Langlands (Whitby Coxswain, Gold Medal), Richard Eglon (Whitby Second Coxswain, Silver Medal). Image: RNLI/Frank M Sutcliffe

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 ...
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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