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New boats at Southampton Boat Show

It’s no secret we now attend boat shows for different reasons than we once did. Perhaps the biggest key to the modern show experience is the chance to see the latest thinking in boat design. Nowhere offers a better opportunity to see the latest new boats in their natural environment than the Southampton Boat Show.

There are still bargains and discounts to be found at shows around the world, of course, but in a world …Continue reading »

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Government to consult on proposed red diesel propulsion ban

  The government intends to abolish the scheme introduced in 2008 that allowed users of diesel powered private pleasure craft (e.g. yachts, canal boats and motorboats) to purchase red diesel and pay the duty differential between red and white diesel on the fuel used for propulsion. It intends to remove the right of operators of […]

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Jubilee Sailing Trust saved after raising £1m in a week

An emergency appeal that raised more than £1m in a week means the Jubilee Sailing Trust will continue to operate in spite of financial woes that threatened the charity’s existence. However, in a statement the Trustees have recognised that recent events raised significant questions about the viability of JST’s operating model, and that future operations […]

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Harker’s Yard Gigs

Racing to keep up with demand – by Julia Jones How the restoration of Pioneer produced a training scheme for apprentices which has led to a whole new interest in competitive rowing. Apprentice Jake Anderson showing part of Moliette's backbone (stem, apron, forward knee) Sandwiched between two examples of traditional boatbuilding craft at [...] This post was originally sourced from Classic Sailor and can be directly viewed here.

Clip on with care, new RYA video urges

You wouldn't drive, take a plane journey or tear around a roller coaster ride without being properly strapped in, so why tackle the waves without being secured to your boat? That's the safety message being delivered in a new RYA video.

190 boats at Falmouth Classics 2019

The English Braids Falmouth Classics 2019 on Friday 14th - Sunday 16th June was hugely popular, with 190 classic boats taking part. Entries came from far and wide, including France, the Bristol Channel, West Wales, Essex, the Thames, the Solent and other parts of the South West. The marvellous Quay Punt Curlew in the [...] This post was originally sourced from Classic Sailor and can be directly viewed here.

Historic Swansea boat is back at sea

 An historic Swansea Council-owned boat has got a thrilling new lease of life The 110-year-old Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Olga will provide potentially life-changing sailing voyages to people from all backgrounds. She will also spread knowledge of her own rich history and that of Swansea’s seafaring heritage as she sails around the UK. Her new [...] This post was originally sourced from Classic Sailor and can be directly viewed here.

Falmouth school to build new gig

Boatbuilding history is being ‘reenergised’ with a new Cornish gig To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the building of the Pilot Gig Energy, the Cornish Pilot Gig Association (CPGA) has commissioned Falmouth Marine School to build a new Cornish Pilot Gig. To be named Energy 2 the build will begin in September and will be [...] This post was originally sourced from Classic Sailor and can be directly viewed here.

Transport and Maritime Minister shown the ropes

RYA instructors have introduced the Transport and Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP to the RYA's training activities and even tempted her onto the water, as part of Maritime Safety Week.

Record circumnavigation of mainland Britain completed in a Wayfarer dinghy

Two intrepid UK endurance adventurers have achieved a world first by successfully circumnavigating the coastline of mainland Britain non-stop and unassisted in an open sailing dinghy. They completed the epic voyage in just 18 days and have smashed existing records for the quickest times so far recorded for such attempts. Using a recently lovingly refurbished 60 year old, 16ft long open Wayfarer sailing dinghy named the Nipegegi, Will Hodshon […]

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