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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.

Starshine Dress

Sunday, 13 January 2019

This pretty dress is made with soft, thick cotton which is both hard wearing and comfortable. Cut just above the knee, the Starshine Jersey dress features waist darts on the rear to create a feminine shape. It can be worn in the summer, or pair with a favourite cardigan in the cooler months. The Starshine is available in Indigo, Dark Navy, Deep Sea Blue and Mulled Wine.


Cowes Harbour Commission sign contract for a 9m Patrol RIB

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Diverse Marine Ltd. and Cowes Harbour Commission have signed a contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 9m Patrol RIB.

Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Harbour Master of Cowes, said: “We are delighted to award the design and construction of our new patrol vessel to Diverse Marine, a local yard who have demonstrated a willingness to conceptualise and design a craft that meets our requirements. With the yard’s reputation for quality and attention to detail we are looking forward to delivery in time for our busy season.”

ALL SHIPS ALERT for British solo yachtsman Robin Davie

Friday, 11 January 2019

Image: PPL Photo Agency

Powercases to offer exclusive discounts to RYA members

Friday, 11 January 2019

Members of the RYA can now take advantage of exclusive discounts on cutting edge off-grid power products as it welcomes Scottish startup, Powercases, to its Member Reward Partner programme.

Members will be able to enjoy up to 20% discount, depending upon their membership type, across Powercases range of products, from marine jumpstarters to portable power stations and two in one battery cases for iPhone.

French Canadian Team Take the Spoils in Kraken Cup

Friday, 11 January 2019

The winners sailing Village Monde Charles and Bastien Mony from Quebec and Gilles Lamire from France heading for the finish line. Credit: The Adventurists

P1 Announces Biggest-Ever Race Calendar for 2019 season

Friday, 11 January 2019

The world’s leading marine motorsport brand has unveiled an extensive 2019 race programme that will see the international promoter stage more than 20 events on three continents from April through to November.

The season will comprise powerboat championships in the United States and personal watercraft racing in the shape of P1 AquaX action and the Jetcross stand-up ski series in a total of nine countries.

Row4Ocean’s brave record bid ends

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Image: Row4Ocean

Raymarine Opens Registration for January HQ Sales Event

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Raymarine® will host a special 10-day open house sales event in 2019 at its UK headquarters in Fareham, Hampshire.

Offering exclusive winter savings on the latest marine electronics equipment, Raymarine will open its doors to pre-registered customers from Monday, 28 January to Friday, 1 February and Monday, 4 February to Friday, 8 February.

Rolex Fastnet Race entry deluge

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

The start of the 2017 Fastnet Race taken from the SS Shieldhall. Image: Rodney Chadwick

Van Den Heede serves 18 hour penalty

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede: frustrated by lack of winds and fast approaching Mark Slats in 2nd place. Image: Christophe Favreau/PPL/GGR


Wednesday, 09 January 2019

This desiccant dehumidifier works well at low temperatures and adds warmth back into the space so it will not freeze up in very cold conditions. It will remove mould and musty smells and protect valuable possessions over the winter. It has a Daily Run Timer to turn the dehumidifier on and off at particular times. Zambezi was named after an elephant, connected to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, as Meaco wanted to raise awareness of conservation. For each sale they make a £2 donation and have so far raised more than £22,000.


First speakers announced for RYA Dinghy Show 2019

Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Saskia Clark in the Knowledge Zone RYA. Image: RYA

Boat show heads to Anglesey

Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Image: VisitWales 2018

Holebrook Sweater

Sunday, 06 January 2019

These windproof sweaters are hardwearing and durable, ensuring that you will get plenty of use during weekend activities in the cold winter months. Available in cream or navy, the stand-up collar is of a dirt-resistant colour. Note, windproof fabrics can also protect against the occasional shower, meaning that you can often manage without a coat.


ZK Seaboot 900

Thursday, 03 January 2019

Want to treat yourself to a pair of high quality boots? The ZK Seaboot 900 has been created as a result of Zhik’s partnership with team AkzoNobel and the Dongfeng Race Team, overall winners of the Volvo Ocean Race. Designed for serious, long distance offshore racers and professional sailors who wear their boots day in day out, the ZK Seaboot 900 offers more support, comfort and performance, whilst retaining its agile and responsive feel.


Clipper Ventures Buys Hamble School of Yachting

Thursday, 03 January 2019

Image: Clipper Ventures

Netherlands challenges for 36th America’s Cup

Thursday, 03 January 2019

Image: Hamish Hooper


Thursday, 03 January 2019

Face the winter days with a spicy winter ale or tangy, fruity zero-alcohol spritzer.

January, cold and wet and short days, the cheery Christmas lights have gone and no London Boat Show to provide sunshine-sailing escapism. Some will ease into the New Year enjoying appropriate winter ales. Others might take a course of voluntary abstention to recover their body or bank balance.

Fast Track to Success

Thursday, 03 January 2019

Learning with different instructors will make you a better skipper

MCS comments on plans to extend carrier bag charge in England

Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Image: Marine Conservation Society