News 2018-09-20T12:04:31+00:00

News from Classic Sailor

Eight bells – Lynn Lewis

Lynn Lewis, founder and Chairman of Nauticalia, passed away on 20 September 2018. Lynn founded Nauticalia as a marine antiques business in 1974 aboard a converted rubbish barge on the Thames in Shepperton after a [...]

Abhilash Tomy dismasted and injured – Southern Ocean rescue

•   Rescuers reach Abhilash Tomy •   Suhaili replica rolled and dismasted in severe storm on Friday •   Gregor McGuckin's yacht Hanley Energy Endurance also dismasted making 2.2 knots towards Thuriya’s position Abhilash has been [...]

Third Hamble Classics 2018 – 75 yachts

The third Hamble Classics Regatta hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, over the weekend of 15-16 September, was another stunning success with 75 classic and spirit of tradition yachts entered for two days of [...]

Eight Bells Brian Hammett

The Nancy Blackett Trust reported the sad to death of Brian Hammett, a Vice-President and former Trustee of the Nancy Blackett Trust. Brian died on September 20th following a massive heart attack. He had been [...]

Lively Lady back afloat

Lively Lady was open for visitors at the show Visiting Lively Lady was a real treat at the Southampton Boat Show - the work done by Alan Priddy Steve Mason (above) is impressive. [...]

Colne Smack & Barge Race 2018

15 September 2018: by William Loram. CK46 Gracie, built in 1890 chases the Charlotte Ellen, CK258 of 1906   Blessed by weather more appropriate to the Mediterranean than the muddy shores of Essex, the [...]

Boat insurer backs RNLI’s lifejacket clinics

             The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and boat insurance specialist GJW Direct have announced a new association, which will see GJW Direct become an official supporter of the RNLI’s Lifejacket Clinics. The RNLI has [...]

50 years at Southampton

Ladies day, Southampton 1969 (© Boat Show) With the cancellation of the London Boat Show Southampton has become the major UK boat show and this September celebrates its 50th anniversary. Back in 1969 there [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine – Restructuring

  Classic Sailor Magazine is going through a period of restructuring at the moment following the death of our chairman and benefactor David Walker early [...]

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New online marine store

Aqua Living is a new one-stop-shop that’s curated everything you and your family need to enjoy life by the sea. [...]

Nauticalia Clocks – corrosion-resistant

While brass is a traditional material for clocks and barometers on board boats it is sometimes eschewed for stainless steel [...]

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The £1 Folkboat

Jasper Troje Tuck, crew on the commercial sailing lugger Grayhound, writes for CS about taking ownership of a 1960s wooden Folkboat, and getting her ready [...]

The great British Swim – 65 days in

Strongman swimmer Ross Edgley and sailor Matt Knight are on their way to making Ross the first man to swim around the British Isles. The [...]

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