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News from Classic Sailor

Let’s Put Norway’s Christmas Tree to Good use!

Since 1947 after the Second World War the people of Oslo have sent a Christmas present to the people of the UK with a note: "Thanks for your support 1940-1945." This is the Christmas Tree [...]

Rescue at Tenerife as another keel falls off

Five sailors are rescued after the keel falls off their yacht when she turns turtle while sailing in the Canary Islands. Yacht Tyger of London, a Comet 45S lost her mast and inverted in 30 [...]

Restructure, and the next issue

Classic Sailor magazine is going through a period of restructuring at the moment following the death of our chairman and benefactor David Walker earlier this summer. This means that we are not publishing a December-January [...]

Tally Ho – restoration: Preparing to remove the deck

The latest from Leo as he prepares to remove Tally Ho's Deck and takes off her deck furniture, including her lovely old windlass, which looks original and her samson post. Oh and he thinks his [...]

Famous classic yacht Dorade enters the Sydney Hobart

November 20:  Dorade, the 86 year old 52-foot Sparkman & Stephens classic yacht will debut at the Rolex Sydney Hobart, which starts on December 26, as her owners Matt Brooks and Pam Rorke Levy continue [...]

Prince Philip’s famous Flying 15 Coweslip joins HMY Britannia

From the Classic Boat Museum in Cowes: We are pleased to report that Coweslip, is now on display alongside the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh. The 15 foot, two-person keelboat is on loan to the [...]

£46K raised for Caribbean Hurricane fund

From Peta Stuart-Hunt - Sail Aid UK: The Trustees of Sail Aid UK, the organisation that is uniting the UK sailing community in a long-term fundraising drive to help the victims of the Caribbean Islands [...]

New Stargazing sites at Chichester

Three new Dark Sky Discovery Sites have been designated in Chichester Harbour. The sites were all identified as excellent places for stargazing due to their impressive levels of darkness, excellent lines of sight and good [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 18 – October-November 2017

In the 1926 drawing room play On Approval by Frederick Lonsdale, Maria, a wealthy widow, invites her long-time dinner companion Richard to spend a month at [...]

Folding Knives Review

The sailor’s clasp knife is a part of his dress at sea. Here we have put several classic and current models to the test. By Guy Venables and Dan Houston   The main advantage of [...]

Honey Rum

Guy Venables Honey rum? I had my doubts, as one does with local brews. But I risked a purchase to try out on the brig’s crew. We finished the bottle... and several more over the [...]

Britain’s oldest working fisherman

Bill Hocking At 87, Bill is Britain’s oldest working fisherman, still laying lobster pots with his 15ft boat off the Cornish coast. He talked to Phil Russell about the ‘Great Mackerel Klondyke’, the sinking of [...]

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