News 2017-09-11T12:24:24+00:00

News from Classic Sailor

Young Bloggers of the year

Monique (15) & her brother Ollie Vennis-Ozanne (13) from Fareham, Hampshire, are worthy winners of the first YJA Young Blogger of the Year Competition.   Their video on last year's Ovington Junior Inland Sailing Championship at Rutland Water was [...]

Young sailors win mentorship with British Sailing team

MUSTO AND THE BRITISH SAILING TEAM SHAPE THE FUTURE FOR YOUNG SAILORS Press release from Musto: 5th March 2018 - At this year’s RYA Dinghy Show, Musto announced the winners of its Junior Riders Programme [...]

Solent Sunbeams at 95

A special regatta weekend of racing and an anniversary party has been planned for the 95th birthday of the Solent Sunbeam class (26-27 May) 2018 will see the Solent Sunbeam class celebrate 95 years on [...]

Ester – the mini Vasa rescued from the deep to sail again

Take a few minutes to check out a new website just launched last week - featuring Ester, the 1901 champion racing yacht designed by Gunnar Melgren. Ester's radical lines with her dagger keel gave her [...]

Eden Project’s Indoor Gig Championship

Seventy rowers from across the gig world descended on the Eden Project today (Saturday February 24) for a first event of its kind, writes Angelina Lambourn, Eden project PR. In the heat of the sun-drenched [...]

Rollover of Spirit’s biggest hull yet

 Press release: Spirit Yachts undertakes pivotal hull rollover of Spirit 111’ British modern classic yacht company Spirit Yachts has reached a significant milestone in the build of its 34m sailing yacht the Spirit 111’ after [...]

Dee Cafari finds famous abandoned yacht – in mid ocean

Dee Cafari's Turn the Tide on Plastic, competing in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, last week came across the yacht Sea Nymph - famously abandoned four months ago by Jennifer Appel and Tasha [...]

The Mercy – film review

The film of Donald Crowhurst, The Mercy, starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz opens in UK cinemas today Friday February  9th and it’s good – classic sailors should go and see it. It’s a sympathetic [...]

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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 [...]

Sitka Stew – Alaskans’ way to warm up

One Pot Cooking:  When it comes to cooking for the very cold the Alaskans get daily prizes. I was there in the 1990s and had my life saved by this dish on a day when [...]

Grayhound – Eco trading under sail

The replica of an 18th-century lugger now sustainably carries cargo Grayhound, the replica of a three-masted revenue cutter from the 18th century was built by Marcus and Freya Pomeroy- Rowden in Cornwall in 2010-2012 initially [...]

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 [...]




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