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Sir David Attenborough receives Maritime Fellowship Award

  First Sea Lord honours creativity and journalism at the 2018 Maritime Media Awards Sir David Attenborough, the well-known broadcaster and naturalist has won the prestigious Maritime Fellowship Award for raising public awareness of how [...]

Captain Oates’ yacht in WW1 centenary parade

Captains Oates’ former yacht Saunterer is joining other century old classic yachts in Dartmouth on Sunday, 11 November 2018 for a short parade on the River Dart to mark the centenary of the end of [...]


On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of WW1, Eileen Mahoney's poem In Waters Deep, conveys the loss of so many sailors killed during the conflict Eugene Damblans' illustration for the French Petit Journal [...]

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede “will carry on”

  Race leader will continue after knock-down and mast damage but gets 18 hour time penalty for calling wife on satphone Matmut in unrealistically calm waters... she faces the Horn with damaged mast [...]

New Chief Executive at the Met Office

The UK's Met Office has announced its first female Chief Executive, Professor Penelope Endersby. Professor Endersby will be starting her new post at the Met Office in December 2018. In her previous roles, she led [...]

Susie Goodall reaches Hobart

Susie Goodall made good use of her time in Hobart to repair her wind vane self-steering and dive below her boat to to clear barnacles clinging to the bottom of her Rustler 36 yacht DHL [...]

Pumpkin Pilot Paddles for a prize

It's as outlandish as a tale from a Roald Dahl book - but this Tom and the Giant Pumpkin story featured Yorkshire farmer Tom Pearcy paddling some 500m down the River Ouse through the historic [...]

World’s oldest shipwreck found intact!

    • 2,400 year old Greek trading vessel matches the British Museum's Siren Vase • Found in 2,000m of water • Her double rudders, tillers, mast and rowing benches intact      A Greek trading [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine – Restructuring

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Icom has got together with Iridium to develop and manufacture a new satellite radio called Satellite PTT. The radio will [...]

Serious windlass

Check out this No.2 windlass, made for a replica Britanny tuna fishing boat, under construction in Nova Scotia. It's built [...]

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Radical Yacht rescued from the deep

We called her the mini Vasa - after Stockholm's famous museum ship. She is Ester, the 1901 champion racing yacht designed by Gunnar Melgren, with [...]

Building a new sailing cargo ship

  A new sailing cargo ship is being built in Costa Rica This is an exciting project! Designed to deliver carbon negative marine freight the [...]

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