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News from Classic Sailor

Sue Farrer – Eight Bells

We were very sad to hear of the death of Sue Farrer who, with her husband Peter, was a stalwart of the Old Gaffers Association and a huge force for good (and fun) in the [...]

ESailing Championships at RYA Dinghy Show

Press release from RYA: Following the success of last year’s eSailing World and GBR National Championships, the RYA are pleased to once again be partnering with World Sailing and Virtual Regatta, the leading digital sailing platform, for the [...]

Coastguard Form CG66 transfers to RYA

Death of CG66 As the 2020 sailing season approaches, the Regulations and Technical Services committee (RATS) of the Cruising Association (CA) reminds cruising sailors that the voluntary safety information scheme known as CG66 (after the [...]

Fife yachts sale low

Two Fife classic boats were sold at auction in Paris today together raising little more than the lower price expected for the smaller vessel. The beatifully restored 1908 15-M Mariska sold for €320,000 (£272,000) and [...]

National Historic Ships teams up with Pellew people

National Historic Ships UK (NHS-UK) has announced that the Falmouth Pilot Cutter CIC has joined as a new partner for the final season of the Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership 2 (SHTP 2) project – a [...]

Maldon’s barges face mooring fees hike

From the Society for Sailing Barge Research Blog Maldon District Council – E Petition – Increase in charges for mooring barges and parking cars on Hythe Quay The Thames Sailing Barge Trust and other barge [...]

Eight bells – John “Woody” Wooderson

It is sad to report the death, on Saturday January 4, of Johnson Wooderson, better known as Woody to classic sailors and others in the wider sailing world. By Dan Houston For the last 15 [...]

Staying warm with wool

Stamping around a British boatyard in winter can give you cold feet just to think about it... But help is at hand from London chandlers Arthur Beale who have just added seaboot hose to their [...]

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The Rule of Tenths

The rule of tenths is a ready reckoner which you can use as a rough guide to working out the current height of tide in [...]

Sailing aboard Mariquita

The story of sailing aboard Mariquita - a big class yacht built in 1911 to the 19-M rule       Update: Mariquita [...]

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