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Features

The Spirit of Sailing and The Sea

The Spirit of Sailing and The Sea

A collection of interesting and evocative quotes compiled by David Salter This glorious unpredictability of sailing David…

Busy time ahead for Noakesailing Team

Busy time ahead for Noakesailing Team

The next three months will be a busy time for the Noakesailing 18ft Skiff Racing team as crew members prepare…

59 days at Sea

59 days at Sea

Main photo: The author and the skipper with Tehani-Li, their home in the back ground Dash for home…

News, Events & Reviews

Event
INEOS TEAM UK jump to the PRADA CUP Final

INEOS TEAM UK jump to the PRADA CUP Final

January 25, 2021

INEOS TEAM UK stays unbeaten after what was probably the closest race seen so far on the AC75s, with 9…

Event
Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race Virtual Regatta

Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race Virtual Regatta

January 25, 2021

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Virtual Regatta team up for virtual Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race 2021…

Event
Vendée Globe Day 68

Vendée Globe Day 68

January 15, 2021

Passing Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, there are no options in terms of strategy and choices on the northwards climb up…

Review
Book Review: Beyond Boundaries

Book Review: Beyond Boundaries

January 15, 2021

Beyond Boundaries by Des Kearns Popeye Publishing Reviewed by Oliver Shtein Des Kearns is a master mariner and marine surveyor.

Adventures Afloat

Chartering a Catamaran in Croatia

Chartering a Catamaran in Croatia

Chartering a catamaran in Croatia is the holiday of a lifetime … but when your own boat is a 26ft monohull and the charter yacht is 45ft…

Adrift in Caledonia

Adrift in Caledonia

Northerly winds dictated the route of our week’s cruise around the Inner Hebrides, so with full sail up on our Contessa 32 we headed south along the rock strewn coasts…

Sailing in Greece – the Perfect Family Holiday

Sailing in Greece – the Perfect Family Holiday

“Can I steer please?” This is a popular saying over the course of our family holiday. That or “Can you pour me a G&T?” After all, there is…

Clarence River Adventure by Canoe

Clarence River Adventure by Canoe

At the start of last year, I typed up my New Year’s resolutions, and mid way down the list wrote “To go on an ‘adventure’ of the 2004 – 2008…