CATEGORIES

WEEKEND WARRIOR

The PTS26 motor launch, built in Holland but inspired by Swede CG Pettersson, is so popular that it’s changing the market

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December 2020

STRANDED IN PATAGONIA

When the barque Europa found herself stranded in Ushuaia by the pandemic, there was nothing for it but to sail the 10,000 miles home to Holland in one leg

9 mins read
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December 2020

LUGGER OF LOOE

After a long life fishing under motor, the Looe Lugger Our Daddy is back to full lug rig for the first time in seven decades

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December 2020

BOSUN'S BAG

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR THE TRADITIONAL BOATER

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December 2020

Colin Archer and the Blue Nile

Clare McComb on the failed first descent that produced Archer’s most unusual design

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December 2020

DICK WYNNE Getting the word out

It may not be his day job, but Dick Wynne’s Lodestar has made a big impact in marine publishing in its first decade

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December 2020

ANDRILLOT RETURN OF THE FIRST VERTUE

After many years of father-and-son cruising, the first ever of the legendary class has been restored, again for a father and son

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December 2020

How Civilisation Went Down The Pan

On the Origin of the Species of the Leisure Sailor

4 mins read
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November 2020

ELELCTRIC LADY

Spirit’s newest yacht, the 44CRE, might look like another chip off the Spirit block, but she’s a vision of a new future.

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November 2020

THE RADICAL PROTOTYPE

Now back on the water, the original, aviation-engineered Atalanta was a pioneer of mass production

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November 2020

NIGEL STUART - Passion for process

The managing director of Spirit Yachts on chartering clamities, bicycle hire and the well-loved Spirit brand

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November 2020

FROM GLORY TO OPPOSITION

On Morning Glory II, Ted Heath was the only British prime minister to win an international sports trophy. One wonders how he reacted when she was renamed Opposition

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November 2020

ILLINGWORTH & PRIMROSE DESIGN TEAM

John Illingworth and Angus Primrose enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership and between them around 1,000 of their designs were built

10+ mins read
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November 2020

BOSUN'S BAG

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR THE TRADITIONAL BOATER

4 mins read
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November 2020

A STIFF BEAT

There are some occasions when going to a birthday party can be a real drag – quite literally

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November 2020

DUTCH DUNG BARGE RACE

In a bid to revive traditional barge skills one of the most exciting sailing events in the Netherlands was born

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November 2020

150 years of the THAMES SAILING CLUB

The formation of TSC represented something of a social revolution in Victorian Britain as the rising middle class started to enjoy the sport of kings

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November 2020

Finding A Natural Habitat

In search of a yard with just the right amount of clutter

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October 2020

TWO PACIFIC CROSSINGS

After one stress-free trip, you might find the ‘coconut milk run’ doesn’t always do what it says on the tin

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October 2020

SHAMROCK and Sycamore

Sometimes a captain and a boat are meant to be together – and this was never more the case than for ‘Syc’ and the Fife-built Shamrock 23-M

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October 2020

THE ORIGINAL CRUISER RACER

One of only two Island One Designs in commission, Trasnagh still lives up to their 1911 description of ‘rattling good boats, fit to go anywhere’

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October 2020

New dawn for trading boats

SECOND AGE OF SAIL

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October 2020

ITALIAN JOB

The Sangermani-built ketch Sahib, built in the dolce vita of 1950s Italy, has just been given a five-year rebuild

9 mins read
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October 2020

Tradition is not a detail

With the family vocation stretching back over centuries, boatbuilding and repair is clearly in the DNA

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October 2020

HOLDING POWER

When you find yourself in a tangle, seaman’s etiquette dictates he who anchors first has all rights

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October 2020

PORTIER POWER BOATS FRENCH POLISH

Behind a name with a very French resonance lies the historical destiny of one of the most important builders of Swiss yachts, installed on Lake Zurich for more than 200 years.

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October 2020

COVER GIRL

Quarter of a century after managing her restoration, Nigel Sharp joined the crew to race at Les Régates Royales in 2019

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October 2020

Keeping In Her Slipstream

This 1960s remake of a Victorian half rater was laid up in the 90s but has come back rejuvenated – meanwhile, her carbon fibre sister hasn’t quite seen the light of day

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September 2020

When Life Falls Off A Cliff Edge

At the start of World War One, within days the yachting scene had collapsed, all racing was cancelled and cruising sailors faced a host of regulations and restrictions – sound familiar?

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September 2020

Homeworking-Suhaili Shelf

In the third of our ‘lockdown projects’ series, we find inspiration on board Knox-Johnston’s ketch

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September 2020