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Bart's Bash, Freddie Simpson 4, and Iain Percy (left) racing aboard their Star class keel-boat for the Bart's Bash sailing regatta at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre in Weymouth, Dorset today along with Australian sailor Anthony Nossiter (green cap). Credit: Christopher Ison Photography

Thousands set sail for Bart's Bash

About 10 hours ago

The event in memory of Olympian Andrew 'Bart' Simpson looks set to smash a Guinness World record

Bart's Bash world record attempt this Sunday

13,247 sailors, from 748 clubs across 65...

The Ocean Cleanup project achieves target

The $2,154,282 raised makes it ‘the most...

Eastbourne lifeboat rescues ‘electric’ yacht

The electric powered craft which was running...


Video: BayRaider Expedition on test

Meet the two-berth 20-footer that can be trailed behind a hatchback and launched in less than 15 minutes.


Bramer Belt Fitting

Hi all, my mercedez OM352 marine lump needs...

Volvo 3 blade folding propeller

Wear at the blade root (where they slot into...

I finally broke it! Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa!

Some may remember that I described fitting...

PBO Project Boat Hantu Biru

Video: PBO Project Boat Hantu Biru sets sail

Bought on eBay for £510 back in 2011, the Snapdragon 23 boat's restoration is now complete

PBO reader survey 2014

Complete PBO questionnaire for chance to win iPad mini

Complete the Practical Boat Owner reader survey and you'll be entered into a draw to win an iPad mini

Glossary of nautical terms

Don't know a sampan from a sampson post? Perplexed by parrels, pelorus or pirogues? Harrassed by a harmattan? Welcome to the PBO glossary containing over 1,500 words, from simple sea terms to archaic sayings and ancient nautical nomenclature.

Podcast October 2014

Dave Selby podcast: 'Mad About The Boat'

'The advent of selfie-steering gear...'