Laura Hodgetts

Laura Hodgetts

Laura is PBO’s news and website editor

PBO October 2017 cover

In the October 2017 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine...

New Quay RNLI inshore lifeboat launched to out-of-control boat

"People in charge of high powered craft should use their kill cords"... a 4m RIB was careering around in the sea off Penbryn beach with no one on board.

Marine writer

Do you love marine gear and the latest technology or are practical projects your passion? We have a vacancy for a writer working across our marine titles...

Shipping-map

The Met Office is celebrating 150 uninterrupted years of the Shipping Forecast, which is believed to be the longest-running continuous forecast in the world.

VHF Channel changes

Boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea need to make sure they’re ready for the changeover of some VHF channel numbers used to contact UK Coastguard.…

Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award winners 2016

Nominations can be made by anyone but the sailor. Those nominated for the 2017 Award must have performed an "outstanding achievement in the sport of sailing between 19 September 2016

Clipper round-the-world yacht race start. Credit: onEdition

The biggest-ever edition of the Clipper Race, got under way on the River Mersey, Liverpool, on Sunday, 20 August, in front of thousands of spectators.

The 2017 Round the Island Race fleet. Credit: Paul Wyeth

The race was previously scheduled for 23 June 2018, however race organisers moved the date following confirmation the Isle of Wight Music Festival would be held the same weekend