The Sailfish community has mobilised to help Marlin’s Mission get afloat safely, as Dave Selby prepares to head off on his charity voyage to the Southampton Boat Show.
I’m so daunted by the enormity of Marlin’s Mission I’ve fled to Sardinia to spend a week with friends on a boat before I really get stuck into all the…
Not entirely sure if he has what it takes to become a competitive sailor, Dave issues a treatise on the distinctive apparel, native cunning and persuasiveness of the racing breed
At boat jumbles, it would appear to be customary for buyers and sellers alike to feel hard done by, says PBO columnist Dave Selby...
Dave Selby finds out how much work he has to do to prepare his Sailfish 18 Marlin for their forthcoming 300-mile voyage.
Dave provocatively contends that an ensign can make a serviceable tea towel – and vice versa
Dave is calling for PBO readers to join in with his sailing adventure, to share their wisdom, cheer him along the way and sail in company.
When the movie circus rolls into town, Darcy-fanciers vainly search for Colin Firth – although PBO columnist Dave Selby and his dog Bart are the real stars-in-waiting
PBO columnist Dave Selby discusses the prospect of opening a boatel...
PBO columnist Dave Selby shares a Lock and Bull story: a pub wasn’t a pub in olden times unless it offered a grandstand view of gladiatorial combat with lock gates…
To the seasoned observer, the sight of boutique branded sailor wear in the pub at this time of year signifies a successful Christmas haul as opposed to an intrepid bout…
Despite subscribing to a leisurely sailing ethos, Dave finds himself accepting a sailing prize. Which had been won by someone else
Dave Selby describes the tortuous boat-handling processes which led to him being rear-ended by a pontoon
Dave Selby asks 'Why must boat trailers be such a drag?' in his latest column published in Practical Boat Owner magazine.
Dave Selby reveals a secret in his latest column, published in the September 2015 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine.
Some sailors claim to know all about showers in marinas the world over, but it won’t wash with PBO columnist Dave Selby...
In his latest column, published in the Summer 2015 issue of PBO, Dave Selby shares 'the art of practical boat moanership.'
In his latest column, published in the July 2015 issue of PBO, Dave Selby puts leaky windows in the frame.
Bart Selby, the dog of columnist Dave Selby, shares his thoughts on sailing for the June 2015 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine.
PBO columnist Dave Selby finds that a yacht club work day provides an opportunity to drink limitless cups of tea while converting a Sailfish into an ornamental planter.