The boating burden lies heavy upon the soul of the true sailor... at least, that's what we'd have everyone in the non-nautical world believe...
Surveying a boat is serious business. You need to speak Latin, have creative writing skills, and be able to wield a hammer!
Is Bart Selby a randy criminal mastermind...or just a naughty dog? Hear about the canine scourge of the Blackwater in the April 2008 podcast.
The masters of the universe appear to have embraced sailing - and they're taking no prisoners: how luminescent lunatics rule the waves
One thing's for certain - when you're talking sailing absolutely nothing's certain. Reasons to be careful in the February 2008 podcast.
A Style All of his Own - Bart has taste. He wouldn't be caught drowining in just any old lifejacket - Download and listen to PBO columnist Dave Selby reading…
There's a particular sense of achievement that comes from being in a class of your own. 'Look on the bright side - no-one can overtake us now!'
Wooden it be luverly! A wooden boat should go against the grain for sensible, practical, budget-conscious boat owners. Still, it might be nice...
Clandestine rituals, beardedness and an enormous bowsprit are all telltale signs that someone may secretly be a member of the Old Gaffers' Association.
Too much, too little, wrong colour, not refined enough... that's the trouble with water, and the sea in particular: it can be so unreliable
It takes all salts. Want to become a pillar of salty society? First you need to consider 'the look' - and then think about modifying your dog
All aboard for the right old carry-on that is the annual Norfolk Broads Three Rivers Race. Hear about the 24 hours of chaos in Dave's September 2009 podcast.
Boat jumbles, eh? More bargains than you can shake a stick at! Hear about Dave's rumble in the jumble in the August 2009 podcast.
An embarrassing problem for some sailors - hear about the misfortune of spreader's droop in the July 2009 podcast.
With a far from bulging trophy cabinet, bringing home new silverware means everything. Hear about Dave's learning of 'Endeavour' in the June 2009 podcast.
In the competitve world of paper boat racing, a few folds of origami and a coat or two of yacht varnish are simply not enough. Hear about Dave's break into…
Sailors naturally like to stockpile food aboard their boats, and what better than to be weighed down with scores of tins. Never mind that a label might occasionally fall off...…
In a rallying call of the wild, Sailfish crews gather in numbers on the River Blackwater. Hear about the flotilla's escapades in the March 2009 podcast.
Messing about in boats is great fun, but watching others mess about can be even more so. Delight in the spectacle of others' slip ups in the February 2009 podcast.
Tales of adventure and skulduggery on the high seas emanate from the once-smoky bars of grog-houses along the British coast...but haven't we heard them already? Dave talks about deja vu…