Getting a trophy can make competitions worthwhile - if only there was a prize for wanting one the most
Fashions may come and go with the season, but gaff haute couture is here to stay - a lifestyle choice without the style
It's not the winning that counts, it's the size of your bowsprit. Be prepared for the misadventures of the Three Rivers Race
Keeping your eyes closed won't fix a broken keel - but the weird science of epoxy will. Find resins to be cheerful
Talking rubbish - quality rubbish - is a skill to be honed early in the season over a cuppa. Put the kettle on and listen to the July 2008 podcast.
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.