Motor boat and sailing news from Practical Boat Owner magazine

Small power boat wrecked at Le Picquerel. Credit: Peter Frankland

storm force winds rattled through the islands during January causing damage to sea defences particularly along Guernsey’s North West coastline, writes John Frankland.

Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h. © Yvan Zedda/BPCE

With 40nm separating Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h from Alex Thomson and 350nm left to the finishing line, victory in the solo round-the-world race now comes down to one…

Enda O'Coineen. Credit Jean-Marie Liot/DPPI/Vendee Globe

Irish skipper Enda O'Coineen has vowed to 'complete' the Vendée Globe by sailing his yacht Team Ireland - Kilcullen Voyager back to Les Sables d'Olonne.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service

A man in his 50’s has been taken to hospital believed to be suffering with flash burns and hypothermia, following a boat fire off St Mary’s Island, Chatham Maritime, on…

Rolling waves as seen from ARC yacht Skyelark

"This funding could result in longer lasting wave converters that are better able to harness the power of the sea and more efficiently turn it into renewable energy"