Boat lovers: show your enthusiasm. Editor David Pugh welcomes you to the latest issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine.
PBO reader John Apps sails to St Helena, an island so full of superlatives he has to pinch himself to ensure he didn’t dream his visit
Tacking inside a ‘cone’ can help you to harness changes in wind direction, explains Dick Everitt.
Deck the halls with fenders and anchors, tra la la la...! Wishing all PBO readers a very happy Christmas
As if loss of steering and starting to sink wasn’t bad enough, John Broadhead was forced to keep a cool head and think quickly when he became trapped in a…
"Avoiding collision starts with keeping a good lookout in order to detect other vessels and assess the situation"
A salute to the Sailfish, ‘a pert piece of politburo polyester for the masses’
'The speed limit is prominently posted on navigation marks, ignorance of the law is no excuse and common sense should have prevailed" says Lymington Harbour Master Ryan Willegers.
Unsettled weather is heading our way in the lead-up to Christmas with Storm Barbara expected to strike the north and west of the UK tomorrow.
A delay involving the Harbour Infrastructure Funding Agreement has meant it will not be possible to start the Eastern Channel dredging works in January.
The coastguards have reached Thomas Ruyant’s boat and two sailors have gone on board with a pump. Thomas told his team that he now hopes he can save his boat.…
It is not too soon, as the situation has grown worse with the Vendée Globe boat sinking her bow down into the water.
Ruyant’s crash with an unidentified floating object - thought to be a shipping container - marks the fifth time a Vendée Globe competitor has struck something and been forced out…
The lifeboat crew were tasked to a yacht, about 10m in length anchored to the North Thanet buoy, some 13 miles east of Ramsgate, and on arrival at the scene…
The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) has officially ratified a new Cowes to Dinard monohull World Record for Phil Sharp and Class 40 yacht Imerys.
New pontoons have been installed and others repositioned to upgrade the access and design of the marina, and to increase the number of available berths...
New inshore MCZs to protect Belfast Lough clams; rare black guillemots on Rathlin Island; seagrass meadows off Waterfoot; soft coral in Carlingford Lough.
‘This has really made my day and my Christmas', says Bernard Morley, of Grimsby, who has won more than £2,745 of quality boating gear in the PBO giveaway.
'As for what it means for the wider world of sailing – well, where racing design leads, cruising design often follows..." says PBO boat tester David Harding.
A £5million boost for Britain’s Kite Power Systems' kite power technology, which has the potential to transform the global offshore wind generation market.