'It's brutal. Absolutely brutal. I do wonder why I do this sometimes", says Britain's Vendée Globe contender Alex Thomson
Fast action from nearby Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) crews helped save a boat from sinking, when fire broke out aboard the 1982 Swan 76 ketch Pauline af Skanör, in…
The 2017 edition of the Reeds PBO Small Craft Almanac is now available, offering many unique features for small craft sailors in the UK, Ireland and much of northern Europe.
"You haven't won the race, if in winning the race you have lost the respect of your competitors." Legendary sailor Paul Elvstrom has died at the age of 88.
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After taking on water following a collision with an unidentified floating object in the South Indian Ocean, Vendée Globe's Kito de Pavant has been rescued.
Vendée Globe skipper Kito de Pavant has struck an unidentified floating object, which has led to a significant ingress of water aboard the boat.
Douglas Innes, the company director of Stormforce Coaching Limited, has denied the manslaughter of four crew members who were killed when the yacht Cheeki Rafiki capsized in the North Atlantic.
Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. (Princess) has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges stemming from its deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover it up, the…
A French Navy helicopter captured some stunning Vendée Globe race footage of British yachtsman Alex Thomson and his closest rival Armel Le Cleac'h sailing in the Southern Ocean.
A new Greek tax affecting thousands of British boat owners in Greece has moved a step nearer to being introduced, the Cruising Association reports – but possibly at a lower…
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French photographer Jean-Marie Liot won the main Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016 award thanks to an extraordinary picture of the Vendée Globe yacht Safran, entirely submerged by a wave at…
50 years old, and still aspirational. Editor David Pugh welcomes you to the latest issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine.
For a sailor in distress, golf is the thin end of the wedge, writes PBO columnist Dave Selby.
The super-maxi Rambler 88 has broken the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) course record with a time of eight days, six hours, 29 minutes and 15 seconds .
Urgent genset repairs and a damaged gooseneck have forced the British yachtswoman to abandon her latest attempt at a record-breaking circumnavigation.
Police in Cornwall have issued a reminder to motorists to ensure towed items are properly secured after a yacht was abandoned for several hours at the side of a narrow…
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The single-handed sailor aboard found he had no power, lights or VHF radio after several abortive attempts to start the boat’s engine.