Profoundly deaf, amateur sailor Gavin Reid has beaten “his heroes”, Giles Scott and Brian Thompson, to be named the boats.com 2016 YJA Yachtsman of the Year.
One hundred young people in recovery from cancer will be taking part in an extraordinary challenge - sailing around Britain in a national relay, celebrating achievement and realising potential.
British sailor Alex Thomson has regained ground on arch rival Armel Le Cléac'h following a frustrating 24 hours in the Doldrums for the Vendée Globe leader.
Following a spate of incidents, UK Coastguard has issued some timely advice for enjoying the UK coast safely without putting yourself in danger.
The objective of the initiative is to inform and educate boat owners regarding the hazards associated with antifouling their boats.
The London Boat Show kicks off the 2017 boating calendar, showcasing what the global sailing and marine world has to offer, with close to 400 boats on display.
Award-winning TV star, model and activist, Joanna Lumley has officially opened the Sunseeker International stand at the London Boat Show.
A family of four received help when their yacht ran aground near Bembridge Harbour, on the east coast of the Isle of Wight.
Cruising community remembers the inspiration behind East Coast Pilot
Brain power is still best for calculating weather, wind and tidal information, says Dick Everitt
British yachtswoman Jeanne Socrates still has her sights set on becoming the the oldest person to sail non-stop, solo and unassisted around the world, despite having to wait until September…
Dame Ellen MacArthur, Olympic champion and World Sailor of the Year Saskia Clark and yachtswoman Dee Caffari are among the many big name guests confirmed for this year’s London Boat…
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.