Jeanne Socrates

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…

London Boat Show 2016. Credit onEdition 2016

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…

St Helena_Anchorage and Foreshore from Ladder Hill

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

The propshaft slipped back and wedged the rudder, setting off a calamitous chain of events. Credit Dick Everitt

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…

Cowes, Isle of Wight

A delay involving the Harbour Infrastructure Funding Agreement has meant it will not be possible to start the Eastern Channel dredging works in January.

Ramsgate launch to exhausted sailor. Credit: RNLI/Ian Cannon

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…

PBO Feb 2017 Cover

In the February 2017 issue of Practical Boat Owner...