Bart’s Bash to support disabled sailing

"It is a travesty that the Paralympics is dropping sailing after Rio 2016, so we have placed Bart’s Bash on the last two days of the Paralympics Games"

Colin Brown describes a series of checks you can carry out to assess the structural integrity of the bolts which attach the keel to your boat

We get scrubbing to find out what effect a variety of teak cleaners have on the woodwork of a Sigma 38 moored on the River Itchen

Ron Sykes adds numbers to help avoid confusion when identifying ships and marks

The illustration shows the only way I have been able to stop through-deck chainplates from leaking. The ‘bonnet’ is made of ¼in (6mm) canvas Bakelite, also known as Tufnol or…

New photos of Joshua Slocum uncovered in an old family photo album. Credit: Bill Springer

New photographs of Joshua Slocum and Spray have turned up in possession of an elderly woman whose family spent their summers at Hyannis Point, Massachusetts.