In the May 2017 issue of Practical Boat Owner...
British Paralympians Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell have been selected for the SKUD 18 class, while Stephen Thomas, John Robertson and Hannah Stodel take their places in the Sonar
WARNING: DISTURBING IMAGE. The mummified body of missing German sailor Manfred Fritz Bajorat was discovered at his chart table
Visiting seafarers will have the chance to accumulate free berthing at Cowes Yacht Haven marina on the Isle of Wight.
Cheer on the British Sailing Team at the last World Cup event before the 2016 Rio Olympics, held in Dorset from 6 - 12 June 2016.
Dave is calling for PBO readers to join in with his sailing adventure, to share their wisdom, cheer him along the way and sail in company.
PBO reader Tim Marsden shares a practical project to ensure the smooth closure of locker lids
Waiting for the Tide - the editor's welcome to this month’s Practical Boat Owner magazine
Dick Everitt explains how sailors can apply knowledge of tidal streams to ensure that water flow is a help, not a hindrance
When the movie circus rolls into town, Darcy-fanciers vainly search for Colin Firth – although PBO columnist Dave Selby and his dog Bart are the real stars-in-waiting
A Marine Accident Investigation Branch report has been published into a high-speed powerboat crash at the Hamble River entrance, which seriously injured a teenager.
In the April 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...
A knock on the head while surfing convinced 29-year-old Anna Millington that she was dreaming when she was later notified about winning the PBO Project Boat.
The Ocean Cruising Club is calling for sailors in the South Pacific area to join the Fiji recovery efforts following Cyclone Winston.
The results of a survey to investigate the causes of kill cord and kill switch failure and the results have been published.
The finishing touch to the interior of many boats is the vinyl-covered headlining panel, which can be detached to access under-deck fittings. Jake Kavanagh watches upholsterer Alan Dring make one…
It happens to us all eventually – things start to sag, and it’s particularly true of foam-backed vinyls. For boatbuilders, vinyl is comparatively cheap and easy to install, so it’s…
Peter Crick makes a gate in his pushpit - which then goes on to save a life!
Paul Newton mounts an anchor light and emergency VHF antenna on his pushpit
Rick Allender goes back to basics with a low-cost and simple way to shower on a small boat
A sailor who was airlifted to safety after his yacht ran aground off the west coast of Scotland has been arrested on an international warrant.