Firefighters tackle the fire at Deacons Boatyeard. Credit: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a blaze which damaged a chandlery building at a Bursledon boatyard last night.

Coastguard rescue helicopter

Debris found off the coast of Northern Ireland has been confirmed as belonging to the microlight aircraft that went missing with two people on board.

Coastal deaths at five-year high

Of the 168 UK coastal deaths in 2015, six of the fatalities involved motorboating, while 10 of the fatalities were linked to sailing.

Nav in a nutshell: Shaping a course

GPS is not infallible, so it makes sense to know the basics of shaping a rough ‘course to steer’ on a paper chart, says Dick Everitt.

Cat aboard_Richard Hare

With a summer holiday being firmly rooted in the French canals, Richard Hare agreed to have the family cat aboard. The plan cost less than keeping Polly in a cattery…

Kate and Jonny Harrison dreamed of a round-the-world backpacking tour to Australia – but then their plans took a nautical turn