Credit: RNLI/Martin Fish

As a result of two successive call outs to unmanned drifting vessels, lifeboat volunteers have made a plea to boat owners to check all moorings

Osmosis repair

Even the worst cases of osmosis can be professionally treated, and while the process is expensive and time consuming, it will revive the boat and restore its value. Jake Kavanagh…

A good use for that leftover epoxy resin - Hanne and Matthijs Siljee-van Beek beef up their oars

DIY Osmosis repair

If you’ve found a few blisters on your gel coat, don’t despair. You may not need to do a full gel coat strip – which on cheaper boats may not…

After a few knocks a yacht’s keelbolts can work a little loose – but that might be just the beginning, as the owners of Quartet discovered.

The Barton Cup - Michael Johnson

The annual OCC awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of blue water sailors and bring those achievements to the attention of the sailing community at large.

Boat leaks are the bane of a sailor’s life, but with patience their source can be traced. Here are some ideas of where to start...