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.

Here’s Dougal, who will be 9 in a few weeks and has been boating with us since a pup. From Tom Brissenden

Send us your seadog photos for our web gallery and your pet may be lucky enough to become Seadog of the Month in the magazine to win you £30. Email:…

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...

Phil Sharp Channel World record

The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) has officially ratified a new Cowes to Dinard monohull World Record for Phil Sharp and Class 40 yacht Imerys.

Aberystwyth Marina

New pontoons have been installed and others repositioned to upgrade the access and design of the marina, and to increase the number of available berths...