The inaugural ARC Channel Islands rally has successfully created a channel-crossing community, says its World Cruising Club organisers.
Newly-qualified RYA Day Skipper Laura Hodgetts charters a yacht around the Sporades islands and the Gulf of Volos
After a quick stop in Cherbourg, the fleet departed towards Guernsey with a light westerly breeze pushing them along. The crew of Midnight Wanderer said they were ‘blessed with blue…
Following a sunrise departure from Haslar Marina, Gosport, ARC Channel Islands rallygoers celebrated reaching Cherbourg, France after a 70nm passage.
I hope you’ll join me for the next leg of Marlin’s Mission, either in your boats or aboard Marlin, says Dave Selby
We're inviting all sailing clubs, classes and associations celebrating their 50th anniversary year to get in touch - Editor David Pugh welcomes you to the latest issue of Practical Boat…
‘Flames were licking out of the companionway’: yachtsman watched his beloved boat burn following two-year restoration
If you’re simultaneously a bit shallow yet out of your depth when it comes to echo-sounders, a cup of tea can confer great dividends
In the September 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...
Simple step-by-step chartwork can show us when we’ll need to tack to clear a headland, says Dick Everitt.
A single-handed sailor was discovered sitting on his yacht's upturned hull, 20 miles off the Co Wexford coast, Ireland.
A fire scare aboard a yacht turned out to be steam caused by burst hot water pipes.
PBO's Dave Selby, who is battling a rare nerve illness, won a tense race against time to sail his 18ft Sailfish to London before his legs gave way.
Two sailors abandoned their blazing yacht after an engine fire broke out near the entrance to Poole Harbour.
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Don't rely on a mobile phone, says RNLI coxswain Mark Kenyon: Without a radio bearing 'a small vessel in rough seas can be a challenging target.'
Dave Selby sets sail on his 18ft Sailfish Marlin on a 300-mile voyage to the Southampton Boat show to promote the joys of small boat ownership and raise money for…
Marlin's Mission is underway as Dave Selby heads off from Maldon on his Sailfish 18
In the August 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...
HMS Echo and RNLI lifeboat volunteers assisted a 28ft yacht that was battered by 40 knot squalls whilst attempting to cross Lyme Bay, eight miles off the Devon coast