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
PBO columnist Dave Selby has set a date for his charity challenge that aims to encourage more people to get afloat and raise funds for a worthy cause.
In the Summer 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...
The solo sailor managed to pull his yacht clear of the rocks but then a damaged propeller left him drifting helplessly towards Yarmouth Pier.
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.
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…