Clive Marsh

Clive Marsh

Clive Marsh discovered small boats while working for Canadian Pacific Steamships and is a past Commodore of the Merchant Navy Association Boat Club.

A man wearing a hat for sailing - a breton cap

Prolific boat owner Clive Marsh argues in favour of the Breton cap as the one-size-fits-all-conditions superior sailing headwear

A Tideway 12 being recovered. The hull only weighs around 240lb (110kg) so can be easily moved by hand. Credit: John Husband/Alamy

Prolific boat owner Clive Marsh extols the virtues of the Tideway 12, which can be launched by hand from a trolley

Two people in a boat sailing in waves

Why the correct manoeuvres for the sea conditions will reduce hogging and sagging stress on both ship and crew

A thames sailing barge with spritsails with red sails sailing on the sea

There’s a lot to be said for owning small boats and chartering big ones...Clive Marsh looks at spritsails, snotters and leeboards

The Tideway 10 leaving no wake on a cold morning in February

The trailerable Tideway 10 has the benefits of her sister vessel, the Tideway 12, but is lighter and easier to launch and recover by hand

The bow of a liferaft painted in blue, white and red

The basic shape of a traditional lifeboat is a long shallow keel, double ended and beamy – ideal for conversion into a cruising boat

A yacht with red sails

Designed for safe family boating under sail, or or power, but taken long distance by intrepid sailors, Clive Marsh looks at the Drascombe and Devon Luggers and the Dabber