Katy Stickland


Lawrie Smith became a household name after skippering Rothmans and Silk Cut in different editions of the Whitbread Round the World Race. Credit: Getty

Lawrie Smith has won the 2023 YJA Yachtsman of the Year award. The British sailor is an accomplished Olympian, America’s Cup skipper and a UK National Champion in multiple classes.…

Teh REv Bob Shepton wearing an orange coat and black hat

The Reverend Bob Shepton, who has spent decades sailing and climbing in the high latitudes, has been honoured by the Ocean Cruising Club

Practical Boat Owner April 2024

Are you ready for launch day? Essential checks from batteries to safety kit, Trade tips on buying a second hand outboard, pre-start checks and engine care, how to sail solo…

POP Fender

The POP Fender doesn't squeak, is maintenance free and is fully recyclable. Katy Stickland puts it to the test

Boats moored in a French port

British boaters who want to spend longer than three months cruising in France will still need to apply for a visa following failed attempts to amend the French Immigration and…

March 2024 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine

The kit you shouldn't sail offshore without, the right boat insurance for you, how to manage E5 & E10 petrol, the best used boats for families, a step by step…

Start Third leg of Ocean Globe Race

12 yachts crossed the start line of the third leg of the Ocean Globe Race, from Auckland, New Zealand to Punta del Este, Uruguay

People walking around BoatLIFE

Planning on visiting BoatLife 2024? Here is your guide to the third edition of this popular show, which will take place in February at NEC Birmingham

All smiles! 51-year-old Jack Johnson crossed the finish line and claims the Globe 5.80 Transat 2023 crown. Credit: Lutz Kohne / Class Globe 5.80

American skipper Jack Johnson has sailed his home-built plywood yacht to first place in the McIntyre Globe 5.80 Transat 2023, and has qualified for the Mini Globe Race 2025