Laura Hodgetts

Features editor

Laura Hodgetts

After graduating with a 1st in BA (Hons) Multi-Media Journalism at Bournemouth University, Laura worked for Digital Photographer magazine as a staff writer, before taking voluntary redundancy to go travelling.

Laura then joined the Dorset Echo as a news reporter, completing the NCTJ senior news reporter qualifications. Laura’s love of watersports saw her write the Echo’s Afloat page and become Newsquest Dorset’s only accredited reporter for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events, held in Weymouth and Portland.

She has completed the RYA day skipper, dinghy sailing level 2, powerboat level 2, windsurfing and kitesurfing beginner, and PADI advanced open water diving courses.

Laura joined PBO as news and website editor in December 2012, and has worked on sister title Yachting Monthly as cruising editor.

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"This warning has become even more valid after the Calor Gas U-turn as some owners will be swapping back again and buying yet another regulator."

OLAS Tag man overboard safety devices can be attached to wristbands or buoyancy aids worn by a man and attached to a dog via its buoyancy aid

If your canine crew is selected as our Seadog of the Month star in Practical Boat Owner magazine, your dog will win an OLAS Tag man-overboard device from Exposure Marine…