Robert Melotti

Robert Melotti
Born and raised in a sailing family in Bermuda, Rob learned to sail at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and Spanish Point Boat Club, finishing 3rd in the Bermuda Junior Nationals in 1989.

A former dinghy instructor at Southampton Water Activities Centre, Rob switched to marine publishing in 2004.

He is a regular evening and weekend yacht racer in the Solent as well as a keen windsurfer with plans to buy a small yacht for some South Coast exploring with his family.

Looking ahead to a season of sun and sailing this month with 10 checks to get your boat back on the water safely after lockdown, plus the ultimate buyer's guide…

Mind over matter this month as we tackle the restoration blues head-on with top tips from a psychologist boat restorer. Plus we dig into the Polish boatbuilding business and explain…

Some restorations become the pride of a nation, while others become expensive embarassments – how does that happen? We find out, plus used boat reviews - including 9 of the…

When a 75ft vessel that can ‘sail’ or foil at double-digit speeds capsizes – it’s quite a spectacle, but is not really a laughing matter. The qualification rounds have begun…

Practical articles and expert tips galore in the February 2021 issue of PBO as we hear from a reader struck by lightning 3 times! Plus top tips on servicing winches,…

What does 2021 and beyond hold for British boat owners interested in sailing in EU waters? There are multiple permutations, exceptions, caveats and potential changes still to come, but broadly…

This month we get aboard three new outboard-powered day boats – inland and coastal – plus we deconstruct the calculations that define the limits of your sailing boat's performance. And…

The type of tender you own says a lot about the boat you have and the boating you do. A boat for rowing out to a mid-river mooring and back…

The latest issue of PBO features offshore single-handed sailing tips for dreamers and DIYers plus stories of seamanship and practical ideas for boats of all sizes on any budget. Get…