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.

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…

Practical Boat Owner September 2020 cover

The September issue of PBO has an extra special mix of boat maintenance advice – focussing on the rig checks you can do yourself – plus amazing adventures and boat…

Let the summer commence! The latest issue of Practical Boat Owner extolls the virtues of buying second-hand. Ken Endean describes the way to eliminate doubt when buying and restoring a…

Boat electronics on a budget is the big story this month in the Summer issue of PBO. Rupert Holmes highlights the difference between what you want and what you need…

The official updates for the PBO Small Craft Almanac can be downloaded from the Adlard Coles website – updates for your almanac section.  Or you can view the updates and…

Does your ground tackle pass muster? In the July issue of PBO (on sale 14 May) we offer 10 easy checks and dozens of ideas for improving your anchor and…

As the lockdown extends through the month of April, PBO brings you 100 DIY ideas you can do from home or in the workshop. See the full list online at…

This month's tips on improving efficiency on deck and with furlers and reefing systems will make windward legs much easier, plus there's a trio of remarkable restorations: inspiring projects on…

Pick up a copy of the April issue of PBO (on sale 20 Feb) and see for yourself why everyone is raving about the Coast 250 from Swallow Boats –…

Pre-season DIY mast checks, a pair of extended coastal adventures – power and sail – plus 10 top tips for how to live aboard with your pets.