Motor boat and sailing news from Practical Boat Owner magazine

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

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…

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