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

A yacht with an orca

The Cruising Association is reminding sailors of its advice on orca encounters along the Iberian Peninsula, and the importance of reporting either an interaction or non-eventful passage

Boats in a marina underneath a dark sky

On 1st January 2024, the broadcast of the Shipping Forecast turned 100 years old – the forecast itself is much, much older than that with the 150th anniversary of the…

A drawing of the Astus 26.5 trimaran

The first images of the new Astus 26.5 have been released. The yacht will be available towards the end of 2024