'As for what it means for the wider world of sailing – well, where racing design leads, cruising design often follows..." says PBO boat tester David Harding.
Lone Australian yachtsman Shane Freeman has set sail on a 14,500-mile voyage to England in order to compete in the 2018 Golden Globe Race.
'It's brutal. Absolutely brutal. I do wonder why I do this sometimes", says Britain's Vendée Globe contender Alex Thomson
The 2017 edition of the Reeds PBO Small Craft Almanac is now available, offering many unique features for small craft sailors in the UK, Ireland and much of northern Europe.
"You haven't won the race, if in winning the race you have lost the respect of your competitors." Legendary sailor Paul Elvstrom has died at the age of 88.
One lucky winner will scoop a selection of Practical Boat Owner magazine's best on test over the past year as one great prize – worth more than £2,700!
50 years old, and still aspirational. Editor David Pugh welcomes you to the latest issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine.
We took a trip to Brightlingsea to sail a Secret 20 while ours was in transit
British yachtswoman Jeanne Socrates has repaired last month's storm damage and resumed her record-breaking quest aboard her 38ft yacht Nereida.
"I packed my grab bag with passport etc at one point... to be ready for the worst but Nereida rode the big seas well despite a lot of shaking and…
The Volvo Ocean Race is making a major rule change to give world-class female sailors a much clearer pathway to compete at the highest level of offshore sailing in the…
With just a week to go there’s still time to nominate your yachting hero for the 2016 boats.com YJA Yachtsman and Young Sailor of the Year awards.
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published an interim report on the investigation of the fatal accident on board the Clipper yacht CV21, off the coast of Portugal on…
Why make heavy going in choppy conditions when a less demanding alternative heading will get you to your destination in about the same time? Asks Dick Everitt.
The awards provide an opportunity for the public to put forward their yachting heroes and celebrate the achievements of up-and-coming talent.
The RYA Sail for Gold Roadshow is back to celebrate the Paralympic Games and will be heading to Alton Watersports Centre in Ipswich on Saturday 17 September. The Paralympic sailing…
In the October 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...
A Day Skipper Practical course gives PBO news editor Laura Hodgetts first-hand insights into man overboard recovery, mooring alongside under power, passage planning and much more
Seized drug and weapon smuggling boats - the 57ft yacht Golem and the 38ft motor cruiser Albernina - will be auctioned this evening with no reserve.
Castletownbere lifeboat volunteers spent 12 hours battling storm-force conditions to rescue a single-handed yachtsman 45 miles south of Mizen head in West Cork.