Les Williams, one of sailing's pioneering mavericks from the 1960s - 1980s passed away in late January.
Corinthian sailor Les Powles who successfully sailed solo around the world three times during the 1970s and ‘80s and was a recipient of the British Yachtsman of the Year award,…
Fair winds to free-spirited sailor and pioneering multihull designer James Wharram who passed away on 14 December, at the age of 93
A member of the Colman's mustard dynasty, Sir Tim Colman held the World Speed Sailing Record for many years with his Crossbow proa designs. Barry Pickthall remembers him.
PBO was saddened to hear that Robert Braithwaite, founder of Sunseeker International, passed away in the early hours of this morning at the age of 75.
Thunder and torrential rain were an apt reminder that "SAR don’t wait for good weather to rescue us, they come when we need them..."
One hundred yachts and motorboats have signed up to take part in a tribute flotilla in memory of Irish Coast Guard helicopter R116 crew.
Yachting photographer Eileen Ramsay died on 8 February at the grand old age of 101. Her family are holding a memorial service to celebrate her life and work
Award-winning yachting cartoonist Mike Peyton has died at the age of 96.
Cruising community remembers the inspiration behind East Coast Pilot
"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.
Pat Manley, a long-time contributor to PBO and who regularly featured in our Ask the Experts pages, passed away on 5 September.
Clipper Race teams united across the Pacific Ocean with a minute’s silence and ceremonies to pay their respects to Sarah Young, who was buried at sea
Ed Dubois was a good friend of PBO contributor Peter K Poland and this was probably the last and most up-to-date profile on him.
From Westerlys to superyachts, with plenty in between, the career of designer Ed Dubois has been spectacular.
The Cruising Association is sad to announce that Tony Brett-Jones, a past President of the CA and, for many years, the Editor of the CA Handbook and Almanac died in…
Gordon Perry, co-author of the RYA Knots, Splices & Ropework Handbook, sadly passed away over the Christmas period.
The Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) has paid tribute to its former Commodore, Admiral Mary Barton, who died on 1 December, just a few days before her 95th birthday.