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13 Oct 2017
TV personality and keen amateur sailor Nick Knowles, lends his support to Sail Aid UK.

Sail Aid UK, set up in September in the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria wreaking violent havoc across so much of the Caribbean, reports that its first major fundraising platform, the Black Tie/Loud Shirt Dinner at Land Rover BAR's Flight Deck in Portsmouth on 11th November, was virtually sold out within days of announcing it, however there are still a limited number of tickets available. Booking enquiries to:...

06 Oct 2017
Limassol Marina’s exclusive Island Villas now fully complete

Limassol Marina, managed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is delighted to announce that construction is now complete on the final Island Villas at Limassol Marina, Cyprus’ first superyacht marina. With the majority of these elite homes already occupied, just 20 properties are now available for sale, offering buyers the final chance to purchase a villa on the sea in this region of the Mediterranean. 

An unrivalled concept on the shores of Cyprus, these luxury and uniquely designed...

02 Oct 2017
Greenland NUKA Paddle - kayak hipster.com

Until recently, there seemed to be an established ‘them and us’ attitude between kayakers that used Euro style paddles, that’s to say, paddles with large, oval paddle blades, and Greenland paddles, with long slender blades modelled on traditional Greenland Inuit wooden paddles. 

However, recently, more and more paddlers have been checking out the benefits of using a Greenland ‘Stick’ to reduce shoulder strain, improve paddling efficiency and make rolling easier, as well as getting a...

27 Sep 2017

Boats with red diesel in their tanks can continue to visit Belgium without fear of fines

The RYA has today [26 September 2017] secured confirmation from the Belgian Ministry of Finance that controls in Belgium for red diesel remain suspended until further notice.

It remains to be seen what action, if any, the formal report of the meeting of the Indirect Tax Expert Group will reveal, but for the time being at least it appears that boats with red diesel in their tanks can...

09 Sep 2017
Action stations as marine stalwarts unite to form Sail Aid UK

A working group from within the marine industry has been formed to co-ordinate 'Sail Aid UK', a fundraising initiative to support victims of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean.

Plans are still very much in their infancy but the team reports it has already been inundated with offers of help and support for the cause from the UK sailing community which has strong connections with the Caribbean Islands, their residents and their many and varied...
30 Jul 2017

World’s Fastest Ocean Rower Fiann Paul Becomes the First Person in History to Row Four Oceans, Alongside a Team of International Athletes

In an epic world first expedition led by Icelandic polymath Fiann Paul, five international athletes have completed the first of the Polar Row’s two rows shattering the previous Arctic Ocean speed record. Upon completion of this first leg, the team’s mentor (and the most successful rower in Olympic history), Sir Steve Redgrave CBE, stated...

13 Jul 2017
Jack O’Neill World Memorial Paddle Out

The life of legendary waterman Jack O’Neill, father of the wetsuit founder of the O'Neill brand, was honoured spectacularly in a worldwide series of memorial paddle outs.

Jack’s legacy was celebrated on a global scale on July 9th with a historic worldwide ceremony. If the ultimate purpose of life is to love and be loved, then Jack succeeded immeasurably by building a family across the world that he loved and loved him back, across every ocean.

From Santa Cruz to Sydney,...

28 May 2017
Charles Nethersole (left) with Capt. Cody Catapano, owner and captain of Sea Tow Crystal Coast, NC, and the recovered sailing catamaran Leopard. Photo: Sea Tow

A British professional captain who survived the night time capsize of catamaran Leopard last November has been reunited with the yacht after she was found off the North Carolina coast near Morehead City.

Charles Nethersole, from Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, and his two crew were rescued after he activated his ACR Electronics ...

04 Feb 2017
Lia Ditton, Yo! Row’ expedition

The world’s leading supplier of marine pyrotechnic distress signals, Drew Marine Signal & Safety, announces its sponsorship of experienced adventurer, Lia Ditton and her incredible ‘Yo! Row’ expedition for 2018, as she attempts to become the first woman to row the North Pacific Ocean solo.

Drew Marine Signal & Safety will provide Lia with a selection of vital Pains Wessex marine distress signals to keep her safe at sea while she attempts this exciting challenge. The donation...

14 Jan 2017
Preparations underway now on site at the Waterfront Brewery to receive hundreds of Race Week enthusiasts - photo Dobbs Davis

A scant three days remain to the start of the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week and the long range weather forecast looks juicy. Key West Race Week's reputation is built on close racing amid great sailing conditions, and this year looks to...
09 Nov 2016
Karpaz Gate Marina: Karpaz Gate Marina Announces 2017 Berthing Offers

Karpaz Gate Marina has announced its berthing prices and special offers for 2017.

The 5 Gold Anchor marina on the Karpaz peninsula in Northern Cyprus is offering special incentives for boat owners looking to choose a safe and secure home for their boat or yacht in the East Mediterranean. Benefits include on-site technical and leisure facilities and the chance to explore a fascinating country and interesting cruising area with a long sailing season.

An ideal winter berthing...

03 Nov 2016
Are yachts a good investment?

There are many reasons people invest in boats, for the lifestyle, the love of the sea, the freedom to roam the ocean, the ability to sail across to private beaches, even just to get from A to B in some style. They also invest looking for a financial return, either through buying a run down boat in winter and doing it up for resale in the summer or aiming at the charter market. Some companies even invest in boats as water taxis.

So are boats a good investment, well it really depends...