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This is where we publish our boat related stories and articles, which range from world circumnavigation to rescue missions, humour and much, much more. So make yourself a coffee and settle yourself down to a good read.

The Mayday Call that saved our lives – and started a business…
The Mayday Call that saved our lives – and started a business…
Thursday, 12 September 2019

In celebrating the 20th anniversary of Boatshed.com we take a glimpse into how the business began. But how could co-founders Mandy and Neil Chapman ever have imagined that their dramatic air-sea rescue in a Force 10 storm would become such...

Rising to the challenge of wind, rain and how to improvise with the laundry
Rising to the challenge of wind, rain and how to improvise with the laundry
Thursday, 13 June 2019

JUNE 13th – and less than 200 miles remaining on the Azores - Portugal leg of the ARC Europe Rally which includes rounding Cape St Vincent en route to Lagos. Squalls, mopping up and oil tankers are the order of the day in this latest report ...

Atlantic Hurricane Season: How to stay safe when sailing
Atlantic Hurricane Season: How to stay safe when sailing
Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The difference in hurricane activity over 100 years.

Weathering the waves with Supertaff on the Atlantic Rally Challenge
Weathering the waves with Supertaff on the Atlantic Rally Challenge
Sunday, 26 May 2019

Eight days under sail – and the balmy waters of Bermuda could not be more different from the now changeable conditions in mid-Atlantic.

Oyster Yachts celebrates its return to glory with the launch of the Oyster 565
Oyster Yachts celebrates its return to glory with the launch of the Oyster 565
Thursday, 09 May 2019

This evening, iconic blue-water yacht manufacturer Oyster Yachts will launch its new “pocket superyacht”, the Oyster 565.

The model will sail down the River Thames at sunset, passing under Tower Bridge as the bascules open at 7.30pm ...

The future of sailing: How technology is enhancing yachts
The future of sailing: How technology is enhancing yachts
Wednesday, 08 May 2019

We live in an era where everything is constantly changing; developments in technology allow the ability to innovate and enhance just about any sector. Because of this, it goes without saying that the way we do (almost) everything is being impacted...

Great savings on Mark Warner holidays for RYA members
Great savings on Mark Warner holidays for RYA members
Friday, 03 May 2019

RYA members can now enjoy exclusive discounts on Mark Warner award-winning activity holidays in stunning Mediterranean beach locations.

As the latest organisation to join the RYA’s Member Reward Partner Programme, RYA members can now enjoy...

Gill OS2 Range
Gill OS2 Range
Wednesday, 10 April 2019

A favourite with cruisers, the Gill OS2 is also ideal for offshore races such as the Rolex Fastnet. Taking inspiration from the pinnacle Race Ocean collection, which underwent hours of product development and testing, the OS2 is a leadin...

The RYA and RORC go doublehanded
The RYA and RORC go doublehanded
Sunday, 07 April 2019

World Sailing’s landmark decision to select a Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat event for the 2024 Olympics and the recent announcement to hold an Offshore World Championship for mixed double-handed sailing in October 2020 has encouraged th...

The Ocean Race enters new era with global launch event
The Ocean Race enters new era with global launch event
Friday, 22 March 2019

Boris Herrmann, skipper of IMOCA MALIZIA II. Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe 2018. Photo : Jean-Marie LIOT www.jmliot.com

VIDEO: First Episode of “80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston”
VIDEO: First Episode of “80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston”
Monday, 18 March 2019

To celebrate the actual date of their Brand Ambassador, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s 80th birthday, MS Amlin Yacht, the boat insurance specialists, has launched Episode One of the “80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston” video s...

The Cruising Association welcomes The Princess Royal
The Cruising Association welcomes The Princess Royal
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 In his capacity as Patron of The Cruising Association, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE RD and bar,  hosted a private visit from The Princess Royal to the CA’s headquarters in Limehouse Basin, London. Sir Robin, accompanied by the CA Pres...
RAYMARINE NEXT GENERATION
RAYMARINE NEXT GENERATION
Monday, 11 February 2019

The compact Ray53, full-sized Ray63 and the multifunction Ray73 with AIS are all full-function VHF marine radios with Class D Digital Selective Calling. Designed to complement the modern style of Raymarine Axiom multifunction displays, each V...

MS Amlin Yacht confirm sponsorship of the 2019 Round the Island Race
MS Amlin Yacht confirm sponsorship of the 2019 Round the Island Race
Thursday, 07 February 2019

Boat insurance specialists MS Amlin Yacht will continue its partnership with The Round the Island Race, which regularly attracts more than 1,400 boats and 15,000 sailors.

As official insurance partners, MS Amlin will extend racing cover to all t...

B&G V60
B&G V60
Thursday, 31 January 2019

The B&G V60 mid-level VHF radio includes a large, intuitive interface, built-in AIS receiver, a front mountable mechanical design for easy installation and optional wireless handsets. With its integrated GPS receiver, the V60 now has four ways...

Mercury Marine celebrates 80th anniversary
Mercury Marine celebrates 80th anniversary
Monday, 28 January 2019

Mercury Marine will celebrate its 80th anniversary throughout 2019 with events around the world, reflecting on its strong heritage of innovation and leadership in the marine industry.

On 22 January 1939, E. Carl Kiekhaefer purchased a bankrupt e...

Neil Chapman starts the two handed ARC across the Atlantic to St Lucia
Neil Chapman starts the two handed ARC across the Atlantic to St Lucia
Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Neil Chapman Co Founder and CEO of Boatshed.com is doing the double-handed ARC crossing from Las Palmas to St Lucia 2018 with Curt Mundy from Boatshed Ireland.

First fully up-cycled mooring rope launches
First fully up-cycled mooring rope launches
Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Marlow Ropes has launched the first premium sustainable mooring rope made using 100 per cent recycled plastic.

The Blue Ocean Dockline is the first ‘technically better’ premium dockline rope manufactured using yarn wholly made from p...

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