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.
Sail Maintenance and Repair Workshop (Nov 2018)
Exciting things are happening in the BMYC galley!
Your weekly Golden Globe race update - Susie's lagging a bit and the 2nd/3rd places are within a mile of each other - incredible!
Saturday May 28th Milford Haven
So far, only 10 of 17 participants will pass the Cape!
Tuesday May 23 Milford Marina S Wales
A quick video, just to show you what actually happens when a life jacket inflates.
More fame at last for Boatshed Brighton in this month's All At Sea UK boating newspaper, hopefully backing up our claim as leading broker in the boat sales world. Trustworthy, transparent, open and honest. ????
Join us for a free glass of Prosecco and an evening of fantastic food and amusing chat by Practical Boat Owner's very own funny columnist, Dave Selby - hope to see you there!
My friend Paul and I set out at 4pm one Monday earlier this month for a leisurely overnight passage to St Valery sur Somme aboard my 23ft vintage yacht Squeezebox, a Westerly Pageant.
Another very short Boatshed Brighton life jacket safety video - shows how easy it is to miss a tiny hole that may cause your jacket to deflate, just when you need it...Pretty vital info and we see examples of this at every RNLI life jacket clinic - take a few seconds to see what I mean and perhaps check yours? I'm on hand in Brighton, Shoreham, Newhaven and Eastbourne if you'd like yours checked - free of charge!
Saturday/Sunday/Monday August 20-22 Pyllheli Marina
A couple more drop-outs, as you can see - for full info, please see here :)
Philippe Péché and Antoine Cousot to retire from the RaceJean-Luc Van Den Heede first round Cape of Good HopeNorwegian Are Wiig (OE 32 Olleanna) and Ireland’s Gregor McGuckin (Biscay 36 Hanley Energy Endurance) trailing some 830 miles behind Matmut in 3rd and 4th place within the fleet. Péché, who led the race down the Atlantic, also suffered damage to his steering, but it was a call to his partner via the satellite phone reserved solely for communication with GGR HQ, that demoted him to the Chichester Class. He was warned via text message on 13th August not to use the satellite phone again, and later offered an 18-hour time penalty and remain in the GGR class because the call to his partner did not provide any real outside assistance. That could have allowed Péché to continue in the Chichester Class once he had stopped for repairs in Cape Town where outside assistance is required.Meanwhile, two other French sailors, Antoine Cousot (Biscay 36 Métier Intérim) and Philippe Péché (Rustler 36 PRB) will be forced to pull out of the Race on arrival in port. Both had already been demoted to the Chichester Class for those who make one stop or seek outside assistance.
The September Boatbid Auction has a lot to offer with almost 50 boats available!
As they all head for South Africa, Susie - Britain's only entrance - is in a steady 6th place.
Saturday August 13 Stranraer Marina to East Tarbert Bay Mull of Galloway - 40 miles
The leader for almost all of the race so far, Phillipe Peche, is heading to Cape Town for repairs, thus relegating himself to "Chichester Class" - a class for those who manage to complete the race with only one stop. The only Brit in the race, Susie Goodall, is holding onto 6th place overall!
Monday August 8 - Stranraer Marina and the Stranraer Jig
Friday night funny, courtesy of @twistedportrait.