Did you know…? 15 Interesting facts about Cowes Week

From the year it started to the amount of glasses of bubbly consumed, find out some weird and wonderful facts about the biggest regatta in the world, Cowes Week1. Cowes Week started in 1826 The regatta was advertised in the Southampton Town and Country Herald on 31 July 1826. The race was to be held on 10 […]

Cheeki Rafiki: Last witnesses give evidence at Winchester Crown Court

The final witnesses appeared at Winchester Crown Court yesterday, Thursday 6 July, in the Cheeki Rafiki trial. Four men lost their lives when the yacht capsized mid-AtlanticPaul Goslin, James Male, Steve Warren and Andrew Bridge. Credit: PA Archive/PA Images7 July 2017 James Male, Andrew Bridge, Steve Warren and Paul Goslin died when the Beneteau 40.7 Cheeki […]

Cowes Week: Where to stay, eat and drink

Cowes and its nearby towns boast excellent restaurants, hotels and bars. Read our guide and reviews to find the best places to stay, eat and enjoy a drink whilst soaking up the excitement of this year’s race.Not long to go until Cowes Week! Steeped in natural beauty, the Isle of Wight and the New Forest […]

10 Best things to do during Cowes Week 2017

If you are attending Cowes Week, make sure you take time to experience some of the best attractions on and around the Isle of Wight. From stately homes, vineyards and museums to spas and restaurants here’s our guide to the best of the rest!The Needles Rocks & Lighthouse Recently voted as one of the most […]

Watch: Larne RNLI assist yacht in difficulty with the help of a pod of dolphins

Larne RNLI assisted two men whose yacht had run into difficulty on the passage between Bangor and Campbeltown…with a little helping hand from a pod of dolphinsThe Larne RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at 1.46pm on Wednesday 5 July, following a report from Belfast Coastguard that a 30ft yacht with two people onboard had got into […]

Landy McLandface?

Sailors’ Society’s BySea Land Rover is looking for a name International maritime charity Sailors’ Society is asking members of the public to name its mobile BySea coffee Land Rover, and be in with a chance of winning a cafetière and a three-month subscription to its coffee. Adam Stacey, Sailors’ Society’s director of development, said: “We […]

500th voyage for SS Shieldhall as Charity celebrates

Solent Steam Packet Chairman Doug Brodie, Shieldhall Captain Peter Roberts and Shieldhall Chief Engineer Graham Mackenzie with a 500th sailing cake – all passengers were offered a slice and to toast ‘full speed ahead’ for Shieldhall! The Solent Steam Packet Limited, the charity operating Southampton’s heritage steamship SS Shieldhall, are celebrating as the vessel recently […]

2017 Plastic Challenge most successful yet

Marine Conservation Society says its 2017 Plastic Challenge has been the most successful yet and shows there is a growing understanding of the effect plastic pollution is having on our oceans. The charity has run a Plastic Challenge for the last three years – challenging the public to give up single use plastic during June. […]

Fairline announces another recruitment drive

Fairline Yachts is recruiting for 50 new staff members to add to the rapidly expanding production team at its factory in Oundle, Northamptonshire. Workers are being recruited for a variety of roles including engineers, carpenters, CNC operatives and stage 1 fitters. Russell Currie, Fairline’s Managing Director, said: “With a strong forward order book and an […]

Princess Yachts set to track back to profit

Princess S60 Sports Yacht After a year marked by intense investment, and buoyed by full order books, Princess Yachts Limited has reported a marked turnaround from previous years. Two years ago, in 2015, saw an operating loss (before exceptional costs) of £18.1m on turnover of £201.2m, and now in 2016 the loss has more than […]