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 VHF is equipped with a built-in GPS receiver and connection point for an optional GPS/GNSS antenna, which improves the GPS reception […]

Local shipwright skills assist in keeping traditional Solent Galleys afloat

Haines Boatyard, nestled on the foreshore at Itchenor, is well known for its highly skilled wooden keelboat and GRP dinghy repair and boatyard services. Recently the company has been undertaking some more unusual work in renovating and maintaining wooden and GRP rowing boats. The full range of skills and experience of the in-house shipwrights have […]


If you are in the market for a new chartplotter, Garmin’s GPSMAP® 8400/8400xsv series expands its flagship line of all-in-one chartplotters with new sizes, built-in sonar and more. The GPSMAP 8400/8400xsv series is actually an extension of its GPSMAP 8400 series that brings premium features like built-in sonar and extensive networking capabilities in more affordable […]

Alex’s Oarsome Dream

At a naming ceremony at Gosport’s Haslar Marina Oarsome Chance Patron and record-setting solo sailor Alex Thomson named the latest addition to the Dream Yacht Charter UK fleet Oarsome Dream in honour of the company’s charity partner. Oarsome Chance works with nine to 19-year-olds who are disengaged from mainstream education and at risk of exclusion, using a […]

The Marine Social Responsibility Consultancy launches

The Marine Social Responsibility Consultancy, has launched with the specific aim of helping brands, companies and organisations better connect with the issue of the world’s marine health – leveraging the success and reach of businesses to positively influence change. Agency co-founder, Matthew McKenna says: “For us, it’s all about communications with purpose, with a laser […]

Topper Generations Tour 2019 kicks off at RYA Dinghy Show

At this year’s RYA Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts & Yachting and Suzuki, The International Topper Class Association (GBR) and Topper International Limited will be launching the Topper ‘Generations Tour’ 2019. Clubs and centres are being given the unique opportunity to try out the 4.2 and 5.3 race-ready rigs, right through to the exciting […]


The Link-9 is designed as a replacement for the Link-8 and features an industrial design with a large, intuitive interface, removable fist microphone, built-in AIS receiver and a front mountable mechanical design for easy installation. With its integrated GPS receiver, the Link-9 has four ways to ensure GPS reliability in the event of an emergency. […]

RYA update on Brexit priorities

The RYA ensures ministers and officials across government understand the needs and concerns of recreational boaters. The UK’s preparations for leaving the EU continue, with the EU Withdrawal Bill – which transposes all EU law into UK law at the point of exit – passing its final Parliamentary stages and pressure increasing on the Government […]

Agreement will see IMOCA 60 boats in next Volvo race

A partnership agreement has been made with the International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA), which provides the exclusivity to use the IMOCA 60 for crewed round the world yacht races. “This is a first step of many in preparing for the next edition of the race in 2021,” said Johan Salen, co-President of the race. […]

INEOS TEAM UK officially challenge for the Auld Mug

INEOS TEAM UK competing on the GC32 Racing Tour. Image: HarryKH/INEOS TEAM UK Britain’s INEOS TEAM UK, representing Royal Yacht Squadron Racing, have officially entered the 36th America’s Cup in their bid to win sports oldest international trophy for Britain in 2021. Despite 21 past British challenges, 167 years has passed and Britain has still […]