Followtheboat: What to do if you suddenly lose steering

A sudden loss of steering means that Jamie and Liz’s departure from Jakarta wasn’t as smooth as they’d hoped!With the beautiful islands of Sumatra and incredible Krakatoa behind us, we watched Jakarta fading on the horizon. But leaving Indonesia’s capital wasn’t without a big problem to overcome first. We were all set to leave Batavia […]

Sailing Jakarta: Polluted, noisy, overcrowded but absolutely brilliant

It’s polluted, noisy, over-crowded, the traffic is appalling and it’s sinking: is there anything to like about Jakarta? We think so!As much as we love anchoring in the remote and white-sand bays of south east Asia’s islands, we never pass up a chance to drop in on some of the towns which make up this […]

Top 10 best boat-themed films of the 1980s

In no particular order, we’ve pulled together some of the best sailing and boat-themed films of the 1980s. Vote, and let us know which one is your favourite!Das Boot (1981) With its instantly recognisable score, Das Boot is an epic war film following the fictional story of U-96 and its crew. As the German submarine patrols […]

WATCH: Spurs owner Joe Lewis’ superyacht Aviva is spotted on the River Thames

Tottenham Hotspur shareholder Joe Lewis’ yacht Aviva was caught on video by a passerby as it sailed down the River Thames. Take a look at the video here Aviva, the 98.4 metre long superyacht belonging to British businessman and Spurs shareholder Joe Lewis was sighted sailing down the River Thames on Sunday (1 July). The […]

America’s Cup: 36th race will be in 75-foot monohulls

Land Rover BAR’s Sir Ben Ainslie said he’s “comfortable with the transition” from catamarans to a 75-foot high performance monohull in the 36th America’s Cup Emirates Team New Zealand win the 35th America’s Cup29 September Defenders Emirates Team New Zealand have released the much anticipated rules and regulations for the 36th America’s Cup. The competition […]

Forties, Dogger, Fisher: 150 years of the Shipping Forecast

For the last 150 years, mariners have been receiving the Shipping Forecast, helping them to decide whether to put to sea or stay on dry land. Read all about it and find out 10 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about the service…The Shipping Forecast is loved by mariners and non-mariners alikeAs British as cricket, […]

Watch: Feadship motor yacht catches fire and sinks off Nice

Investigations are ongoing into the sinking of the Feadship motor yacht, If Only, which caught fire and sank off the coast of Nice on the French RivieraSmoke could be seen billowing from the vessel. Credit: You TubeAn investigation is underway into the case of a fire which ripped through a luxury motor yacht off Nice, […]

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 […]

Alex Thomson Racing and HUGO BOSS shortlisted for BT award

The partnership between Alex Thomson Racing and HUGO BOSS has been shortlisted in the 2017 BT Sport Industry Awards The Skywalk stunt. Credit: Alex Thomson Racing / Lloyd imagesAlex Thomson Racing and HUGO BOSS are through to the shortlist for the Team or Individual Sponsorship of the Year title in the 2017 BT Sport Industry Awards […]