Do you feel unwelcome in your own yacht club? Maybe the rogue blazers and their beloved regulations have taken over, says Dick Durham
Biscay or bust, 44 years after a disastrously ill-fated attempt, Dick Durham finally makes the fabled crossing
Britain’s last sailing ship can be manoeuvred singlehanded without an engine, so why does she need one now?
Separating fact from fiction isn’t easy when it comes to Erksine Childers, but I’ve been inspired to follow in his wake, says Dick Durham
Dick Durham: Why is it that most of our sailing heroes, from Chay Blyth to Ellen Mac Arthur, seem to come from landlocked places?
Not noted as a performance yacht, my 1936 gaffer still managed second place in the last regatta of the season, says Dick Durham
Dick Durham: Yachties like us may be glad to leave the Atlantic behind, but just how welcome would British sailors be in Gibraltar?
He inhabits the shadows on our behalf, but as Dick Durham asks, has the night watchman also enjoyed a shady past?
Most people don’t ‘get’ Roger D Taylor. At one time, blinded by sunny photographs of exotic ports in over-written pilot books, nor did I. Roger sails round in ever-increasing circles…
I went to Mike Peyton’s wake recently. Not surprisingly, because he’s still world- renowned for his wry humour, it was not a gloomy affair. There were about 60 of us…