Sailing journalist to take Johnson as crew

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, is hoping a spell aboard a dayboat will up his green profile. The burly politico is planning to join Steffan Meyric Hughes, news editor of our sister magazine Classic Boat aboard his Storm 15.

Steffan, who set off from Surbiton, is planning to circumnavigate London, using the canals to the north of the city down to Limehouse, and then back via the Thames.

The week-long trip, by sail, oar, and outboard engine is to raise cash for Sail 4 Cancer. More details on

See Dick Durham’s blog