History man all at sea

The man who wrote the award-winning BBC series This Sceptred Isle, and who learnt how to sail in an abandoned skiff, has written about his days aboard tramp steamers

Battling the breezes at Burnham

Burnham Week, the East Coast regatta based in the sleepy town on the edge of Essex that rounds off the end of the sailing season is once again underway.

Contents: September 2001

Features Biscay or bust! 100 sailors plus crossed the ‘gulf of gales’ as part of YM’s Rally Portugal. Dick Durham met them Travels with Temptress Mark Fishwick sets off in…

Captain Calamity rescued

Stuart Hill, better known as Captain Calamity for his frequent meetings with the Coastguard, has been plucked from the upturned hull of his boat

Falmouth Week, a festival of sail, celebrates sailing in all of its forms... Shrimpers and traditional Westcountry work boats mix it with J24s, Sigmas and Flying Fifteens in a case…