Lady Daphne Thames sailing barge

Hundreds of yachtsmen in the Thames are set to sail past a ticking time-bomb from the Second World War this season, says Dick Durham

Dick Durham

Britain’s last sailing ship can be manoeuvred singlehanded without an engine, so why does she need one now?

Dick Durham

Not noted as a performance yacht, my 1936 gaffer still managed second place in the last regatta of the season, says Dick Durham

Clipper Seaplanes are the only company to fly seaplanes in the UK

The UK's only seaplane can now only land on the Medway near the main channel, causing concern for sailors and for the pilots who prefer sheltered shallow water