Sir Ben Ainslie awards gold medal

The medal was awarded because of the generosity from the members of Medway Yacht Club in a fundraising event Gail organised. A global sailing race called Bart’s Bash took place…

“We can create hot meals out of leftover food, even when it has been sat on” Oh dear. A report finds that people who play organised, competitive team games earn…

Tom Cunliffe

“That is how I ended up losing my week’s pay in a Dutch bar more quickly than if I’d backed a lame horse at Goodwood” Last night I slept aboard…

Dick Durham

“The Island Yacht Club, of Canvey Island, is like a recycled town” I’m on probation. Every Saturday morning I am obliged to join a community service work party to help…

Gosport Marine Scene announce Boat Jumble

The popular local marine event has been revived by Chaddock & Fox Promotions and will be held on Sunday 15 February at Haslar Marina. There are already a number of…

If you’re unsure about the strength and heights of the tides, general navigation or the paperwork needed to venture into France, help is at hand. The Cruising Association (CA) will…

‘In this boat-free season of family gatherings, here’s a fine new holiday game…’ In Swallows and Amazons, the children endearingly name creeks and inlets, islands and bays: Wild Cat Island,…

Tom Cunliffe

“My luck ran out. I hit more rocks in the next half-hour than in the rest of my life to date” Sitting in my saloon with the bogey stove glowing…

Dick Durham

“The operating manual is smothered in oily fingerprints and smells of diesel” What were two men doing zig-zag- ging across a theatre forecourt as light summer rain began to soak…

Correspondence with two experienced YM readers has reminded me that leather laces on deck shoes aren’t always the success their makers would like to imagine. They seem either to be…