• Robotic Weather Forecast Trials In Trouble

    HM COASTGUARD has come under fire for the quality of its automated weather forecast bulletins transmitted every three hours. Most criticism comes from the far north where yachtsmen were used to the dulcet Hebridean tones […]

     
  • WHAM Website Updated

    WEST HIGHLAND Anchorages and Moorings (WHAM)’s website has been revamped to make it more useful and accessible on mobile phones as well as on computers, reports Derek Wilkinson, WHAM webmaster. There is an obstruction reporting […]

     
  • Sailing Events Attract Tourism Grants

    ARGYLL & Bute Council have chosen a dozen events that will share £113,000 of funding aimed at increasing the appeal of Argyll & Bute as a ‘World Class Tourist Destination’. Included in the payout in […]

     
  • Clipper Buys Hamble Training School

    CLIPPER Ventures, the parent company of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has bought the Hamble School of Yachting as part of a wider strategy to develop Clipper’s offering within the offshore sailing industry. […]

     
  • Red Tape Removed For Boat Testing And Delivery

    A NEW code came into force on 1 January 2019 allowing pleasure craft to be in temporary commercial use at sea for a number of defined purposes. The Intended Pleasure Vessels (IPV) Code, which permits […]

     
  • N&G Creates Lifeboat Charity Scheme

    Yacht and motorboat insurer Navigators and General (N&G) has pledged to give £100 to the RNLI if one of its Yacht and Motorboat Policy customers calls on them, and it has just made the first […]

     
  • Lobster Pots and Small Craft Safety Working Group

    PREVIOUS work by the RYA, coupled with the campaign and petition pursued by the Cruising Association, the MCA has convened the first meeting of the Lobster Pots and Small Craft Safety Working Group which resulted […]

     
  • recently moved into larger facilities

    ANDY Malcolm, director of AM Yacht Services confirms that they have recently moved into larger facilities for their sailmaking and cover manufacturing division in West Kilbride, Ayrshire. ‘It’s an ideal central location for us. We […]

     
  • London Yacht Show

    THE LONDON On The Water Boat Show has been renamed, rebranded and relaunched as London Yacht Show and will take place at St Katharine Docks from 8-12 May 2019. The renamed show aims to fill […]

     
  • tangible support for leisure marine

    WITH THE launch of Maritime 2050, the government has committed to work with British Marine and its members to identify, develop and deliver tangible support for leisure marine, superyacht and small commercial marine industries. This […]