The dramatic shipwreck and death-defying rescue which made headline news 70 years ago

By | August 15, 2018

It created intrigue in Nottingham, the home of one of the survivors. Andy Smart follows the story of the SS Langleecrag: Laden with grain, the SS Langleecrag, sailing from Hull to Montreal, eased past the rocky coast of Newfoundland. But bad weather was closing in. Dense fog and heavy rain made conditions difficult, visibility was… Read More »

Legendary female sailor partners with UK charity to support girls’ education projects in East Africa

By | August 15, 2018

Tracy Edwards MBE has announced her support of UK-based charity Fields of Life, which collaborates with local communities in East Africa to provide quality education, clean water, health promotion and other community-based projects. Tracy, who led the first all-female crew on Maiden to sail around the world to a second-place finish in 1990’s World Race, is a… Read More »

Changes to Volvo Penta Executive Group

By | August 15, 2018

Volvo Penta welcomes Peter Granqvist as a new member of the Volvo Penta Executive Group. Peter Granqvist will take up the position of Senior Vice President for Product Development, Planning and Purchasing, replacing Johan Inden (formerly Carlsson). Granqvist is joining Volvo Penta from DENSO Corporation where he currently is the President and Managing Director for… Read More »

SMS launches MY Alicia after a major three year restoration

By | August 15, 2018

“The Southampton headquartered ship repairer and marine engineering services provider, SMS, has today launched the Classic Superyacht MY Alicia from its covered 60m dry dock in the heart of the City. The business, born, thanks to the inspired vision of the owner, from the scale of the MY Alicia restoration project, is now uniquely placed… Read More »

YJA wants nominations for Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year

By | August 14, 2018

The Yachting Journalists’ Association has announced that 2018 nominations are now open for these annual awards, the Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year. These are unique and highly prestigious awards, which recognise the incredible achievements of the UK’s sports stars on the global stage. This is the oldest yachtsman of the… Read More »

Lendy Cowes Week – final report

By | August 14, 2018

The final day of Lendy Cowes Week saw a return to gentle conditions, with starts taking place in a light southerly breeze that gradually built to an unsteady 8-12 knots in the early afternoon. Giles Peckham’s Daring Dauntless won the class with a day to spare, racing with his wife Jane, Milo Carver and Richard… Read More »