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    Get your family boating

    Gael Pawson
    Jun 7, 2018

    Looking to introduce your partner to boating? Keen that your child will grow up an avid sailor? Here you will find a host of ideas and vital advice to help you succeed in your aim to become a boating family. …Read More

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    Sailing boats: sailboat types, rigs, uses and definitions

    Rupert Holmes
    May 31, 2018

    Sailing boats, sometimes referred to as sailboats, come in a wide range of sizes and types with different keels, rig types and sails. Here's what you need to know to understand the basics. …Read More

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    Boat membership and fractional ownership schemes

    Rupert Holmes
    May 24, 2018

    Whatever size of boat you'd like to own, however deep your pockets, sometimes it doesn't make sense to buy your own boat. Many people are converting to new fractional owner schemes that allow members increased flexibility and remove most of the hassle-factor of owning a boat. …Read More

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    A guide to bow riders

    Alex Smith
    May 10, 2018

    Is a bow rider for you? Born in the USA, bow riders have found increasing popularity in the UK, we outline their main characteristics… …Read More

  8. On the Water / Entertainment

    Babe magnets: boats to wow the ladies

    Alex Smith
    Apr 26, 2018

    You've got the car, but have you got the right power boat? Infamous babe magnet, Alex Smith, shares some pearls of wisdom for boat-buying lotharios who are keen to emulate his extraordinary success... …Read More

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    Powerboats

    Alex Smith
    Apr 23, 2018

    Powerboat hull shapes, common types and engines; all you need to know to get started. …Read More

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    Ian Atkins Keelboat Awards announced

    Gael Pawson
    Mar 8, 2018

    The Ian Atkins Keelboat Awards have been set up by the John Merricks Sailing Trust. …Read More

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    Best sailing books

    Gael Pawson
    Feb 28, 2018

    Searching out sailing books can be difficult, here are a few of the best novels, biographies and reference titles. …Read More

  14. On the Water / Entertainment

    Slipways and launching sites for boating holidays

    Paula Irish
    Feb 26, 2018

    Our pick of some of the best dinghy sailing destinations, with slipways, camping and other accommodation - perfect for a family holiday with the boat. …Read More

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