Greg Powlesland - Sailing Marigold

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Greg Powlesland - Sailing Marigold

The man who spent seven years rebuilding world-famous classic yacht MARIGOLD, Greg Powlesland, recounts his experience sailing the Camper and Nicholson designed, 80ft (LOA) gaff rigged gentleman's cutter in Cannes – the first time since her launch 23 years ago!

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Medway Barge Match 2017 Results

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Medway Barge Match 2017 Results

Report and results from the 2017 Medway Barge Match. Consisting of 10 Thames Sailing Barges, racing off the Kentish coast of England; David Brooks recounts the day's racing for the three classes, the Bowsprit Class, Staysail Class and the Coasting Class. Photos by Mick Nolan. Video from the beautiful, engineless EDME.

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Top tips on boat building from the experts

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Top tips on boat building from the experts

Get boat building tips direct from the workshop in this selection of videos narrated by experts. Watch how to burn off a wooden hull, sharpen a chisel, use the right wood plane for the right job, learn top tips on varnishing....

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A Void In the Workshop

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A Void In the Workshop

Collars, the spar maker, has just completed a significant repair on the rig of the Laurent Giles designed Bermudan cutter ‘CETEWAYO’, in time for this season’s racing. Here, Jeremy Freeland describes the mast’s ongoing relationship with the Collars’ workshop and its craftsmen and the feeling when it finally returns to the boat and the care of the owner.

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Inside job

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Inside job

Nikki Wellings combines sailing skills and leatherwork on board the yachts she works for. Have a look at her latest work for a J class yacht.

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Types of Wood Planes

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Types of Wood Planes

Do you know a rebate plane from a wood jack plane?  Find out the difference between the various planes used in classic boat restoration in this video...

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