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ARC fatality and two yachts abandoned mid-Atlantic

ARC FATALITY AND TWO YACHTS ABANDONED MID-ATLANTIC

A French sailor has died on the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers and a further yacht abandoned due to catastrophic steering failure ARC...

“Incroyable!” First ARC+ boats arrive in Grenada

“INCROYABLE!” FIRST ARC+ BOATS ARRIVE IN GRENADA

French Outremer 51 Piment Rouge takes line honours in ARC+ with multihulls BigBird and Helios in second and third place Pierre De Saint-Vincent,...

 
 
 
Warning: E10 petrol and older boat engines don't mix

WARNING: E10 PETROL AND OLDER BOAT ENGINES DON'T MIX

Experts and boat owners are growing increasingly concerned that the new E10 fuel will damage and affect engines over 15 years old....

Best boat torch - Luceco rechargable LED inspection torch

BEST BOAT TORCH - LUCECO RECHARGABLE LED INSPECTION TORCH

The magnetic boat torch that lets you see into enginerooms, bilges and lockers - and also doubles as a cabin light Ali using Luceco...

 
 
 
24 of the best Christmas gift ideas for boat owners

24 OF THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR BOAT OWNERS

From the pages of Practical Boat Owner magazine - our pick of the best Christmas gift ideas for the boat owner in your life Luceco...

Offshore sailing gear: How to prepare a boat for extended cruising

OFFSHORE SAILING GEAR: HOW TO PREPARE A BOAT FOR EXTENDED CRUISING

Chris Ayres sailed his Vancouver 28 from the UK to New Zealand. He explains what gear you need for serious offshore sailing Sea Bear...

 
 
 
Black Friday magazine deals: More than 50% off PBO subscriptions

BLACK FRIDAY MAGAZINE DEALS: MORE THAN 50% OFF PBO SUBSCRIPTIONS

There's no better time to pick up a subscription to your Britain's best selling boating magazine. Grab our Black Friday magazine deals...

Duracell refit: From Vendée Globe legend to comfortable world cruiser

DURACELL REFIT: FROM VENDÉE GLOBE LEGEND TO COMFORTABLE WORLD CRUISER

Our resident YouTube addict Kass Schmitt has high hopes for a new channel documenting an ambitious refit of 1990s Vendée Globe race...

 
 
 
How to restore teak decking: Varnish or oil? Ask the experts

HOW TO RESTORE TEAK DECKING: VARNISH OR OIL? ASK THE EXPERTS

PBO reader Karl Cook is unsure how best to restore his teak decking. Our resident paint expert Richard Jerram has this advice... The...

Common rail diesel engines explained: Should I install one on my boat?

COMMON RAIL DIESEL ENGINES EXPLAINED: SHOULD I INSTALL ONE ON MY BOAT?

The term common rail diesel has nothing much to do with locomotives but refers to the engine's injection system, which is built around...

 
 
 
How to install a common rail diesel engine on a boat

HOW TO INSTALL A COMMON RAIL DIESEL ENGINE ON A BOAT

Tired of battling tides, John Willis fits a new common rail diesel engine in his pilothouse yacht Good access to the new engine despite...

Polyurethane vs silicone sealants: Which is best for use on boats?

POLYURETHANE VS SILICONE SEALANTS: WHICH IS BEST FOR USE ON BOATS?

A sealant is a material used to seal gaps and holes, and make something airtight or watertight. Sealants tend to be flexible, making...

 
 
 
And they're off! ARC+ yachts leave Las Palmas for Cape Verde

AND THEY'RE OFF! ARC+ YACHTS LEAVE LAS PALMAS FOR CAPE VERDE

It's a windy start for the yachts taking part in the ARC+ 2021, and not everyone made it to the startline The start of the ARC+. Photo...

Katie McCabe joins speaker line-up at BoatLife Live boat show

KATIE MCCABE JOINS SPEAKER LINE-UP AT BOATLIFE LIVE BOAT SHOW

Teenage round-Britain sailor Katie McCabe will be among the guest speakers at BoatLife Live, which takes place 17-20 February 2022,...

 
 
 
And they're off! Transatlantic yachts leave Las Palmas for Cape Verde

AND THEY'RE OFF! TRANSATLANTIC YACHTS LEAVE LAS PALMAS FOR CAPE VERDE

It's a windy start for the yachts taking part in the ARC+ 2021, and not everyone made it to the startline The start of the ARC+. Photo...

Countdown to ARC+ begins - 2 hours to go

COUNTDOWN TO ARC+ BEGINS - 2 HOURS TO GO

The shopping's stowed, the flags are down and the crews have checked out. Soon they'll be crossing the Atlantic Putting the flags away....

 
 
 
260 miles of North Sea sailing in 2.5 days for Lowestoft fish and chips

260 MILES OF NORTH SEA SAILING IN 2.5 DAYS FOR LOWESTOFT FISH AND CHIPS

With Covid and Brexit bureaucracy melting away, Saskia Groen-in't-Woud enjoyed her first North Sea sailing experience - despite rough...

On ‘tenterhooks' after mast failure - why we won't be making the ARC+ start this Sunday

ON ‘TENTERHOOKS' AFTER MAST FAILURE - WHY WE WON'T BE MAKING THE ARC+ START THIS SUNDAY

After three years of planning, the Pollock family made it to the start of the ARC+ but received devastating news; the crack in their...

 
 
 
Powerboater recalls “fishing a biplane pilot out of the sea”

POWERBOATER RECALLS “FISHING A BIPLANE PILOT OUT OF THE SEA”

A powerboater whose family sprang into action when a biplane crashed into Poole Harbour on the south coast, narrowly missing yachts,...

Katie McCabe on sailing solo to the Isles of Scilly - aged 13

KATIE MCCABE ON SAILING SOLO TO THE ISLES OF SCILLY - AGED 13

Prior to her single-handed round-Britain circumnavigation, Katie McCabe sailed her newly restored classic yacht solo to the Isles of...

 
 
 



Hollyoaks' Jorgie Porter announces engagement weeks after revealing...

Hollyoaks' Jorgie Porter announces engagement weeks after revealing miscarriage heartbreak

Jorgie Porter and Ollie Piotrowski were flooded with congratulatory messages after taking to Instagram on Sunday night to confirm their engagement Read more ...

Festive mum creates a magical 'Candyland' themed Christmas tree using budget buy

Festive mum creates a magical 'Candyland' themed Christmas tree using budget buy

An Aussie mum has created the ultimate Candyland themed Christmas tree and revealed that she even made some of her very own decorations from scratch. Read more ...

Jodi Gordon flaunts her rock-hard abs at a website launch in Sydney 

Jodi Gordon flaunts her rock-hard abs at a website launch in Sydney 

Newly single Jodi Gordon didn't appear the slightest bit heartbroken on Monday, as she stepped out to attend a website launch at Bambini Trust in the Sydney. Read more ...

Joshua Malina says Mel Gibson should be canceled from Lethal Weapon citing...

Joshua Malina says Mel Gibson should be canceled from Lethal Weapon citing anti-Semitism allegations

Malina pointed out the past scandals involving the Oscar-winner, 65, who will direct and star in the upcoming Lethal Weapon film following the death of director Richard Donner... Read more ...

Plug pulled on Perth Test as contenders jostle to host Ashes series finale

Match taken away from Optus Stadium due to Covid restrictions Hobart a slight favourite ahead of Melbourne to host January Test The fifth Ashes Test will not be played in... Read more ...

Yellowstone season 4: Fans disappointed after Jamie confronts his father ‘So...

Yellowstone season 4: Fans disappointed after Jamie confronts his father ‘So stupid'

YELLOWSTONE's Jamie Dutton left viewers baffled and disappointed after his confrontation with his biological father took an unexpected turn. Read more ...

Chinese property giant Evergrande admits it WON'T be able to repay its debts

Chinese property giant Evergrande admits it WON'T be able to repay its debts

Evergrande told the Hong Kong stock exchange it won't be able to repay its debts. The company's founder Xu Jiayin, who once owned a Sydney mansion, summonsed by government... Read more ...

Joe Root believes hostile crowd can benefit England in Ashes series

England captain Joe Root believes the hostile environment awaiting his side in their Ashes opener in Brisbane can help bond his side even closer together as they attempt to... Read more ...

Longlist for BBC Radio 1's Sound of 2022 announced

Ten new up-and-coming artists have been announced as part of the longlist for BBC Radio 1's Sound of 2022. Read more ...

Mikel Arteta can solve two problems with simple fix to erase Arsenal's...

Mikel Arteta can solve two problems with simple fix to erase Arsenal's transfer worries

ARSENAL are expected to try and sign a striker in January. Read more ...