Pat Lawless has already sailed 10,000 miles solo in his Saltram Saga 36, including trips to The Azores and Iceland. Credit: Kieran Ryan-Benson

The only Irish entrant in the Golden Globe Race 2022, Pat Lawless reveals his motivations for taking part in the longest and loneliest round the world yacht race

We need to keep our hull clean, be don't want to be poisoning the water around our boats with antifouling, says Jonty Pearce

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The European Union could ban the use of antifouling by DIY boat owners. Help the British Coatings Federation stop this happening by taking this survey

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Jonty Pearce

During our Friday evening three hour drive to Aurial, we reassured ourselves that Saturday would dawn still and sunny for our inauguaral 2015 sail. Gladly, it did, though I woke…

Dick Durham

“Scraping a burning surfaceinchesfrom your face while, lying on your back is a kind of torture” By the time the weather’s good enough to launch your boat, the novelty of…