Batteries are in many ways anathema to sailors. They are heavy, finicky things, whose performance wanes with time, requiring an elaborate system to keep them in good shape. They are…

Gipsy Moth IV under full sail

Exclusive: Gipsy Moth IV has been bought by Simon Oberholzer who is restoring the ketch's original features. He plans to keep the boat in the UK and The Netherlands

Blondie Hasler at the start of the 1964 OSTAR

Blondie Hasler's biographer Ewen Southby-Tailyour looks at the origin of the Corinthian race and its enduring legacy

Fridges can use a fair bit of power – some more than others. The most energy efficient 12Vdc fridges are the compressor-driven, top-loading type, with thick insulation and good lid…

The Aegina-Pure water purifier is designed by PRP Optoelectronics in Swindon and uses UVC light generated by low-energy LEDs to neutralise the water coming from your tanks. What is more,…