Monday, December 11, 2017

Journey to the Islands of Tin

James Lloyd recalls a time when Britain was an isolated and mysterious country, its location a secret that those in the know were prepared to defend with their lives. Herodotus was not convinced that they...

Help clean your local beach this October

Fed up with seeing litter on your local beach? Volunteer this October to help clean more than 15 tonnes of litter from across the UK coastline. The 6th Annual Autumn Beach Clean Series, run...

Ghost Ship of the Goodwins

On the thirteenth of February 1748, the Lady Lovibond set sail from Greenwich for Porto, in Portugal. She would never arrive. The alarum bell hollered through the night in Deal harbour, pulling the lifeboat crew...

The Lost Island of Lomea

‘... a ship of rich lading wrecked on the narrow seas; the Goodwins, I think they call the place; a very dangerous flat and fatal, where the carcases of many a tall ship lie...

What to see and do at Cowes Week 2016

Sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management, Cowes Week is not only a must for serious sailors, but also a chance for novices to get out onto the water: throughout the event Cowes Week charity UKSA will...

Cowes Week turns 190

This year Cowes Week, the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world, celebrates its 190th birthday. Taking place between Saturday 6th and Saturday 13th August, Cowes Week will host around 8,000 competitors...

England’s Marine Conservation Zones are now the size of Wales

This week the size of England's 'blue belt' was increased by 4,155 square miles, bringing the total area to 7,886 square miles - or roughly the size of Wales. The protected areas are made up of...

First ever St Kilda yacht race to take place in June

The St Kilda archipelago, the remotest part of the British Isles, is hosting a yacht race for the very first time. Marking the 30th anniversary of the area being designated a World Heritage Site, the St Kilda Challenge will...

UK’s America’s Cup effort gets artier

Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing, launched last June with the aim of finally bringing the prestigious America's Cup back home, has appointed its first Artist-in-Residence: Jeremy Houghton. The Cotswolds-based artist is a specialist in sport...