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Falmouth Tall Ships 2023
Aug 2023
Falmouth Tall Ships 2023
Event Dates: 15th Aug 2023 - 18th Aug 2023 The tall ships are back in Falmouth! Falmouth will once again host the start of the prestigious Tall Ships Race, Magellan Elcano and as the official start host port for the Race will welcome beautiful tall ships from around the world to arrive for four days of festivities [...]
Pilot Boats: A Navigational Art From
Jul 2023
Pilot Boats: A Navigational Art From
A pilot boat is a type of boat used to transport maritime pilots between land and the inbound or outbound ships that they are piloting with specialist navigational knowledge of the local waters. Pilot boats were once sailing boats that had to be fast because the first pilot to reach the incoming ship got the business. Today, pilot boats [...]
Adrenaline & Speed: The World of Offshore Powerboat Racing
May 2023
Adrenaline & Speed: The World of Offshore Powerboat Racing
Powerboat Racers come from all walks of life and there are a variety of different classes throughout the sport, with varying levels of involvement and budgets to suit. However, the one thing that unites them all is the passion they have for the adrenaline fuelled sport. The sport of Powerboat Racing is split into three [...]
New Harbourmaster and Deputy at Falmouth Harbour
Apr 2023
New Harbourmaster and Deputy at Falmouth Harbour
The Port of London’s Deputy Harbour Master is about to become Falmouth’s “Harbour Master Designate”, shadowing the current HM Duncan Paul until his retirement early in 2024, and joining the team in the run up to Falmouth’s busiest ever season of events on and beside the water. Miles Featherstone will be bringing his wide-ranging experience [...]
Recycling Targets Set for End-of-Life Boats
Mar 2023
Recycling Targets Set for End-of-Life Boats
A roadmap has been launched for the European boating industry aimed at increasing end-of-life boat recycling. The plan, launched by the European Boating Industry (EBI), is based on a three-year process involving all public and private stakeholders, with the boating industry committing to phasing out unsustainable recycling practices and targets set for the period up [...]
UKHO announces withdrawal of Admiralty Port Approach Guides
Feb 2023
UKHO announces withdrawal of Admiralty Port Approach Guides
The UK Hydrographic Office will be withdrawing the remaining Port Approach Guides from its ADMIRALTY portfolio on 20 April 2023. ADMIRALTY Port Approach Guides were launched in 2014 to help simplify a number of passage planning tasks and support Master Pilot Exchange (MPX). Used alongside mandatory navigational charts, whether paper or digital, Port Approach Guides helped [...]
A Brief History of Gig Rowing
Jan 2023
A Brief History of Gig Rowing
Once a lucrative form of employment for seafarers, and now a popular sport, pilot gig clubs are found in nearly every seaside and harbour town throughout Cornwall. The Cornish Pilot Gig has a long and hard-working history. The historic tradition of gig rowing has been alive in Cornwall since the 18th Century, where there would [...]
A knotty issue…
Dec 2022
A knotty issue…
What do harp-making, boot-making and slating have in common? The answer is that all three skills have made it onto Heritage Crafts’ Red List of Endangered Crafts, which ranks heritage craft skills at risk of dying out before they can be passed on to the next generation. The Red List includes skills considered ‘Extinct’ (for [...]
Winners – The Gussies 2022…
Nov 2022
Winners – The Gussies 2022…
Congratulations to all of the 2022 Gussies Winners! We are particularly proud to represent many of the finalists and two of the winning boats. Winner Production Electric Boats: Over 8m / 26ft Candela 8 Candela • Sweden The C-8 is a long-range, all-electric hydrofoiling craft that travels silently above the water surface,  designed to be [...]