Tag Archives: Great Britain

RYA Revokes Hot Liquid Southampton’s Ability to Offer Training Courses

We all shook our heads when we read about a recent rescue in the English Channel which was the third within a year for a Hot Liquid Southampton run program. And now we’re happy to hear that someone is taking … Continue reading

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Seven Rescued in English Channel

We’d say these guys were pretty lucky in the end, but it’s concerning that they went out in the predicted forecast with presumably under-experienced sailors and that this is the organization’s third rescue in a year. Be sure to read … Continue reading

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Britain Changes Laws in Stand Against Pirates

This might not affect the average cruiser, but it’s an interesting move in recognizing the need to take a stand against pirates. All UK-registered vessels — including superyachts — can now employ armed guards to defend themselves against pirates in … Continue reading

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Son Gets 9 Months Jail for “Stealing” Parents’ Boat

We understand parents wanting to teach their kids a lesson, but isn’t there another way to do it? In an extraordinary case in Britain, a university student who took his family’s 30 ft. yacht for a sail without permission- and … Continue reading

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