From the Editor: July

If boats were sensible, like computers or stripy pyjamas, they would all look the same.

Crew: Kim Hollamby and Malcolm Threadgould. From: Howth, Eire. To: Ardglass, Co Down, Northern Ireland. Port engine start hours: 371.9. Finish hours: 374.9. Hours run: 3.0. Stbd engine start hours:…

Grand Tour 4 June 1999 Kim Hollamby reports: I was sat in my cabin early this morning reading how we might expect a SW Force 3-4 for at least the…

Crew: Kim Hollamby & Malcolm Threadgould. From: Liverpool Marina, Brunswick Dock, Liverpool. To: Whitehaven Marina, Whitehaven Harbour, Cumbria. Port engine start hours: 359.9. Finish hours: 364.1. Hours run: 4.2. Stbd…

Grand Tour report 3 June 1999 Kim Hollamby reports: Great excitement this morning as two of the biggest parcels yet to arrive from the office turned up at the transom…

Second Round Ends in Shambles

Heavy winds turned the second round of the World Formula I series in St Petersburg, Russia, on May 30 into a rout.

Grand Tour 28 May 1999 Kim Hollamby reports: Al Paton apparently slept well on his first ever night aboard a motorboat, but was later heard to say the slight rocking…

Crew: Kim Hollamby and Jake Kavanagh. From: Penarth Marina, Penarth, Glamorgan, Wales. To: Swansea Marina, Swansea, Wales. Port engine start hours: 334.6. Finish hours: 338.0. Hours run: 3.4. Stbd engine…

Crew: Kim Hollamby and Howard Jones. From: Bristol Floating Harbour, Bristol. To: Penarth Marina, Penarth, Glamorgan, Wales. Port engine start hours: 331.3. Finish hours: 334.6. Hours run: 3.3. Stbd engine…

From the Editor: June

The die was cast that day, when Don Aronow’s prototype Florida muscle boat set a 66mph average for the 238-mile race, almost twice as fast as the previous best.

Crew: Kim Hollamby and Howard Jones. To: Upton Marina, Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire. From: Gloucester Dock, Gloucestershire. Port engine start hours: 324.0. Finish hours: 326.7. Hours run: 2.7. Stbd engine start hours:…

Crew: Kim Hollamby, Piers du Pre and Howard Jones. From: Gloucester Dock, Gloucestershire. To: Upton Marina, Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire. Port engine start hours: 321.7. Finish hours: 324.0. Hours run: 2.3. Stbd…

Crew: Kim Hollamby, Piers du Pre & Howard Jones. From: Sharpness Marina, Gloucestershire. To: Gloucester Dock, Gloucestershire. Port engine start hours: 319.5. Finish hours: 321.7. Hours run: 2.2. Stbd engine…

VIPs from around the world are descending on Mandelieu La Napoule, situated just outside Cannes for the Sea Ray Rendezvous.

Crew: Kim Hollamby, Jake Kavanagh and Loris Goring. From: Darthaven Marina, Kingswear, River Dart, Devon. To: Plymouth Yacht Haven, Plymouth, Devon. Port engine start hours: 287.0. Finish hours: 290.5. Hours…

A F7 NE keeps us from our original aim of testing a re-engined Fairline 36 Turbo, so we decide to make the best of a sunny day by taking the…

Crew: Kim Hollamby and Alex McMullen. From: Cobb’s Quay, Poole, Dorset. To: Torquay Marina, Torquay, Devon. Port engine start hours: 274.0. Finish hours: 279.1. Hours run: 5.1. Stbd engine start…