Gavin Millar completes 1000 nautical miles of his sailing canoe circumnavigation – but runs out of time

Gavin Millar leaves the Isle of May ‘Canoesailor’ Gavin Millar called a temporary halt to his sailing canoe circumnavigation of Great Britain last week. After two and a half months of sailing his sabbatical was coming to an end, but he still reached Oban (he started from the Solent) and managed to clock up 1000 … Continue reading Gavin Millar completes 1000 nautical miles of his sailing canoe circumnavigation – but runs out of time

Great Britain circumnavigating sailing canoeist Gavin Millar pauses for thought

Gavin and Stacey at the Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club Round Britain sailing canoeist Gavin Millar has reached Amble in Northumberland – progress that amounts to something like a third of the distance he hoped to cover in about half the time the time he has available. In the worst summer weather I can recall, his … Continue reading Great Britain circumnavigating sailing canoeist Gavin Millar pauses for thought

The Maritime Quarterly, Winter 2015

The Winter 2015 edition of The Marine Quarterly arrived just before Christmas and it’s as good as ever. Sam Jefferson tells the story of how a drunken argument between wealthy young men led to the first transatlantic race. The entrance fee and prize money were enormous, and the start date of the 11th December was … Continue reading The Maritime Quarterly, Winter 2015