Islander Magazine features The Steersman

We are delighted that The Islander magazine has featured The Steersman on their website. Click here for the full article Based in Mallorca, The Islander is full of marine news both serious and light hearted. Click here for the latest edition

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Ocean Navigator features the Steersman

Check it out – Click here It’s a great magazine! Click here for the latest edition

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PBO reviews the Steersman

Practical Boat Owner magazine August edition 2014 is out now and includes The Steersman. Following on from three sailing trips aboard our boat Justine, David Harding from PBO has put together an excellent four page article outlining his experience with the Steersman together with a description of how it works, and the PBO conclusion. It’s […]

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Steersman in Sailing Today Magazine

Sailing Today Magazine journalist Jake Kavanagh writes about The Steersman following on from a test sail in our boat. He describes it as the first new mechanical self steering system we have seen for years. Please note, the price has changed since the article was written, and the range has been extended to accommodate boat sizes from 20ft […]

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Naomi James – First Woman to complete a circumnavigation

Naomi James was the first woman to circumnavigate the world single handed. She set off on 27th September 1977 and finished on 8th June 1978. Her boat was designed by Van de Stadt, 53ft long, and 13ft beam. The voyage was not without its mishaps, in the Southern Ocean the lower shroud fell down exposing […]

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Les Powles circumnavigation

In November 1975 Les Powles set sail in his yacht Solitaire from Lymington on the south coast of England. He sailed 34,000 miles, circumnavigating the globe in two and a half years. He had been attracted to sailing quite late in life. He built the boat, then after 45 minutes sailing instruction with a friend […]

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It can happen to anyone

A guy I spoke to last summer told me how he had sailed across the English Channel to France with his wife and small children. Unfortunately soon after they arrived in Cherbourg a storm blew up and the family refused to sail back home with him. Instead, they all caught the cross channel ferry back […]

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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and me

46 years ago on 14 June 1968 Robin Knox-Johnston left Falmouth in his 32-foot (9.8-metre) sailing boat Suhaili. His was one of the smallest boats to enter the Sunday Times Golden Globe race which was to challenge the competitors to circumnavigation the globe single handed. Despite losing his self-steering gear off Australia, he rounded Cape Horn on 17 January 1969, […]

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Sailing through the Williwaws

Ever heard of the Williwaws? Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail single handed around the world mentions them in his book when describing sailing through the Straits of Magellan at the South end of South America. This is the passage sailors take when travelling from east to west in order to avoid the longer […]

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The Steersman and the power boat

A few years ago while we were still learning about The Steersman, we were sailing in light winds with a fairly calm sea a  few miles off shore. There was just the two of us on board Tom, my son, and me. There were no other boats about and we had popped down below in […]

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