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How to avoid expensive mistakes when you buy a new or second-hand yacht. 

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Icom IC-M35We review the Icom IC-M35 handheld.  Read the full review here.

GMDSS A User's Handbook

By Denise Bréhaut

GMDSS A user's handbook








The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) provides a fast and efficient way of calling for assistance at sea, whatever the size of craft or its geographical position. Since it was first published, this book has helped explain the system for anyone using GMDSS and has been excellent pre-course reading for students.



SafaSail HatThe SafaSail Hard Hat looks just like a sailing cap, but will help protect you if you get a bang to the head.  See our review here

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Trinity House £2 Stamp

Stamp CommemorationAs part of the wide range of activities commemorating Trinity House’s 500th anniversary, Royal Mail is releasing a limited edition coin cover for the £2 coin produced by The Royal Mint earlier this year. This fact-packed and beautifully-designed cover celebrates the 500th anniversary and features the £2 commemorative coin from The Royal Mint as well as the new Southwold Lighthouse stamp, cancelled with a unique handstamp. Limited edition of 10,000.

The coin cover is available from 18 September at

As part of its Special Stamp programme, Royal Mail today (18 September 2014) launches a set of new stamps that celebrates the variety and originality of UK seaside architecture, featuring images of Southwold Lighthouse, Eastbourne Bandstand, Tinside Lido, Bangor Pier, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and a Bexhill-on-Sea Shelter. All of the chosen structures are fine examples of their type, capturing distinctive types of seaside architecture from key periods with a range of resort type - large and small, well-known and less so.

Andrew Hammond, Royal Mail spokesperson, said: “This stamp issue captures the spirit of the seaside experience through the buildings and structures that are so distinctive of the UK’s resorts, which were designed for the pleasure of the visitor.”


The stamps are available from 18 September at, by phone on 03457 641 641 and in 8,000 Post Offices throughout the UK.

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