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Richard McDonald-Proctor

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2011-06-28

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I am a yacht and boat enthusiast. Grown up and lived with boats and yachts. Family holidays, cruising English waters, yacht racing, motor boats of all shapes and sizes. Many boat and water based interests over the years. Now turned my interest into writing. I help produce the Skipper's Guide. It is our magazine and website. We try to cover regular boat topics including news, views and features. Yacht and Motorboat stories. We regularly update the website with features on marine topics and news, companies, and stories. Our Skipper's Guide Magazine comes out every year. Covering the East Coast, Thames and now the South Coast of England we try to provide upto date information and editorial that we feel will be of interest to boat owners.

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Here is my boat and yacht website and blog. If you are a boat or yacht owner please hook up to my.. pages. News, views and articles of interest. I write my blog features regularly and try to include.. articles on all sorts of marine based topices.

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Other Tags: Boats, Yachts, Boats For Sale, Boat News, Yacht News

The blog for power and sail boat owners. Based on the guide, cruising companion and directory.. publications of the Skipper's Guide. News, views, updates, navigation advice and photographs.. from boating and sailing events

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Other Tags: Boating, Harbour Guide, Sailing, Boating Guide, Boating Handbook

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  • Volunteer Canal Keepers
    on Jan 1, 1970
    The British Waterways volunteer lock keepers scheme has once again attracted a lot of interest with Circa 300 enquiries having been received in the first week.British Waterways explains that it is currently rolling out the volunteer lock ke...
  • Wreck Drifts The Atlantic
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Spanish coastal services have reported that a small craft has been washed ashore some three years after it disappeared from US waters.The craft was a Regulator 26ft Queen Bee which was lost off the coast of Massachusetts in 2008. Coastguar...
  • Dover Port Developments
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Port of Dover Reports The Bishop of Dover, the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott, has chaired the second meeting of community representatives who are working together in order to take forward the development of the proposed Port of D...
  • Clipper Race Update
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Latest Clipper Race Update:RACE 8: SINGAPORE TO QINGDAO, CHINADAY 8* Geraldton Western Australia claims Scoring Gate victory* Tactics continue to shape Race 8* Eventful night for New York crewAnother...
  • Open Days At Premier Marinas
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Premier Marinas have some open-days and there is a general invite if you are considering changing where you keep your boat.The open day is on the 18th February 2012 and the marinas in question are:...
  • Broads Authority News
    on Jan 1, 1970
    News from the broads authority. You can now renew your tolls and purchase tide tables here - https://tolls.broads-authority.gov.uk  - which should make the task a  much easier experience in the future.The first step is to reg...
  • Clipper Race Update
    on Jan 1, 1970
    CLIPPER 11-12 UpdateRACE 8: SINGAPORE TO QINGDAO, CHINADAY 14* Fleet tested as sea state worsens* Singapore yacht likened to a washing machine in rough conditions* Further seven yachts enter Ocean Sprint...
  • Marine Insurance
    on Jan 1, 1970
    It is that time of the year when we are looking forwards to the new season and venturing down to the yard or marina to uncover the boat or yacht and start making preparations for another year.Every owner will have a check list of thing...
  • Volspec Announce New Facility at Essex Yacht Marina
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Essex based Volspec Limited are pleased to announce that they will be taking on a new workshop & sales facility at Essex Yacht Marina on Wallasea Island. The operation will be open from 27th February 2012.More details on our featur...
  • Drought Conditions Are Likely In The Summer
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Widely reported and something that the Skipper's Guide has commented on before ..... drought conditions are currently existing in large areas of Southern England. At present, ground water conditions are lower than those during the last infamous y...
  • Incentives At Burnham Yacht Harbour
    on Jan 1, 1970
    One of our registered suppliers has introduced an interesting marina berth incentive scheme. Burnham Yacht Harbour Marina now have a scheme called 'Refer a Friend'. Here is the detail from the marina:'We have started a refer a frien...
  • Clipper Round The World Update
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Race update from the Clipper Round The World Race.RACE 9: QINGDAO TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIADAY 1* Delayed Race 9 underway as Clipper 11-12 fleet races towardsmighty Pacific Ocean * Le M...
  • Broad's Boat Owners Survey
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Here is an opportunity to give some feedback for those that enjoy the Norfolk Broads and a chance to win a few prizes for your efforts.A link to the full article is below but the Broads Authority are looking for feedback inorder to gat...
  • Red Diesel Consultations
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Recent changes to Red Diesel useage are continuing to cause some concern. Representatives from the marine industry have recently met HMRC as part of a consultation process for proposals that are scheduled to come into force imminently.
  • Hamble Public Jetty Now Reopens
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Updated news from the Harbour Office on the river Hamble near Southampton in Hampshire. Recent repairs to the upstream section of the public jetty at Hamble have now been completed and formal notice was issued by the Harbour Office on...
  • Aberdeen Asset Management Extends Cowes Week Sponsorship
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Aberdeen Asset Management have announced that they will be extending their sponsorship of the Cowes Week Regatta to 2015.This is a further two year deal which gives Aberdeen Asset Management some further opportunities for promoting the...
  • Skippers Guides Now Out
    on Jan 1, 1970
    This year's 2012 Skipper's Guides are now published and being circulated.News, views, articles of interest and information on harbours and places to visit. And also, a detailed list of marine suppliers to help .....This y...
  • World On Water Update
    on Jan 1, 1970
    World on Water have updated their video player with some new images from across the globe. These include:1) "Fresh to Frightening" features the 18 Foot Skiffs, sometimes referred to as the Formula One of sailing, in th...

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