Tag Archives : sailing


Marking a momentous voyage

One of the most momentous voyages to be made by man is being celebrated in Plymouth. Exactly 50 years to the day Sir Francis Chichester KBE departed on his first single-handed voyage around the globe, will be a formal unveiling of a plaque to replace one lost during the winter storms of 2014. Giles Chichester […]


Plymouth previews Chichester replacement plaque

A replacement plaque to commemorate Sir Francis Chichester’s single-handed voyage around the globe 50 years ago has been revealed ahead of the official unveiling later this year. It is to replace the original bronze swept away in the winter storms of 2014. The Council has commissioned sculptor Andrew Mitchell to produce the replica bronze plaque […]


Warm Plymouth welcome for sailing challenge celebs

If there’s one thing Plymouth does well, it’s giving a warm welcome – especially when six fundraising celebrities have to take shelter in the middle of a storm. An all-star crew are attempting to sail around the UK in five days as part of this year’s Sport Relief but severe gales forced them to make […]

Jamie Yabsley with Alex Jones and skipper Ian Walker at Plymouth Yacht Haven

New fee structure for boat moorings in Plymouth

We are revising our boat mooring fees to make them more consistent and bring them in line with current market rates. We manage 493 boat moorings around Plymouth, 439 of which are owned by the Duchy of Cornwall or the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Apart from annual inflation, fees for using these moorings have not been increased […]


Plymouth chosen as host venue for The Transat in 2016

Plymouth has won its bid to host the start of the next edition of the prestigious Transat sailing event in 2016. Born as the OSTAR and the original solo race across the North Atlantic in 1960, The Transat has firmly established itself as one of the major events in the professional yachting calendar. The first […]