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Tony Curphey - the oldest person the sail solo non-stop around the world!

Tony Curphey - the oldest person the sail solo non-stop around the world!
Tony has arrived back in Hampshire after 30,000 miles of sailing in his 32 ft yacht Nicola Deux (a Nic 32). Apparently he is looking forward to a King Prawn Curry from his local take-away. I confess that after a long sea voyage the desire for a curry was high on my list, coupled with a beer and a shower. Deciding which pleasure to have first is one of the hardest decisions to make. A beer in the shower might be possible but the curry simply wouldn't work. Tony has accomplished a truly amazing...

Classic Boat Awards

Classic Boat Awards
Last night I was invited to attend the Classic Boat Awards Ceremony by Michael Wright, the proud owner of Carlotta a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter built in 1899. Carlotta had been nominated in two award categories, as the “Best Restored Sailing Vessel Over 40ft” and also “Centenariun of the Year”. Arthur Beale were proud to have supplied various bits of chandlery, charts and a tender and outboard for Carlotta. We were almost as pleased as Michael was when the boat not only picked up the Best...
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New Maiden Film

New Maiden Film
A highly recommended film to watch, although if you are a male yachting journalist of a certain era then you may prefer to stay at home! If you are in London, we saw it at the Curzon in Brunswick Square which was very civilised and the nearby Lamb pub in Lambs Conduit Street serves up a good pint. Here’s what the press release says: MAIDEN is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the...
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20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - Film Show Thursday 6th December 18:45 to 20:45

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - Film Show Thursday 6th December 18:45 to 20:45
We finally made up our dithering minds and decided to maintain the underwater theme set by our award winning* shop window by chosing "20,000 Leagues under the Sea" for our Christmas Film. It has to be said that 20,000 leagues is a very long way down. In fact, not only would my dive watch start leaking, but you would pop out the other side. However, let's not get pedantic, it's a great film and it is the first ever example of Steam Punk. I doubt I can back that up with evidence but I'm sure I...
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National Historic Ships Photography Competition

National Historic Ships Photography Competition
Arthur Beale are proud to be sponsoring the prize for the "Skills in Action" section of the competition. Judging the shortlisted entries will take place next week and the Awards Ceremony takes place at Trinity House on Tuesday 13th November. There are some fantastic photographs so the judges will have a hard time! Here is one of the Skills in Action entries "Caulking" by Peter Pangbourne
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St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival 7th to 9th September

St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival  7th to 9th September
If you are in London this weekend then why not visit the St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival? What could be better than strolling around the dock feasting your eyes on the beautiful brightwork and gleaming bronze shining from a host of beautiful traditional craft. You'll be able to go onboard some of them and even have a go at kayaking courtesy of Moo Canoes. There will be jazz from the National Youth Orchestra and various workshops. Arthur Beale will be there with our colourful stand to...
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La Longue Route - Tony Curphey

La Longue Route - Tony Curphey

La Logue Route is a circumnavigation according to the spirit of the great French sailor Bernard Moitessier. It is not a race but it's a pilgrimage, there is no regulation, no constraints, no obligations, no price either ... Just the ultimate reward to have realised a dream. It is a return to the true values, personal human responsibilities of every man and every sailor. The freedom, the serenity of being at sea, alone facing the ocean. Arhur Beale was proud to be able to supply Tony Curphey...

National Historic Ships UK Photo Competition

National Historic Ships UK Photo Competition
Can you take a photo as good as this one by David Stearne? Then you could win £300.00 worth of tools or equipment from Arthur Beale! You would need to win the "Skills in Action" section with a photo of someone operating or maintaining an historic vessel. So before you get to work preparing your boat for the season give some thought to entering this maritime competition and walk away with some lovely new tools. There are other categories to enter with more prizes. Take a look at www...
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