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Sam Jefferson sam.jefferson@chelseamagazines.comYACHTS & YACHTING EDITOR Georgie Corlett-Pittcom GROUP EDITOR Rob Peake ART & PRODUCTION EDITOR Gareth Lloyd Jones PUBLISHING CONSULTANT Martin Nott PUBLISHER Simon Temlett ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER Jo
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Time Out
This is the 9th edition of Mark Fishwick’s evergreen publication and it’s testament to what a useful guide it is. Fishwick is a local lad who first put this guide together in 1988 and it has retained its popularity due to its excellent mix of in dept
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Ebb And Flow
Club of the Year 2021 announced The RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year was announced at the virtual RYA Dinghy Show in February, with the sought-after title this year going to Port Dinorwic Sailing Club/ Club Hwylio Y Felinheli. The compet
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Gill Gloves
Gill is a market leader in sailing gloves and offers a broad range for different types of sailing. From the short-finger Championship glove to the head-wearing Pro, they have had a redesign this year to improve fit and durability. “Analysis of wear p
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Two In A Row For NZ
Twenty-one years after their first successful defence, Emirates Team New Zealand did it again to keep the America’s Cup in Auckland, with a 7-3 win against a strong challenge from Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli. The result confirmed New Zealand as the domi
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Cruising Grounds
As with all marinas on the south coast of England, there is a plethora of cruising opportunities. You could head for the buzzing east coast, with Lymington, Brighton and Cowes just some of the many options for daysails or longer trips away from your
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What Next For Ben?
Since being beaten in the Prada Cup finals in Auckland, Sir Ben Ainslie has quietly stated that his long-term aim remains – to bring the Auld Mug ‘home’, to lead the first British team to win the America’s Cup since the famous race around the Isle of
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News Briefs
Navigators and General is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, making it one of the longest-serving marine insurers in the UK. The Brighton-based company, owned by Zurich UK, was founded in 1921 by Captain William Coombs, a Merchant Navy officer
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Dealing With Obstructions
Watching the videos of AC75s hurtling toward the boundary zone, listening to the tactical conversations and weighing up the options has been fascinating for those of us dreaming about getting back onto our waters. Though the racing rules for the AC s
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Sam’s Verdict
This is a highly individual boat that is the preferred choice of a set of sailors who know exactly what they are after. Yet despite its reputation as a somewhat extreme brand, the 44 was mild mannered, voluminous and comfortable. In this respect it s
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Musto And Eleventh Hour Racing
US racing outfit 11th Hour has joined forces with Musto to develop their ocean racing gear further, and to promote environmental sustainability. The results of the collaboration will be seen this August, when the pair launch a new commercial range of
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Getting Greener
The environmental footprint of sailing gear is threefold. There’s the fabric and materials themselves, which are often synthetic and can have a toxic production cycle. Then there’s the so-called Durable Water Resistant treatment which makes water bea
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Tom Cunliffe
Most of the ‘there I was…’ stories in sailing magazines tend to continue with, ‘and the waves were forty feet high,’ or some such eye-catching statement. This one doesn’t, but don’t despair. Read on and all will be revealed. Instead of a maritime cal
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Virtual RYA Dinghy Show Is A Huge Success
Thousands of sailors from across the world tuned in for the 2021 virtual RYA Dinghy Show, presented by Suzuki, which was held over 27-28 February. More than 8,000 people registered and made more than 12,000 individual visits over the weekend. RYA Dir
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Passage Planning
When approaching from any direction, the first landmark you’ll pick up on the horizon will be Portland Bill Lighthouse. Opened in 1903, the red and white striped tower is distinctive in its design and marks out the southernmost point of the Isle of P
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Andi Robertson
The America’s Cup versus the Vendée Globe. Which gives more value? It’s a moot point but as the Cup ramped up and the Vendée finished you’d hear this discussed around the race dock in Les Sables d’Olonne. But in terms of the overall sponsorship spend
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Pip Wants To Go Round Again
Vendée Globe sailor Pip Hare has spoken about the extraordinary reception she has received since finishing the round the world race. Hare, from Poole, sailed her boat Medallia to 19th place, finishing shortly after midnight on 12 February. The perfor
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Red Diesel For GB – But Not For NI Sailors
A government decision to allow sailors in Great Britain to continue using red diesel has been celebrated by industry bodies and boat owners alike. British Marine called the budget announcement by chancellor Rishi Sunak on 3 March a ‘red letter day fo
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Fashionable Foulies
What with the Olympics and the America’s Cup, much of the recent development in sailing clothing has been focused on racing gear. While the Olympics have been postponed, and we probably don’t want to think too hard about the AC36 following Ben Ainsli
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Dubarry Aquatech
Dubarry’s new Aquatech collection has been designed as crew gear wear, able to be used for a wide variety of nautical activities. The collection consists of clothing and footwear with the clothing containing protective features ranging from UPF sun p
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Sailing Round In Circles
Can a 24ft Cornish Crabber with a lifting keel circumnavigate the island that is the south of England? This rather fanciful idea came into my head and refused to go away. Like many owners of small boats I thought I might sail round Britain one day bu
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Skipper’s View
I MUST ADMIT TO HAVING mixed emotions when I saw that Ben Ainslie and Team Britannia had managed to turn things around so magnificently in the Prada Cup. On the one hand, I was obviously excited about the very real prospect that, after a 160 year los
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Dispatches
“I can’t possibly get back on that boat!” I was sat on a beach that adjoins the small town of Komiza on the Island of Vis trying to comfort a sobbing charter guest who seemed to have muddled up having a severe hangover with seasickness. “In fact,” sh
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Position: The Third Man
Before designers got to creating technically complex and expensive foiling arms to make boats go faster, sailors employed simple means. This cover of Yachts & Yachting dates from 1978 and shows one idea trialled at the time. The premise was simple: w
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Ineos Team UK
All photos by Studio Borlenghi; Harry KH/INEOSTeam UK; C Gregory/INEOS Team UK ■
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Alternative Boats
Designed by Marc Lombard, the RM 1370 is probably the closest rival to the 44. This epoxy/ply design is arguably more luxurious and less performance orientated. It features the option of a lift keel and similarly startling lines. rm-yachts.com Anothe
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Three Of The Best
Farr Horizon is a fantastic full bluewater specification Farr 50 Pilot House built by BSI Marine in Sweden and has had just three owners since new. This is the three cabin, three heads layout with twin staterooms. Push button furling cutter rig with
Sailing Today1 min. leídosInternational Relations
Vendors Face Up To £5k Costs When Selling A Used Boat Post-Brexit
Vendors of used boats could face additional costs of between £500 and £5,000, in order to comply with post-Brexit rules, British Marine and the RYA warn. The two organisations have been working to understand different aspects of the UK-EU Trade and C
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Top Five Most Popular YouTube sailing channels
Given that we’re spending a bit more time at home than is normal at the moment, we felt like this might be a time to look at some of the most popular You Tube channels out there for sailors. I’m going to front up here and say that, personally, I can’
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Jess Lloyd-Mostyn
We’re good at being well-prepared for storms. We watch the forecasts and stay out of cyclone belts and play the game of the cruising season properly. But a squall is a far more elusive creature than a storm. A squall can appear out of nowhere and ala
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