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Cruising Helmsman September 2018

Cruising Helmsman is devoted exclusively to all types of cruising under sail. We focus on cruising destinations and how to get the most out of them, provide expert advice for the practical sailor and have a range of real-life accounts from seasoned cruisers and their on-board experiences.

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Australia
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English
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Yaffa Publishing Group PTY LTD
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11 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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push and shove

AS we push our yachts off from the mooring, whether it be for the day sail or for the dream sail, do we harbour some apprehension? Have we prepared properly? Do we have the provisions we will need for the cruise? Is all the safety gear on point and do the crew know how to use it in a pinch? Have we plotted a proper cruise plan with waypoints, ETAs, plan Bs etc. and initiated a suitable communications schedule? All these things and way more have often been detailed and discussed in the pages of this magazine over its 35+ year history. All of which is important and useful in conducting ourselves properly when out at sea so that we are not a burden to others and we all return home…

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navico and c-map merger

EFFECTIVE immediately, C-Map will become another brand in the Navico portfolio alongside Lowrance, Simrad and B&G. “This merger is an incredible opportunity to drive innovation in the marine industry and lead a new digital era,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico Group. “We see huge potential to bring our two teams together and accelerate growth.” “We’re incredibly excited to join forces with Navico,” said Sean Fernback, former CEO of C-Map and now Navico Group CTO and corporate executive member. “We now have an opportunity to create a seamless experience by developing an ecosystem that combines the best hardware, software, services and applications.” www.navico.com.…

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ambitious maldives yacht marina

DEVELOPMENTS from the Maldives of the new Hulhumalé Yacht Marina continues, reports Asia Pacific Superyachts Maldives director, Mohamed Hameed. The marina is the coastal island's most ambitious and extensive new development ever, eight kilometres off the northeast coast of Malè, the capital of Maldives. Hameed says the Hulhumalé Yacht Marina plan is good news for future visiting vessels as the marina will be able to service 300 yachts while providing numerous attractions and benefits for arriving crews. The yacht marina is part of the coastal island proposal for the western side of Hulhumale? Island catering to yachts. Apart from water sports facilities, the marina will have amenities such as retail shops, food and beverage outlets and a yacht club that includes exhibition space, dry berth facilities and boating dock. The city of Hulhumalé was…

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margate marina starts redevelopment

THE in-water construction redevelopment at Margate Marina in Barretta, south of Hobart, has begun with the installation of the first piers and floating pontoons. This redevelopment of Margate represents one of Tasmania’s biggest recreational boating investments, a significant addition to Hobart’s boating infrastructure. A welcome new facility, given the scarcity of vacant marina berths in Hobart, the completed marina will consist of approximately 300 berths. The first stage will provide secure berthing facilities for 50 vessels from ten metres to 25m in length, protected by a custom engineered wave attenuator/breakwater. Construction work is well underway and is being undertaken by Pacific Pontoon and Pier. These initial 50 berths are scheduled to be ready for occupancy by early September this year, complete with power, water and CCTV monitoring. Ready for the coming summer boating…

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best of the web

DISASTERS CONTINUE Good to see that a good disaster story still stirs the hearts and minds of our online readership. It especially scores better if there is video to support the story. Top stories included a newspaper article investigating deaths of crew on board superyachts, there is a job I could never stomach. But it was a video of an RS Aero dinghy sailor desperately trying to outmanoeuvre a tall ship steaming along a river in Germany that really hit the spot. It resulted in the sailor realising the futility of his mission and jumping overboard to watch his little off-the-beacher get pushed aside. This one article caused a spike when it was published on the mysailing website with the day recording over 60,000 impressions. One commentor noted that this may well be a staged…

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uk 3 peaks race report

THE annual Barmouth to Fort William '3 Peaks Yacht Race' is always a great test of endurance, in both sailing and running. This year the weather conditions for the race pushed teams to the limits to cope with the extremes of British offshore and mountain weather. The first three days of the race were slow, racing in what were often flat calm conditions. Teams had to row their yachts to achieve marginal gains and have the patience and determination to keep working hard day and night while seeing only slow progress. Runners on the first peak, a 26 mile run to the summit of Snowdon, suffered from sunburn and dehydration. Then, for the first time in the history of the race, none of the race yachts chose the direct route through the…

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