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Yachting Monthly

Yachting Monthly

March 2020

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Yachting monthly is at the heart of the British yachting market and is for people who actively sail their boats - whether cruising across the channel, around the coast or further a field in blue waters. It provides an entertaining mix of vital information for cruising yachtsmen with all levels of experience, which maximises their enjoyment, increases their skills and gives them the confidence to broaden their horizons.

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TI-Media
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summer dreaming

Winter may still have us in her grips, but cracks are beginning to appear. Having abandoned Pasque on the hard over winter (poor, neglected thing, I am sorry) while the mundane tasks of household DIY hold dominion, glimmers of hope are now beginning to appear. I’ve been making decisions about when to launch, how to sort out those roller-furling bearings that needed attention last year, and where the boat’s mooring will be. She is forcing her way back into the daylight of consciousness, demanding attention. These early preparations bring a whispered excitement of full-blown summer – downwind drifting, beach barbecues, swimming from the boat and all. Oh for watching the coast roll by with sails spread wide in the golden light of evening. Of course, running isn’t always quite so idyllic. With…

3 min.
uk sailors warned after marked diesel ban

News editor Email Katy.Stickland@timeinc.com Tel 01252 555 166 Ireland’s sailing governing body is concerned about sailors’ safety after the use of marked diesel to propel recreational boats became illegal on 1 January 2020. The ban, which carries a maximum fine of €5,000, applies to both green and red diesel. The Irish Sailing Association said it had formerly notified the Revenue that there was ‘no infrastructure to supply white diesel on quaysides in Ireland, and that it will take a very long time for traces of green to be flushed out of boats’ tanks. ‘A general lack of awareness and a sense of “it’ll be all right” has hampered the campaign to get more facilities, and it may take someone important to run out of diesel or get rescued before the matter gets any political attention,’…

1 min.
plans for scottish offshore wind

Navigational safety is one of the issues raised in a plan outlining the future of offshore wind in Scotland. The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into its draft Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy, which will also inform the next round of seabed leasing. 17 new commercial-scale offshore wind farms are also being proposed. Locations include Islay, Lewis and Orkney. The report highlights that some of the wind farms could impact on navigational safety for shipping, although it stressed that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency would be consulted ahead of any decision. There are currently six operational offshore wind farms in Scotland. A further eight have also been given consent. Most are located in the Moray Firth and east Scotland. Sailors have until 25 March to respond to the consultation: www.gov.scot/publications/draft-sectoral-marine-plan-offshore-wind-energy…

1 min.
news in numbers

01 For the first time Portsmouth is to host the annual Yacht Racing Forum after lobbying by the city council and Portsmouth Harbour Marine. It will be held on 23-24 November 2020. 100 Norfolk boatbuilders Windboats is marking its centenary year. The firm began building hire boats in 1920 before its 30-year association with Oyster. It now builds Gunfleet yachts. 60 The retro 2023 Ocean Globe Race, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1973 Whitbread Round the World Race, has announced it will open entries to Whitbread 60s and Whitbread maxis. Register for RTI Entries have opened for the Round the Island Race, held on 30 May. Martin Tomas was the first skipper to register, signing up to race in his three-year-old Bridgedeck Multihull INXSA just 179 seconds after entries opened.…

1 min.
discovery yachts sale following court case

The new managing director of Discovery Yachts Group, John Burnie, has said the future of the boat builder is ‘secure’ after the firm went into administration and was immediately bought in a pre-pack sale. Binti Marine Holdings Ltd, a UK subsidiary of Binti Holding GMBH, now owns the Southampton-based company. Binti’s Werner Schnaebele, who is based in Germany, already owned shares in the group. Burnie, who was previously group sales director, replaces Sean Langdon, who was appointed managing director of Discovery Yachts in August 2016. Langdon headed the management-led buyout in April 2017 following the retirement of company founder, John Charnley. In a statement, Burnie said day-today operations at the shipyard were ‘completely unaffected’ and customers’ orders would continue to be fulfilled. He said all staff and suppliers had supported the decision. The announcement…

1 min.
red funnel captain acquitted after collision

The captain of the Red Funnel ferry Red Falcon has been cleared of all charges after the vessel collided with a 32ft motor yacht in the Thorn Channel in the Solent in 2018. Capt Ian Drummond was acquitted of failing to keep a lookout and misconduct of master likely to endanger ships, structures or individuals under the Merchant Shipping Act. District judge, Anthony Callaway, found Drummond did keep a proper lookout and was not to blame for the collision. The yacht’s skipper, Peter Jackson, had already accepted a caution for his part in the incident.…