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Yachting Monthly

Yachting Monthly Summer-2019 15.07.2019

Published by TI Media Limited 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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wild cruising

Comfortable marinas lay a few miles down river, but some of the best days of last summer for us were spent anchored in the upper reaches of the River Dart. Kingfishers flitted from the oak trees shading the shallows and nothing but the occasional fish broke the surface of the silent water. We were hardly off the beaten track at all, but we felt like the emperors of our very own wilderness. These are the moments we reminisce about once summer is over. While cruising sailors have long set sail to escape the strictures of land, we don’t have to eschew all creature comforts or voyage to the far-flung fjords of Greenland to find wilderness. It is more a mindset to look for small deviations from the popular routes and a…

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british sailor tony curphey takes record

British sailor Tony Curphey has claimed the record for the oldest person to sail around the world non-stop and unassisted. The 74-year-old took the title from 73-year-old French skipper Jean-Luc Van den Heede, who came first in the 2018 Golden Globe Race. Curphey achieved the record while taking part in the Longue Route, sailing from Emsworth to Emsworth in his Nicholson 32, Nicola Deux. It took him 308 days and was his fourth singlehanded circumnavigation around the world. Speaking to YM, Curphey said he had just finished a solo circumnavigation via the three capes on Nicola Deux when he read about the Golden Globe Race. Initially interested, he was put off from entering by the amount of rules and the entrance fee. His son sent him details about the Longue Route, which…

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online focus for relaunched henri lloyd

Henri Lloyd has announced it will be focusing on sailing gear rather than fashion as the firm continues to reposition itself in the market. The company went into administration in June 2018 before being acquired by the Swedish investor Aligro Group. The new CEO of Henri Lloyd, Magnus Liljeblad said it planned to move the brand upmarket, with greater attention on quality and its sailing heritage. Liljeblad said the company would be focusing on online sales and would also not be competing on price as its main selling point. ‘This means we estimate that we will be dealing with 80 per cent less retailers than in the past, allowing us to focus 100 per cent on key relationships, which we believe will be critical to success,’ he explained. Henri Lloyd has also be unveiled a…

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news in numbers

40 Hallberg-Rassy has unveiled plans for its new 40C yacht, which has the same cockpit measurements as its 44 model. It will be launched at the 2020 Boot Düsseldorf show. 25 A record number of IMOCAs will be taking part in this August’s Fastnet Race, with 25 doublehanded crew competing over the 608-mile route. 49 A 49-metre radar tower to guide ships up and down the tidal River Thames has been built at Northfleet, near Gravesend in Kent. Investigation Yacht transporters Peters and May has launched an investigation after the loss of the Baltic 130 My Song, which fell from the deck of the transporter MV Brattinsborg on 25 May in the Mediterranean.…

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last skipper finishes the golden globe race

After 322 days alone at sea Tapio Lehtinen and his barnacle-encrusted Gaia 36, Asteria, have finished the Golden Globe Race. He took 10 days longer than Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in the original 1968-69 race. Crowds turned out to cheer the 61-year-old Finn on 19 May as he made his way up the channel at Les Sables d’Olonne. Speaking to waiting journalists, Lehtinen said the barnacles cost him the race. Initially he thought he had a fishing line around his prop, and had dived over the side to investigate before the Hobart Gate. ‘It was not a rope or net, but barnacles growing all over the hull. When I first saw them on the bottom, I knew my race was over,’ he explained. While other skippers had been able to clean their hulls in…

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last cape for jeanne socrates

Record breaking solo skipper Jeanne Socrates has passed her last cape in the Southern Ocean. The 76-year-old, who is attempting to become the oldest person to sail solo around the world non-stop and unassisted, has rounded South Cape on Stewart Island, New Zealand. As YM went to press, Socrates was heading to Oamaru Harbour to pick up a buoy to continue repairs after her Najad 380, Nereida, was knocked down, leaving her without solar and wind charging capability. Socrates was 70 when she became the oldest woman to circumnavigate the world solo, non-stop and unassisted. Her latest record attempt began in October 2018 from Victoria, British Columbia.…