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Yachting Monthly

Yachting Monthly September 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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2 min.
a badge of honour

Experience is a hard-won thing. To have sailed north to the high Arctic, or short-handed across the Atlantic to the Azores, and returned to tell the tale, is a badge of honour for any sailor. We may not all aspire to stretch ourselves and our boats quite that far, but most of us will have wondered what it would be like, and if we could do it. I know I have. So it was with some fascination that I read three articles in particular this month from others who have sailed their standard production boats, by no means specialised expedition yachts, in such challenging conditions. Brian Black, who has spent a decade’s worth of summers and more in the desolate beauty of Greenland’s fjords, shares what it takes to navigate the…

3 min.
have your say on impact of red diesel ban

Sailors have until 9 September 2019 to comment on plans by the UK Government to ban red diesel for the propulsion of recreational boats. Both the RYA and the Cruising Association (CA) are urging cruisers to respond to the consultation to give Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) a clear picture about the impact of changing from red to white diesel. The move comes following a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in October 2018 which found the UK wasn’t complying with the EU’s Fuel Marker Directive (95/60/EC) by allowing red diesel to be sold on a 60/40 split of full and lower tax rates for propulsion, and heating or power generation. Under EU rules, fuel can only be sold at less than the full tax rate…

1 min.
drink-aware campaign for sailors

The dangers of sailing and drinking excessive alcohol are to be highlighted in a new campaign by the Department for Transport. The Alcohol Awareness Steering Group, involving both the Government and the maritime sector has instigated the campaign aimed at recreational sailors. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) revealed that between 2006-20012, 45 people died in accidents involving recreational boats in the UK where alcohol was a factor. The British Ports Authority, a member of the group, has previously called for new laws imposing alcohol limits for non-professional sailors. Under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, sailors can be prosecuted if they are under the influence of alcohol and endanger other vessels, structures or people. Most harbour authorities also have local by-laws, which allow boaters to be prosecuted if they are under the…

1 min.
sanders set for 11th solo circumnavigation

He said his 10th solo circumnavigation around the world would be his last, but now Jon Sanders, 80, has announced he will sail around the globe again. The legendary Australian skipper is preparing his Sparkman & Stephens 39, Perie Banou II, to leave from Freemantle on 13 October 2019. Unlike his previous voyages, Sanders will be helping to research ocean microplastics by collecting daily water samples. These will be dropped off at pre-arranged ports for dispatch to marine institutions for analysis. It is hoped this will provide reliable data on the amount of plastic pollution in Southern Hemisphere oceans. His 12-month voyage will take him from Western Australia to the Cape of Good Hope and then northwest to St Helena, before crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean. He will then transit the…

1 min.
news in numbers

11 The UK’s Casualty Review Panel, made up of organisations like the RNLI, has stated that 11 people who drowned in 2018, could have survived if they had worn a lifejacket. 25 The World Cruising Club’s ARC Portugal celebrated its 25th edition at the final destination port, Marina de Lagos. 18 crews sailed from Plymouth to Portugal via Bayona. 283 In this year’s Round the Island Race, 1,210 boats entered, 283 finished, 851 retired due to light winds, 2 were disqualified, and 74 failed to declare. Top claims Insurers N&G revealed the top five common claims between 2008-2018 – 31% were collisions with another boat, 21% storm damage, 20% grounding or collision with an underwater obstacle, 15% ingress of water and equipment theft at 13%.…

1 min.
£2 million extension to buckler’s hard

Work will begin this winter on installing 66 new berths at Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour on the Beaulieu River. The £2m redevelopment aims to cater for sailors wanting bigger berths and walk-ashore pontoons. To minimise disruption to marina customers, the work will be carried out over the winters of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Beaulieu Enterprises’ managing director, Russell Bowman said: ‘The reconfiguration will offer the best possible service for our customers, while keeping a similar look and feel to the existing yacht harbour.’ Royal Perth Yacht Club; Buckler’s Hard…