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Yachting Monthly

Yachting Monthly November 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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to share or not to share?

Cruising sailors are a fiercely independent lot on the whole. Setting sail is our chance to get away from the strictures of shoreside bureaucracy and the demands of anyone but the sea itself. So how does the idea of sharing your boat strike you? I’ve always dreamed of owning my own boat. I’m not quite sure why, but even sailing my parents’ boat didn’t quite hit the spot. Being solely responsible for my vessel and free to tinker as I wish is an oddly satisfying sensation now that there’s a boat registered in my name. Questions of whether I’m using the boat enough to justify the cost, or keeping up with the maintenance do crop up, however. While I love the boat being mine, the idea of splitting the maintenance and the…

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fourth time lucky for jeanne socrates

If you have a news story to share, contact News Editor Katy Stickland Email Katy.Stickland@ti-media.com Tel 01252 555 166 British skipper Jeanne Socrates has claimed the record for the oldest person to sail solo around the world, non-stop and unassisted. The 77-year-old returned to her home port of Victoria in British Columbia aboard her Najad 380, Nereida after 339 days at sea. This was Socrates’ fourth attempt at the record; storms and broken gear forced her to return to port on two occasions in 2016, while another attempt in October 2017 had to be abandoned after she fell from a ladder while Nereida was on the hard, breaking several bones including a vertebrae and eight ribs. Socrates successfully completed a solo, non-stop and unassisted circumnavigation in July 2013 at the age of 70, becoming…

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rnli job losses due to funding crisis

Around 135 jobs are to be axed by the RNLI due to a funding shortfall. Most of the job losses will be at its Poole Headquarters. A period of consultation with staff is underway. The RNLI’s chief executive, Mark Dowie, said the charity had to become ‘more efficient’ and it would be focusing on its ‘frontline services’. ‘We have a shortfall in funds, but more people than ever need our help. It’s a perfect storm,’ he said. In 2018, the RNLI saw a £28.6 million drop in its financial resources including an £8.5 million fall in its legacy income and a £10.1 million drop in its investments. At the same time the RNLI spent an extra £4.5 million on crew equipment, training and support. There was also an increase in lifeboat launches in 2018,…

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increase in exports bolsters marine industry

UK boatbuilders are reporting a rise in profits due to increased demand from overseas customers. Trade organisation British Marine has announced that year-on-year revenue increased by 21.3% in 2018 to a turnover of £777 million, with 65% of new boats going overseas. This comes as British Marine reports that business confidence in the UK’s marine industry is declining due to economic uncertainty. Just 10% of British Marine members responded to its Marine Industry Trends November 2018-June 2019 survey. Findings suggest that domestically focused UK businesses continue to experience flat markets. New and used boat sales domestically have ‘struggled’, with reduced stock partly due to increased overseas sales. Prices in the charter market have ‘dropped significantly’ to attract customers, although firms are reporting revenue increases. The managing director of flotilla and beach club specialist, Seafarer, Chris…

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macgregor named yachtsman of the year

Lucy MacGregor, four-times winner of the Women’s Match Racing World Championship, has won the 2019 YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year. The YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year 2019 was awarded to the winner of the Women’s Laser Radial Youth World Championship, Matilda Nicholls. Roy Disney, the owner of the Andrews 70, Pyewacket, received the MS Amlin Seamanship Award following the rescue of fellow Transpac 50 Race team, OEX after their Santa Cruz 70 started sinking. Alex Rabbitt won the YJA MS Amlin Young Blogger of the Year Award.…

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news in numbers

2 Sailing and windsurfing are two of 13 sports added to the GCSE, AS and A Level physical education activity lists in the UK after a campaign by the RYA 3 The Ocean Race will visit The Hague for a third consecutive time when the next edition of the event stops in the Netherlands in 2022 76 Work has started on preserving 76 metres of Weymouth’s harbour walls which are at risk of collapse Help after Hurricane Dorian Charter firm The Moorings is providing help to 25 staff in Abaco, The Bahamas after its base was hit by Hurricane Dorian. The boats were relocated prior to landfall. Donations towards relief effort: www.bahamas.com/relief…