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Yachting Monthly

Yachting Monthly April 2020

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.
travelling slowly

He loves his boat so much that he gives it a rose every year. A tear forms as he recalls the times he shared with his daughter and late wife on board. A passionate man, Tapio Lehtinen is not a household name in the UK, but he is a visionary proponent of sailing in his native Finland (p64). When local youth sailing was dying out, he led a crusade to sponsor 300 new Optimist dinghies for clubs around the country. He recognised that without a grassroots movement, his country’s proud maritime heritage would be all but over. Today, some of the youngsters that first got afloat in one of these dinghies are part of the crew he will take round the world in the Ocean Globe Race. The future of British…

3 min.
eco-moorings to be trialled along the south coast

News editor If you have a news story to share, contact News Editor Katy Stickland Email Katy.Stickland@ti-media.com Tel 01252 555166 Up to 70 eco-moorings are to be laid along the UK’s south and southwest coast as part of efforts to protect eelgrass meadows. The £2.5 million Recreation ReMEDIES project, which is being led by Natural England, will examine the pros and cons of different types of eco-moorings, their impact on sailors as well as their benefit for underwater habitats. The project, which will run until October 2023, will also look at the impact other recreational activities have on eelgrass meadows, like walking and bait digging. It will focus on the Isles of Scilly, River Fal, River Helford, Plymouth Sound and its estuaries, Essex Estuaries Special Areas of Conservation and Solent Maritime. The types of eco-mooring and…

1 min.
rival fastnet race aimed at corinthian sailors

Entries have opened for the Royal Western Yacht’s Club (RWYC)’s Lonely Rock Race. The Plymouth-based club has partnered with Ryde’s Royal Victoria Yacht Club for the biennial race, which will start in the Eastern Solent and see entrants round the Fastnet Rock before finishing in Plymouth Sound. It will start on 16 August 2020. The announcement follows the decision by the Royal Ocean Racing Club to move the finish of the Fastnet Race from Plymouth to Cherbourg for the 2021 and 2023 editions due to the expected high number of entries. RWYC Commodore Chris Arscott stressed the Lonely Rock Race was not intended to replace the Fastnet Race. He added that the club wanted to bring back the Corinthian spirit of the original race, and the emphasis will be on club sailors who…

1 min.
storm gloria batters western med

Storm Gloria resulted in the biggest wave recorded in the western Med. Spain’s state meteorological Agency, AEMET, said the 8.44m (27.69ft) wave was measured by the Valencia buoy on the south-eastern coast. The previous record of 8.15m (26.74ft) was measured off Mahón in Menorca in January 2003. The storm, which has killed at least 13 people in Spain and the Balearic Islands, hit Majorca on 18-19 January, leaving some 20 yachts wrecked at Pollença. Rob Ferenczi keeps his custom Adams 49, Topaz, at Pollença and said is wasn’t the 35-45 knot winds but the 1-1.5m east-southeasterly swell which resulted in some yachts breaking free from their moorings. ‘Many boats on well designed and maintained moorings survived,’ said Ferenczi, who added that many of the damaged boats were not insured. Rod Heikel, who has cruised the…

1 min.
bente yachts seeking investment

The German boatyard Bente Yachts, which is behind the Bente 24, Bente 28 and Bente 39, is searching for new investors after filing for bankruptcy. Managing director, Alexander Vrolijk said high development costs were to blame for the decision, despite the sale of over 120 Bente 24s. ‘In recent years the company has had high development and manufacturing costs. This needs to be optimised, the company reorganised and put on a professional footing,’ he said. Existing customers are reported to be committed to their orders, and these are expected to be delivered. ANWB Audio Visuele/BenteDienst, Sunpix Marine/Alamy…

1 min.
news in numbers

01 The RNLI has unveiled its first Launch a Memory Lifeboat. The Shannon Class boat has the names of over 9,500 people on its decal, and will be stationed at Invergordon. 33 Thirty-three yachts have set off from St Lucia for the 26,000 mile World ARC round the world rally. Run by the World Cruising Club, this is the 10th edition of the event. 17 An Uffa Fox-designed Fox Cub is one of 17 boats to be auctioned after being impounded by Bristol Harbour Authority. The online auction ends on 1 March. www.gc-c.co.uk Patrick Pym 1936-2019 Co-founder of mast builders Needlespar, Patrick Pym, who was a competitive sailor, Hamble River Sailing Club member, and Royal Ocean Racing Club measurer, has died, aged 83. He helped co-develop the technology for the aluminum Finn mast.…