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Yachting Monthly

Yachting Monthly May 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.
big boat, little boat

A battle rages between elation and despair in the hearts of yacht owners. While there’s nothing quite like the joy of being under sail on your own boat, its demands for upkeep can seem insatiable. Which emotion is in ascendance depends largely on how successful the last cruise was, or whether anything expensive has broken recently. We all daydream about our ‘next boat’, and the state of this inner war shapes what that looks like. Are you hankering after something bigger, faster and more spacious? Or does the idea of all the associated complexity on board and all the extra maintenance send shivers down your spine? When yet another job gets added to the to-do list on my boat, I wish she was a smaller, more spartan craft, with less to…

3 min.
sailors urged to register vessel details

News editor If you have a news story to share, contact News Editor Katy Stickland Email Katy.Stickland@timeinc.com Tel 01252 555 166 Skippers are being encouraged to register their vessel details with RYA SafeTrx. The HM Coastguard Safety Identification Scheme better known as CG66, which allows Search and Rescue (SAR) authorities to easily access vessel details during an incident, was replaced by RYA SafeTrx in July 2018. Existing CG66 data will be deleted in March. RYA SafeTrx is divided into two parts – an online database of account and vessel details, which can be updated immediately at any time by the vessel owner, and a mobile phone app which, as well as vessel registration, can also track voyages through Sail Plan and Track Only modes, and report overdue boats in Sail Plan mode. The app does…

1 min.
coronavirus impacts uk marine

British Marine says some UK marine businesses are being affected by the coronavirus outbreak, which is causing disruption to supply chains. CEO Lesley Robinson said the trade body would be monitoring the situation and would ‘offer relevant and rapid support and guidance to our members if required. ‘This could include connecting them with alternative UK suppliers in our membership to ensure business as usual continues,’ she added. Ian Thomson runs Nestaway Boats and sells inflatable boats and ePropulsion electric outboards, which are both made in China. He said although factories had now reopened there was a ‘bigger problem’ of ‘getting the goods out of China due to the knock-on effect to shipping’. He has now arranged for 10-12 inflatable boats to be flown to the UK in order to meet customer orders on…

1 min.
news in numbers

228 The 228-year-old Orfordness Lighthouse has been scheduled for demolition after being declared unsafe by East Sussex Council. 1.2B The Met Office has announced it is to spend £1.2 billion on a new state-of-the-art supercomputer to improve severe weather and climate forecasting in the UK. 1.9M The UKSA in Cowes has received $1.9M (£1.46M) from the Bahamas-based TK Foundation, which will enable the charity to build a new accommodation centre. RECORD SMASHED Francis Joyon and his crew on the maxi trimaran IDEC Sport have broken the Tea Route record between Hong Kong and London, with a new time of 31d, 23h, more than four days faster than the previous record held by Giovanni Soldini on the MOD70, Maserati.…

1 min.
safety review into cowes harbour ongoing

The danger posed by commercial vessels to people sleeping on yachts in Cowes Harbour has been highlighted by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB). The report into the sinking of the Contessa 32, Greylag by the Red Funnel-operated Red Falcon in October 2018 found that the ferry’s master had to rely totally on his instrumentation due to fog, and the lack of the bridge team’s practice in fog routine, resulted in the overcorrection of steering. Red Falcon subsequently left the channel to port, after swinging through 220º and narrowly missing the Cowes Yacht Haven marina wall. It collided with Greylag, which was on a swinging mooring to the east of the Inner Fairway, sinking the unoccupied yacht, before the ferry grounded. Cowes Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh said a full review into…

1 min.
awards for golden globe race skippers

The Cruising Club of America has honoured two Golden Globe Race skippers. The winner of the 2018 race, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, was presented with the club’s 2019 Blue Water Medal. He finished the race in just under 212 days aboard his Rustler 36, Matmut, despite a damaged mast caused when the yacht pitchpoled in the Southern Ocean. Gregor McGuckin was named the winner of the Rod Stephens Seamanship Trophy for his attempted rescue of fellow race skipper Abhilash Tomy, despite his yacht being dismasted in a Southern Ocean storm.…