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Yachting Monthly

Yachting Monthly October 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.
well-reefed adventure

Unsurprisingly, sailing with children on board requires a markedly different approach to cruising. Last year, my wife and I would have relished the long run across Lyme Bay at the start of our cruise this summer, carried as we were by a warm easterly, the setting sun above a billowing spinnaker. The arrival of a new crew member in the spring, however, meant a day of rolling downwind until well past bedtime was rather more stressful than the exhilarating experience we remembered. Our decisions about how much sail to set were also subject to change, since trying to secure, soothe and entertain a baby at any appreciable angle of heel is less than relaxing. As a result we spent much of our time afloat with sails reefed down to little more…

3 min.
uk coastguard to replace emergency radio network

News editor More than £170 million is to be spent on installing a new emergency radio network for HM Coastguard. The aim is to improve the reliability of communication transmissions to and from vessels at sea and the UK’s nine Coastguard Operations Centres and one National Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham. Old existing copper telephone wiring will be replaced with modern fibre-based technology to each of the HM Coastguards 155 remote radio sites, which monitor VHF and MF radio transmissions from vessels. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) commercial and programmes director, Damien Oliver said the current network, X21 Kilostream, was around 40 years old, and, although it was 100 per cent reliable, it was expensive to run, particularly after it was withdrawn from the market by BT, making spare parts difficult to source. ‘HM…

1 min.
alternative southampton boat show

Motor boats are dominating the line-up at Boats 2020, which is replacing the cancelled 2020 Southampton Boat Show. The event, which is scheduled to go ahead on 11-20 September at Mayflower Park, will showcase more than 90 boats, mostly power, from 30 boatyards. There will also be over 40 marine equipment exhibitors. Organisers British Marine cancelled the Southampton Boat Show due to the COVID-19 pandemic, replacing it with a smaller, not-for-profit event. British Marine stressed that Boats 2020 would meet Public Health England COVID-19 secure requirements, with social distancing and extensive cleaning routines. Tickets are limited and will cost £12.50 per person. Available at www.boats2020.co.uk British Marine CEO, Lesley Robinson, said visitors would be able to book appointments to see boats, creating ‘a day of quality viewing’.…

1 min.
news in numbers

60k Flushing Sailing Club wants to raise £60,000 so work can begin on building a new clubhouse at the entrance to the Penryn River. www.flushingsailingclub.co.uk/appeal.htm 5 The charity Sea-Changers has issued grants to five groups to help protect UK coasts and seas: The Seahorse Trust, Seawatch Foundation, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Dunbar Harbour Trust and Climavore CIC 100 A full order book has led Oyster Yachts to start recruiting an additional 100 people to its workforce Smaller ARC to go ahead The annual ARC transatlantic rally from Gran Canaria to St Lucia will go ahead in November. Organisers World Cruising said due to the COVID-19 pandemic entries are the lowest in nearly 20 years. ARC boats from Gran Canaria will start on 22 November. The start for all ARC+ Cape Verde boats will be 8 November…

1 min.
garmin outage impacts navionics

Navionics customers were left unable to download charts or log-in following a sustained cyber attack on its parent company, Garmin, in July. The Navionics Boating app, Chart Installer, and Navionics Chart Viewer were all affected. Products couldn’t be bought directly via the Navionics website. Garmin has said it had ‘no indication that any customer data was accessed, lost or stolen’. Rob Watt, who sails the Maxi 95, Peggy Rose, was affected: ‘Navionics still worked but you couldn’t upload or download anything. The chart plotter still worked as a standalone device. I have a Garmin smartwatch which controls the autopilot too, as well as linking into my chartplotter — that still worked but I couldn’t upload or download anything,’ confirmed Watt. Jonathon Sweeney from Red Sky Alliance, a cyber security partner of UK maritime…

1 min.
new leisure berths for stornoway

An extra 75 new marina berths at Scotland’s Stornoway Harbour are expected to open shortly for yachts and leisure craft. The new facilities at Newton Basin, designed and built by Inland and Coastal Marina Systems, will be protected by a state-of-the-art breakwater and complement the existing 80-berth marina that was expanded previously in 2014. A new slipway and boat hoist, enabling the marina to offer boatyard services to visitors and port users, is also being installed on the site in the Outer Hebrides.…