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Sailing Today August 2018

Sailing Today is the magazine for hands on cruising sailors, offering a wealth of practical advice and a dynamic mix of in-depth boat, gear and equipment reviews. It is written cover to cover by sailors for sailors. Since its launch in 1997, Sailing Today has sealed its reputation as the magazine for essential sailing information and advice. Thanks to our superb team of experts, Sailing Today is packed with news and advice for the hands-on cruising sailor. Specialising in yachts between 25ft and 60ft, with fantastic market leading boat and gear tests, and regular advice about seamanship and navigation, Sailing Today delivers the practical back up needed for those who enjoy using their boats, be it cruising around the coast, across the channel or in blue waters.

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skipper’s view

ONE OF THE FEATURES IN THE MAGAZINE this month concerns the question of why you should bother getting a sailing qualification. It's an interesting and divisive issue and one that ties in nicely with our interview with Sir Robin Knox Johnston on p30. Knox - Johnston was unquestionably a highly experienced sailor back in 1968 but when he set off aboard Suhaili on his round the world jaunt he had no formal yachting qualifications. In part, no doubt, because they didn't exist. Obviously in his case a blend of experience (he was, after all, in the Merchant Navy) and determination won through. I guess the flip side of that coin is Donald Crowhurst whose lack of experience certainly contributed to his unfortunate demise. Sitting in the middle of the argument…

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ebb and flow

EDDIE JORDAN JOINS OYSTER After shelling out for Oyster Yachts, new CEO Richard Hadida has appointed his board. Having pulled the Suffolk based yacht manufacturer back from the brink after it went into liquidation February, Hadida, a high net worth tech entrepreneur, has now appointed his board which includes noted F1 playboy, Eddie Jordan. Richard Hadida said:“We are committed to building the best possible team here at Oyster which we believe will put us in the strongest position to deliver an effective turnaround and get Oyster back to where it should be – the absolute pinnacle in yacht design. "Getting the right leadership, oversight and governance in place is key to building a sustainable business. Another notable addition to the board is yacht designer Rob Humphreys who has designed many Oysters over the years. Oyster Yachts…

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good news

Marine conservation zones: Government has pledged to create 41 new ones to protect wildlife in sensitive areas around the coastline. Plymouth’s Mayflower Marina has retained its Five Gold Anchor award from The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA). The accolade has been given for a high standard of facilities, commitment to customer service excellence and operational competence. Pondicherry Shark. This rare shark, generally found in the rivers of Sri Lanka and India, has not been seen since 1979 and scientists suspect it may now be extinct. The French America's Cup Challenge: Team Groupama endured the misfortune of having their premises in Brittany badly damaged by fire.…

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what’s on

LENDY COWES WEEK 4-11 AUGUST – HAMPSHIRE For a slice of the action at the world’s largest regatta, plot a course to the Solent in early August. This Cowes-based eight-day event is a highlight of the British Summer Season and annually attracts 100,000 visitors. SEA SALTS AND SAIL FESTIVAL 13-15 JULY – CORNWALL For a real taste of traditional west country life, plan a trip to the biennial Sea Salts and Sail Festival in Mousehole. Celebrating Mousehole’s long history as a small working fishing village, the organisers have plenty of treats lined up. 40TH ANNIVERSARY THAMES TRADITIONAL BOAT FESTIVAL 20-27 JULY – OXFORDSHIRE For a chance to celebrate all that’s best in British boatbuilding and craftsmanship, head to the Thames Traditional Boat Festival, Henley. This is one of the longest running events of its type. BRISTOL…

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first rate

Block of silver Beacause you're worth it Dress to impress with a piece of C'est la Vie Jewellery that feature detailed Harken block minitures. Cathy Ash-Vie (partner in Harken UK) who is in the unique position of being able to create authentic, accurate and detailed jewellery pieces has, by using her design skills, come up with a unique collection of solid silver nautical jewellery. Among the best sellers are the solid 925 Sterling silver cufflinks, which feature precise detailing of the traditional Harken block. • £90 • Breathe easy The perfect onboard accessory for wine lovers Make room for spontaneity with Skandium’s Menu Winebreather Carafe that breathes wine in an instant. From the Scandinavian design house, Norm architects, this stylish ships decanter designed by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn, is the perfect onboard accessory for wine…

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new boats

Delphia42 £tbc Poland’s Delphia Yachts have a hand in manufacturing far more rival brands than you’d imagine. It has, however, been a while since they launched a new yacht. Yet the new 42 is spanking new and – on an initial cursory glance – she looks the business. She’s designed by Tony Castro who knows what he’s about. She’s definitely a cruiser but there looks to be a performance edge to her and, judging from the number of portlights and hatches, she’s going to be incredibly bright inside. She’s pictured here alongside another new design, the Delphia 50 (left). Discovery48 £695,000 The range of new yachts emerging from the Discovery yard at the moment could fill these pages for several months so the best thing to do is introduce them as they…