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Sailing Today September 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

ARTHUR RANSOME WAS A CHAP WHO knew a fair amount about boat ownership and he noted rather pithily that: "The desire to build a house is the tired wish of a man content thenceforward with a single anchorage. The desire to build a boat is the desire of youth, unwilling yet to accept the idea of a final resting place.” Substitute 'build' with 'buy' and he has it about bang on, for me, at least. That seems like an apposite quote to ease you into the current issue, the central theme of which is boats - no surprise there I hear you cry - but more specifically what's new on the market - a good deal, as you'll see. After that we get right down to brass tacks with Duncan…

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ebb and flow

'NORMAL' HURRICANES PREDICTED Following on from a devastating 2017 hurricane season in the Caribbean, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has a mixed prediction for 2018. Their Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75 per cent chance that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near- or above-normal. Forecasters predict a 35 per cent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 per cent chance of a near-normal season, and a 25 per cent chance of a below-normal season for the hurricane season. NOAA’s forecasters predict a 70 per cent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which between five and nine could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including one to four major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111…

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what’s on

LENDY COWES WEEK 4-11 AUGUST – ISLE OF WIGHT Lendy Cowes Week offers plenty of opportunity for everyone to get involved. Those with a competitive spirit can enjoy eight days of racing while those on shore can take a more relaxed approach with the full Cowes Week social scene experience. THE LOW TIDE EVENT 13 AUGUST – ISLES OF SCILLY Enjoy a unique Scillonian experience on 13 August for one of the Isles of Scilly’s low tide events. When spring tides occur, the channel between Tresco and Bryher is dry enough to cross and the locals organise a free festival. CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD RACE FINISH 28 JULY-5 AUGUST – LIVERPOOL Liverpool is the host port for the finish of the 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. Share the excitement as teams make their final sprint…

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first rate

Captain's Bar Ultimate sailors’ companion Next time you are looking for a special gift or luxury treat for your trusty boat, Onward Trading’s Captain's Bar is a worthy option. Like all products from this high-end British company, Onward Trading’s practical storage case is handcrafted from the best quality plantation teak, and offers the perfect stowage solution for those all-important whiskey glasses. The hinged-lid box, complete with tumblers, comes in two sizes (six or four-glass – 36.7cm or 54cm) and each set includes an extra set of shot glasses designed to fit safely under the tumblers. • From £157 • When the sun is over the yardarm… Freshen up after a day on the water with the Organic Cotton Vest Dress from the luxury British brand, Celtic & Co. This snazzy, nautical stripe, simple, yet stylish and…

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best new boats of 2019

MORE 40 More yachts is a Croatian outfit that is demonstrating that the country is about more than just stunning islands and footballing excellence. The boat buulder is unafraid to innovate and the 40 is the second in the More range behind the larger 55. What makes her fascinating is that the yacht was designed specifically to cater to the requirements of More Charter. They were after a fast yacht that you could race off season but also use for standard charter in the summer. The yacht is versatile with slippery lines drawn up by Cossuti combined with plenty of internal volume. There are all sorts of other clever touches that make her more adaptable such as there being both a track for the mainsheet at deck level and also a…

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performance cruisers

ARCONA 435 Sweden’s Arcona is a byword for comfort, quality and blistering speed. The new 435 promises to reinforce that; she’s a development of the Arcona 430 and should be a polished performer. This is not a simple MkII either;she has a wider stern which increases her sailing abilities, also giving her a more spacious saloon and a larger cockpit. An efficient sail design in combination with optimised weight will ensure a higher performance. The Arcona 435 will make its debut at the Southampton Boat Show. • Price: £poa • OFCET 32SC Even their name marks out French manufacturers Ofcet as being a little bit different and their 32SC is part of a stable of innovative, sporty yachts that could sit in their very own genre. Taking a lead from makers such as Pogo and…