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Sailing Today November 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

AS AUTUMN DRAWS IN it is a good time to reflect on what a superb sailing season we have had and I am sure I speak for many when I say what a pleasure it has been to enjoy sailing our beautiful coast without the menace of bad weather. Nevertheless, the sailing season is coming to a close and many will be turning their thoughts to remedying the many minor – and not so minor – defects their yacht possesses and looking forward to setting them right during the long lay off. Yet the end of the sailing season here merely opens new horizons and in this issue we turn our bow to the western horizon and drop anchor in the azure waters of the Caribbean. The lucky few may…

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shepton: nw passage sinking may be tip of iceberg

Bob Shepton, veteran of two transits of the North West Passage, has spoken of his concern following the sinking of a yacht in the passage. His worries relate to the Anahita, a French flagged Ovni 345, which sank in the Bellot Strait after becoming embayed in rapidly shifting ice floes. With the nearest ice breaker some 12 hours away, the crew of the yacht was eventually located on an ice floe. The dramatic rescue has sparked fierce debate among sailors familiar with the route. This summer has seen heavier than usual ice fields that have failed to clear. Anahita was among a group of yachts attempting and east-west transit and was among a group of yachts warned not to attempt a transit by Canadian authorities. Despite this, the Anahita persisted and shortly…

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tributes pour in for hillary lister

Tributes have flowed in for disabled sailor Hillary Lister who has died aged 46. Lister, paralysed from the neck down, was famous for some remarkable sailing feats such as being the first quadriplegic to sail round Britain. Lister used the “sip-and-puff” system for steering and controlling a yacht’s sails, which entailed blowing and sucking through plastic straws. In 2005 she became the first quadriplegic person to sail across the Channel, which she followed in 2009 with her solo trip around Britain. Alex Lister paid tribute to his stepmother: “She turned the suffering she was experiencing into an opportunity.” Lister's love-affair with sailing began with Westbere Sailing Opportunities in Canterbury in 2003, of which she said: “Within 30 seconds of being in a boat I was in love.”…

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jury wiig makes it to safety

Golden Globe Race competitor Are Wiig suffered a dramatic end to his race after his yacht was dismasted following a 360 degree roll. Wiig was in the Southern Ocean when he suffered the mishap and was able to jury rig his yacht, Oleanna, an OE 32, and sail 400 miles back to Cape Town with no further assistance. Wiig declined outside assistance as he made his way to safety. The Yachtmarket Southampton International Boat Show was in full swing as Sailing Today went to press with organisers British Marine already reporting strong attendance figures and a record number of exhibitors…

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ladies first for maiden voyage

Dee Caffari, Wendy Tuck, and Nikki Henderson have been recruited by Tracy Edwards to skipper her iconic yacht, Maiden, on her latest voyage –a new global circumnavigation to raise awareness of the importance of girls’ education. Maiden first found fame in the 1989-90 Whitbread round-the-world race when Edwards and her all-female crew defied chauvinists to come second overall. She subsequently fell into disrepair but has since been restored by Edwards, making a grand entrance at Tower Bridge in June where she was met by Jordan's Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, who helped with the restoration project.…

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bavarian bailout

Bavaria Yachts has announced that it has secured an investor after a turbulent summer. The German manufacturer announced that it had been placed in administration back in March after investors Oaktree and Anchorage removed their financial backing of the company. has been sold to a private equity fund advised by German based CMP Capital Management-Partners. The acquisition includes Bavaria Yachts with its 550 staff and all the shares in its subsidiary Bavaria Catamarans that employs 250 people.…