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Sailing Today March 2019

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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Chelsea Magazine
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skipper’s view

ONE OF THE GREAT JOYS OF working for a magazine is that you tend to write things well in advance. In late summer this can be a bit depressing, as you are already writing about Christmas, but in the depths of winter, it's great, as you are already looking forward to a new season of sailing. Which brings me on to the subject of fitting your boat out for the spring which is one of the main themes of this issue. This is an important time and can be a testing one; daubing on antifouling in a chill March breeze takes more than just endurance, it takes vision and the will power to remember the joys of summer cruising. Yet there is a joy to it too because…

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ebb and flow

THE BLIND LEAD THE SIGHTED – ACROSS THE PACIFIC The unlikely combination of a novice sailor and a blind skipper together plan to take on the perils of the Pacific Ocean next month. Associate Ocean Cruising Club member and yacht owner Doug Smith (above left) will be accompanied on an ocean transit designed to qualify him for full OCC membership by his friend and experienced sailor Hiro Iwamoto (right), who has no sight at all.The pair aim to sail non-stop from San Diego to Fukushima in Japan aboard Dream Weaver, a 41ft Island Packet yacht. It’s not Hiro’s first attempt either, as he and a different crewman set out to cross the Pacific from Fukushima in 2013, but had to abandon ship after a collision with a…

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what’s on

ST MAARTEN HEINEKEN REGATTA Four days of world-class racing (and partying) with some of the world’s most seasoned sailors, as well as holiday-makers on chartered bareboats and live-aboards cruising the Caribbean. Crystal clear waters and cooling northeast trade winds give the pristine conditions for spectacular racing.● heinekenregatta.com HMS WARRIOR SEA SHANTIES 29 MARCH PORTSMOUTHEnjoy a unique dining experience, eating at sailors’ mess tables on this Victorian warship’s gun deck. Tickets includes a cocktail, half a bottle wine and a two-course dinner.● historicdockyard.co.uk STORIES OF ANIMALS AT SEA 25-27 APRIL GREENWICHSailors kept animal companions, while animal stowaways such as rats, termites and shipworms did tremendous damage to ships’ and stores. This event celebrates them all!● rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum ZAGREB BOAT SHOW 20 – 24 FEBRUARY…

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first rate

Omega Seamaster RailmasterEnsure there are no untimely delays with a fascinating timepieceCombine your love of the ocean, heritage and er, railway electrification with the recently released Seamaster version of the classic Railmaster watch. The Railmaster was first introduced in 1957 when its internal Faraday cage made it impervious to electro-magnetic interference – hence the appeal to railway engineers and the like.The modern Seamaster version combines electrical resistance with a high-end Omega movement and is water-resistant to 150m. With only a subtle railway track motif around the dial as a giveaway, your sailing buddies need never know about that trainset in the loft…● £3,600● Mappinandwebb.com "Inform the bosun. We’ll be camping ashore tonight...."A world of camping comfort unfolds before youThere’s a certain appeal to travelling light but, for those…

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new boats

Sunbeam 46.1 Sunbeam Yachts is an Austrian manufacturer that produces a pleasing range of moderately sporty cruisers. The 46.1 is the latest in this line and is their largest boat yet. One of the notable features are chines at the bow a la the Beneteau Oceanis range. This is a method of keeping down wetted surface area with the boat on a relatively even keel while also providing extra internal volume. Down below, she’s well fitted out and a cut above your standard production yacht.| £325,000| sunbeam-yachts.com Dehler 30od Interesting one this. Dehler has a splendid range of cruiser/racers that has been developed by German manufacturer working with Judel/Vrolijk. Yet the 30od is quite a departure, being an altogether more extreme boat. It’s a bit of…

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by way of biscay

Another view of the Odet River The never-ending summer days of 2017 in Norway, meandering in and out of its fjords and islands, had made for an exceptional cruising season and it ended at Sutton Harbour in Plymouth after a five day passage down the North Sea from Stavanger. However, plans were afoot for a voyage south to Senegal and therefore, in September, we awaited a weather window to cross Biscay. However, September and October of 2017 were unseasonably stormy and no weather window presented itself. We admitted defeat and put the boat to bed for winter in Sutton Harbour, a well protected, friendly and reasonably priced marina. In hindsight, the decision to delay until Spring 2018 turned out to be rather fortuitous as we would have otherwise missed…

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