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Sailing Today June 2017

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

IT'S WITH SOMETHING OF A heavy heart that I write the editor’s letter this month. For this will be my last missive to readers of Sailing Today. I have been at the helm of the magazine for more than four years and edited exactly 50 issues. On my watch, the magazine has shifted its focus more squarely onto cruising sailing – particularly adventurous sailing by ordinary people. Not everyone agreed at the start, but I am exceedingly proud of the way the magazine has evolved. For me as a cruising sailor, the look and content of the magazine exactly matches my aspirations: I hope one day to sail around the world with my family in a smallish boat, but I love nothing more than finding a deserted West Country reef anchorage with…

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bavaria bound

In honour of our departing Editor, Sam Fortescue, we’re looking towards his next port of call, Germany. This image depicts just one of the many stunning coastal and inland cruising opportunities Germany has to offer the cruising sailor. Beautiful Lake Chiemsee in Bavaria is 79.9 square kilometers of deep blue water, set against the backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of the Alps. Though landlocked, there are several yacht clubs dotted along its shores from which you can hire a yacht and start exploring.…

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ebb and flow

ALL CHANGE AT LBS The London Boat Show team has revealed seismic changes to the 2018 event. The once 10-day event has now been slashed to five, and organisers have decided to shake things up with new interactive entertainment and, rather intriguingly, themed catering. Next year will also see the addition of the Boating & Watersports Holiday Show, in an attempt to broaden the range of interest across the sporting and leisure world. The move follows disappointing turnout in both exhibitor and attendee numbers in recent years, and a pushback from exhibitors on the length of the show. As Murray Ellis, who manages the show said: “Having gathered and listened to feedback from visitors and exhibitors, we knew we needed to make some changes.” The show was pulling in numbers in the range…

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pirates of the caribbean

‘Dangers are greatly overestimated by cruising sailors and especially by yachting editors’ The latest annual crime report from the Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) marks a rise in criminal activity in Caribbean waters, with a 17 per cent increase in both violent (assault, piracy, robbery) and nonviolent (burglary, theft, vandalism) crimes. A total of 90 incidents were reported across the region by sailors – a rise of 13, according to the volunteer organisation. Announcing the figures, CSSN partner said: “2016 was busier than anyone would have liked incident-wise, with more security incidents, involving more weapons, with more violence across more locations than prior years.” Three countries accounted for more than half of the total incidents: Grenada reported 24, St Lucia had 12 and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines also accounted for…

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first rate

Elliot Brown watches The Tyneham is primed and ready for action The Tyneham is a stylish timepiece, which disguises a multitude of features designed to stand-up to the rigours of life at sea. This new watch from Elliot Brown, may not look like a sailor’s watch, but it certainly behaves like one. It’s water and shock resistant, and has a hardened bezel to protect the watch face from scratching against cleats, handrails, the boom etc. The hands and numbers glow in the dark, so you’re set for the night watch, and a depth indicator is ready for diving trips. There’s a date window and power reserve indicator, and solid stainless screw-in strap retaining bars for easy strap changes . This watch has everything! • • £795 David Watson silk scarves and pocket squares Wearable art for lovers of…

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new boats

More 40 £151,000 More Yachts came into being via a rather unusual path. Essentially, More Charter, a Swedish company operating out of Croatia and specialising in performance yachts decided to build its own charter fleet tailored to its clients’ needs. The results have been intriguing, with the More 55 already launched and this More 40 set to follow. The Maurizio Cossutti design is certainly stylish, and she looks like she will be a fast, fun boat to sail, with good comfort across three cabins. Brooklin Spirit of Tradition 82 c£3.7m US-based Brooklin Boatyard has a fine reputation for turning out handsome Spirit of Tradition style yachts and its latest 82ft (25m) cruiser promises to uphold that reputation. Unusually for a yacht of this size, she’s cold-moulded in laminated wood. Although she boasts a carbon-fibre…