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Sailing Today

April 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chelsea Magazine
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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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skipper’s view

THE FOCUS OF THIS ISSUE IS THE upcoming season in the Mediterranean and this fills me with gladness, as indeed does Nicola Beykirch's highly diverting piece on her trip from Palma to Malta via Sicily (p18). The Med constantly fascinates me, largely because it is such a bipolar sea. As often as not, the wind is either on or off, while its character in the summer months is so beautiful and benevolent that it bears almost no resemblance to the snarling, spiteful monster that so often rears its head during the winter months. It's not like the Caribbean which is fairly unremittingly beautiful, or the UK which is more subtle in its variations; at times in the Med the difference is tantamount to darkness and light, or heaven…

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contributors

SIR ROBIN KNOXJOHNSTON needs little introduction – he's a bona fide sailing legend TOM CUNLIFFE is an author, journalist and TV presenter, and one of Britain's best-known cruising sailors SAM FORTESCUE is an ex editor of Sailing Today who has decamped to Germany to write a novel ■…

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a surfeit of sails

FERDINANDO PIEZZI/ALAMY The beautiful Faro della Vittoria lighthouse at the entrance to Trieste harbour overlooks an extraordinary celebration of sail. Every year the Italian port at the northern tip of the Adriatic plays host to Barcolana, a huge regatta that last year drew in a remarkable 2,869 entrants. The lighthouse is also remarkable in its own right, being the 10th tallest in the world, standing at 223’. ■…

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ebb and flow

MAKE ST LUCIA GREAT AGAIN! A combination of yacht-related crime and noise pollution is driving the liveaboard yachting community away from St Lucia, say locals. The situation has become so bad that St Lucia based yacht surveyor Christopher Kessell has appealed to St Lucia prime minister Allen Chastenet for action.“Yachtsmen and women contribute significantly to the local economy as they spend money on groceries, fuel, water, and marine supplies, as well as going to restaurants and bars. They probably contribute significantly more than tourists staying at all-inclusive hotels,” he says. “Due to break-ins and theft of dinghies, yachtsmen do not feel safe in St. Lucia. In addition, in places like Rodney Bay which is a very popular anchorage, loud music being broadcast towards the bay from Gros…

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what’son

SALON DU MULTICOQUE 24-28 APRIL – LA GRANDE MOTTEThe Multihull Show celebrates its 10th birthday this year, and goes from strength to strength as interest in twin-hull cruising – and chartering increases. This year promises more new boats than ever. multicoque-online.com DAMES OF ST TROPEZ 3-5 MAY – FRANCEThe early season ‘ladies event’ of classic yachting is now in its 8th year, with a roster of historic racing vessels providing a feast for the eyes in St Tropez harbour. societe-nautique-saint-tropez.fr WINTER TALK AT PREMIER MARINA, GOSPORT 20 MARCH – GOSPORTRaconteur and Sailing Today regular Tom Cunliffe joins round the world adventurer Paul Pearson to entertain diners with recollections of voyages past. £20 per head. premiermarinas.com NORFOLK BOAT JUMBLE 14 April –…

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don’t miss our sister titles this month

Classic Boat Barges and smacks as you have never seen them before Tom Cunliffe’s tiller line masterclass Gipsy Moth for sale - a look at Chichester’s favourite yacht Yachts & Yachting Russell Coutts: from America’s Cup to SailGP British Sailing Series: find out about the ambitious new dinghy racing circuit Offshore foiling – is it the future? ■…

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