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Sailing Today November 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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skipper’s view

THIS MONTH IS ALL ABOUT THE CARIBBEAN and I can’t think of a better person to guide you through it than Don Street. He genuinely has been there and done that. When I was younger I used to wonder why the charts of the Caribbean were called Imray-Iolaire. Well, now I know. The fact that Don did much of his charting of the Caribbean in his engineless yacht, Iolaire, makes it all the more remarkable. Bear in mind that this was a long-keeled classic yacht, which must have been a handful even without poking her bows into various uncharted bays. It makes it all the sadder that Iolaire was recently lost . That said, the Caribbean – particularly the Virgin Islands – would be my first choice to sail engineless.…

1 min.
glorious sunshine adds sparkle to southampton boat show

The Southampton Boat Show was opened by Olympic rowing gold medallist James Cracknell OBE, and vistors enjoyed blue skies and warm sunshine at a show that must be rated one the most enjoyable of recent years. The theme of the 2019 show was ‘inclusivity’, and the organisers were hoping to attract 15,000 people onto the water with a range of activities across the 10 days of the show. Visitors were able to try a range of watersports, including paddle-boarding, dinghy sailing and even scuba-diving. The event was also notable for the number of new products on offer, with 240 new launches` and 360 boats of all types for visitors to explore. The show notched up an impressive 26 world debuts and 86 UK debuts, including sail and powerboats. Two of the most…

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socrates breaks record as oldest single-handed circumnavigator

At 77, Jeanne Socrates has become the oldest person to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and unassisted, having returned to her departure port of Victoria, Canada, after 388 days at sea aboard her yacht Nereida. The intrepid British sailor, from Lymington in Hampshire, endured a knockdown and enforced repairs, not to mention dodging cyclones on her single-handed effort. Along the way she had to deal with multiple mainsail repairs, a blown-out genoa, failed electronics and instruments, and losing her solar panels overboard – on top of the usual deprivations and hardships of such a voyage. Her achievement is all the more remarkable, as the voyage began as Jeanne was still recuperating from serious injuries including a broken neck and ribs sustained in a fall while first preparing for the circumnavigation in 2017. Jeanne was…

1 min.
fundraising youngsters sail around britain

A relay-style sailing adventure around the UK coastline started on 30 August as part of an initiative to improve youth development, social mobility and life expectancy in the heart of the UK. YMCA Newark and Sherwood has joined forces with Tall Ships Youth Trust in a bid to raise money for its £13m Community and Activity Village to be based in Newark, Nottinghamshire. The village is a not-for-profit space designed to support community cohesion, health and happiness in the district, which has been cited as having a life expectancy of 10 years lower than the national average. The voyage will have eight legs of different crews. They will be made up of 80 local community members, such as schoolchildren, scouts, CEOs and individuals not currently in employment, education or training.…

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news briefs

Hallberg Rassy rescue boat The Swedish Sea Rescue Society has launched the first of a series of new Hallberg-Rassy Class lifeboats, named for the yacht-building Rassy family, who funded development and the first build. GCSE Sailing returns Sailing and windsurfing have been reinstated to the PE activity list for schools, following the Department for Education’s 2018 public consultation. Awarding organisations offering GCSE, AS and A level PE will incorporate the revised lists of activities into their specification for September 2020. Low emissions Carbon emissions data suggests that a cruising holiday is an approximately 18 times more polluting than a sailing holiday when measured on a per-passenger basis, says peer-to-peer charter patform sailsquare.com Clipper Race under way Some 220 sailors from all walks of life have embarked from St Katharine Docks, London, for the…

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BVI CHARTER YACHT SHOW 7-10 NOVEMBER, NANNY CAY MARINA, BVI An annual gathering of charter yachts and brokers that is held in a beautiful corner of Tortola and kicks off the Caribbean cruising season crewdyachtsbvi.com 50TH ANNIVERSARY RENDEZVOUS 9-16 November, British Virgin Islands The Moorings celebrates its 50th with a seven day group charter – there’s a planned itinerary, exclusive onshore meals, and fun activities for all moorings.com ARC+ AND ARC STARTS 10th and 24th November, Las Palmas Yachts following the tradewinds to the Caribbean set off on the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, with two starts for routes via the Cape Verdes and direct to Saint Lucia. worldcruising.com CREWING SERVICE MEETING 2020 3 October, Cruising Association, London E14 If you want to build hours, enjoy cruising on different boats, or are a skipper looking for crew, the CA Crewing Service meet is the…