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Sailing Today

Sailing Today June 2016

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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2 min.
skipper’s view

CHELSEA MAGAZINES IS proud this month to have become media sponsor of the prestigious JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. You can find out more about the world’s favourite cruiser race on pages 36-37, including an interview with a first-timer and a veteran racer. Along with our sister titles Yachts & Yachting and Classic Boat, we’ll be covering all the action in the run-up to the race on 2 July. If you’re heading for the Solent and fancy a bit of pre- or post-race refreshment, be sure to consult our Solent pub sail guide on pages 38-45. There are lots of ideas for avoiding the Cowes bunfight, including several Hamble-based options – ideal if you’re using the Royal Southern YC as your race hub. The sap is rising again at…

1 min.
norse by northwest

Beneteau First 345 Cloud Walker is moored below a former cod liver oil factory, now a museum, in the tiny restored fishing village of Nusfjord, Flakstadøy, Lofoten in northwest Norway. Owners Judy and David Lomax spent three months cruising the country, fitting out in Tromsø and heading south in what sadly proved to be David’s last ever cruise but, Judy says, “the best ever” “Nusfjord is lovely,” she adds. “The restoration has been beautifully done, without losing the original fishing village feeling. The old rorbu (fishing shacks used in the winter cod fishing season) are now holiday accommodation.” The third edition of Judy Lomax’s RCCPF Norway pilot, published by Imray, will be released in July.…

6 min.
ebb and flow

DESIGNER ED DUBOIS DIES Yacht designer Ed Dubois has died, aged 64. He designed many cruising and racing yachts, with a range of Westerlys including the Griffon and Fulmar, Centurions from 36ft-59ft (11m-18m), the Southerly 535 and 57RS, and the Wauquiez Centurions and Pilot Saloons 43 and 48. Larger yachts included the Oyster 125 Twilight – the longest Oyster ever built. Ed started his career working for naval architect Alan Buchanan in Jersey, and even worked as a journalist for a time on Yachts & Yachting, before joining Sparkman and Stephens in America. Back in the UK, his first model for Westerly, the Griffon, was launched in 1978 and more than 1,000 variations of the boat were sold. That started a long career with Westerly, drawing 17 different yachts. Other brands followed, with success in…

2 min.
sailing today awards 2016

We are once again delighted to announce that we will be marking the best that the marine industry and cruising world have to offer in the Sailing Today Awards 2016. We will be giving you the chance to vote for your favourite yachts, kit, gear, locations and sailing personalities across 15 categories. In addition, the winners in three further categories will be chosen by Sailing Today’ expert panel. Voting will be held online between 21 June and 31 August and we will announce the winners at the Southampton Boat Show (16-25 September). To kick off the awards we are seeking your nominations in three categories: Cruising Sailor, Yacht Club and Cruise of the Year. We will reveal all of the shortlisted entries in the August issue, ahead of public voting opening. How to…

3 min.
new boats

Adventure 55 £810,000 When it comes to aluminium ‘go anywhere’ bluewater cruisers, it’s easy to think that the French have it all their own way. Boréal, Ovni, Allures - all the big hitters are French. The Adventure 55 slots nicely into this – aluminium, chined shallow hull – and yet she’s Swedish. And we all know what the Swedes are capable of when it comes to yacht design. She also differs from many of her French cousins in that she features a hydraulic lift keel (not a ‘swing’ keel). This pushes up the price of manufacturing, but should make for a stiffer vessel with superior upwind performance. en.adventureyachts.se Delphia 46DS £256,000 The Polish-built Delphia 46DS is the replacement for the Delphia 46CC, a yacht that always sounded more like an underpowered motorbike, but was actually a…

3 min.
first rate

‘Jutland’ propeller cufflinks Royal British Legion offers style with meaning The Battle of Jutland, the largest sea-based conflict of the First World War, in which 250 ships engaged in battle on the North Sea, saw more than 8,500 men lose their lives and 25 ships sink. To commemorate the centenary of the battle, on 31 May and 1 June, the Royal British Legion has released some Jutland-themed products. Included in the range is this set of stylish nautical propeller cufflinks. Rhodium-coated, the cufflinks feature a swivel clasp and a detailed propeller representation that the RBL says will “add a dash of ‘style with meaning’ to any shirt” All proceeds of sales through the charity’s shop will go directly to the Royal British Legion. •£13 • poppyshop.org.uk Kelsey’s west coast study Painting of yachts is among stunning art at Thompson’s…