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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.

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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 and hell.…

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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 Islet has driven the…

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what’son

SALON DU MULTICOQUE 24-28 APRIL – LA GRANDE MOTTE The 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 – FRANCE The 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 – GOSPORT Raconteur 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 – Norwich Unearth treasures and hunt for boaty bargains at the Royal Norfolk Show Ground. Tickets £4/kids free…

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first rate

Pack up your kayacat in your old kit bag and sail, sail, sail... Inflatable sailing catamaran looks practical and great fun There have been many takes on portable boats over the years, but few have the instantly recognisable appeal of the Kayacat. It’s a lightweight inflatable catamaran that paddles or sails, then collapses down – rig and all – into a backpack that weighs just 14kgs. (6kgs if you don’t want the sailing gear.) Hardy souls may want to hike the Kayacat to hard-to-reach bodies of water for intrepid exploration, but it’s just as useful to be able to hike a boat 50m from the car park to the beach. With prang-proof bendy nose cones, easy handling and great stability from an unstayed mast that spills gusts of winds – not to mention…

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bootiful!

Dusseldorf’s boat show set new records this year, with almost 2,000 exhibitors from 73 countries showing off their wares to nearly a quarter of a million visitors. ‘boot Dusseldorf’ seems to cover every form of water-based sporting pursuit, but there was a lavish selection of new boats of all kinds to enjoy. The display of new and exciting yachts easily justified the commitment of British boaters to the show, of whom there were many following the demise of our own season-opener at the London Boat Show. “I have experienced numerous events here in Düsseldorf, but this boot was unique,” reports Messe Düsseldorf CEO Werner Matthias Dornscheidt. “A tremendous atmosphere in the halls, people in holiday mood on the stands and highly satisfied exhibitors.” Bigger boats typically steal the limelight at shows, and the…

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show report

Bente 39 Cutting a dash with its highly contemporary lines and radical panoramic coachroof, the new Bente 39 attracted plenty of attention at the show. It’s based on the French Open Class concept and designed for long blue water cruising, unlike the smaller Bente models which are coastal designs. The 39’s hull has a negative double-bend bow and double chines, by Judel/Vrolijk & co, and the borrowings of modern ocean-going regatta yachts, such as the wide stern with double rudder and two steering positions. €166,000 benteyachts.com Jenneau Sun Odyssey 410 The new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410 adopts the award-winning walkaround cockpit concept of its big sister the Sun Odyssey 440. The entire deck layout of the Sun Odyssey 410 is functional and tidy and keeps the entire running decks free of sails and sheets.…

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