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Sailing Today

Sailing Today

March 2020

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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United Kingdom
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English
Editor:
Chelsea Magazine
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2 min.
skipper’s view

VISITING YOUR BOAT over the winter months can sometimes be a discouraging experience. I had one particularly scarring incident when my boat was stranded on the banks of a canal halfway up the River Somme after the French locks all closed down for the winter. Every time I went to the boat to check it was ok, I left feeling extremely glum; the boat was cold and damp, the batteries were flat and the river, so beautiful in the late autumn, had become a muddy brown torrent, dangerously swollen. Each time I was on the boat, I tried to imagine the boat in warmer climes; promising myself that one day it would be back in action. In the depths of a bitter winter, it seemed like a pipe dream and, feeling…

1 min.
sailing today

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1 min.
‘hms disappointment’ court ruling sinks discovery yachts group

The holding company that owned the rights to build Discovery Yachts was forced to appoint administrators in December, after the High Court in London awarded almost £1.5m in costs and damages to a disgruntled yacht owner. The administrators for Discovery Yachts Group immediately sold its boatbuilding assets in a so-called ‘pre-pack’ deal involving the largest shareholder, Binti Holding GmbH. That has allowed manufacturing to carry on as usual, with the yacht-building business operating as Discovery Shipyard Ltd. The court heard complaints set out by Noel Casey, a barrister acting for Andrew and Maria France, who in 2017 bought the yacht Elusive – which the couple subsequently dubbed ‘HMS Disappointment’. The judge in the case, Mr Justice Teare, ruled there had been a failure to ensure the yacht complied with the specification, or…

1 min.
cowes week puts out call for club cruisers

Cowes Week regatta organisers are hoping to attract more grass roots sailors, with a new division for club cruisers. “It’s been clear for a couple of years that the cruiser fleet is made up of two distinctly different groups so this year we’ve taken action to deliver the best racing for both groups by splitting them into two,” said regatta director Laurence Mead. “Modern so-called cruising boats often have high ballast ratios with deep lead keels and compared to what was considered a ‘cruiser racer’ even a few years ago the performance enhancement is significant. “At the same time these modern performance cruisers are often sailed by crews who race them hard and we wanted to make Cowes Week as inclusive as possible for those people who are not in that bracket.…

1 min.
round the island in 179 seconds

Entries for the world-famous Round the Island Race opened at midnight on 3 January, and the first competitor to sign-up was Martin Thomas, who had completed the formalities for his multihull INXSA just 179 seconds later. The Round the Island Race (RIR) is one of the UK’s largest participation sporting events and is expected to attract over 1,500 boats and thousands of sailors. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 30 May, a few weeks earlier than usual, to accommodate tidal conditions. With starts beginning shortly after sunrise, competitors are expected to enjoy a spectacular first leg down to the Needles, together with a welcome early finish back in Cowes. Racing over 50nm around the Isle of Wight, the fleet will include racing and cruising monohulls, multihulls, gaffers, classics and dayboats…

1 min.
join the party as royal cork yacht club celebrates 300 years

The world’s oldest yacht club celebrates its tricentenary this year, and there’s an array of events being laid on to mark the event for cruisers as well as racing and dinghy sailors. In 1720, William O’Brien, ninth Lord Inchiquin, and a small number of friends formed what was then known as the Water Club of the Harbour of Cork – now the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Cork 300 is the umbrella title for a series of events marking the RCYC tricentenary, and there’s plenty to attract the cruising sailor. A ‘Great Gathering’ of yachts and sailors from all around the globe is planned in July, with an itinerary of activities afloat and ashore including a fleet review and full social schedule. Feeder cruises in company will be organised from various points along the coasts…