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Yachting Monthly

Yachting Monthly August 2019

Published by TI Media Limited Yachting monthly is at the heart of the British yachting market and is for people who actively sail their boats - whether cruising across the channel, around the coast or further a field in blue waters. It provides an entertaining mix of vital information for cruising yachtsmen with all levels of experience, which maximises their enjoyment, increases their skills and gives them the confidence to broaden their horizons.

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2 min.
getting technical

The devil is in the detail, so the saying goes. When it comes to sailing though, the detail is less devil, more delight. For all the dreams about wide horizons and desolate anchorages, it’s often the minutiae of cruising that occupy our minds and our time. We’ve been testing lifejackets this month (p78) and I was struck by how important seemingly small design features can be, whether it’s the shape of the bladder, the style of the buckle or the contours of the hood. I also became aware of how little I knew previously about what it’s really like to use an inflated lifejacket in the water. How do you find the hood, whistle, or lifting becket in wind and waves? It was a most informative experience and I’d encourage you…

3 min.
licence fee hike may impact small harbours

News editor The UK Harbour Masters’ Association (UKHMA) is warning that the increasing cost of marine licences, which are required for harbour authorities to carry out work such as dredging, could result in some navigable channels in small ports and marinas being left to silt up. The executive officer and secretary of the UKHMA, Captain Martin Willis, said marine licences over 500m3 that are within proximity (usually 5km) of an EU designated site – such as Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) – are now subject to a Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA). This usually requires an Environmental Impact Assessment. Many smaller harbours and ports will have to employ a consultant to do the work. The HRA may be applied to existing marine licences retrospectively. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO), which manages and advises on marine…

1 min.
£10m investment in coastal marinas

Dean & Reddyhoff and Quay Marinas have announced they are merging, affecting 11 UK coastal marinas. Part of the deal includes a £10m investment programme over five years. Details are being negotiated. The managing director of Dean & Reddyhoff, Michael Prideaux, told YM that the merger was about growth and expansion, which would focus on customer experience and meeting the needs of existing and future berth holders. There will be no staff changes at any of the marinas. The deal involves Conwy Quays, Deacons on the River Hamble, East Cowes, Haslar, Penarth in South Wales, Bangor, Portishead, Portland, Weymouth, Rhu on the Firth of Clyde and Newcastle’s Royal Quays. As well as 11 marinas, 4,000 berths and 150 staff, the new business will operate boat yards, sales, and repair and maintenance. The merger…

1 min.
news in numbers

33.29m Havant-based Lewmar Marine is to be sold to US-based Lippert Components for £33.29m. The acquisition includes the UK headquarters and Lewmar’s sales and distribution facility in Connecticut. 6M Offers in excess of £6m are being invited to buy the Lordship of the Manor of Bosham, which includes Bosham Quay, Old Mill and 800 moorings in Chichester Harbour. 21 Sailing clubs in Ireland, including Sligo Yacht Club and Lough Ree Yacht Club, have received €527,926 of funding through Irish Government programmes. SPEED AWARENESS A new flashing speed awareness sign to remind sailors of the speed limit has been installed on Lymington’s Eastern Breakwater at the turn between Short Reach and Horn Reach, adjacent to No. 11 Navigation Post.…

1 min.
family of clipper sailor calls for changes

The family of Clipper Round the World Race sailor, Simon Speirs, is calling on Clipper Ventures to fully implement the recommendations of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), which has published its report into Speirs’ death. The 60-year-old died on Leg 3 of the 2017-18 edition after his tether hook failed when he fell overboard during a headsail change in rough weather in the Southern Ocean aboard the Clipper 70, CV30. The MAIB report highlights a number of safety issues including the dangers of lateral loading of tether hooks, foredeck operations, particularly changing headsails in heavy weather, and maintenance. It has recommended to Clipper that it reviews and updates its risk assessments and procedures for foredeck operations and methods for recovery of both tethered and untethered man overboards, as well as yacht maintenance…

1 min.
swallow yachts fire: ‘business as usual’

Swallow Yachts has confirmed it is ‘business as usual’ after a fire destroyed one of their workshops in Cardigan, Wales. Managing director Matt Newland said although the firm has lost 60% of their production capacity, it is in the process of rebuilding and purchasing new equipment. ‘Luckily we lost no customer boats, although we have lost around one month off customer schedules for delivery over the summer and autumn, but it is business as usual,’ he said. ‘We are still taking orders and will be fully back on our feet in the autumn.’…