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Yachting Monthly Jan-2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd 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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sailing for purists

Throughout the ages, hermits, mystics and philosophers have sought isolation and silence. Often, their pilgrimages would take them to places of austere beauty and physical hardship; a cliffside cave or a whitewashed cell. The ascetic existence stripped away physical distractions from a purity of mind and soul. In stark contrast to the current trend for everlarger, more comfortable and more technologically integrated boats, offshore sailor Roger Taylor eschews all of these on his Arctic voyages (p19). Sailing a spartan, largely home-built junk-rigged Achilles 24, MingMing II, he sets sail from Scotland and heads due north, where he will spend 60 or 70 days alone at sea, non-stop. His explorations have included Greenland, Spitsbergen, and most recently he sailed into uncharted waters above 80ºN, where receding ice has only just made it possible…

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new eco-mooring may end anchor bans

If you have a news story to share, contact News Editor Katy Stickland Email Katy.Stickland@timeinc.com Tel 01252 555 166 Trials of a new kind of eco-mooring are underway in the South West which environmentalists believe could ease conflict over sailors anchoring in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) has laid five Stirling Eco-Moorings at Cawsand Bay in Cornwall as part of a joint project involving Princess Yachts and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). If successful, these types of moorings could be installed at other MPAs around the UK coast. They differ from standard moorings by using a two-metre screw pile rather than a traditional concrete block to anchor to the sea bed, helping to reduce any damage to the sea floor. The NMA Stirling Eco Mooring, which is a chain, with…

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british company wins big at dame

Cornish firm Triskel Marine has won the DAME Design Award for 2018. It took the prestigious accolade for Integrel — a generator system which uses smart technology to harness the spare capacity from the inboard engine to generate electrical energy either for immediate consumption or to charge the battery banks. Described by Triskel as ‘like an alternator on steroids’, the system is programmed with information about the propeller, engine and main elements of the boat’s electrical system so it can also calculate how much additional load can be added to make the engine more efficient. Other category winners included Harken’s CLR Mooring Winch, Rooster’s Exofleece sailing wetsuit, Shakespeare Marine for the world’s first inflatable emergency VHF antenna GALAXY-INFL8, Spinlock’s Sail Sense sensor which measures sail data, and Vimar SpA’s electronic switch 8in 7out…

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news in numbers

40 Troon Yacht Haven on the Firth of Clyde, built by a consortium led by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, has celebrated its 40th year 38.5 British racer Alex Thomson has achieved a new top speed of 38.5 knots in his IMOCA 60 HUGO BOSS during the Route du Rhum 48+ Ships that are 48 metres or above are now not allowed to navigate in Cowes’ Inner Fairway or the River Medina where visibility is less than two cables (0.2nm), following two incidents involving Red Funnel ferries in fog. Full details of the review order can be found at the Cowes Harbour website: www.cowesharbourcommission.co.uk. 200m To date, Garmin has sold more than 200 million of its GPS navigation and wearable technology products to customers around the world…

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reprieve for scotland’s lowlands canals

Organisations campaigning to keep one of the world’s oldest sea-to-sea transits open in Scotland say more needs to be done to preserve it. The Forth & Clyde Canal, which links the Firth of Forth with the Firth of Clyde, is currently blocked after the closure of two road bridges at Twechar and Bonnybridge. Repairs are underway, funded by a £1.6m grant from the Scottish Government, and the route should reopen by April 2019. Dredging work is also planned. But, Keep Canals Alive! is concerned that there is also restricted opening along sections of the canal. Scottish Canals, which currently faces a £70m backlog in repairs, said it has limited openings as staff and resources can be better diverted towards maintenance work, and there were just 50 sea-to-sea transits in 2017. It also announced…

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filling the london boat show gap?

The organisers of the London Boat Show, scrapped for 2019 due to lack of support, are now backing another event in the capital. British Marine has partnered with Informa for the 5th London-On-Water Boat Show, which takes place in May 2019 at St Katharine Docks. Informa, which runs the Monaco and Fort Lauderdale boat shows, said this will ‘enable key partners, from yacht builders to equipment and service providers, to participate in shaping the growth’ of the show. British Marine said the deal demonstrated its ‘continued commitment to showcasing the industry through live events’.…