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Yachting Monthly February 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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smarter sailing

Would you go to sea without paper charts? Of course not, you cry, sensibly. Being able to navigate safely in the event of electrical failure is crucial, but charting technology is moving on at such a pace that it does raise the possibility of leaving paper behind for good. Most of the ARC skippers we spoke to, setting off across the Atlantic this winter, are relying almost entirely on electronic navigation (p40), using multifunction displays with charts updated via the internet. If they lose battery power, they have generators. In the event of a complete meltdown, their crews carry smartphones and tablets, all with charting software and GPS capability, backed up with portable powerbanks. That’s a lot of redundancy. Of course, the GPS system could go down, and if you don’t have…

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golden globe race dream over for susie

British yachtswoman Susie Goodall has been rescued from the Southern Ocean after a ‘ferocious’ storm left her Rustler 36, DHL Starlight dismasted. The Golden Globe Race competitor was evacuated onto the Hong Kong-registered cargo ship, Tian Fu via a crane winch after waiting more than 50 hours for assistance. The first the world knew of her successful rescue was via a message on Goodall’s Twitter account stating: ‘On the ship!!!’. At the time of going to press, exact details of the evacuation hadn’t been released. The initial plan had been for the 29-year-old solo sailor to motor DHL Starlight up against the lee side of the cargo vessel, grab the hook from a deck crane and get lifted up by her life harness, but there were reports of problems with the yacht’s engine. Goodall’s…

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greek cruising tax delayed

The implementation of the TEPAH, known as the Greek cruising tax, has been temporarily delayed. The Greek Government implemented the TEPAH on 16 November 2018, giving yacht owners just 10 days to pay. This was despite no information being made available about how the tax will work, other than it will be paid online and will run under the TAXISnet system, which is part of the Greek tax system. There are statutory fines for non-compliance. The Cruising Association (CA) said it contacted the government, which has now delayed the introduction of the tax until 2 April 2019. The association said it understood all vessels would have to register at www.aade.gr, which is in Greek and hasn’t been set up for this tax. The CA has submitted a nine-page document to the Greek Government outlining…

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news in numbers

23 The opening of Oyster Yachts’ new in-house moulding facility in Wroxham, Norfolk, has led to the creation of 23 new highly skilled jobs 5.35m Scottish Canals has been given an extra £5.35 million by the Scottish Government to help pay for repairs and maintenance along the country’s canal network Name change for London On-Water The London On-Water Boat Show 2019 is to be relaunched as the London Yacht Show. The five-day event at St Katharine Docks will run from 8-12 May ‘as a luxury event’, which will include a VIP pre-show for ‘500 carefully selected high-net-worth individuals.’ 15,000 A record 15,000 volunteers took part in the Marine Conservation Society’s 25th Great British Beach Clean. The teams cleaned 494 beaches, picking up 8,550kgs of litter.…

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backlash against automated broadcasts

Scotland’s Stornoway Coastguard Operations Centre is piloting the use of text-to-voice technology to broadcast Maritime Safety Information. But just one month into the three-month trial, fishermen and sailors in the region are raising concerns, with some complaining that the ‘robotic’ voice is difficult to follow compared to a human voice. Others said they missed the warmth of a human voice. One sailor posted on Facebook: ‘We are HATING the robot that has replaced the coastguards doing the weather forecasts on VHF. This incomprehensible zombie voice must be a hazard. Is anyone protesting? Please bring back those friendly Stornoway voices!’ A coastguard officer has traditionally read the MSI, which provides weather and navigational safety every three hours. A previous automated system was trialled in 2017, but was unsuitable. The director of Maritime Operations and HM…

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cruisers coastal clean-up

Yachting Monthly contributor Steve Brown is behind a new worldwide ocean clean-up campaign and is looking for the support of sailors. He’s launched www.coastalcleanup.net which allows cruisers to find out about events near them, as well as log the type of rubbish they’ve collected. Brown is hoping rally organisers will back the scheme, and he already has the support of the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC), the 60 skippers in the OCC Suzie Too Rally from Curaçao to Panama, and the Cruising Club of America. Contact Steve at admin@coastalcleanup.net…

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