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Sailing Today

January 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.

United Kingdom
Chelsea Magazine
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skipper’s view

IF YOU TURN TO PAGE 46 OF THIS ISSUE you will read my test of the Amel, which I sailed out in Toulon. It was one of the breeziest tests I have ever done, and the boat handled it with great aplomb. Yet there was a strange quirk about the test that gave me pause for thought. By pure coincidence I had spent several days in Toulon hiding from the Mistral the week before. It was odd because I had never been there previously. Both visits confirmed it’s a great place to sail, and an authentically salty port. If the weather was similarly wild on both visits, the contrasts in the sailing were marked. In my own boat, I arrived in about 20kt of wind after a long beat up…

1 min.
sailing today

EDITORIAL EDITOR Sam Jefferson 020 3943 9261 sam.jefferson@chelseamagazines.com ART & PRODUCTION EDITOR Gareth Lloyd Jones DIGITAL EDITOR Chris Rosamond SUB-EDITOR Bruce Williams GROUP EDITOR Rob Peake PUBLISHING CONSULTANT Martin Nott PUBLISHER Simon Temlett simon.temlett@chelseamagazines.com ADVERTISING SALES DIRECTOR Cameron Hay ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER Jodie Green 020 7349 3722 jodie.green@chelseamagazines.com Hannah Stanton-Warren 020 7349 3734 hannah.stanton@chelseamagazines.com ADVERTISEMENT PRODUCTION Allpoints Media Ltd allpointsmedia.co.uk CHAIRMAN Paul Dobson CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Kevin Petley CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Vicki Gavin DIRECTOR OF MEDIA James Dobson CHELSEA CREATE MANAGING DIRECTOR Steve Ross PARTNERSHIPS DIRECTOR Lyndall Beeton…

1 min.
brand new £6m racing yacht hugo boss loses keel during first race

An underwater collision with an unidentified object knocked the new Hugo Boss IMOCA 60 racing yacht out of its first race in early November. Hugo Boss is skippered by star British sailor Alex Thomson, who was racing with co-skipper Neal McDonald in the Transat Jacques Vabre when the collision took place around 380 miles northwest of the Canary Isles. According to Thomson’s report, the collision occurred while sailing at 25kts: “We’re not sure what we hit but it was something big under the water, which must have been submerged to have hit our keel and physically stop the boat at 25 knots. The keel sustained a lot of damage and it was left attached only by the hydraulic ram. “Neal and I are both physically OK. No major injuries, just some bruises.…

1 min.
poole harbour boat show returns in 2020

Poole Boat show will return on 12-14 June 2020, and is promising to be the most exciting to date. Jim Stewart, CEO Poole Harbour Commissioners, introduced plans for 2020 at an October event launch at the RNLI college. These include a Seafood Festival showcasing produce taken from waters around the region, delivering the most captivating on water displays, an attempt to break a Guinness World Record and a marine careers showcase. The show has played a key role in getting new people out on the water by providing free taster sessions and this will continue in 2020 with opportunities to experience stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and dinghy sailing. “It’s grown from attendances of 5,000 at the first event to around 32,000 this year, the fifth show. Already 60 per cent of…

1 min.
dog lifejackets more in demand than human ones

Lifejackets introduced with a new range of Harbour Hounds accessories are outselling human ones in the chandlery at dog-friendly Buckler’s Yacht Harbour. Four-legged friends will be wagging their tails with delight at the popular dog ice cream, tasty treats, hydration drinks and eco-friendly toys for the maritime adventures of salty sea dogs on the picturesque Beaulieu River. The eye-catching Harbour Hounds selection features stylish canine beach robes – which are perfect for getting dogs warm and dry after splashing around in the water – trendy bandanas in a choice of colours, tick-preventing necklaces and treat pouches made from sail fabric. Beaulieu River Harbour Master Wendy Stowe said: “We welcome dogs with their owners at Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour, so adding pet accessories to our range of goods at the on-site chandlery was…

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first solo non-stop circumnavigation of americas and antarctica

California sailor Randall Reeves has completed an epic ‘first’ – sailing single-handed and non-stop on a circumnavigation of both the American continent and Antarctica. Reeves, 57, set off from San Francisco aboard his 45-foot aluminium sloop Moli on 30 September 2018. Heading south, he rounded Cape Horn before circumnavigating Antartica and voyaging north again along the east coast of South and North America. The Northwest Passage was ticked-off next, before Reeves and Moli sailed around Alaska and headed south once more into the Pacific and home to San Francisco. The incredible voyage has taken a year to complete, and seen more than 40,000 miles of ocean pass beneath Moli’s keel. At one point Reeve’s nearest fellow humans were on the International Space Station, and the intrepid skipper endured – or perhaps enjoyed -…