Yachts & Yachting magazine January 2022

Since 1947 Yachts & Yachting has been famed for its excellent coverage of all aspects of racing, from local dinghy and keelboat events to the heights of the Olympic Games, America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race. As well as the top end events, each issue is full of vital information, including technique and tips from some of the best coaches in the sport, interviews and profiles, kit and equipment guides, as well as tests of the latest new boats.

United Kingdom
Chelsea Magazine
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
skipper’s view

OUR JANUARY ISSUE with the environment and I must admit that with every year that rolls around it seems to become more vital. Sailors themselves are something of a contradiction when it comes to matters of the environment. After all, we are very strong advocates of geting from A to B using nothing but the power of the wind therefore we really should be getting a gold star and going to the top of the class. Unfortunately, there are certain contradictions within our sport - culprit number one being the diesel engine. To circumvent this problem I opted to experiment this summer by making trips powered only by the wind; I decreed the motor could only be used for getting in and out of marinas and I would then go…

2 min
sailing bids to get back into paralympics for 2028 games

World Sailing has launched a bid to get sailing back into the Paralympics. Sailing was part of the Paralympics between Sydney 2000 and Rio 2016, but to widespread dismay was removed from the list of Paralympic sports for Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024. Now World Sailing wants to have it reinstated for Los Angeles 2028. David Graham, CEO of World Sailing (below), said: “We know that other major sports looking for reinstatement are already drawing up their bid plans. We know that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will be looking at potential ‘new sports’ following the successful introduction of new, youth-focused sports at Tokyo 2020. We are on track to achieve our strategic priorities by 2023 and we are taking nothing for granted.” He said: “Over the past five years, the number of nations…

1 min
cowes week discounted entries open

Entries for Cowes Week 2022 are open from 1 December, with boats entering now able to claim the ‘Super Early Bird discount’. The regatta runs from Saturday 30 July with the final prize giving on Friday 5 August. Cowes Week 2021 was a huge success and continues to evolve as it approaches its 200th year in 2026. The Cowes Week App, available to spectators and competitors, delivers all racing information necessary as well as details of onshore activities. The competitor wallet gives exclusive discounts to the event’s sponsors products and the team are working on the full roll-out of the 5G on board camera footage which will be delivered through the app and on the internet, delayed last year due to Covid issues. There will be new class racing in 2022, including…

1 min
vote for the club of the year

Voting is open in the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award, supported by Gallagher. The annual award recognises the achievements of sailing clubs across the UK, promoting the hard work and dedication that goes into running a successful club. The RYA awards panel has selected the finalists, representing the RYA regions. You now have the chance to vote for the sailing club you think deserves to be RYA Club of the Year 2022. The 2022 Club of the Year will be announced at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show 2022, over the weekend of 26-27 February 2022. Rob Clark, RYA Director of Sport Development, said: “We’ve learnt over the years that each club is different, and all have their strengths. It’s great to hear the stories of these clubs and…

1 min
news briefs

Katie speaks Youngest Round Britain solo sailors Katie McCabe will speak at BoatLife Live, which takes place 17-20 February 2022 at the NEC near Birmingham. The 14-year-old will be there with her 26ft wooden yacht, Falanda. (See page 15) Recharging at MDL MDL Marinas has partnered with Aqua superPower to install electric boat chargers at five of its marinas, becoming the first UK marina group to offer electric boat charging. The points will be at Cobb’s Quay, Hamble Point, Sparkes, Windsor and Ocean Village marinas. Outteridge joins Team New Zealand Nathan Outteridge has joined Team New Zealand for the next America’s Cup. The top Australian sailor, 35, qualifies for the NZ team under the nationality rules for AC37. Outteridge is a two-time Olympian who currently helms the Japan boat in SailGP. Sunsail to Bahamas Sunsail is…

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davey & co to create unique bya trophies

Historic chandler Davey & Co will create unique trophies for our forthcoming British Yachting Awards. Davey, one of the UK’s oldest marine companies, will make personalised trophies for each of the 14 winners in the Awards, which are organised every year as a celebration of the cruising and racing worlds. There are categories for the best boats, kit, clothing, sailors and more. The winners are announced at a ceremony at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge on 30 November, and will be featured in the February 2022 issue of Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting. Jeff Webber of Davey & Co said: “We were delighted to be asked to be involved in this project. We considered it a wonderful opportunity to give something back to an industry that has supported us for the…