Yachting Monthly

November 2021

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
escape to the action

The forecast was deteriorating, the impending storm’s arrival accelerating. Force 6, Force 7, no, Force 8 to arrive by Saturday, Friday evening, no, Friday morning. The heatwave in which we had basked our way down to the Isles of Scilly was emphatically over. Our morning departure was abandoned in favour of a night-time passage. The anchor chain rattled in the locker not a moment too soon. Clear of the islands, a long, powerful Atlantic swell augured a real storm. Dark frontal clouds towered astern, snuffing out the sunset. We raced eastward as blackness engulfed the stars and the wind built and built. We surfed ahead of it as we rounded the Lizard, and took our chances to make for Salcombe. Safely across the bar, the storm finally caught us two hours…

4 min
rya to monitor temporary relaxation of sewage treatment rules

Water companies are being allowed to skip the final stage of sewage treatment due to problems with the supply of ferric sulphate, known as iron salts. The chemical is used to reduce the level of phosphorus found in wastewater. Phosphorus can affect water quality, causing excessive growth of algae and plants which can clog boat propellers and intakes. Primary and secondary treatment of wastewater will not be affected. Firms will have to apply to the Environment Agency for permission to use the measure, which will be time-limited until the end of 2021. The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said any application in high risk areas, such as a shellfish fishery, would be dismissed. ‘This action is strictly time-limited and there are robust conditions in place to mitigate risks to the…

1 min
pip and katie take accolades

Vendée Globe sailor Pip Hare has been named the Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA) Yachtsman of the Year. Only the eighth woman to have completed the race, Hare said she ‘always felt like a bit of an outsider in the sailing world because there is no kind of accepted performance pathway into solo sailing in the UK – you’ve got to [..] do it on your own and make it all happen. To receive this award is the validity that I really wasn’t expecting.’ Katie McCabe, 14, who has just solo circumnavigated Britain aboard a 26ft Morgan Giles, was named the YJA Stoneways Marine Young Journalist of the Year and YJA Stoneways Marine Young Sailor of the Year. ‘I didn’t expect to be nominated at all, and I see all these amazing sailors…

1 min
news in numbers

66.9 Henry White, 21, from the Isle of Wight is claiming the first world record for the longest distance sailed solo in a dinghy in 12 hours. He sailed 66.9 miles 16 new moorings have been laid at St Ives Harbour in Cornwall. New Pier Buoy has also been replaced and is now lit on a trial basis. 200 Ramsgate Harbour has marked the 200th anniversary of its Royal Harbour status CE Marking extended The CE mark will continue as the recognised trademark in the UK until 1 January 2023 after the deadline for implementing the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) stamp was delayed. The change is the result of Brexit.…

1 min
plane crashes into poole harbour

An investigation has been launched after a bi-plane crashed into the Sandbanks area of Poole Harbour, narrowly missing yachts. The Boeing Super Stearman was flying as part of the Bournemouth Air Festival when the accident happened just before 4pm on 4 September. The pilot, David Barrell and wingwalker Kirsten Pobjoy, who are both members of the AeroSuperBatics Wingwalker team, received minor injuries. They were rescued by Libby Chambers, her partner, Alan Badenhorst and their three children on their 3.1m RIB, who transferred both of them into the care of the crew of a larger SeaSafe RIB. Barrell and Pobjoy were then taken to North Haven Yacht Club where they were assisted by volunteers with Poole RNLI. Chambers said the pilot did an ‘outstanding job to avoid all the boats which had been…

1 min
st helier marina refurbishment

St Helier Marina in Jersey is to receive a £3.5 million upgrade. Work has already started on the project, which will see the removal and replacement of the aged guide piles and pontoons. It should be finished by May 2022. Vessels currently moored in the marina will have to be temporarily relocated to allow the work to be carried out. Around 60% of the berths at St Helier Marina are permanent moorings, while the remaining 40% are allocated to visitors. The tidal gate was replaced in 2017.…