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Sailing Today December 2019

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
12 期號


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skipper’s view

AFTER SPENDING SEVERAL DAYS at the Cannes Boat Show, followed by a full day of strolling the pontoons at the Southampton Boat Show, I was feeling just a hint of bling overload. Don’t get me wrong, the yachts on show are all very impressive and it’s great that the industry is flourishing to the extent where such a diverse selection is on display. Yet, just occasionally it all gets too much somehow. At Southampton, come 6.30pm I'd about had enough, when I strolled past a boat that took me rather aback - Nicola Deux - a Nicholson 32. Nicola Deux is a lovely boat, but somehow looked out of place in the environs of the boat show. I knew the yacht well from my time keeping a boat at Paynes…

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jubilee sailing trust saved after raising £1m in a week

The Jubilee Sailing Trust’s accessible tall ship Lord Nelson has returned to Portsmouth for decommissioning, in spite of recent emergency fund-raising activity that boosted the charity’s coffers by £1m in a week. STS Lord Nelson has become a familiar sight around the Solent and beyond, but there’s no word yet from the charity on where her future lies. The JST’s dire financial straits were exposed over summer, when a £1m black hole in the accounts threatened the charity’s immediate survival. Over 3,500 individuals and businesses responded to its plea for a cash lifeline, and the sum was donated in just one week in June. The Trust’s second tall ship, STS Tenacious, continues in service, and crew members pre-booked onto Lord Nelson will be offered refunds or a place aboard Tenacious. In a statement,…

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spirit launches britain’s biggest single-masted wooden yacht since the 1930s

A new 111ft (33.9m) wooden sailing yacht in the classic tradition, the Spirit 111, has been launched by Spirit Yachts. Craned into the water for the first time at its waterside hq in Ipswich, Suffolk, early in October, the company claims its sloop-rigged yacht is the largest single-masted wooden yacht built in the UK since Shamrock V in the 1930s. Spirit also says the new 111 is one of the most environmentally friendly yachts around. A Torqeedo electric propulsion system using a 100kW motor will propel the yacht silently for up to 40nm at 8 knots from battery power alone. While sailing, the propulsion system will regenerate the four BMW lithium battery banks by rotating the propeller shaft while the yacht is under sail. All power-consuming components have been carefully selected…

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ellen macarthur makes christmas cancer appeal

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust – Sailing Today’s 2019 Charity of the Year – will be the subject of the BBC Radio 4 Appeal during Christmas week. The programme highlights the work of a charity each week and asks for donations. The EMCT appeal will be broadcast on Sunday 22 December at 7.54am and 9.25pm, and on Boxing Day at 3.27pm on BBC Radio 4 (92.4-94.6 FM and LW 198). By following the Trust across social media – Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram @emctrust – and sharing, you will help more young people who have been treated for cancer experience a life-changing sailing trip. The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity that supports 8- to 24-year-olds in rebuilding their confidence after cancer. For many young people, picking up where…

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ineos team uk names 75ft foiling america’s cup yacht britannia

The British entry into the next America’s Cup competition, INEOS Team UK, has launched its first new AC75 Class racing yacht. It’s a state-of-the-art 75ft foiling monohull designed to race at speeds of 40-50kts while balanced on three hydrofoils. The team, owned by INEOS chemicals tycoon Jim Ratcliffe and led by Olympic sailor Sir Ben Ainslie, has named the yacht Britannia in homage to the famous 1930s royal yacht, which was built in 1893 for the Prince of Wales and raced by George V. Britannia’s launch was a landmark moment for the British America’s Cup challenger, coming after 18 months of the design, build and development of one of the most complex America’s Cup class boats in the 168-year history of the event. The team is up against some serious competition. The…

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ecologist call for compulsory boat cleaning in med

Some 71% of recreational boats in the Med host alien marine species not yet present in the marina they are visiting, claims a new study. Researchers from the University of Pavia, Italy, found that boats travelling to new marinas were likely to be transporting alien species in the biofouling: living growth on submerged areas of the vessel. The Mediterranean is a marine biodiversity hotspot, having the highest number of species for its size on the planet as well as the highest number of alien species. Invertebrate spawning occurs in the summer months, coinciding with the annual peak in recreational boating, making boats ideal carriers. “Boats which have visited Eastern Mediterranean marinas had an especially high risk of spreading alien species due to the closer proximity to the Suez Canal, where most alien species…