Yachting Monthly March 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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 期號


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from dream to reality

Have you spent at least a few moments over winter dreaming of sailing off into the sunset and escaping the strictures of lockdown’s hibernal chill? I have. It was a welcome tonic to read William Thomson’s account (p42) of how understanding the night sky, even without a sextant, can enhance our navigation and feed our souls. It brought to mind the memory of one particular night mid-Atlantic. Above us the sky was extravagantly daubed with the Milky Way, while below us exploded a constellation of bioluminescence, mirroring the stars. Oh, to be back at sea. Dreaming is not enough, however, if we actually want to set sail. Practical application is required to decide on a destination, a departure date, and a detailed plan. If an Atlantic circuit is your dream, we have…

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post-brexit bureaucracy for boat owners sailing to and from the uk

News editor If you have a news story to share, contact News Editor Katy Stickland Email katy.stickland@futurenet.com Tel 0330 390 6738 Skippers cruising to and from the UK need to prepare for the ‘bureaucracy of sailing’ post-Brexit, the Cruising Association (CA) has warned. Boat owners are being advised by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to carry evidence of VAT status onboard their vessels ‘at all times’ in case of checks by customs. The details have been published in HMRC Notice 8: ‘Sailing your pleasure craft to and from the UK’, following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020. The CA is advising owners to put together evidence of VAT status, such as documentation of VAT paid, and evidence of where their yacht was at the end of the transition period,…

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free electronic navigation guide launched

The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) has launched a booklet to help sailors use electronic navigation systems. The 104-page document by RIN’s Small Craft Group is not a ‘how to’ guide, but instead gives guidance to skippers on the advantages and drawbacks of different systems and the safe use of electronic navigation and associated systems on yachts. It is aimed at sailors with Day Skipperlevel knowledge or higher. The booklet has been edited by Jane Russell of the Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation, and has been produced in conjunction with Trinity House, the RYA, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the RNLI, as well as RIN’s expert panel. The RYA intends to use it in its Shorebased Navigation Instructor Refresher courses. Electronic Navigation Systems – Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels is…

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news in numbers

400 A record number of boats have registered for the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race with 400 entries within the first hour. 2.5M The Scottish Government has announced a £2.5m COVID-19 support package for the sailing sector, aimed at helping businesses recommission boats and repair visitor moorings. 7 Crews on seven boats have crossed the start line for the 4th Viking Explorers Rally, across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria. OCC medal The Ocean Cruising Club has been awarded the Medal for Services to Cruising by the Royal Cruising Club for its ‘exceptional services to yachtsmen during the COVID-19 pandemic’, after it helped skippers trapped due to border restrictions.…

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new owner sought for gipsy moth iv

Gipsy Moth IV, the legendary ketch which took Sir Francis Chichester around the world in 1966-67, is to be put up for sale by the Gipsy Moth Trust. The charity said a lack of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a costly maintenance programme, which was carried out over winter 2019, had resulted in a significant trading loss. Although the sum has been covered by the charity’s reserves, the trustees have decided that with ‘no certain income in 2021 it would be irresponsible to continue trading.’ Customers who booked sailing trips for 2020 on board the 53ft wooden yacht have all been reimbursed. Regular monthly supporters of the trust will also be refunded for payments made in 2021. Eileen Skinner, who co-founded the Gipsy Moth Trust alongside Rob Thompson, said: ‘Our current plan…

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floating pennywort alert for the broads

Sailors in The Broads are being asked to report any sightings of the highly invasive plant, floating pennywort. It has been found on the River Ant, between Tonnage Bridge and Wayford Bridge, near Smallburgh. The plant spreads rapidly in water and can grow up to 20cm a day, creating a dense raft of vegetation, which clogs up streams and rivers. If found, the plant should not be disturbed as just a single fragment can quickly colonise and threaten a stretch of water. Sightings should be reported to the Norfolk Non-Native Species Initiative at NNNSI@norfolk.gov.uk.…