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Yachting Monthly

Yachting Monthly

June 2021
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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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English
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Future Publishing Ltd
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in this issue

2 min.
sailing slowly

When the wind goes light and boat speed drops off, most of us reflexively reach for the ignition key. Passages planned at five knots, limited time afloat and a desire to get into harbour in time for dinner and a drink mean that we have little patience for ghosting along in zephyrs or simply making anything less than hull speed. There’s enjoyment to be had, however, in coaxing your boat to keep moving in the light stuff, free from the fug of diesel fumes and noise. How well your boat does this will be down in part to its character, bestowed on the designer’s drawing board. While heavy displacement boats with conservative sail plans might be less responsive that an over-canvassed race machine, a little adaptation of how you sail her…

3 min.
news

If you have a news story to share, contact News Editor Katy Stickland Email Katy.Stickland@futurenet.com Tel 0330 390 6738 Changes to ship radio licence likely UK ship radio licence holders will soon be expected to carry proof that their licensable radio equipment, including Class A AIS, radar and DSC VHF complies with electromagnetic field (EMF) emission exposure limits and doesn’t pose a risk to the public. OFCOM consulted on its plans last year before contacting all licence holders in March to give notice of the proposals to vary licences, which are expected to come into effect from 18 May 2021. New licensees must comply immediately, whilst those with licence renewals will have between 6-12 months. OFCOM’s changes followed public concerns about the risk of exposure to EMF emissions from the 4G and 5G mobile phone…

1 min.
expanded southampton boat show

The 2021 Southampton Boat Show will be the biggest edition to date with a new entrance and festival area located outside the city’s Westgate shopping centre. Running from 10-19 September at Mayflower Park, the event will also feature new zones to cater for specific marine interests, including a classic boat and day boat zone, dinghy zone and an area for paddle boards and windsurfers. Europe’s largest purpose-built marina, featuring sail and power boats, will remain the show’s centrepiece. Last year’s Southampton Boat Show was postponed due to COVID-19. The scaled-down Boats 2020 event was cancelled just hours before it was due to open following concerns about the increase in COVID-19 cases. Organisers British Marine, which was assured by the council that Boats 2020 was COVID-compliant, appealed to the Government for compensation, but…

1 min.
news in numbers

90 2021 is the 90th anniversary of the Round the Island Race. Entry for the 3 July event is now open. www.roundtheisland.org.uk 450k The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has received £450,000 from the People’s Postcode Lottery. It will fund sailing experiences for young people Dart Sailability appeal Devon-based Dart Sailability has raised the £25,000 it needs to relocate so it can continue. It is moving from Premier’s Noss on Dart Marina to MDL’s Dartside Quay due to the redevelopment of Noss. Premier has offered pontoons and storage to the charity. Visit www.dartsailability.org for more information…

1 min.
uk sailors with boats in europe granted returned goods relief extension

UK owners with boats in Europe have been given an additional six months to qualify for Returned Goods Relief (RGR). At the end of last year, the HMRC announced that owners of boats which have been in the UK under present ownership and were in the EU at the end of the Brexit transition period, could avoid paying a second VAT payment if the vessel returned to the UK before 31 December 2021. This applied regardless of when the boat left the UK. Now, following lobbying by the RYA and British Marine, HMRC has announced a six-month extension to the one-year grace period. This means cruisers have until 30 June 2022 to bring their boats back to the UK from Europe to avoid a second UK VAT payment. Both the RYA and…

1 min.
b&g backs memorial award

Sailing electronics firm B&G is to sponsor the Brian Black Memorial Award for marine environmental journalism. The award was launched by the Black family in March, in conjunction with YM, in memory of contributors and environmentalists Brian and Lesley Black. It aims to recognise the best writing about issues affecting the marine environment, as explored by sailing boat. There is a prize of £3,000 on offer, shared between the winner and their environmental project or charity of choice. www.yachtingmonthly.com/brianblackmemorial…