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Yachting Monthly July 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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in this issue

2 min
the dark art of anchoring

Anchoring is wonderfully simple. Stop the boat, drop the hook, pour a drink and relax. There’s nothing more to it, as long as you have enough depth when the tide goes out… and enough chain out for when the tide comes in… and suitable shelter… and no other boats anchor too close to you… and the anchor doesn’t drag… It’s little wonder that the midnight trip into the cockpit is a ubiquitous experience for skippers troubled by the slightest rumble of chain. An overnight anchor watch may be appropriate, but we’d all rather a good night’s sleep secure in the knowledge that no harm can come to the boat. Achieving this blissful state is a dark art, balancing the nuances of scope, chain weight, anchor design, seabed type, windage and displacement against…

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4 min
autonomous vessel trials ‘tightly controlled’

If you have a news story to share, contact News Editor Katy Stickland Email Katy.Stickland@futurenet.com Tel 0330 390 6738 ALICANTE CONFIRMED FOR OCEAN RACE EUROPE Alicante will be the penultimate stop in the race, which starts in May ANCASTA YACHT SERVICES Hamble Yacht Services Refit and Repair has merged with Ancasta to form Ancasta Yacht Services CHANGE AT SPIRIT YACHTS MD Nigel Stuart has been replaced by Karen Underwood and Mike Taylor, who joins from Oyster Yachts NEW ONLINE COWES WEATHER STATION Cowes Harbour Commission has launched a weather station on its website following the installation of a fixed weather station at Shepards Marina and a floating weather station. TIMOTHY LONG’S NEXT CHALLENGE Timothy Long, who in 2020 became the youngest solo skipper to sail around Britain, will be one of 14 young sailors to race in the UK Double Handed…

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1 min
orca interaction advice released

New advice has been issued to skippers on how to deal with interactions with orcas. It comes following reports of juvenile orcas touching, pushing and pivoting on boats off the Spanish and Portuguese coasts last year. In some cases this disruptive behaviour resulted in damage to the stern, mainly on the rudder. Between July-November 2020, 45 interactions were recorded between the Strait of Gibraltar and Galicia in Spain. The incidents happened between 2-8 miles off the coast and mainly involved boats which were 50ft/15m or under. Two new cases have also been recorded in January 2021 on the Atlantic coast of Morocco and the Strait of Gibraltar. The Atlantic Orca Working Group has now issued a list of safety protocols for skippers. These include stopping the boat if an orca begins…

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1 min
news in numbers

4 From April, tolls on the Norfolk Broads increased by 4% to pay for safety and navigation improvements including increased ranger patrols and online training videos for hirers 85 Stornoway is doubling its visitor berths to 85 following the £11 million development at New Basin and Goat Island Best seats for Sail GP Boat owners can watch July’s Sail GP Plymouth from their own vessels. The international competition features F50 foiling catamarans and will be held on 17-18 July in Plymouth. www.sailgp.com…

1 min
petition launched over uk vat payments

The Cruising Association (CA) is supporting a petition calling on the UK Government to rethink its decision to charge some boat owners a second UK VAT payment when returning their boat from the EU. Currently, UK sailors whose boats have been in the UK under present ownership and were in the EU at the end of the Brexit transition period, and who are unable to meet the three-year condition of Returned Goods Relief (RGR), have until 30 June 2022 to bring their boats back to the UK from Europe to avoid a second UK VAT payment. Boat owner Andrew Camper has now launched a petition (visit www.yachtingmonthly.com/petition) to lobby Parliament to change the rules. He argues that British-registered vessels should keep their UK VAT paid status ‘indefinitely’. ‘It is most unfair to charge people…

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1 min
watersport launches banned in cornish port

The launching and use of paddleboards, kayaks and jet skis within the confines of Mevagissey Harbour on Cornwall’s south coast, has been banned. The harbour is a commercial port, and there are concerns about users of small personal watercraft mixing with fishing vessels, particularly in the outer harbour and the fairway. Harbour master, Andrew Trevarton, said a busy summer was expected and the decision was to keep people safe. Paddleboards and kayaks can be launched instead from the small beach behind the Harbour Office.…

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