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Yachting Monthly Summer 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
R 99,40
R 796,78
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
tie up & eat out

The debate about what kind of keel makes for the best sailing boat has, by and large, been settled. A deep fin keel with a lump of lead on the bottom delivers the best performance to windward and the least drag off the wind. But the best sailing boat doesn’t always make the best cruising boat, and a sizeable draught will restrict your yacht to all but the deepest, and often busiest, harbours. So maybe the debate about what keel or keels make for the best cruising boat is far from settled. In a summer when the British public are turning to domestic waters for their holidays in unprecedented numbers, the ability to find a quiet harbour is even more of a challenge. When I’m cruising in my fin-keeled Sadler 29,…

3 min
calls for sanctions to prevent illegal teak from myanmar entering the uk boat market

The UK Government is being urged to impose sanctions on Myanmar Timber Enterprises (MTE), the state-run regulator responsible for timber exports, to prevent illegal teak from entering the UK. Myanmar teak is highly prized in the boat building industry. The NGO Environment Investigation Agency (EIA) said since February’s military coup in Myanmar, stockpiles of teak had been auctioned off with the profits going to the military. Wood is also being illegally transported across the border to China and sold on. So far, only the USA has imposed sanctions. In April, the German firm WOB Timber was fined €3.3 million and its director Stephan Bührich handed a 21-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of €200,000 after The Regional Court in Hamburg found WOB Timber had evaded the EU sanctions on 31 separate shipments…

1 min
teenage crew set round the island ircrecord

The teenage crew of the Intro 22 Riot are the first to set an IRCRecord for round the Isle of Wight. Skipper Kai Hockley, 15, Christopher Joel-Fredrick, Jaydon Owusu, Jessye Opoke-Ware, and Tyler Harriott sailed around the island with a corrected time of 7 hours, 32 minutes and 42 seconds. The Greig City Academy crew made two attempts – their first was aborted due to a lack of wind. IRCRecord is a new corrected time records platform created by sports management company Fourth Cape. It enables crews to use their yacht and its IRC rating to attempt a record course and, if successful, see their new benchmark time published and receive a certificate. Skippers need a valid IRC certificate and records are validated using a YellowBrick tracker which can be loaned, rented…

1 min
news in numbers

56.2 New research from Helly Hansen and the RNLI has revealed that only 56.2% of sailors always wear a lifejacket while on the water. 500 sailors, who have all been sailing in the last year, took part in the survey. 1,300 1,300 native oysters have been introduced under marina pontoons in the Firth of Clyde, as part of a project by the Zoological Society of London, Blue Marine Foundation and British Marine to bring back the molluscs from the brink of extinction. New generation Sunbeam Work has started on building a GRP Falmouth Sunbeam to the specifications of the 1920s wooden original. Ollie Graffy is leading the project to build Tilly at Mylor Yacht Harbour. The hull has been moulded on the Isle of Wight.…

1 min
uk cruisers enter france through any port

Skippers arriving in France from the UK or the Channel Islands will now be able to enter the country through any port, following work by the Cruising Association (CA). Since the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, sailors have had to sail to one of a small number of Ports of Entry, mainly the ferry ports, and search out the relevant authorities – usually the Police aux Frontières – to register the arrival of their boat and crew. This same process of going through a Port of Entry has also been necessary before departing France for the UK, Channel Islands or any non-Schengen country. Two of the Cruising Association’s honorary local representatives in France have been working with the local marinas, the marina associations and local officials to try…

1 min
£2m improvements to solent marina

Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour on the Beaulieu River has now reopened following a £2 million redevelopment programme. The marina now has 66 new berths, including larger berths to suit vessels up to 20m and walk-ashore pontoons. Electrical services have been upgraded, WiFi improved and there is a new visitor area. The work was carried out by Marina Projects and Walcon Marine, which reused as much of the existing infrastructure as possible to protect the river’s unique character. Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour first opened in 1971.…