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Which Boat Would A Surveyor Choose?
Q As surveyors, both Ben Sutcliffe-Davies and Nick Vass must have seen a lot of good and bad boats. I was wondering what their favourites were in the below £20,000, £50,000 and £100,000 price ranges, and which were the most well built, sustainable an
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Lessons Learned
I’d tested all my gear, just like a parachutist needs to know where the rip cord is, when I reach down for my hook knife it is always in the same place. Without the Ocean Signal rescueME PLB, I would never have been found. Ensuring it was registered
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10 Best cruising Destinations For Wildlife Watching
One of the great pleasures of cruising the waters of the British Isles is wildlife encounters. The diversity of species around the coastline means there is a plethora of flora and fauna to see. As sailors, we are in the lucky position to be able to c
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Technical Clothing
£55 Unlike tight baselayers which require compression for heat, Japanese brand Zerofit’s Heatrub Ultimate generates ‘friction heating’ in response to the wearer’s movements. Long interior fabric bristles generate ‘five times more warmth’ than traditi
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Labour For Sail
This is how my crew-without-a-boat met a solo boat owner with little time and high maintenance costs and formed a solid friendship group, with mutual benefits. I’m relatively new to sailing, having first stepped onboard a yacht in my mid 40s, but I s
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Precision Required
The beacon alert from Nigel’s PLB was received by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), who pinpointed the distress signal 93km northeast from the remote town of Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory. AMSA tasked its Cairns-based Search and
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Upgrade Checklist
■ Don’t compromise on safety. Primary concern is ground tackle. Ensure it runs smoothly and is sufficient for the job■ Propulsion, both sail and power come next. Replace tired or worn sails and service engine. Clean fuel is essential so pay attention
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A Challenge For My Son
I had recently retired, wanted an adventure and to develop my sailing experience. I had skippered yachts many times in the UK, sailed to France and the Channel Islands, chartered in the Mediterranean and helped deliver a yacht from Mallorca to Naples
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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 patienc
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Rudder Failure On A Lee Shore. What Do I Do?
Roger owns the Sigma 38 Plane Sailing, a 11.6m powerful fin-keeled cruiser racer. He and six crew are sailing back to the Solent from the West Country. The wind is southwesterly Force 5 and Plane Sailing has made fast progress under spinnaker. Roger
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Sail Trim In Light Airs
In all but the very lightest conditions, the overriding consideration for light airs sail trim is making adjustments that develop as much power from the sail plan, and to build and maintain hull speed. Even heavy boats, sailed well can build up good
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Nauticat 33 Motorsailer
If you want to tell us why you love your boat, get in touch by email yachtingmonthly@futurenet.com or by post Yachting Monthly, Future Plc, Pinehurst 2, Pinehurst Road, Farnborough Business Park, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 7BF The Nauticat 33 comes
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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 exper
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Adventure an Italian Summer
Having just walked from the boat’s mooring in Paraggi to ritzy Portofino, Ivar drily commented, ‘I’m glad we’re staying around the corner.’ From the town’s historic church, we looked down on the small natural harbour around which the famous colourful
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Priory Bay, Caldey Island
A couple of miles south of Tenby lies the monastic island of Caldey, separated from the mainland by a relatively shallow sound. Its history dates back to the 6th century, though Viking raids disrupted monastic devotions until the 12th century when a
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How To Sail Your Boat Better In Light Airs
Most sailors want to keep sailing when the wind is light and are reluctant to turn the engine on. However, there is often some minimum acceptable speed required to ensure they reach their destination on time. I have sailed with skippers who use 3.5-4
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Bavaria C38
If you looked at this yacht and thought the vast volume would make her a poor sailer, you would be mistaken. I was very pleasantly surprised at how much fun we had sailing her. The feel on the helm was direct, responsive and engaging; this boat is fu
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DARIA BLACKWELL is Vice Commodore of the Ocean Cruising Club. She sails a Bowman 57 ketch with her husband, Alex KIKA MEVS and her partner Dan Deckert bought a 1972 36ft Pearson and converted it into an electric yacht. They vlog at sailinguma.com THE
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Home To Scotland
After four years away from home, the English coast was finally in sight. It was time to celebrate – but it was teatime, and we were under way, so we baked some scones and put the kettle on. Just as they came out of the oven, crisp and golden, a voice
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Ewen Southby-Tailyour Hands Over Jester Reins
Ewen Southby-Tailyour, who has organised the Jester Challenge for the last 15 years, is retiring. The former Royal Marine and sailor set up the event with Trevor Leek, running the first Jester Challenge in 2006. Ten solo skippers took part in the Cor
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New Gear
£4,695 This induction hob electric cooker from GN Espace offers sailors a safer fuel source than gas, providing you have enough solar and wind, or a generator, to power it. OceanChef3’s oven and hob are also available as separate built-in units. Elec
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Family Rescued After Conwy Yacht Fire
Two adults and two children escaped uninjured from a Sadler 34 after it caught fire shortly after leaving Conwy Marina in North Wales on 3 April. The crew noticed smoke from the engine compartment and tried to extinguish it before it escalated out of
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Bavaria C38
A job worth doing is worth doing properly, so the saying goes. There’s no doubt that Bavaria have committed wholeheartedly to the concept behind their new C38 and the result is a boat fully confident in its identity. That’s a good job, given the leve
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Northern Ireland Sailors Face Red Diesel Ban
From 30 June 2021, recreational boat owners in Northern Ireland will be banned from using red diesel for the propulsion of their vessels. Instead, they will have to use white diesel. The change will come into effect as part of the Northern Ireland Br
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The Confessional
Email yachtingmonthly@futurenet.com Post Confessions, Yachting Monthly, Future PLC, Pinehurst 2, Pinehurst Road, Farnborough Business Park, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 7BF Send us your stories in less than 200 words For reasons of practicality my din
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Cheaper Hamble Moorings Saved For Now
Council mooring holders on the River Hamble say they’re relieved the Crown Estate has rejected plans by Universal Marina to extend its finger pontoons and take over the lease of the J Pontoon run. The Crown Estate, which owns the river bed, operates
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Sail Force And Daniel Bernoulli
If you saw any of the coverage of the 2021 Americas Cup racing (still available on YouTube) you will have heard the crews continually talking about pressure. It had nothing to do with anxiety levels, but the variation in wind pressure across the race
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Spot Gen4 Satellite Messenger
£149 If you’re heading away from a guaranteed mobile phone signal, letting those at home track your adventure can be a challenge without shelling out on expensive satellite communications equipment. Spot Gen4, by Globalstar, offers a cheap and simple
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