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JESS LLOYD MOSTYN is a writer and blue water cruiser who is currently moored in Singapore TOM CUNLIFFE is an author, journalist and TV presenter, and one of Britain's best-known cruising sailors ANDY RICE is a sailing journalist and accomplished
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Maria Cospito, Head Of Navigators And General
Happy 100th to Navigators & General! Can you celebrate properly given the circumstances? Thank you! We’ve had to change some of our plans but nonetheless we’ve still been able to mark this milestone. It’s our customers – some of whom have been with
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British Will Challenge For Next America’s Cup
The rumours that had been doing the rounds on the Auckland waterfront were confirmed on 19 March when Royal Yacht Squadron Racing was accepted as official Challenger of Record for the 37th America’s Cup. The news broke a few days after the end of th
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Sam’s Verdict
The Neel 43 is a highly innovative yacht that combines weight saving and sleek hull design with clever nacelle layout to provide a yacht that is both fast, fun and comfortable. The looks are individual – as with most multihulls – but the performance
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New Boats
The DeCesari 33 is a modern classic from the drawing board of Italian designer Giovanni Ceccarelli. Despite classic lines above the waterline, this is a thoroughly modern yacht with a square topped mainsail and bulb keel. Designed as a weekender, acc
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Mooring And Anchoring
In ports, Med mooring is king and once you’re used to doing it, there is no problem with this. For the uninitiated it can be a bit daunting, particularly considering how busy things get in midsummer. The key is to act decisively and assertively plus
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Like something out of a James Bond film, the new Fliteboard hovers 70cm above the water, its speed controlled by a hand-held Bluetooth remote. It runs on a battery-powered electric motor, giving ride times of more than 90 minutes. The Australian comp
Yachts & Yachting magazine1 min gelesenEarth Sciences
The Caledonian Canal In Numbers
Total length of the canal: 60 miles (96.6 km) or 50 nautical miles Length of natural lochs: 38 miles (61.2km) Length of canal cuttings: 22 miles (35.4 km) Summit level at Loch Oich: 106 feet (32.3m) Number of Locks: 29 Number of Bridges: 10 ■
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Top Cat
It’s not difficult these days to view the past with somewhat rose tinted spectacles and think it was a domain where everything was just better – or at the very least less complicated. This is not, however, something that applies to the world of multi
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Andi Robertson
The writing seems to be on the wall as far as the chances of there being a Mixed Offshore event at the 2024 Olympics. It is not that any of the IOC’s concerns about the new event are new or have just been raised with World Sailing, working with some
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Jess Lloyd-Mostyn
Liveaboard sailing is, in general, actually a pretty safe lifestyle to adopt. If you steer clear of pirate hotspots (so not Somalia) and don’t dip down to the huge seas of the southern ocean (brrrrrr!) you can coast around in a warm, temperate climat
Yachts & Yachting magazine6 min gelesenComputers
Multi Functional
Whether your old instruments are starting to fail you, or you just want to upgrade, the four top marine electronics brands offer unprecedented firepower. The multifunction displays which form the nerve centre of a modern network are more powerful tha
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Raymarine Gets Serious About Charting
Though Raymarine has long had basic charts, it is investing heavily in an effort to match Garmin’s Navionics and B&G’s C-map offer. Called Lighthouse, the new charts will include street mapping, depth contours and points of interest (from shops and r
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A Charter Staycation
Perhaps against the expectations of some, the safest holiday you can undertake in the world today is on a yacht. Yes, you still have to contend with the normal perils of life afloat – your G&T may spill as another boat’s wake sends ripples across you
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World Sailing Under Pressure For Paris 2024
In an unprecedented move, the IOC has given World Sailing little more than six weeks to come up with an alternative Olympic class for the Paris 2024 Games. The news that the IOC were less than keen on the new Mixed Double-Handed Offshore class, which
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Cowes Week For Cruising Boats
Entries have opened for Cowes Week and organisers have created a new class for Club Cruisers, designed to welcome cruising yachts and less experienced racers to the regatta. There will also be the first ever Cowes Week opening party, which will take
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Sailors Pay Tribute To Prince Philip
As the sailing world paid tribute to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, previously unseen images of His Royal Highness sailing as a schoolboy came to light. They were released by his former school Gordonstoun and were taken by the great-uncle
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Ruling The Waves
Have you ever stood in the sea and felt the action of the waves on your legs? The surge as the waves push you forward towards the beach and then the sucking action pulling you back out to sea. That is correct: the waves don’t simply ‘go one way’ and
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Top Five Anchorages In Croatia
43° 23’ 34” N, 16° 12’ 36” E A lovely sheltered cove with a top class restaurant just a few metres away serving delicious Peka. Protection: SE-W Anchoring – Allowed Mooring buoys – available Anchor stern to – unavailable Lines Ashore – recomm
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Three – That’s The Magic Number?
It’s not often you step aboard a yacht these days and mutter ‘hmm, different’ but I can honestly say that the Neel 43 had that effect on me. On one level, this is far from a surprise because, unlike 95% of the boats I have tested, the Neel 43 feature
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Great Scott – He’s Back!
After taking the winter out to concentrate on his duties as tactician with INEOS Team UK, Giles Scott was back competing in the Finn Europeans in April, a regatta where he was second a year ago. It was a shaky start for the man who has dominated Finn
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Classic Choice
Ok nothing to do with sailing but an awful lot to do with the sea. This is a book that focuses on the vicious Battle of the Atlantic during WWII when the British Navy desperately tried to keep the supply line between the US and the UK open in the fac
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RYA Launches Diversity Strategy
The RYA has launched an Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy, aiming to “chart and cement the sport’s commitment to developing a culture that celebrates diversity and is free from discrimination and prejudice”. The RYA was the first UK nationa
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Andy Rice
Where would Olympic sailing be without the Portuguese haven of Vilamoura? This resort in the Algarve has been the saviour of international competition for many of the Olympic classes while all else in Europe and most of the rest of the world has been
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Lochs And Locks
A local saying in Western Scotland: “If the sun is shining, it’s going to rain.” Few utterances have more truth. Pete and I had been sailing up the west coast of Scotland for three weeks by the time we reached Fort William and had probably endured ab
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Sailing Today
Sam Jefferson sam.jefferson@chelseamagazines.comYACHTS & YACHTING EDITOR Georgie Corlett-Pittcom GROUP EDITOR Rob Peake ART & PRODUCTION EDITOR Gareth Lloyd Jones PUBLISHING CONSULTANT Martin Nott PUBLISHER Simon Temlett ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER Jo
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Keelboats Get Their Own ‘Round The Island’
With entry open for the 90th anniversary Round the Island Race, the organisers have announced details of the Windeler Cup, a new event for keelboats. The Island Sailing Club will run the new race on the same day as the Round the Island Race, Saturday
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Croatia’s coastline is famed for its myriad Islands and limpid waters but one thing you don’t generally get is sandy beaches - they are almost all pebble. The exception is Bol on the island of Brac, where this iconic sandy spit is generally a magnet
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Gull’s Eye Royal Harbour, Ramsgate Kent 51°19’.51n 01°25’.50e
The port of Ramsgate has been close to the heart of the country’s international cultural and trading links for centuries, although it was first recorded as a fishing settlement in 1245. St Augustine landed nearby in 597AD when Pope Gregory sent him t
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90 Years On
The Round the Island Race celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. The first race took place in 1931 with 25 entries. Nine decades later, it is renowned as one of the biggest mass participation events in the world, giving weekend family crews the c
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