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Contributors
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 ROD HEIKELL is a blue water sailor and author of hi
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Downloaded Weather Charts For 750 Nm Passage Gibraltar To Santa Cruz Tenerife .
Good time to go, winds will be force 2 or less through the Gibraltar Straits which is good as the Straits are very very busy so being under motor is fine. As we get away from the Straits the wind will gradually fill in at around 160 deg. Whilst under
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Factfile
Contact: +44 (0) 1275 841941 boatfolk.co.uk Berths: 250 Facilities: Wi-fi, fuel, 35-tonne hoist, new toilet/shower block, laundry facilities, Chandlery, water/electric, slipway Tides: -0405 Dover VHF: Channel 12 COSTS: Visitor: Daily: £3.25per m
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The Comeback Kid
The America’s Cup World Series Auckland gave the world its first glimpse of AC75 racing in December. And against the expectations of some, it produced real racing, with aggressive startline manoeuvring, high-speed tacking duels, fascinating tactical
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Useful Contacts
Name: Beaulieu River and Buckler’s Hard Marina Spring Offer: Marina location: Buckler’s Hard, Beaulieu Email: Web Tel: 01590 616200 Name: Burnham Yacht Harbour Marina location: Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex Email: Web Tel: 01621 782150 Name: F
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New Boats
American manufacturer J/Boats has been around for 45 years now and whether by accident or design, is marking that anniversary with the launch of their new flagship, the J/45. This is their biggest boat to date and, like the majority of their previous
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Skipper’s View
WINTER MONTHS ARE the hardiest of sailors, but this one is exceptionally bleak for all but those who truly love utter solitude and dystopia. With the whole populus back in confinement I therefore felt it was a good time to run an excellent piece by
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Three Of The Best
A stunning Blue Water cruiser from the drawing board of esteemed designer Peter Ibold, an American naval architect probably best known for his Enduance class of blue water cruisers. His designs have always married comfort with seaworthiness and Black
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News Briefs
Northern Irish sailor Bill O’Hara was given an OBE in the New Year Honours. O’Hara, 62, competed in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, in the Finn, was RYA Northern Ireland Youth Performance Manager and is now a highly regarded international race official.
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Post-Brexit Sailing Restrictions
Sailors are facing a host of new restrictions post-Brexit, the Cruising Association and RYA warn. Both organisations are trying to get answers from the UK Government but they expect the coming season to throw up many unresolved issues on the water. T
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Two’s Company
I had an email the other day from an old friend who was getting ready to set off across the Pacific. ‘What do you do for a watch system?’ he asked, ‘when there are only two of you.’ A lot of yachts making ocean passages are crewed by just two people,
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Register for virtual RYA Dinghy Show
Visitors to the virtual RYA Dinghy Show need not leave their own homes to enjoy a fantastic line-up of talks, interactive coaching sessions, kids’ treasure hunt and more, over the weekend of 27-28 February (10am - 5pm both days). Once registered for
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About The Authors
Mark and Nicky Green have spent 10 years living aboard their Cobra 850, Waterlily. Now with a land base in Exeter, they are planning to refit Waterlily and relocate her to the Mediterranean. Nicky is currently enrolled on an English literature MA and
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Recovery Plan
The first thing we have to say is prevention is definitely better than cure. That is, it is better to be good at avoiding a poor start than being good at recovering from one! That said, every sailor gets a poor start from time to time, so both knowin
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Tom Cunliffe
Tom has been mate on a merchant ship, run yachts for gentlemen, operated charter boats, delivered, raced and taught. He writes the pilot for the English Channel, a complete set of cruising text books and runs his own internet club for sailors worldwi
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Andi Robertson
And this, I promise, will be the last Vendée Globe epistle, my postcard from locked down, everything- closed Les Sables d’Olonne. And though that has been oppressive, no more so than elsewhere in Europe, you have to give huge credit to the Vendée reg
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Berths And Debts
With spring around the corner, thoughts turn once again to where to keep your boat. This can have a profound effect on the kind of cruising you end up doing. Sometimes the decision is simple as you may well have a favoured marina or mooring you have
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Jess Lloyd-Mostyn
Our boat is a heavy girl. She takes a lot of power to get going and build up her momentum and she hates to go in astern with any wind at all on her beam or her quarter. But, give her a quiet anchorage and a full moon and she suddenly becomes as nifty
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Time Out
Plunge is a travel memoir of the sort that you stumble across from time to time written by free spirits. Ex Sailing Today deputy Emma Bamford’s Casting Off is another prime example. Anyway, Liesbet recounts various sailing vagabond adventures with he
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Shortlist Propellers
Also manufactured by Bruntons in Essex using high quality nickel aluminium bronze, the Varifold is designed to appeal to racers and fast cruisers. As a folder, it offers less resistance in sail mode than its Autoprop sister. Blades: 2, 3 or 4; Diamet
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The Spec
LOA: 41ft 1in (12.52m) LWL: 37ft 6in (11.42m) Beam: 13ft 9in (4.20m) Draught: 1.85m (6ft 1in) Displacement: 11.2t (24,692lb) Sail area - main: 45 sqm (484sqft) jib: 38sqm (409sqft) Designer: Dixon Design Builder: Hanse Yachts UK agent: Inspir
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Tom Cunliffe
I am, at the time of writing, working on an interim edition of The Shell Channel Pilot. Because of the Covid situation, I’ve been unable to research the usual full-blown new publication. Fortunately, the current volume was produced relatively recentl
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Paul Heiney
Previously on this page…… Last month I was telling you about my lengthy and ultimately disappointing history when it comes to boat heaters. I’ve had the lot over the years; charcoal, paraffin, diesel, rubbing sticks together, dancing on the deck to g
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Valuation
When looking for insurance, remember that the value of the yacht itself is a key component of the premium. In most cases, that means the current value, not the as-new replacement value. As a result, you should be prepared to adjust the insured value
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Let There Be Light
When I put in for a test sail of Moody’s latest offering, I mistakenly referred to her as the ‘41DS’. ‘Of course you can test the boat,’ wrote back the contact from Moody owner Hanse Yachts, ‘but please note that the boat’s name is the ‘DS41’. It is
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Southern Man
Located on the picturesque banks of the River Hamble, a tributary of Southampton Water the elegant Royal Southern Yacht Club can trace its routes back to the 19th Century. Approached down a narrow winding cobbled street Hamble is ranked as second onl
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Insurance Contacts
Admiral Marine, admiralyacht.com Craftinsure, craftinsure.com Euromarine, astonlark.com Haven Knox Johnston, havenkj.com GJW, gjwdirect.com Noble Marine, noblemarine.co.uk Pantaenius, pantaenius.com Traffords, traffordsinsurance.co.uk
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Dispatches
‘Have you got any drugs with you’. It was 2am and I was crewing on a yacht delivery bound from Gibraltar to Edinburgh when I was rudely awoken by the skipper with this weird request. Initially, I thought this apparently straight laced man was after s
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Sailing Today
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Portishead is a Somerset town that for many fortysomethings will always be linked to the trip hop band hailing from the town which hit the charts with some pretty gloomy recordings in the late 90s. Aside from this though, it has long been a thriving
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