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The Channel Islands by way of Lymington and Lyme

What makes a perfect UK summer cruise? Doug Byatt and Rhiannon Wescott’s recent trip to the Channel Islands by way of, Lyme Regis and Lymington must come close The adventure had been a while in the planning, ever since we heard that there was going to be a Contessa 26 50th anniversary rally in Lymington […]

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BOAT TEST: J/YACHTS J/99 (WITH GALLERY)

99 Problems (but the boat ain’t one) The J/99 performance cruiser has already become J/Boats’ most successful model of its size for a long time. Rupert Holmes put it through its paces There are many attractions to choosing a boat with good performance potential for cruising, especially on that’s configured for short-handed sailing. For a […]

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A Baltic Breeze – high summer cruising

If you keep your boat in the UK then high summer is the time to undertake a trip to the Baltic. Neil Matson had that exact plan… The idea of heading for the Baltic started while cruising the Rias of NW Spain in 2016 where we met Frank and Tine from Hamburg who said, “You […]

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Shoal of citizen scientists needed for Shoresearch

The Wildlife Trusts are launching a new version of their popular citizen science project today – Shoresearch – and are calling on everyone to get involved in monitoring marine life on UK shores. The data collected through this national effort will help experts monitor our fragile sea life and better understand the effects of pollution, […]

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Government to consult on proposed red diesel propulsion ban

  The government intends to abolish the scheme introduced in 2008 that allowed users of diesel powered private pleasure craft (e.g. yachts, canal boats and motorboats) to purchase red diesel and pay the duty differential between red and white diesel on the fuel used for propulsion. It intends to remove the right of operators of […]

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Jubilee Sailing Trust saved after raising £1m in a week

An emergency appeal that raised more than £1m in a week means the Jubilee Sailing Trust will continue to operate in spite of financial woes that threatened the charity’s existence. However, in a statement the Trustees have recognised that recent events raised significant questions about the viability of JST’s operating model, and that future operations […]

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Italian skipper Rocco Acocela – missing at sea

Rocco Acocela, an Italian skipper, aged 32, left St Martin (Caribbean) on the 17th June, and was expected to arrive in the port of Barranqulla (Colombia) by  the 29th June. No one has heard from him since the 17th June. His boat is a trimaran, named Trinavis. He is an experienced sailor and had safety […]

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Record circumnavigation of mainland Britain completed in a Wayfarer dinghy

Two intrepid UK endurance adventurers have achieved a world first by successfully circumnavigating the coastline of mainland Britain non-stop and unassisted in an open sailing dinghy. They completed the epic voyage in just 18 days and have smashed existing records for the quickest times so far recorded for such attempts. Using a recently lovingly refurbished 60 year old, 16ft long open Wayfarer sailing dinghy named the Nipegegi, Will Hodshon […]

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Sunsail to upgrade Port Solent charter fleet with 25 new Jeanneau...

A £3.75m deal to upgrade Sunsail’s UK based charter fleet will see 25 new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41s arriving at the firm’s Port Solent base. Jeanneau will deliver 15 of the new boats – to be known as Sunsail 41.0 yachts – in 2020, with a further 10 yachts arriving the following year. The new […]

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Jubilee Sailing Trust needs £1m by 5 July to stay afloat

The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) charity has launched an emergency fund-raising appeal –  saying it needs to raise a million pounds by Friday 5 July or face financial collapse. The JST has operated for more than 40 years and says it has delivered ‘transformative adventures’ to nearly 50,000 individuals aboard its two tall ships Lord […]

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