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A rough night alongside a harbour wall

James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship - this month, what would you do if you arrived in a harbour with a full gale blowing onshore?

James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship - this month, what would you do if you arrived in a harbour with a full gale blowing onshore?

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Government consultation underway on red diesel propulsion ban

Sailors are being urged to comment on Government plans to abolish red diesel for private pleasure craft. An eight week consultation is now underway

Red diesel pumps
Credit: RYA

Sailors are being urged to comment on Government plans to abolish red diesel for private pleasure craft. An eight week consultation is now underway

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New boats at Southampton Boat Show

It’s no secret we now attend boat shows for different reasons than we once did. Perhaps the biggest key to the modern show experience is the chance to see the latest thinking in boat design. Nowhere offers a better opportunity to see the latest new boats in their natural environment than the Southampton Boat Show.

There are still bargains and discounts to be found at shows around the world, of course, but in a world …Continue reading »

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How boat design is evolving

Will Bruton looks at the latest trends and innovations shaping the boats we sail Boat design is developing constantly. Sometimes it is just incremental changes...

Skippering courses for chartering

Holiday company Ocean Elements are offering alternatives to RYA qualifications for summer charter skippers

Holiday company Ocean Elements are offering alternatives to RYA qualifications for summer charter skippers

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Ocean Globe Race: Retro Whitbread Round the World race announced

The organisers of the 2018 Golden Globe Race have announced a new race. The Ocean Globe Race will follow the same route as the 1973 Whitbread Race and those taking part will have to use similar yachts and equipment

Ocean Globe Race
Credit: Ocean Globe Race

The organisers of the 2018 Golden Globe Race have announced a new race. The Ocean Globe Race will follow the same route as the 1973 Whitbread Race and those taking part will have to use similar yachts and equipment

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A wild night in a katabatic on the Jurassic Coast

Ken Endean finds that fine weather can turn violent after dark

Katabatic at Mupe Bay, Dorset
During the night, cold air from the land slid down the slop and reversed the breeze. Note the 'bounce' where the cold, misty air stream hits the water

Ken Endean finds that fine weather can turn violent after dark

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Yacht safety consultation underway as MCA tightens guidance after the Cheeki...

Sailors are being asked to comment on six draft marine guidance notices (MGNs) on yacht safety. It follows a pledge by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to review MGN 280 following the Cheeki Rafiki trial

Cheeki Rafiki racing on the Solent
Cheeki Rafiki racing on the Solent

Sailors are being asked to comment on six draft marine guidance notices (MGNs) on yacht safety. It follows a pledge by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to review MGN 280 following the Cheeki Rafiki trial

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Skippers’ Tips: DIY tidal plotter & heed chart warnings

Seasoned skippers and Yachting Monthly experts give their advice on a whole range of issues for the cruising sailor

Theo Stocker, editor of Yachting Monthly
Credit: Graham Snook

Seasoned skippers and Yachting Monthly experts give their advice on a whole range of issues for the cruising sailor

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Clipper Ventures: ‘We did not ignore previous MAIB recommendations’

Clipper Ventures, which runs the Clipper Round the World Race, has said the safety of crew is and remains its 'highest priority'. The MAIB has just published the report into the death of 2017-18 crew member Simon Speirs

Simon Speirs. Credit: onEdition

Clipper Ventures, which runs the Clipper Round the World Race, has said the safety of crew is and remains its 'highest priority'. The MAIB has just published the report into the death of 2017-18 crew member Simon Speirs

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