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The Loneliness Of The Long-distance Sailor
During lockdown we have heard a lot about loneliness, about old folks shut away in their domains unable to see their grandchildren, or even worse, marooned in care homes, denied visitors. Suddenly these people, used to being cherished, at the heart o
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Chapman’s Pool, Dorset
When you look at the chart Chapman’s Pool appears to be the perfect anchorage, the one you dream about finding if you are cruising to get away from it all. It is a semi-circular bay with steep sides for protection and little sign of human habitation
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Alternatives To Consider
Successor to the popular 390, this sturdy, well-built centre-cockpit cruiser from Sweden boasts an elegant look due to her flush decks and streamline coachroof. The 391 is a safe and seaworthy yacht that easily shrugs off adverse wind and sea conditi
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Pushed To Your Limit
Man overboard or a serious medical case on board are the two quite different scenarios that carry enough dread to invade my sleep. Whilst MOB is a sudden frantic horror, a medical issue tends towards a protracted nightmare of unknown conclusion. In m
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Adventure The Eighth Continent
‘Don’t ever think about coming back to Madagascar again, you are not welcome!’ proclaimed the angry deputy Port Captain as he reluctantly stamped my paperwork. He had tried to charge me an extra 90,000 ariary (about £18.50), on top of the standard fe
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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 His background was clearly militar
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Treasured Moments
We got afloat! The day after the government blew the whistle permitting nights away from home, we hared down to Dartmouth resolved to do something. Anything. You had to book your water-taxi 24 hours ahead and otherwise not rely on getting ashore with
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TO PROTECT & SERVE
Sailing around the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse is something of a milestone for any sailor. Since 1925, the most southerly point of Ireland has been the focus for thousands of amateur and professional sailors competing in the biennial Fastnet Race. It has
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Well-reefed Adventure
Unsurprisingly, sailing with children on board requires a markedly different approach to cruising. Last year, my wife and I would have relished the long run across Lyme Bay at the start of our cruise this summer, carried as we were by a warm easterly
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This Month’s Experts
is Vice Commodore of the Ocean Cruising Club and lives on the west coast of Ireland where she sails a Bowman 57. is a co-founder of Rubicon 3 sailing. She instructs aboard 60ft yachts in some of the remotest corners of the world. YM editor Theo has c
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A Week Afloat Galicia
For those of us who are time poor but who want to seize the moment, either on our own boat or on a charter, it is reassuring to know that there are plenty of cruising hubs from where we can enjoy some of the best of the region in only a few days. Thi
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This Month’s Experts
Having sailed over 250,000 miles, Pete knows how to reef well to keep a yacht moving in any conditions p26 Vice Commodore of the Ocean Cruising Club joins our experts and shares some of her skipper’s tips p20 It’s easy to think about the anchor, but
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Practise Heaving To
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ocean Cruising Club worked with cruisers crossing oceans to get home, and we’ve become intimate with changeable weather conditions this year. Several lows formed gales that were not predicted in areas where forec
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NEED TO KNOW Galicia
The weather tends to settle down in May and the season extends until late September or longer. The rain in this part of Spain falls mainly in the winter. Summers in Galicia are mostly warm and dry with moderate winds. Daytime temperatures are usually
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UK Coastguard To Replace Emergency Radio Network
News editor More than £170 million is to be spent on installing a new emergency radio network for HM Coastguard. The aim is to improve the reliability of communication transmissions to and from vessels at sea and the UK’s nine Coastguard Operations C
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Flaking Out Your Kedge Anchor
If you’ve ever tried to lay a second anchor by rowing it out, you’ll know that if you don’t take the anchor cable with you, it will drag you back and make rowing hard work. In the Isles of Scilly a couple of years ago, we had a perfect little anchora
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A Life Well Sailed
The wails of complaints and a sense that the world was a little awry was the first clue that all was not well. Back in the day we had a 26ft Fairey Atalanta, complete with lifting keels, two small children, a large dog and more enthusiasm than experi
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Alternative Southampton Boat Show
Motor boats are dominating the line-up at Boats 2020, which is replacing the cancelled 2020 Southampton Boat Show. The event, which is scheduled to go ahead on 11-20 September at Mayflower Park, will showcase more than 90 boats, mostly power, from 30
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Don’t Neglect Your Navigation Lights
It is so easy to take your navigation lights for granted. As daylight fades you go down below to switch on the light and assume that all is well and that other ships and boats will now be able to see you in the dark. However, when was the last time y
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The Boat Was At Such An Angle That The Children Had Slid Into Balls Of Grief In Their Sleeping Bags
There is nothing better than the life-influencing experiences learnt sailing a small boat as a family. Sarah, now in her 40s, and her older brother Kieron, remember exploring the natural world ashore in great detail while on our cruises. At sea there
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News In Numbers
Flushing Sailing Club wants to raise £60,000 so work can begin on building a new clubhouse at the entrance to the Penryn River. www.flushingsailingclub.co.uk/appeal.htm The charity Sea-Changers has issued grants to five groups to help protect UK coas
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Handy Scissors For Onboard Jobs
I came across CK Tools electricians scissors through work a few years ago and since then they have become a regular in my toolbox. These stubby little scissors are gold for anyone, not just electricians. There’s very little I haven’t cut with them; t
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Scuttlebutt
I am helping my friend to sell a boat after their father passed away. All the paperwork is missing. It was built in the late 70s. A buyer in Greece is keen to complete but requires proof of VAT status. Any ideas? Razorfish I applied for, and received
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Garmin Outage Impacts Navionics
Navionics customers were left unable to download charts or log-in following a sustained cyber attack on its parent company, Garmin, in July. The Navionics Boating app, Chart Installer, and Navionics Chart Viewer were all affected. Products couldn’t b
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Anti-chafe Protection For Lines
We go through an awful lot of mooring lines on our trips. We’re often tying up on concrete walls in fishing ports or commercial wharves in the high latitudes, and the lines take quite a beating. We’ve tried every form of anti-chafe out there, from sa
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Your Cruising Community
One man’s quest to visit every harbourmaster in the UK is gaining momentum. Since leaving Dartmouth in March 2019, retired businessman Mark Ashley-Miller, 57, has interviewed 78 harbourmasters and visited 90 harbours. He still has an estimated 222 to
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New Leisure Berths For Stornoway
An extra 75 new marina berths at Scotland’s Stornoway Harbour are expected to open shortly for yachts and leisure craft. The new facilities at Newton Basin, designed and built by Inland and Coastal Marina Systems, will be protected by a state-of-the-
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How Do You Get Rid Of The Smell Of Diesel?
Q Over time my Hanse 315’s bilge got flooded with red diesel when a careless engineer changed the fuel filter and left it dripping! I’ve taken out bucketloads and washed it out with Bilgex but I can’t seem to get rid of the diesel smell. Any suggesti
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Lockdown in Strangford Lough
Colin and Rebecca Field are from Bristol. Colin is a Yachtmaster who volunteers as mate for Challenge Wales and Rebecca is qualified as a Day Skipper. The two of us wanted an adventure early in our married lives, so after considering backpacking, wor
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Tributes To Pioneering Arctic Cruiser And Environmentalist Brian Black
Renowned Arctic sailor, journalist and environmentalist, Brian Black, has died, aged 77. Brian’s entertaining and insightful writing has graced the pages of Yachting Monthly for years, and inspired many sailors to follow in his footsteps. His passion
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