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News Briefs
MDL Marinas has launched a loyalty programme, called Otium, allowing customers to collect points when they purchase products such as fuel, yard services and berthing. They can redeem points against additional services, or against their berthing costs
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Flying Dutchman
Everyone has a different idea of what makes the perfect blue water cruising yacht but there are a few basic premises that are absolutely necessary. First up, a blue water cruising yacht needs to sail well and it needs to make you feel safe in heavy w
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Spotlight On The Boat
“The key behind me getting a multihull was that I needed a boat that could maintain sufficient speed to efficiently charge the batteries on an ocean crossing,” says Jimmy. “A multihull also had the added advantage of being able to present a large sur
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Racing Round-up
Oulton Week was hosted by the Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club. With Covid restrictions, the week was re-organised to four days of racing, although this was hampered by Storm Francis. River Cruiser entries were down to seven, but the keelboat fleet
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Alternative Yachts
A while back the blend between sportiness and cruising practicality was weighted much more toward the latter with Hallberg Rassy. Now though the 57 steps firmly on Contest’s toes with this surprisingly sprightly German Frers design. hallberg-rassy.co
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History Man
Serious blue water cruising has very little to do with logic. A rational human being would look at the pros and cons and stay at home. Yet adventure cruising is about far more than common sense, as anyone with the vaguest yearning for liberty underst
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Events To Come…
As we went to press the Royal Torbay Yacht Club was preparing to welcome sailors for a new event over the weekend of 3-4 October for all PY dinghies, asymmetric and non-asymmetric and individual classes. The Torbay Dinghy Regatta was also to incorpor
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Flying Around The World
It’s been not-so-smooth sailing for Alex Thomson since he was forced to retire from the Transat Jacques Vabre last November – one year out from the start of the upcoming Vendée Globe. Back then, the 4,350nm doublehanded race from France to Brazil saw
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Magellan’s Voyage
In 1519 Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese sailor, set out from Seville in Spain with the intention of finding a new westerly passage to the East Indies. He had initially sought sponsorship for the voyage from the king of Portugal but was rejected and
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News Briefs
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust invited supporters to take part in the Round Britain Your Way challenge, encouraging people to sail, run, swim, walk, cycle or create their own challenge to collectively travel 4,800 miles around the British coastline
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Reaching Starts
Lockdown trends of self-organised races, small fleets, and unusual starts look set to continue a while longer. As I have found from sailing at my own club this summer, one of the most common adaptations is a reaching start line. Let’s see how last mo
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Shortlist Trailers
Tried, tested and proven, Mecanorem trailers are designed with ease of use in mind. All trailers feature quality galvanised axles to give a smooth ride for excellent towing and optimum safety. They provide yacht trailers up to a weight of 2,700kg. •
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New Boats
After a comparatively long pause in new launches, French manufacturer Jeanneau is back with a bang, following the unveiling of plans for an all-new 60ft yacht. The new boat will replace the Jeanneau 57 and sits between the 64 and 54 in their luxury J
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Newhaven Marina
EAST SUSSEX 50° 46’.20N., 00° 03’.70E Only the boldest of estate agents would describe Newhaven as one of the more desirable residential towns in East Sussex, in spite of its location at the mouth of the River Ouse which meanders out to sea from the
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Threeofthe Best
The Contest 46 is one of those highly regarded blue water cruisers from the skilled shipwrights of Holland. This Dick Zaal designed yacht commands respect from those who know. Bouzy is being offered for sale by her second owner, an experienced yachts
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Tom Cunliffe
Yarning with the editor about suitable material for columns, he said folks might be interested if I were to dig deep into my memory banks for some early experience under sail that, despite everything, I’d never forgotten. Looking back on a varied car
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Marina Guide
Newhaven Marina is situated close to the mouth of the River Ouse, on the opposite river bank to the Dieppe ferry terminal. That means the sight, sound and sometimes the surge of these leviathans manoeuvring close to the pontoon berths is one of the f
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No. 15 Legs Of The Lake
In a nod to the Arthurian legend, this dinghy sailor is proffering, no, not the mighty sword Excalibur, but a pair of sailing boots… to his Laser... Could they be the weapon that will make all the difference - once the wind fills in? What other magic
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Paul Heiney
How was it for you? I mean the season just past, the season that very nearly wasn’t which turned out to be the blink-and-you’ll-miss it season? Having got the boat ready and launched by mid-March and overflowing with ambition, it goes without saying
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Factfile
Contact: newhavenmarina.co.uk Tel: +44(0)273 513881 VHF: Ch 80 Email: info@newhavenmarina.co.uk Tides: Standard port Dover +0004 Facilities: Toilets, showers, 12-ton boat lift, slipway, onshore storage, ample parking, Simpson Marine chandlery
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Skipper’s View
SURELY THE MOST SURREAL SAILING SEASON recorded for many a year has just closed and in quite extraordinary style. I'm not prone to ranting in this column but I have to say that the handling of the cancellation of both British Marine's Boats2020 and M
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Jess Lloyd-Mostyn
When the only thing that changes about your home is the location you anchor it in you cannot help but draw comparisons. And the single thing that tends to occupy our minds in such appraisals is the food. We eat well on board - better than we ever did
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Passage Planning
As a working channel port used by ‘ro-ro’ ferries and capable of accommodating vessels up to 145m with 8m draft in almost any weather, leisure yachts should have little difficulty coping with Newhaven unless the wind is strong and blowing onshore. Th
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Contributors
TIM GOOD is an adventurous sailor who has sailed extensively in the high latitudes TOM CUNLIFFE is an author, journalist and TV presenter, and one of Britain's best-known cruising sailors RUPERT HOLMES is a stalwart of the Solent racing scene - a
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Andy Rice
It’s funny how, when you haven’t raced for so long, that the next club race takes on all the importance of a world championship. With the cancellation of our formal open meeting circuit in the Musto Skiff class, Peter Greenhalgh took it upon himself
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Berth-holder Lea Heather
Lea Heather and his partner Bing keep a 40ft steel ketch Papillon at Newhaven, having been based there for around six years. “I went to see Eastbourne first, and it was very nice but not really what I was looking for,” he says. “I like it here becaus
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Sam Jefferson 020 3943 9261 sam.jefferson@chelseamagazines.com Georgie Corlett-Pitt georgie.corlett-pitt@chelseamagazines.com Rob Peake Gareth Lloyd Jones Martin Nott Simon Temlett simon.temlett@chelseamagazines.com Jodie Green 020 7349 3
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Andi Robertson
If for some reason you need a reminder how cruel offshore racing can be, rewind to Leg 3 of the recent La Solitaire du Figaro and relive the fate of Sam Goodchild, skipper of Leyton Sailing Team. His unfortunate demise - from being a definite overall
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Cruising Grounds
For sailors with a love of channel-hopping, Newhaven is as good a place to start as any. It’s roughly 75 miles to Dieppe, with the Channel Islands and Brittany beckoning further to the west, or you can head up through the Dover Straits towards Hollan
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Flying High
The 2020 Wetsuit Outlet Moth Nationals saw 70 International Moths compete at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, in a pared down version of the event that had originally been been scheduled as a world championship. An early call by organi
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