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DIY Or Use An Agent?
We talked to many cruisers, who used an agent for the transit, and were grateful for the assistance with the form-filling and liaison with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP). If on a time limit, the ability to fast-track, especially during peak season
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Passage Planning
It is a very straightforward approach to Brixham Marina across the deep Tor Bay. Look for the half-mile-long Victoria breakwater, which protects the harbour. Its end is marked at night by a red light (Oc R 15s). Once you round the end of the breakwat
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Post-Brexit Breakthrough
The French government has announced a process to allow entry to cruising yachts at any French port, in a significant step forward for sailors post-Brexit. The rules after the UK left the EU had been that sailing yachts would have to check in at speci
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Downwind
If upwind had initially been a little less stellar than I had hoped, crack the sheets a touch and the 58C felt much better behaved. There was not huge turn of pace as you’d expect from a reasonably large heavy boat, just the sort of unfussy slight ac
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Fact Box
The Panama Cruisers Facebook page provides contacts for agents and other useful information on Panama This article was written from the perspective of travelling south from the Atlantic to the Pacific. For north-bound vessels contact details will dif
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Dumbass In The Realm Of Dumas
One of the enduring fascinations of owning a yacht is, for me, transformation. The same living space can be transported to an entirely different part of the world and, in the process, remain both familiar and also entirely alien. Never was this more
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Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit
The organisers of the Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit are calling skippers to enter the annual event to help raise funds for charities. The Pursuit is one of the sailing community’s biggest charity events and in the past has attracted up to eighty
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Ainslie’s Team Wins SailGP Bermuda
Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain SailGP Team won the opening event of SailGP season two, in Bermuda. In a dramatic day that saw overtakes, crashes and a capsize, the day was decided in a winner-takes-all final that saw Ainslie beat Tom Slingsby’s Australi
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Andy Rice
One of the questions we should all be asking ourselves is which of the things we’ve had to change during the pandemic are things we’ll want to keep once we get back to a ‘new normal’? A year ago, our resident pro-sailor in the Musto Skiff fleet, Pete
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Sam’s Verdict
Jeanneau has produced a striking looking boat that, thanks to the huge amount of customisation available, can be all things to all sailors. Ok well perhaps not entirely – dyed in the wool blue water cruisers will always turn their nose up at wide aft
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Top Anchorages
Probably the most comfortable night we had. The sand bottom made for good holding (pictured above). Protection: N through E to S Anchoring – Allowed Lines Ashore – recommended Type of seabed: Sand Spectacular calanque with small port at head. V
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Andi Robertson
It seems like a relatively slow take off for the 52 Super Series, quite like other fully international circuits that have private owners involved. The good news is that there is a solid groundswell of enthusiasm among the owners to get back on the ra
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Tom Cunliffe
I’m always tickled by the amount of muddled thinking that goes on about ‘safety’. Safety to me is more about staying out of trouble and less about what to do when my efforts have come to nothing. Take the car, for instance. If I had to choose, I’d ra
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A Day For Everyone
The ethos of a ‘Race for All’ is extended this year with the inaugural Windeler Cup. This is a race for smaller keelboats that will set sail after the main fleet departs from Cowes. The idea is it enables boats including the Daring, Dragon, Etchells,
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Launched
For everyone who wants to help clear the oceans of plastic, stopping using plastic straws has been part of the deal. But paper straws can mar your drinking experience. Welcome to pasta straws, made by British company Stroodles and fast becoming THE w
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Shortlist
Allens new X2 pawl system incorporates two pawls to ensures that the load is evenly shared, this means that the block will withstand higher working loads, increasing both the reliability and longevity. It also features the patented swivel head lock s
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Hat’s Off To Panama
A man, a plan, a canal, Panama” is one of the most famous palindromes. A random fact, but one that struck a chord as the new Atlantic Bridge, that stretches across the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal, came into view. We were about to transit t
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Hannah Mills Trials For GB Squad
Two-time Olympic medallist Hannah Mills joined the British team as the first of several trialists for the dedicated female spot in the otherwise male squad. SailGP’s female development programme “aims to fast-track the inclusion of female athletes in
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Three Of The Best
The ever popular Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42i was an instant hit when launched and the blend of sporty looks and good internal volume ensured the boat was a strong seller with private owners and charter companies alike. The 42i is both fun to sail, easy
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SailGP Plymouth tickets
Tickets for the UK round of SailGP are on sale and details of the various ticket options include a ‘watch-from-your-boat’ package. The third event of SailGP’s second season takes place in Plymouth, 17-18 July. The basic options are listed here. Note
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News Briefs
Round the Island Race entrants are being encouraged to raise at least £90 for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, the official charity of the event, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. The ‘90 in 90’ campaign has been launched by the Trust
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Summer Race Weeks Guide 2021
Following the challenges and canned events of the Covid-19 pandemic, many regattas are looking forward to welcoming visitors again this summer and gearing up for a bumper staycation season. With ever-changing guidance, remember to keep an eye on rega
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A Voyage Of Rediscovery
I’d been provided a berth number ahead of our test of the new Discovery 58C, but arriving at Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour up the Beaulieu river I really didn’t need anyone to point me in the right direction. All Time High’s mast towered over every ot
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Burnham Week
28 August-4 September, Burnham on Crouch, Essex OVERVIEW: Eight days of fantastic racing with prizes for weekends and the week, welcoming a wide range of classes and boats. Cruisers with spinnaker and non-spinnaker divisions, popular day boat classe
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Big Names Line Up For The Ocean Race Europe
Some of the biggest names in offshore racing were set to start The Ocean Race Europe on 29 May. The new three-week event runs from Lorient in France, in stages, to Genova, Italy. Teams will compete in two classes: a one-designVO65 fleet; and a no-lim
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Cruising Grounds
Brixham is a natural stop-off for boats on their way from east to west (or vice versa), coming from Weymouth and going across the wide curve of Lyme Bay to Dartmouth. It’s about 40nM from Portland Bill. The River Dart offers some of the best of West
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Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
This year’s race will be an important event for the event’s official charity – it marks the first opportunity the Trust has had to get young people on the water since 2019. CEO Frank Fletcher says: “We’re so grateful to be the official race charity a
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New Boats
The new F 70 is an ultra-fast and lightweight, foil-assisted carbon composite day sailer that has taken a lot of the technology developed by the recent crop of America’s Cup racers and translated it to a more accessible platform. The 70 is designed t
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Alternative Boats
Been around for a few years now but the Hanse 588 has proven to be a big hit in this competitive field and is a proven performer. Featuring aggressive lines from designers Judel/Vrolijk this beast of a boat is easily handled thanks to a self tacking
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Inequalities Funding
The RYA has been awarded a further £150,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities Fund, which aims to help reduce the negative impact of COVID-19 and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity. No
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