Apparent wind: How to predict it and use it to your advantage

2 days 20 hours ago

Predicting changes in apparent wind will make you a safer, faster sailor, says Martin Watts

Knowing what to do when the apparent wind changes could be the difference between accelerating smoothly and broaching badly. Credit: Graham Snook/Yachting Monthly

Predicting changes in apparent wind will make you a safer, faster sailor, says Martin Watts

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Katy Stickland

August issue of Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting out now

3 days 15 hours ago

The August issue of Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting is out now and with the sailing season in full swing we are packed to the gunwales with great articles to inspire and assist your cruising and racing. Ionian secrets Tom Fletcher takes us on uncharted adventures through the beautiful Ionian. Cowes Week 2022 The […]

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Rob Peake

‘We were within seconds of striking rocks in the Swinge’

1 week 2 days ago

Octogenarian adventurer Peter Baylis gets a scare in the Channel Islands when sailing to Alderney via the Swinge

Alderney's idyllic Arch Beach belies the often treacherous sea conditions around the island. Credit: Getty

Octogenarian adventurer Peter Baylis gets a scare in the Channel Islands when sailing to Alderney via the Swinge

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Katy Stickland

Round the Island Race: Q&A with race director Dave Atkinson

1 week 5 days ago

It is known by some as “the cruiser’s race” and indeed for many cruising boats it is the only race they do all year. It is also very much a family event. Yet at the front end it is a fiercely competitive contest between cutting edge yachts crewed by top professionals. For all those who […]

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Rob Peake

Introducing the new and exclusive Quayside Club at the Southampton International Boat Show

2 weeks 3 days ago

Add a touch of luxury to your visit with an exclusive VIP package  Visitors to this year’s Southampton International Boat Show can now, for the first time ever, add an additional touch of luxury to their visit with the launch of our brand-new Quayside Club.  With the choice of three exclusive VIP packages – White […]

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Rob Peake

Win more than £4,400 worth of prizes in Round the Island Race competition

2 weeks 3 days ago

Don’t miss your chance to win a fabulous bundle of prizes worth more tha £4k collectively, including the latest kit from B&G and a subscription to your favourite sailing magazine! The Competitors’ Competition comprises prizes given by Race Partners and the Island Sailing Club. B&G ZEUS 3S SAILING DISPLAY & CHARTPLOTTER RRP £2,830 The new easy-to-use Zeus […]

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Rob Peake

Expert advice: boating food

2 weeks 3 days ago

Once again we've gathered our Yachting Monthly panel of experts to provide their top tips for boaters and sailors. This month, all about boating food.

Sorting food stores before a long passage is standard practice, but it is worth considering for short trips too

When it comes to boating food what you are likely to eat, or plan on eating, will depend entirely on …Continue reading »

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Katy Stickland

Lulworth firing ranges: when you can sail past safely

3 weeks ago

The Lulworth Ranges are marked on the chart east of Weymouth in Dorset, England, an area inland where the British Army carries out firing practice. To counter the small risk this might pose, yachts are at specific times advised to keep clear of this piece of coast. We’ve received permission from the South West Defence Infrastructure […]

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Rob Peake

Expert advice: improvements on deck

3 weeks 4 days ago

The Yachting Monthly panel of experts have come together to provide you their best tops for improvements on deck

Make sure you check out before leaving France to avoid overstaying in the Schengen Zone. Credit: Getty

When we at Yachting Monthly review new and used boats, one of the key things our testers are looking at …Continue reading »

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Katy Stickland

Sailing to France: what you need to know

1 month ago

If you are sailing to France, here is what you need to know to avoid immigration and customs headaches for a smooth entry and exit from the country

The Cruising Association and the RYA are advising cruisers from the UK to arrive and depart from France via an official Port of Entry. Credit: Getty

If you are sailing to France, here is what you need to know to avoid immigration and customs headaches for a smooth entry and exit from the country

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Katy Stickland

July issue of Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting out now

1 month 1 week ago

The July issue of Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting is out now and we look at two big dreams that so many sailors have – sailing round Britain and bluewater sailing. Firstly, as the first of two 2022 Round Britain and Ireland races kicks off this week, we meet a man who is doing […]

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Rob Peake

Expert advice: mooring a boat

1 month 1 week ago

We gathered together a panel of experts to bring you their top advice on mooring a boat from security to skills and protection

You can moor in the heart of the city when cruising Newcastle. Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

Mooring a boat can be difficult for even the most experienced yacht owner, and for those who are just starting …Continue reading »

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Katy Stickland

Surviving a storm in harbour: lessons learned

1 month 1 week ago

After experiencing a storm in harbour while moored in Sicily, Trevor McIlwaine asks himself - do I really like to be beside the seaside?

The normally idyllic visitors' marina in Licata, Sicily, transformed into a seething cauldron as the tempest hit. Credit: Trevor Mcllwaine

After surviving a storm in harbour while moored in Sicily, Trevor McIlwaine asks himself - do I really like to be beside the seaside?

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Katy Stickland

Yacht charter bookings back to pre-pandemic levels

1 month 3 weeks ago

Charter bookings for 2022 and early 2023 are booming, with many companies back to pre-pandemic figures. Helm sales director Simon Morgan said: “We’ve seen a huge spike in charter interest and bookings for this summer. The pandemic created a surge of pent-up demand which matured at the turn of the year, and the momentum has […]

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Rob Peake

Exhibitor sign up gains momentum at MDL’s Green Tech Boat Show  

1 month 3 weeks ago

Exhibitor sign up to MDL’s Green Tech Boat Show is gaining momentum. Ready to display their eco-friendly and innovative products, an increasing number of marine businesses and brands are joining the show’s growing line-up. Designed to shine a spotlight on the marine industry’s green products and technologies with a view to making boating more sustainable, […]

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Rob Peake

Multiple yacht and power boat sales at the 2022 South Coast Boat Show

1 month 3 weeks ago

With multiple yacht and powerboat sales and over 5000 people pre-registering for tickets, the 2022 South Coast Boat Show, which ended on Sunday 8th May, has delighted exhibitors, with many already signed up for next year’s event. While enjoying the incredible sunshine, potential buyers and boating enthusiasts were able to compare and contrast over 70 […]

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Rob Peake