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About Site - Sailing Today is the magazine for hands-on cruising sailors whose love of sailing takes them around the British Isles, across the Channel and beyond. Offering a wealth of practical advice and a dynamic mix of in-depth boat, gear and equipment news, Sailing Today is written cover to cover by sailors, for sailors.
Frequency - about 3 posts per week
Since - Jun 2013

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  • Latest issue! Multiple pleasures in our multihull special March 26, 2020
    The May edition of Sailing Today casts its eye over the exciting world of multihulls with a twin hull double bill of boat tests. If it’s monohulls you love though, fear not. we’ve covered more miles of cruising grounds in this issue than ever before. More than enough to have you champing at the bit to get […]
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  • Round the Island Race postponed to 26 September March 26, 2020
    The annual Round the Island Race has been moved to September, with the organising Island Sailing Club being forced to reschedule due to the coronavirus lockdown. The race is an annual highlight for many sailors, so it’s great to hear the event hasn’t been cancelled outright. We’ve shared the official announcement below, and you can […]
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  • Don McIntyre reveals round-the-world race for home builders March 17, 2020
    Latest news from round-the-world impresario Don McIntyre includes plans for another globe-girdling race – and plans for the boat you can enter it with. The ClassMini 5.80 is a plywood construction ocean-going yacht aimed at adventurous home builders. Plans for the boat cost $300, and it has been designed to fit in a 20ft shipping container […]
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  • Sunsail and Magenta join forces to promote women in sailing March 17, 2020
    The Magenta Project promoting equal access and opportunities in sailing, has joined forces with charter operator Sunsail to create a range of new activities exclusively for women. The Magenta Project was launched in February at the British Marine Expo, and aims to encourage more women to take up sailing, to compete professionally in yacht racing, […]
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  • Bill Hatfield Secures World Sailing Speed Record – aged 81 March 17, 2020
    He’s now also secured two official records regardless of age, as confirmed by the World Sailing Speed Record (WSSR) Council on the 11th March 2020. Bill, and Ocean Cruising Club member, circled the globe aboard his Northshore 30 L’Eau Commotion in 258 days, 22 hours, 24 minutes and 9 seconds, at an average speed of […]
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  • UK sailors warned to move CG66 boat registration details to SafeTRX March 17, 2020
    The Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s identification scheme for small leisure craft will be scrapped at the end of March, three months earlier than planned. The voluntary HM Coastguard CG66 scheme is being axed with no plan to migrate existing data to the SafeTrx system that replaces it, so all the information currently stored will be […]
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  • Poole Harbour Boat Show 2020 Cancelled March 13, 2020
    The popular Poole Harbour Boat Show has been cancelled due to coronavirus. Here’s the official statement from the organisers: Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) regretfully announce the cancellation of the Poole Harbour Boat Show 2020. The immensely difficult decision has been taken due to the on-going and rapid spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), which has been […]
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  • Round the Island Race in 80 days March 10, 2020
    The Round the Island Race is one of the most iconic sailing events in the annual calendar and it is only 80 days away. Sailors from around the world are preparing for their adventure around the Isle of Wight on Saturday 30 May, competing to win over 200 trophies. Dave Atkinson, Race Director, said: “The […]
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  • Greece scraps the DEKPA cruising permit February 28, 2020
    Greece has announced the scrapping of the DEKPA cruising permit in a draft bill for which consultations close on 27 February 2020. The bill will be voted on shortly afterwards and becomes law within one month of being officially published. The DEKPA was never a popular imposition with either the Greek authorities nor the visiting […]
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  • PlainSailing.com wins Charter categories in 2020 tourism awards February 24, 2020
    PlainSailing.com has been named ‘Best Yacht Charter Agency in Europe’ by the Luxlife Travel and Tourism Awards, and ‘Sailing Company of the Year’ in the Travel and Hospitality Awards. PlainSailing specialises in yacht and catamaran charter from bases in Croatia, Greece, Italy, France, Turkey, Spain, Montenegro and the UK. The company has plans to expand […]
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