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  • How to service a winch – video guide November 29, 2020
    Servicing winches regularly is critical for safety, to keep things working easily and to prolong your equipment's life. Rachael Sprot of Rubicon 3 explains how to disassemble, clean and rebuild your winch. Servicing winches regularly is critical for safety, to keep things working easily and to prolong your equipment's life. Rachael Sprot of Rubicon 3 […]
    Theo Stocker
  • Could yachts be banned from Studland Bay? November 27, 2020
    Sailors have until 15 December to respond to a call for evidence over management plans for Studland Bay, which could see all sailing and watersports bannedStudland Bay, Dorset. Credit: JWO/Alamy Stock Photo Sailors have until 15 December to respond to a call for evidence over management plans for Studland Bay, which could see all sailing […]
    Katy Stickland
  • Are whales really a threat to cruisers? November 20, 2020
    With reports of orcas ‘attacking’ yachts off the Spanish coast, Katy Stickland investigates what may be driving the whales’ behaviour and what steps cruisers can take to avoid an encounter Orcas are known to interact with boats, holding onto rudders with their teeth. Credit: Getty/Yuri Smityuk/TASS With reports of orcas ‘attacking’ yachts off the Spanish […]
    Katy Stickland
  • How to cope with gusts and squalls November 18, 2020
    Spikes in wind strength can range from a blustery sail to survival conditions. Dag Pike explains how to predict which it will be and what to do when the wind hitsBlustery conditions can make life uncomfortable, so spotting and preparing for gusts and squalls is key. Credit: Graham Snook/Yachting Monthly Spikes in wind strength can […]
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  • Could you moor on a very busy pontoon? November 16, 2020
    With a 1.5 knot tide flowing and 12 knot winds blowing straight off the pontoon, would you be confident to moor in a tight spot?Rafting up is popular amongst sailing rallies and friends but there is etiquette to follow. Credit: Lester McCarthy With a 1.5 knot tide flowing and 12 knot winds blowing straight off […]
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  • Sailing with solar power: A practical guide November 13, 2020
    The latest solar technology makes self-sufficient cruising much more achievable. Duncan Kent gives the lowdown on everything you need to get your boat sortedCredit: Paul Cleaver / Alamy The latest solar technology makes self-sufficient cruising much more achievable. Duncan Kent gives the lowdown on everything you need to get your boat sorted The post Sailing […]
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  • Timothy Long: Rising teenage star November 12, 2020
    Timothy Long, 15, is now the youngest skipper to have sailed solo around Britain. Katy Stickland asked him about his record breaking voyage and his future plansTimothy has been sailing since the age of nine and has his sights set on a Vendée Globe campaign. Credit: Marc Turner/Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Timothy Long, 15, is […]
    Katy Stickland
  • Best Christmas gifts for sailors: Our top tested gear and boating books of 2020 November 10, 2020
    Stuck for a Christmas gift idea for the sailor in your life? Read our maritime book recommendations by Yachting Monthly literary contributor Julia Jones, plus our pick of this year’s reviewed boat products Maritime book recommendations by Yachting Monthly literary contributor Julia Jones, plus our pick of this year’s reviewed boat products The post Best […]
    Laura Hodgetts
  • Dealing with isolation: Tips from a Vendee Globe solo sailor November 10, 2020
    Solo yachtsman Conrad Humphreys shares the lessons he learned to cope with isolation while competing in the 2004-05 Vendee GlobeFocusing on achieving small goals and rewarding himself for his success was one way Conrad dealt with the challenges he faced during his 2004-05 Vendée Globe race. CREDIT: Jon Nash Solo yachtsman Conrad Humphreys shares the […]
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  • Asleep with the fishes – a sailing confession November 9, 2020
    Own up to your sailing sin for the chance to win a handheld VHF radio Own up to your sailing sin for the chance to win a handheld VHF radio The post Asleep with the fishes – a sailing confession appeared first on Yachting Monthly.
    Laura Hodgetts