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  • Smart Navigation: From paper charts to augmented reality March 30, 2020
    Most of us navigate using MFDs, phones and tablets, or even drones. But can electronic backups be a substitute for paper navigation? Ali Wood investigatesWill there come a time when paper charts will be obsolete? Credit: Theo Stocker Most of us navigate using MFDs, phones and tablets, or even drones. But can electronic backups be […]
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  • 12 expert skills to take you beyond Yachtmaster March 27, 2020
    Rupert Holmes outlines the skills that mark out the good sailors from the 
great ones, with experience and reflective learning at the top of the list Passing your Yachtmaster exam is a major hurdle, but real experienced is gained over years. Credit: Graham Snook/YM © Graham Snook/Yachting Monthly Moral Rights Asserted Rupert Holmes outlines the […]
    Katy Stickland
  • Beyond the buoyage: exploring tidal creeks March 25, 2020
    Will Bruton gets muddy in North Norfolk when he learns the forgotten craft of channel-marking Many creeks are used for mooring, but off the beaten track there is much to discover Will Bruton gets muddy in North Norfolk when he learns the forgotten craft of channel-marking The post Beyond the buoyage: exploring tidal creeks appeared […]
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  • The best sailing films and documentaries chosen by the YM team March 24, 2020
    The Yachting Monthly editorial team reveal their pick of the best sailing films and documentaries to keep you entertained in the weeks to come. Feel free to share your favourites at yachtingmonthly@ti-media.com The Yachting Monthly editorial team reveal their pick of the best sailing films and documentaries to keep you entertained in the weeks to […]
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  • Big boat, little boat – the May 2020 issue of Yachting Monthly is here March 23, 2020
    Editor Theo Stocker welcomes you to the May 2020 issue of Yachting Monthly, on sale 26 MarchPacific Seacraft 40 'Avocette' sailing off Ryde in the Solent Editor Theo Stocker welcomes you to the May 2020 issue of Yachting Monthly, on sale 26 March The post Big boat, little boat – the May 2020 issue of […]
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  • ‘The sickening sound of tearing wood as we were hit by the wave’ March 19, 2020
    A freak wave wreaks havoc on Kass Schmitt and Rupert Holmes' 36ft Zest as they attempt to sail to LanzaroteA significant portion of the deck was taken along with the mast. Credit: Peter Smith A freak wave wreaks havoc on Kass Schmitt and Rupert Holmes' 36ft Zest as they attempt to sail to Lanzarote The […]
    Katy Stickland
  • The Big Question: In-mast change? March 16, 2020
    Send your questions to yachtingmonthly@ti-media.com for an expert answer and the chance to win a bottle of Chilgrove Bluewater GinSwitching back from in-mast furling may well mean a new mast. Credit: Graham Snook/Yachting Monthly Send your questions to yachtingmonthly@ti-media.com for an expert answer and the chance to win a bottle of Chilgrove Bluewater Gin The […]
    Katy Stickland
  • Sailing an AeroRig March 11, 2020
    Long distance cruiser Steve Brown shares his experiences of sailing with his AeroRig aboard his Bestevaer 60C schooner, Novara Novara features not one but two AeroRigs Long distance cruiser Steve Brown shares his experiences of sailing with his AeroRig aboard his Bestevaer 60C schooner, Novara The post Sailing an AeroRig appeared first on Yachting Monthly.
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  • How to plan the perfect charter March 9, 2020
    Whether you own your own boat or not, chartering offers the opportunity to sail somewhere different without complication. Will Bruton takes a look at how to hit the water running With ample accommodation and sailing on the level, catamarans are an increasingly popular option Whether you own your own boat or not, chartering offers the […]
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  • Do the ColRegs need to change? March 6, 2020
    Andy du Port explains the history of how the ColRegs were founded and suggests they might be due an update Port gives way to starboard has long been a key rule for sailing boats, but is power giving way still the best option? Credit: Andrew Orchard/Alamy Live News Andy du Port explains the history of […]
    Katy Stickland