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Planning a river raid

ROWERS are in training for the Hamble River Raid on May 21. Tides are set for a 1.00pm start for an afternoon of power rowing and friendly family competition in aid of Hamble Sea Scouts. There are 17 Bursledon Gigs on the river and organisers are hoping for a record turnout. There could also be eight Egrets on the water as well as Langstone Cutters and the Sea Cadets themselves. Gig races will involve a Le Mans start with one minute intervals and boats will race from Hamble Quay to Bursledon and back. Jake Frith, editor of our sister magazine Sailing Today, will present the prizes. The new tea room on Hamble Quay Jake Frith front will be open and there will be a hog roast and other entertainments.

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EACH of the 30 young people racing on the six competing Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust yachts in this year’s Round the Island Race will be looking to sell 50 virtual race miles, before they cross the finishing line on Saturday, 25 June. The trust, the official charity of this year’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, aims to raise £31,500 and get six boats with eight crew members virtually Round the Island through its new ‘BUY A MILE’ fundraising initiative. Every mile purchased will move the chosen virtual yacht forward one mile and you can track each boat’s progress online. If all the miles are bought, it will enable the Trust to take another 63 young people sailing in 2012, helping them to regain their confidence on their way to recovery from cancer and leukemia. Miles can be purchased at different values from £10 - £50 and there is the added appeal that if you buy your mile before 1 June you could be firing the starting gun on the steps of the Royal Yacht Squadron at 5.50am on the 25 June, with the soon-to-be-announced

celebrity race starter. You can select a boat and crew member you would like to support and you can also choose to get Dame Ellen virtually round the island as she will also be joining the young people on the water again this year. For the 2011 edition of the race, Ellen will be competing on Moonspray, the Trust’s GibSea 44. Last year she had a great day on

the water with the young people from the Trust, finishing 493th overall in the ISC standing and 17th in class. She said: “It's fantastic to be able to offer 30 young people in recovery from cancer the inspirational experience of competing with up to 16,000 other sailors in Britain’s biggest one day sailing event. I hope through the ‘Buy a Mile’ fundraising we can help many more young people

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in their recovery from the illness in the future”. Since J.P. Morgan Asset Management became title sponsor of the Round the Island Race £350,000 has been raised for good causes. With the Island Sailing Club and the other race partners involvement, the plan is to increase this to figure to £500,000 by the end of 2011. Around 1,700 boats and 16,000 sailors come from all over the UK and mainland Europe and from as far away as the USA to follow the 50 nautical mile course around the Island. Starting on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, the fleet races west to The Needles, around St Catherine's Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy, and then the fleet heads back into the Solent to the finish line at Cowes. The race is the 4th largest participation sporting event in the UK. Standard entries close on May 28. http://buyamile. Ellen’s legacy of volunteering: see Geoff Holt on page 21.

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Challenge meet MORE than 360 adventurers travelled from all over the globe to Southampton to discover which of the ten teams competing in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race they will represent. Three-quarters of the 489 men and women who will be taking part in the gruelling challenge met their skippers and new team mates, travelling from as far afield as Singapore, Queensland in Australia, Scotland, Finland, New York and Chile to the event at the De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel.

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On patrol in the Solent. Inset: HSL 102

TWO historic powerboats owned by Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust, HSL 102 and Sea Plane Tender 1502, joined 11 of the Royal Navy’s P2000 patrol vessels as they took to the seas last month for one of the largest squadron exercises in 25 years. The RN ships left Portsmouth Naval base in a tight formation for a series of highly complex manoeuvres. The First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope reviewed the ships and the crews. HSL 102, is the only surviving example of the 100 class high speed launch and was stationed at RAF Calshot during the Battle of Britain,

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retrieving shot down airmen from the sea. Throughout the war, HSL vessels, speeding at over 40 knots, saved a total of 10,000 airmen of many nationalities. After restoration in 1996, she was re-launched by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and performed as a Royal Barge for both HRH Prince Phillip and HRH the Duke of Kent. She went on to star in the film Enigma with Kate Winslet in 2001.    ST 1502 built in 1942 was a Royal Air Force craft used in the UK during and after WWII as a ferry between seaplanes and their shore bases and

also served as a rescue boat for airmen stranded in coastal waters. Taken on by British Military Powerboat Trust in the late 1990s, ST 1502 is now restored to her former glory with an impressive top speed of 20 knots. Both vessels are on display at Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and are available for charter. Peter Goodship, Chief Executive of the PNBPT, said: “These unique craft are a legacy to the heroism of those who crewed them during World War II. “Both boats made significant

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IT was Ladies Day at the ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta in Hyeres, France on 29 April, with Britain’s female sailors picking up six medals on the final day of competition. Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor claimed gold in the women’s match racing event, while there were two podium spots for GBR in the 470 women’s class and also the 2.4mR Paralympic event through Megan Pascoe and birthday girl Helena Lucas. Olympic bronze medallist Bryony Shaw also took bronze in the RS:X women’s windsurfing taking GBR’s medal tally to nine, with Ben Ainslie having secured gold in the Finn class a day early, and Alexandra Rickham-Niki Birrell and Alex Hovden-Kate Mannerings also sealing early gold and silver medals in the SKUD Paralympic class.

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NEWS IN BRIEF Marathon record ROYAL Marine Sergeant Carl Creasey set a new world record when he completed the London Marathon in 4hrs 50m 56s carrying a 60lb pack. He raised more than £2,500 for the charity, Seafarers UK, which supports Royal Navy and Royal Marines injured in Afghanistan.

Beach clean-up DUMPING rubbish down the lavatory is ending up on British beaches, data from the latest Beachwatch Project reveal. Kent based SeaFrance DoverCalais Ferries is supporting the Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch campaign.

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Songs on water THE replica of the 15th century sailing ship Matthew, on which John Cabot discovered Newfoundland in 1497 is being moored alongside Falmouth's Custom House Quay to provide a floating stage for the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Fest from June 17 to 19.

Shark watch PLEASURE-boaters are being asked to keep a look-out for basking sharks as part of a Cornwall Wildlife Trust survey which will run from the beginning of June to the end of August and concentrate on the Lands End area. In the last four years the Seaquest basking shark project has recorded 650 sightings, with some of sharks ten metres in length. askingshark@

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THE eighth UK Firefighters Sailing Challenge racing series for the 999 community took place on the Solent. The two-day challenge was contested by 25 crews of eight people aboard F40 yachts from Sunsail at Port Solent each representing members of the emergency services

from around the UK. The UKFSC 2011 also attracted major sponsorship from Liverpool based MJ Quinn Integrated Services Ltd so the title of the event was changed to MJ Quinn UK Firefighters Sailing. The event included a passage race

Join Scotland’s island race CLYDE Cruising Club, organiser of the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series, is inviting yachts from around Scotland and further afield to join in Scotland’s Round the Island Race. The one day event takes place during the Scottish Series in Tarbert, Loch Fyne on Sunday 29 May. The event is the usual Sunday Race for CYCA yachts taking part in

the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series, but is now open to those unable to take part in all four days of racing over the bank holiday weekend. The race sees yachts setting off from Tarbert, sailing round the southern part of Loch Fyne before rounding Inchmarnock Island and finishing at Tarbert. www.brewindolphinscottishseries. com



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around the Nab Tower and back into the Solent for two evenings at the Cowes Events Centre where the UKFSC raised funds for charities and good causes. Over the course of seven years more than £35,000 has been raised. Hampshire’s Chief Fire Officer

John Bonney presented trophies Hampshire Fire 1, London Fire 3 and London Fire 2 as the first, second and third fire teams. Roger Glass of Metropolitan Police was the best non fire team, Hampshire Fire 2 was the best white sail team and MJ Quinn was the best sponsors’ team.

New lifeboats named THE RNLI’s latest all-weather class of lifeboat will be called the Shannon. It follows in a 45-year tradition of naming the charity’s lifeboats after rivers or stretches of water but it will be the first time that the name of an Irish river has been used. The Shannon class lifeboat was previously designated the Fast Carriage Boat 2 or FCB2 reflecting that it will be predominantly launched over beaches. It harnesses cutting-edge technology to allow the charity’s volunteer crews to do their lifesaving work as safely as possible

in all weather conditions. Using twin waterjets instead of conventional propellers, the Shannon class will be able to operate in shallow waters and be highly manoeuvrable. Like all RNLI all-weather lifeboats, the Shannon is self-righting and will return to an upright position in the event of capsize. The Shannon will be the final step in enabling the RNLI to fulfill its commitment to ensure that all its operational lifeboats have a top speed of 25 knots. Full sea trials will start later this year.

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Cowes Week. The charity uses sailing as an integral part of the rehabilitation for injured servicemen and will have up to 20 servicemen racing on two J80s from the UKSA as well as Atomic, a Farr 45 generously loaned by owner Tony Langley. Round the World legends Dee Caffari and Brian Thompson will be at the helm at various times during the week. Dee has recently competed in the Barcelona World Race and became the only woman to have completed four circumnavigations of the world. She said: “The calibre of the ablebodied volunteers combined with the drive and determination of the

injured crew makes for some really competitive racing. I am really proud to be one of the charity’s ambassadors and I can’t wait to be dipping my Toe in the Water again!” The Impala 28 Uproar Another has an under-18 crew with an average age of just 16 and could possibly be the youngest crew to race this year. The Uproar team is Henry Sheppard (Helm, 16), Robbie

Southwell (Tactics, Main trim and Crew boss, 16), Max Rimington (Jib trim and Spin trim, 18), Lewis Fitzgerald (Pit and sewer, 14), and Bradley McLaughlin (Bow and mast, 16). Entries have already been received from the Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium and Norway. The early bird discount ends at 17:00 on Monday 13 June.

BRITISH yachtswoman Dee Caffari and her Spanish co skipper Anna Corbella on board GAES Centros Auditivos, crossed the finish line of the Barcelona World Race last month, both having achieved a world record. For Dee her third race around the globe thrust her into the record books as the woman that has sailed non-stop around the planet more

times than any other. Anna Corbella became the first Spanish woman to circumnavigate the globe non-stop. The only all female crew in the race finished in sixth place from a starting fleet of 14. Having spent 102 days at sea, Dee said: “To circumnavigate the planet non-stop for a third time and

set another world record is an absolute privilege. “Every time you expose yourself to the extremes of nature you test your luck and, fortunately, mine has held so far.” Dee’s next goal is to compete in the Vendée Globe 2012.

ONE of the biggest displays of new and used multihull craft will be staged at the Portsmouth Multihull Show in the Royal Clarence Marina over the weekend of June 10. Entry and parking is free.

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ENTRIES for Cowes Week are already up by 60 per cent on the same time last year promising an exciting regatta. Andy Moore who submitted an entry for his Beneteau First 40 Tilt within seconds of entries going live. Andy and his brother Alex are experienced cruising sailors based in Cowes, but the 2010 event was the first time that both they and their new boat, had raced at Cowes Week. They finished the week in a respectable 13th position in the 31-strong IRC Class 2 and are looking forward to improving their ranking in 2011. There are three entries from Toe in the Water, the official charity for Aberdeen Asset Management


Round Britain LEUKAEMIA survivor Oliver Rofix, has left St Katherine Dock, London, on an eight month circumnavigation of Britain in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust. Olly was diagnosed with the disease in 2005 and bought his Valiant 18 Jolly Olly and planned his cruise as motivation for recovery from transplant surgery. He sees the fundraising trip as a chance to give something back.

Shout for volunteers NEW fresh faces are needed by Littlehampton Lifeboat station’s fundraising team. Several key players have left and now they are keen to find people to help. An open day is being held at the RNLI station on May 7 to encourage volunteers. Contact Emma White the Lifeboat Press Officer on 07909 730684.

Sea safety at Swanwick BERTH holders and visitors to Premier’s Swanwick marina had the benefit of the latest safety at sea advice from industry professionals and the chance to take part in fun and informative workshops. Over the course of the three-day Bank Holiday weekend the event on the Hamble River covered navigation, survival at sea, personal buoyancy, the use of life rafts, important boat checks, judging the elements and collision regulations. Highlights included life raft inflation demonstrations which were carried out by Universal Safety. Visitors witnessed the difficulty of deploying a life raft which had never been serviced – an important

message to get boating equipment regularly checked to avoid such difficulties in an emergency. The RNLI’s lifejacket clinic also proved to be a popular showpiece with 35 full lifejacket inspections and five SEA Checks taking place on the first day of the event. Landau UK carried out safety Appraisals” and Force4 Chandlery

gave visitors the chance to dispose of their old offshore flares. Gas Check Marine provided visitors with advice on gas systems and performed free visual gas check surveys. The Project Kraken team based themselves at Swanwick for a day with their police launch with advice on how to keep boats and the coastline safe. Inspiration for the Sea Safety Weekend came from Marina Manager, Glyn Davis who wanted to host an event that would educate and inform those new to boating as well as boaters who had a desire to become more ambitious with their cruising.

Get in the money THE World Match Racing Tour – offering sailing’s richest prize money of more than $1,750,000 – gets under way in Marseille, France. And it promises more drama and action than ever for the fans. The tour concluded with the Monsoon Cup with five skippers in contention for the World Match Racing champion crown after a total of 834 races sailed involving a total of 43 skippers.

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IT must have been something I said . . . or was it just the unseasonable sunny and warm weather? You might find it as hard as I did to believe but, on Easter Monday at 11.45 am in about 1.3 metres of water, no more than 20 metres off the beach at Southsea, in glorious sunshine with a temperature of 20 degrees-plus, I caught a fish. It was as any fisherman will tell you, a whopper – as least as big as, well . . . a fish. But it had special significance – my brother had just offered encouragement to his son-in-law in the shape of a bottle of any spirit of his choice, if he succeeded in catching a fish with his posh new line complete with all kinds of go-faster, go-slower, go-deeper gizmos. As a keen fisherman, son-in-law was naturally eager to take advantage of the inducement. It was at this point that I spied in the bottom of the stern locker, a salt-encrusted nylon

line wrapped around a collapsing wooden frame. It had probably not been used for some time and came complete with a collection of rusty hooks attached to a champagne cork for safety. In a mood for taunting, and equally attracted by the bottle of spirits prize, I threw the whole lot overboard remembering at the last moment to hang on to end of the line. It was then a matter of hitching the line to a cleat and sitting back to enjoy the benign breeze and blazing sun. The peace was shattered by a shout loud enough to make the gin jump out of the drinks holder. “Fish!” came the cry from the stern . . . and no-one knew where to look. If we had been any closer to shore we would have been aground and any fish in the vicinity would have been in need of sun block. But feverish hauling of the line produced the goods. A beautiful, shimmering, shinning, flapping sea bass (so I was knowledgeably assured). What’s more it was dangling and flapping at the end of my line – not the posh new one. Within the hour it was cleaned,

fried and devoured, washed down with a chilled product of the Loire valley. It was delicious both in taste and as a consequence of the utter surprise. What’s all the fuss? Well it is at least 20 years of mind numbing waiting since it happened previously (not counting one or two mackerel expeditions, but they don’t qualify). And, most important is that promised bottle of spirits. I fancy something with 20 years or so of history from somewhere off the west coast of Scotland. But, knowing my brother, at the going rate I may well catch another fish before the bottle is delivered . . .

Saving Caroline

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THE National Museum of the Royal Navy has accepted the day to day responsibility for the operation and maintenance of HMS Caroline. The ship was decommissioned on the 31 March but remains a Ministry of Defence asset until Parliament formally approves the gift. The National Museum will be developing a submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund and will continue to work with Northern Ireland to consider and examine a way for her to stay in Belfast. But the emphasis is being placed on saving the ship rather than her location. HMS Caroline is a light cruiser, a greyhound of the seas. Built in 1914, she served throughout the First and Second World Wars. She is the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland.

THE 2010 Royal Thames Mansura Trophy, in association with Bosch Engineering GmbH, will be presented at the Royal Thames Yacht Club’s prestigious London Clubhouse on 12 May. Established by the Royal Thames in 2007 and supported by the RYA and The Green-Blue, the trophy is a most prestigious international maritime award to encourage marine companies in developing new forms of hybrid power. Eligible vessels must use at least two independent sources of propulsive power, and the final drive system must be electrical. Previous winners of the Trophy include the French-manufactured Lagoon 420 Hybrid sailing catamaran and Coniston Launches from the UK.

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The museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has already taken her collection of around 400 items, which have remained with the ship throughout her service. Dr Dominic Tweddle, Director-General of the National Museum of the Royal Navy said: “HMS Caroline is the equal of one of our great cathedrals; if any one of them were threatened with destruction we would not hesitate.”

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Unicorn ties knot with RN museum was dramatically affecting the way ships were built. She is now one of the six oldest ships in the world and the most original of any to have survived from the golden age of sail  Lord Dalhousie, Chairman of the Unicorn Preservation Society, said, “HM Frigate Unicorn is no longer a commissioned warship, but she still firmly belongs in the naval family and this affiliation represents a very real and valuable integration of Britain’s Royal Naval heritage. “’Unicorn’ is a wooden ship and she cannot remain afloat indefinitely. We are determined to preserve her extraordinary originality, so she needs to be docked in a dry berth covered from the weather. “There is now also an opportunity for Unicorn to move to an ideal final berth within Dundee’s new Central Waterfront development, and it is almost exactly where she spent her first century in Dundee. “This option brings HM Frigate Unicorn into a spectacular triangular

Fisherman dies A FRENCH fisherman died after his boat was sliced in two by the Condor high-speed ferry Vitesse. A full investigation is under way following the accident in thick fog. Two other fishermen were rescued by the ferry.

Carry on scrubbing RUMOURS that the government plans to introduce a ban on scrubbing posts have been dismissed by the RYA following extensive discussions with DEFRA. Hull-scrubbing has been outlawed in France, Holland and Germany.

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HM FRIGATE Unicorn has become an official affiliate of the national Museum of the Royal Navy. The Princess Royal, who is Patron of both the Unicorn Preservation Society and the National Museum of the Royal Navy, unveiled drawings by Sir Robert Seppings, who designed Unicorn, copies of originals held by the NMRN and donated to the Unicorn. The affiliation aims to increase the understanding and importance of the Navy to Britain’s heritage and to display a clear and practical link with HMS Victory in Portsmouth and HMS Unicorn in Dundee. It will also bring national support and experience to the Unicorn Preservation Society in its battle to secure HMS Unicorn’s long-term future. HMS Unicorn was built in 1824, to the designs of Sir Robert Seppings, the Surveyor of the Navy 1813-1832, at a time when the shortage of timber and the growing availability of iron


relationship with RRS Discovery and the V&A Dundee, and would bring Dundee’s two great historic ships back together.” And Lord Dalhousie added: “This magnificent opportunity to arose as

a direct result of the Princess Royal holding a Charity Forum last year to mark her 60th birthday. All her charities were invited to discuss their challenges and opportunities.”

A SIXTY-SIX mile canal linking Paris with Cambrai in northern France is to be built at a cost of £3.9billion. The 54 metre wide Seine-Nord canal is planned to open in 2016 and is aimed at commercial traffic but will be open to leisure craft. It will give access to the Rhine-Scheldt.

Wight walk THE 21st Walk the Wight in aid of the Isle of Wight's Earl Mountbatten Hospice takes place on Sunday, 15 May with at least 10,000 people expected to walk three different routes on the day.

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universal marina The Hamble, Southampton often described as one of the friendliest and most welcoming marinas on the South Coast, Universal Marina nestles on the east bank of the river Hamble, surrounded by 68 acres of scenic oak forest and marshland. The marina features all the latest facilities, such as wi-fi and on site restaurant and the location means that it’s only a short sail to the Solent or drive to the M27.

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Sunsail fleet steps up a gear Photo courtesy of Sunsail

SUNSAIL Racing tried out its new fleet of Beneteau F40s that is already making it presence felt in events on the Solent. At the Sunsail and Garmin European Press Event, 11 of the 42 new F40s competed to give press and partners the chance to experience the thrill of yacht racing in the world’s largest matched charter fleet. Sailing Today editor Jake Frith tried out the new boat. He said: “We took part in two races; one a windless drift that was eventually called off and another in reasonable breeze that

showed these boats to be quite a rapid design. “They are quite powerful, especially downwind due to the fact that they have retained the First 40s full sized mast head spinnaker and we saw eight knots on a broad reach in ten to 12 knots of breeze.” Frith added that the boats gave the general impression that they would provide fantastic one design racing for experienced sailors that might have found the Sunfasts a little pedestrian, while not being too much of a handful for novice crews. Sunsail are retaining some

Sunfast 37s for sail training. Sunsail also introduced its partners for the 2011 season. Garmin have fitted the new fleet with a suite of electronic navigation instruments including their seven inch GPSMAP 750 colour chartplotter which allows for course planning during the race. Marine clothing manufacturers Gill announced a two-year deal as official Sunsail Racing clothing supplier, Chatham Marine signed a similar deal on footwear and the Canary Islands Tourist Board announced a collaboration creating a winter racing program

featuring the new yachts. The tourist board Logo appears on the hulls, sails and flags on 27 of the F40s Simon Conder, Head of Marketing for Sunsail said: “It was great to have such a mixture of novices and experienced sailors able to experience a variety of conditions and see what these boats and Sunsail Racing are all about. “We created Sunsail Racing with exactly what this event offered, allowing people of all sailing abilities to experience competitive racing.”

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THE partnership between Sail 4 Cancer and Sunsail over the last 18 months has provided over 500 days of respite care for British families who have been affected by cancer - equating to almost one respite day for every day of the partnership. Cathy Jenkins, Family Liaison Officer at Sail 4 Cancer said: “That means that every day for the past year and a half we have been able to take someone affected by cancer out on the water with Sunsail”. Simon Conder, Head of Marketing for Sunsail said: “Sailing is a great way for cancer sufferers and their families to escape the every day realities of living with

cancer… just for a short-time. “The feedback we have received from these sailing days has been amazing and we look forward to helping many more families in the years to come”. Sail 4 Cancer is a charity which uses sailing and other water-based activities as vehicles for both convalescence and fund raising. In addition to providing respite days and trips to British families affected by cancer, the charity has a secondary objective to make grants to palliative care centres around the UK.

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Port of Poole marina nears completion DEVELOPERS behind port of Poole Marina in the heart of the busy harbour aim to complete the project by the end of May. Based on the site of the old Brittany Ferries Ro-Ro terminal, the new £1m facility will provide berthing for 59 boats between ten and 15 metres. The marina plans to supply a free water taxi to ferry visitors and berth holders into the heart of Poole.

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Pensioners on pipes cross the Atlantic A QUARTET of elderly gentlemen who opted to indulge in a late life crisis by attempting to cross the Atlantic in a raft made almost entirely of plastic pipes proved that Columbus was right all along. Led by 85 year adventurer Antony Smith the crew set off from La Gomera, Canaries in Late January and after a gentle ten week drift, punctuated by some heavy weather mid-Atlantic, they made landfall at St

NEWS IN BRIEF Sailing luxury TWO new Mediterranean destinations for crewed yachting – in Nice, France and Orhaniye, Turkey, – have been announced by sailing holiday company The Moorings. The crewed holidays, with a skipper and chef on board, are on Moorings 4600 catamarans, which have three staterooms with private, en-suite bath and a roomy interior.

Maarten in the Caribbean. The 20-foot wide raft was made of four main polyethylene pipes each approximately 39 feet long, held together well during the trip. The trip aimed to raise awareness on the lack of clean drinking water throughout the world for the charity Water Aid. Smith previously found fame by becoming the first Briton to cross the Alps in a gas balloon.

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Cruising sailors defy the credit crunch CRUISING sailors are defying the economic turndown and heading across the Atlantic in droves. The World Cruising Club reports that entries for the 26th ARC in 2011 have already exceeded 225 and a waiting list for places has been opened. The list of entrants for the World ARC, scheduled to run from 2012-13

is also up to 30 boats. Jeremy Wyatt, Director of the World Cruising Club, said: “Interest has remained strong in both of our rallies throughout the economic downturn. “When the recession was at its height, a lot of people were simply saying that they might just as well go for an extended cruise because

things looked so bleak. “We seem to be over that phase now but happily numbers are still up and the fact there is a waiting list for this year’s ARC illustrates that enthusiasm is still high.” Another factor is that the world rally circumnavigates via the Cape of Good Hope cutting out the Horn of Africa and associated threat of piracy.

This threat helped to put paid to Blue Water Rallies round the world cruising rally, with piracy attacks leaving much of the fleet stranded in the Gulf of Aden. But BWR’s directors are organising a one-off round the world rally in 2013 to celebrate Oyster Yachts’ 40th anniversary.

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OLYMPIC yngling champion Pippa Wilson took part in Bowmoor Sailing Club’s annual try sailing day on their flooded gravel pit base in Lechlade in the Cotswolds. Pippa, one of the three blondes in a boat of 2008, spoke about her whirlwind rise from playing in a Cadet at Salterns Lake in Lymington, Hampshire, to the Olympic podium at Beijing.

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NEWS IN BRIEF Search and rescue LITTLEHAMPTON’S Blue Peter 1 Atlantic 75 lifeboat was launched to search for one casualty and ended up rescuing another. It was sent to search for a 2.2m yellow inflatable dinghy spotted drifting out to sea near Bognor, Sussex, with two people on board but the dinghy and people were found on land later. As the lifeboat returned to its station it rescued a man in distress whose jet ski was sinking.

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Birthday present HMS WARRIOR 1860 is celebrating its 150th birthday in style by being officially accredited as a museum by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). Warrior 1860 is the third attraction at Portsmouth dockyard after the Mary Rose and the National Museum of the Royal Navy to receive accreditation.

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PUBLICAN Janet Bradley got the 2011 British regatta season under way with the King and Queen pub pursuit race in Hamble and raised more than £2,000 for Hamble lifeboat in the process. The overall race winner was Martin Moody in the smallest boat in the fleet, a Mirror dinghy.

Launch rescued twice after fuel fault A LUXURY motor launch was rescued twice within five hours by Dartmouth inshore lifeboat after suffering fuel problems. The 30-foot Bayliner was towed into Dartmouth after drifting close

to Mewstone Rock, off Wembury. The fuel fault was rectified and the boat resumed her passage to Plymouth – only to break down again, this time only 100 metres from Mewstone Rock.

RNLI spokesman John Fenton said: "The owner was not a reckless sailor and was mortified at his misfortune. It was just bad luck. He was just unfortunate to have a recurring fault."

LITTLEHAMPTON’s Atlantic 75 lifeboat launched after reports of a small dinghy half a mile off Worthing, with the occupants waving for help. The lifeboat launched at 8:08 am and helmsman Andy Harris and crew Paul James and Rob Devo found the seven foot inflatable toy dinghy 1.8 miles off the coast with three men aboard.  They had been afloat since 9:00 pm the previous evening, and were dressed in beach clothes – shorts and t-shirts, with no lifejackets, no means of communication and one paddle.  They were disorientated having spent the night in darkness at sea, and were suffering from hypothermia. The three men were recovered to the lifeboat and treated for hypothermia. At Worthing they were met by ambulances.  The rescue followed a busy Easter weekend with three calls for help. The first was in sight of the lifeboat crew as they prepared to start an exercise. The Atlantic 75 was launched to rescue a speed boat with engine failure. It was still near the boathouse so it was recovered quickly. A 999 call alerted the lifeboat to search of an inflatable dinghy that had been reported being blown out to sea. The lifeboat found a canoe already had the un-manned inflatable under tow. ‘Blue Peter 1’ was again launched to a yacht with three people on board, which had been bought the day before via E-bay. It was suffering engine failure and adrift and towed to safety.

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Journey into space for a bit of history A journey into space for a small piece of history from Henry VIII’s flagship the Mary Rose was delayed when the space shuttle Endeavour's final flight was delayed. The shuttle was due to make a 14-day mission to the International Space Station last month with a three-inch wooden ball from the 16th century warship which sank off Portsmouth in 1545 on board. The ball, called a "parrel", was part of the mechanism used to raise sails up the masts. NASA space shuttle and International Space Station managers decided that the flight would have to be delayed until May 10 at the earliest. At a gala dinner last June the Mary Rose Trust in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard presented the crew of the Atlantis space shuttle with the ball with a view to sending it into space. The historic artifact was due to be launched aboard Endeavour on its final flight before retirement. John Lippiett, Chief Executive of the trust,

who made the presentation to the astronauts, said: “The Mary Rose was as revolutionary in technological advances 500 years ago as the Space Shuttle was in the early 1980s. Both have helped pioneer exploration and advance the sciences. “We are thrilled that she will be making history once more on the final mission for Endeavour. The Mary Rose is also connected to NASA through astronaut Michael Foale who worked as a volunteer diver on the ship's excavation in 1981. He later flew in the space shuttle to the Russian space station Mir and to the International Space Station. The tradition of taking historical items into space began with NASA's first astronauts. Over the last 50 years commemorative objects have flown to the moon's surface and made repeated orbits of Earth. The Mary Rose sank in the Battle of the Solent. She was raised in 1982 with her collection of 19,000 objects presenting a unique time capsule and one of the world’s

Parrels in place on the ship's mast

most precious heritage icons. The Mary Rose 500 Appeal is currently fundraising to secure the building of the new Mary Rose Museum to open in autumn 2012, which will reunite the hull with her artifacts and ensure completion of the conservation in 2016 providing visitors with new and unique views of the vessel.


Classic series sets sail in sun THE 2011 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge series started last month with the Antigua Classic Yacht regatta, the first of ten regattas forming this year’s circuit dedicated to classic and vintage yachts. More than 500 of the world’s finest classic sail boats will compete between now and September at events in the US, Caribbean, Mediterranean and the UK. In the UK, the second edition of the Panerai British Classic Week is scheduled to take place from the 17 to 23 July off the Isle of Wight and will be the fourth regatta in the series. A new magazine application for the iPad is available from Apple Store. It joins the Panerai application for the iPhone launched last year. panerai-mag/id427601907

NEWS IN BRIEF Building history A NEW £35 million wing to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, which will transform the way the museum presents its galleries, exhibitions and events, will open in July. The Sammy Ofer wing, which includes galleries, restaurants and a library and archive, is the museum’s largest development and was funded by a £20 million donation from international shipping magnate and philanthropist Sammy Ofer and £5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Museum has the world’s most important maritime archive, containing 100,000 books and nearly two miles of shelved manuscripts.

Laird of the loch CLYDE Cruising Club introduces a laird of the loch competition at the Brewin Dolphin 2011 Scottish Series from May 27 to 30 in Tarbert. Organisers are inviting all winners from the eight handicap classes in 2010 to compete for the title racing in 24ft Sonars, supplied by Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club.

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GEONAV has become the first manufacturer to introduce Side Imaging and Down Imaging sonar to the blue water marine electronics market. Available on Geonav’s new GIS 12 and GIS 10 integrated MultiFunction Displays, Side Imaging Sonar extends 240 feet on each side of the boat, while Down Imaging sonar offers picture-like images of what is directly below the boat. With full GPS integration, you can even mark the location of structures or wrecks as waypoints directly on screen. Price: various

WATERTIGHT BACKPACK OVERBOARD, a leading designer and manufacturer of waterproof travel and sports gear (and an official kit supplier to the RNLI), has launched the Pro-Sports Waterproof Backpack. This fully submersible 20 or 30-litre roll-top bag not only protects the user’s contents from water, sand, dirt and dust but also floats when dropped in water. It has high-frequency electronically welded construction, plus a large internal zip pocket for your mobile phone and a handy, external pocket for drinks. The frontal mesh area is a great place for any wet gear, and the elasticated ties mean you can radically expand the bags carrying capacity for items that don’t require the waterproof storage of the main internal compartment. We have used Overboard bags on plenty of jaunts before now and can affirm that they are extremely comfortable to wear and beautifully built. With padded shoulder straps, lumbar support, an optional waist strap and roll-top fastening, it really is excellent kit at a sensible price. Price: £46 (20-litre); £56.50 (30-litre)

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THIS spring seems to have been warmer and sunnier than I can remember. With just the sniff of a sunny day, we seem to be taking to our boats in the masses and looking forward to the long sailing season ahead of us. Perhaps you are busy planning some summer jaunts to new and exciting harbours, anchorages and inlets, or maybe you will be trailing your dinghy and competing in championships and regattas across the country or even further afield. If you are thinking of visiting a new place this summer then I’m sure you

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MAX Coleman is a nine year old boy from Whiteley, Southampton, who attends Whiteley Primary School. He has many hobbies including body boarding, he is a brown belt in Karate as well as being a Cub Scout, and if all that wasn’t enough he is now following in my footsteps and embarking in his debut year as a powerboat racer in UK Formula Future Offshore Race Club – UKFORC. Max has always lived on the south coast and he quite naturally loves the sea but his first experience of boating got off to a shaky start when at the tender age of two trips out on the family boat were “too bumpy and scary”. How times have changed! His Dad, Gary, changed career in

2008 and qualified as a power boat instructor launching Coleman Marine Services and this is where Max’s love of power boating started. He often took the helm of the RIB, this time very much enjoying the waves and the thrill of going fast. Whilst working with P1 Superstock, Gary introduced Max to many of the characters involved in the power boating world and the attraction was instant. Many weekends were spent following the race boats out in the Solent to witness the sights and sounds of the powerful machines, taking pictures and using them to cover school books and filling up his holiday scrapbooks. UKFORC, successfully run by Dennis Swann, accommodates youngsters from the age of nine upwards. It is a fun club offering affordable powerboat racing – whether you are an adrenaline junkie or a family wanting to enjoy some quality time.

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UKFORC also boasts one of the greenest fleets in the sport by running environmentally friendly engines in all four of our classes. The boats used are all production hulls and engines, making it possible to race on a low budget. Winning is all about driver ability. After getting several companies to sponsor Max, he is now the proud owner of a 12-foot Sorcerer, with a green 25hp Evinrude engine, sprayed up in ‘Max Tech Racing’ colours, but before he could race he had to pass his RYA race training. His training was done with my

good friend and trainer – seven times world champion, Neil Holmes at his Powerboat Academy in Southampton. The training included theory in the classroom learning about flags, tides, wind, etc, followed by a day putting the theory into practise on the Solent. Max had to demonstrate that he could competently and safely handle the boat on his own, before Neil granted him his race licence. At the end of March with race licence in hand, Max went to his first UK Formula Future meeting at Stewartby Lakes, Bedfordshire.

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Ten years of Team 15 The programme was set up to provide not only a feed into the RYA competition pathway but if not more importantly, to develop a grassroots programme that made it easier for youngsters up to the age of 15 to get involved in the sport. The best way to do this was by developing a network of clubs that could provide friendly, fun- filled competition out on the water combined with good coaching and supervision. “The programme looked to ensure that windsurfing skills of all descriptions were nurtured, providing children with a good foundation in the sport” said Gillian. “Suitable kit is also made readily available by the clubs and, essentially, the programme was ready to go!” In order to develop the grassroots competition side of the programme, clubs were encouraged to put together a team of up to 15 children, all aged 15 or under – which is how the programme got its name. For more information on T15 and how you can get involved either in the coaching, or if you’re young enough, taking part, visit: or call 02380 604 100.

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MUCH has changed since 2001 when Bob the Builder topped the charts. Tony Blair was Prime Minister and our economy was booming. It’s true of the windsurfing world too, which has also seen some radical developments over the last ten years. Boards have got fatter and lighter, masts have got thinner and the Team15 programme has grown to a point where the UK has one of the finest club structures for young windsurfers in the world. The RYA Team15 programme was in embryonic form back in 2001. It is now celebrating a decade of success and is arguably, one of the biggest developments in the world of windsurfing in the last ten years. Joined by free wave windsurfer George Shillito and successful sailing stars Saskia and Imogen Sills, Team15 friends, sponsors and supporters and

some special ex Team15ers marked the tenth birthday celebrations at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show back in March. “We are very proud to be celebrating Team15’s tenth birthday this year,” said Gillian Wright, Team15 Manager and the RYA’s National Windsurfing Development Officer, who has been a driving force behind the programme since its inception. “Naturally I’m very proud of what we have achieved so far, and I’m sure there is more to come from T15,” she said, looking back on the programmes development with considerable pride. “It’s fantastic to see the youngsters progressing from Team15 to succeed in a variety of windsurfing disciplines including racing, freestyle and waves. Whatever they go on to do, we hope that they will continue to windsurf long after their Team15 days.”

Champions Cup FRIENDLY inter-club rivalry was encouraged and to give the whole thing a clear structure, teams from the same zones took part in interclub challenges and vied for the chance to make it to the T15 national Championships – the T15 Champions Cup. It was a foundation which has been built on with great success. Team15’er Tom Sylvester from the 2010 Roseland Waveriders team said: “The Champions Cup is brilliant. It involves everyone from the younger ones who are just beginning right up to age 15. I’m now in my final year

and Team15 has been so good. I love getting out in the wind and getting the speed going. “My advice for other youngsters who want to windsurf is to find a Team15 club, join as quickly as possible and get out on the water lots.” Today there are currently some 80 Team15 clubs from a far afield as Cornwall and Scotland with many of them putting their windsurfing skills to the test in the Team15 interclub championship and this year’s competition is set to be a corker.

Coaching IN the formative years of the T15 Programme a new style coaching programme had to be developed to underpin the T15 philosophy. Coaches and organisers were ready and willing to go the extra mile in order to ensure that it was a success and the take up was extremely good. Ten years on and many of today’s young windsurfers will undoubtedly have experienced that first thrill of windsurfing under the careful supervision of a Team15 club. Perhaps the best measure of the programme’s success is to take a look at some of the alumni who have graduated through the ranks of T15. World class sailors such as Izzy

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Geoff Holt The former professional yachtsman who was paralysed in a swimming accident and inspired sailors when he became the first quadriplegic to sail the Atlantic.

DAME Ellen MacArthur founded the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust in 2003. It is a charity which provides sailing opportunities for children recovering from cancer so they can experience the same life-changing thrill of being at sea that she herself found through sailing. It is not only a commendable legacy, its genius lies in its built-in volunteer sustainability. For the second year running, 15 young adults are currently taking part in the trust's Volunteer Training Week. Their objective is to attain their RYA Competent Crew certificate and some will also achieve their RYA Day Skipper ticket. But these are no ordinary young adults. They all have their own stories of childhood cancer, each has undergone years of treatments, and each has, at some stage, sailed as a child recovering from cancer with the trust. Now they are back, having recovered from their illness, to learn how to sail

so they can volunteer with the trust and sail with the next generation of young children recovering from cancer. Having undergone treatments and overcome cancer themselves, these 18 to 24 year olds are rolemodels and a vital inspiration for the new set of youngsters facing their own challenges. Frank Fletcher, Chief Executive of the Trust said: "Young people who have recovered from cancer very rarely meet other young people in the same position and most never get to meet an adult who went through cancer as a young person. “The positive effect on the young people who have just finished treatment, being able to spend time with an adult who really understands what they've been through is hugely beneficial." Of the 15 volunteers trained last year, all of them qualified with their Competent Crew certificates and 13 returned in the summer of 2010 to volunteer on many of the Trust’s voyages. Laura, one of the first participants of the trust's Volunteer week said: “I was 13 when I was diagnosed with cancer. I found out in the school summer holidays. When I went back to school I started to get more and more tired and my hair started falling

out, which was traumatic. I was teased for wearing a hat. “I was nervous before my first trip with the trust but it didn’t take long for everyone to relax. It seems so long ago now but all I remember is having an amazing time. “Being on the water every day really is something else. “I wanted to volunteer to give something back to the trust, but also as an opportunity to have professional training. It was absolutely amazing, we learned so many skills, though it was still fun and relaxed, and at the end I got my competent crew qualification. “Sailing was something I never thought I would get a chance to do, let alone qualify as a competent crew! “My first trip as a trust volunteer was the Round the Island Race last June. I was wary about being on the other side, being the volunteer and not the young person, but the young people we had on the boat were amazing, and it was great to meet them and help them learn to sail. “I think they were able to relate to me as I’ve been in their position. Not everyone wants to talk about their illness but others find it helps them let off steam. Either is fine, I’m just happy to help them as a volunteer.” This year’s volunteers come from all corners of the UK and they will spend their week sailing along the

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Niggles as we motor to Sicily Sticky’s tips By Sticky Stapylton

WE are now in Malta having passed through Gibraltar, Palma Majorca and Sciacca a port on the south coast of Sicily. There has been too much motoring for my liking but we had to keep up to our schedule. As with all new boats we are still having niggling problems. The bow thruster, which in my

view is an old man’s bit of kit, and which a good skipper should be able to dispense with in the case of breakdown, has done just that. The batteries powering it have decided to divorce themselves from the boat’s electrical system and we have no indication that the auxiliary batteries exist. We have managed to overcome temporarily the problem of chafe with the cruising chute on starboard tack by padding the forestay base below the furling drum. The owner will need some form of proboscis to

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overcome this. The rivets holding the goose-neck on to the boom had failed to hold the two parts together and holes had to be drilled to put in larger rivets. This was done in Gibraltar and it seems to be holding up. We had an interesting run going towards Sicily. A following sea with gusts to f7, three reefs in the main and a pocket handkerchief of a headsail gave us speeds of over 9 knots when surfing down the waves on a broad reach. Helming was quite tricky, the waves were picking up the stern and skewing the boat off course even before the preventer lashing came adrift. After that we stowed the main and sailed under headsail alone. The auto pilot really came into its own with the less experienced helmsmen and kept us on a really steady course. The battery drain was quite high and during a seven hour stint we had to recharge the batteries three times each for an hour. Fortunately with a generator as well

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as the auxiliary engine (should it be called that now?) there was plenty of power available. The spreaders are not set back all that much but I am surprised that a new boat with brand new sails does not have ante-chafe patches to cut down wear. With the headsail halyard fully tensioned, we are still getting chafe on the foot against the pulpit, so we do not pull the headsail out fully however light the winds. The mainsail reefing system has been changed from single line to slab. A great improvement in my view, as you get far less line in the cockpit with the latter. Blocks on the clews of the reefs cut down on the friction and in order to ensure the blocks are reasonably secure we moused the pins with cable

ties. (See photo). I am indebted to Ian Whitmore, who came with us on leg three from Bayona to Gibraltar for this idea. Despite all these niggles, the boat does sail extremely well and we are making good progress. Like a lot of modern boats, there is still the uncomfortable slamming of the bow going to windward when the flat forefoot comes down from a wave. My old Rival 34, and later my Laurent Giles 44 never suffered from this problem because their keels were much longer and cut through the waves rather than slamming down on to them. The added bonus with both of these boats was that their ballast was all encapsulated, so there was no question of a keel bolt problem or of a keel coming adrift!

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Saved with their catch TWO men out fishing in their Mirror dinghy caught more than they bargained for after drifting out in choppy water and windy weather off Hove on 26 April. The sea had become choppy in the freshening winds and the craft had no sails. The dinghy crew called the Coastguard and the Shoreham RNLI inshore lifeboat crew launched. They found the men about a mile and a half offshore and towed the craft back to shore with the men on board – along with the single mackerel that they had caught.

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THE Cornish volunteers of Newquay’s inshore lifeboat launched twice on the same day last month to assist a stricken yacht. The French ocean going yacht and her six crew were on their way to the Isles of Scilly when they decided to make a stop off in Newquay Harbour. They misjudged the depth of the ebbing tide and quickly became stranded on Towan Beach.

Alerted by Newquay’s harbour master, Falmouth Coastguard tasked the RNLI inshore lifeboat. The D class lifeboat, Valerie Wilson, launched at 1pm with Ben Eglinton at the helm. The yacht was broad side on in the heavy surf and in danger of toppling. Ben and his crew secured the yacht’s anchor seaward beyond the surf, allowing the yacht to turn bow

into the surf – a more stable position and ready for the flood tide. The skipper of the yacht was able to raise the drop keel allowing the boat to sit safely on the sand as the tide ebbed. With the yacht in a safe position, the lifeboat crew returned to station to sit and wait for the tide to turn. The casualty’s crew remained on board. The volunteers relaunched the

lifeboat at approximately 3pm with Simon Bennetts at the helm, to stand by as the stricken vessel refloated on the incoming flood tide. Once she was afloat in sufficient depth of water and inspected for any damage, the grateful yacht crew continued on their journey to the Isles of Scilly. Newquay’s volunteers returned to the station at around 4pm.


A WINDSURFER enjoying brisk winds in Eastbourne Bay got into difficulties on the evening of 27 April when his mast broke 800 metres offshore, leaving him helpless in the water and unable to combat the tide. Holidaymakers dialled 999 and informed the Coastguard. Eastbourne RNLI’s inshore lifeboat crew were on scene in a matter of minutes. The windsurfer and his equipment was taken aboard and safely returned to the beach.

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Adlard Coles Nautical • £14.99 • ISBN: 978 1 408 13289 0

DINGHY cruising is a magical way of exploring new coastlines and experiencing nature at close quarters. For families or solo sailors alike it offers a memorable adventure at an affordable cost, and with the freedom to pull up at any time, on any beach or riverbank that looks appealing. In this book Margaret Dye shares the knowledge gained from many years’ experience to help others enjoy cruising in a dinghy to the full. With practical advice on how to prepare and equip the boat and tips on how best to cruise in

a dinghy, this book will appeal to anyone of any age who longs for the freedom to go where they like when they like on the water. Newly updated to reflect recent developments in kit, equipment and techniques, this edition also includes a chapter on dinghy cruising for those with disabilities. Ready to go sailing at the drop of a hat, Margaret Dye is well known for the adventurous dinghy cruising she and her late husband Frank enjoyed in their Wayfarer dinghy all round the UK, America, Canada, Greece, the United Arab Emirates, the Shetland Isles, Sweden and Denmark, including a North Sea crossing to Norway and Iceland, recounted in Ocean

How to Trim Sails beautiful locations they visited, who they met along the way, and their good decisions as well as their bad. A great bunkside read, it may inspire others to make a similar break themselves. Initially a most reluctant sailor, Sandra Clayton fell in love with sailing and the sea, and the urge to write it all down became irresistible. Writing has been her past time or her job for most of her life, and her output includes an award-winning radio play for the BBC.

Crossing Wayfarer. Margaret lives in Norfolk and continues to explore the rivers and coasts of her beloved East Anglia in her Gull Spirit.

Dinghies to Offshore Cruisers

Adlard Coles Nautical • £14.99 • ISBN: 978 1 408 13292 0

THIS practical guide is for owners and crew sailing all types of boats from dinghies to offshore cruisers with either masthead or fractional rigs. It explains what sail trim is all about, how to achieve it and what its benefits are, and covers: • Mainsails and headsails • Trim for light airs, medium strength and strong winds • Trim for beating, reaching All at Sea 1/4 page:Layout 1 06/12/2010 and running 16:49 Page 1

• Correct camber and mast rake • Weather helm – causes and cures • Easy reference trimming tables How to Trim Sails will help racers and cruisers of all levels of experience get the best performance from their boats and sails. Peter Schweer has international experience in all forms of sailing from blue water cruising to top-level racing. He regularly demonstrates sail trim techniques at European boat shows.

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History in full flow IF Cowes is the home of yachting the Hamble River must be its second home or at least its dormitory. There are 3,500 boats on the river and it is popular because of its deep water, double tides and easy access to the Solent and the Channel. As well as boating people many others have settled along the banks, from shipbuilders to writers and artists. It is full of history – natural and manmade. There is the wreck of the Grace Dieu, built for Henry V at Southampton in 1414-18. This was the largest ship to have been built at that time, the first North European three masted sailing vessel. It has been described as the space shuttle of its day, the peak achievement of the military-industrial complex of the time. But like some many similar innovations by the time it was complete it was redundant It put to sea just once, suffering a mutiny off the Isle of Wight in the process, and after Henry’s death in 1422 the ship was laid up on the Hamble until 1439 when it was struck by lightning and burned to the waterline. The remains of the ship belong to Southampton University which bought it for £10 in 1975. Overlooking the river the big house on the hill is Brixedene House, now called Bursledon Hall. It is said this was built for Herbert Pennington – the man who put the HP in HP Sauce. It wasn't – there was no Herbert Pennington. At the outbreak of World War II it became quarters for Royal Navy officers and Wrens in the run-up to D-day. The river filled up with landing craft and naval patrol vessels. The field was filled with tented accommodation and what is now the Manor Farm Country Park became HMS Cricket – a shorebase comprising 120 buildings. For a year the woods teemed with activity and 4, personnel passed through on their way to Normandy on 6 June 1944. Following the war Brixedene House became Southampton Children’s Hospital. The three bridges that span the river are the A27 road bridge, the Brighton to Bristol railway and the M27 motorway. The original road bridge was a toll bridge built in 1800, the current structure dates from the 1930s.

Looking after the future The beautiful locations of MDL’s marinas deserve special consideration if they are to be enjoyed in years to come. This is why MDL fully supports The Green Blue, the environmental awareness campaign run by the British Marine Federation and the Royal Yachting Association. The aim of this initiative is to educate and inform the recreational boating community about potential impact on the environment. All MDL Marinas have provision for dealing with oil, fuel, cleaning, maintenance, anti-fouling, marine paints and waste management Before there was a bridge here there was a ferry. Alongside the Elephant boatyard is an odd looking craft – now a restaurant, once a disco called Floaters, but originally the chain ferry or Floating Bridge that linked Woolston with Southampton across the River Itchen. The Elephant boatyard takes its name from a ship built here in 1786, by George Parsons. HMS Elephant was Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Copenhagen on which he put his telescope to his blind eye and saw no signal. A few years later it was under the command of Captain Frank Austen, brother of Jane. Elephant became the Mermaid boatyard for the 80's television series Howards Way. Swanwick Marina, the only large marina on the river not owned by MDL, has been there since 1827. It has been part of Premier Marinas since 2007. It is believed that before the Romans arrived in Britain in 43 AD the Hamble River was a boundary between two Iron Age tribes. The Romans passed through but there were no large settlements. It wasn’t until the Saxons came that the area became settled. The long straight section of the river is known locally as the Long Reach. On the eastern side is a footpath linking Warsash and Lower Swanwick passing through Crableck with its blue telephone box and Universal boatyard where midget submarines called X-boats were built. They were tested on the river before being taken (amidst great secrecy) to a base in Scotland. The X-boats were responsible for the sinking of the German ship Tirpitz, as well as being

Worth a visit THE Jolly Sailor, originally a vicarage but a pub since 1845 was made famous by the TV series “Howards Way”. Howards' Way was a television drama series produced by BBC Birmingham and transmitted between 1 September 1985 and 25 November 1990. The series dealt with the personal and professional lives of the yachting and business communities in the fictional town of Tarrant on the South Coast of England, and was filmed on the River Hamble and the Solent. Most of the location filming for the series was carried out in Bursledon, Hamble, Swanwick, Warsash, Hill Head, Lee-on-the-Solent, Southampton and Fareham.

involved in the D-day landings. Just above Port Hamble TS Mercury was established as a sail training establishment for “poor boys of good character” to fit them for the Merchant and Royal Navy. Initially based on the Isle of Wight it moved to the Hamble in 1892 The Mercury provided the opportunity for many hundreds of young boys to receive training for a life at sea. It is said that the regime was harsh, but so was life at sea. The facility closed in 1968. The Royal Southern is one of several sailing clubs on the river. At Warsash are the Household Division Yacht Club, Warsash Sailing Club on the other side is the Hamble River Sailing Club Royal Southern and RAF Yacht Club. During the 1972 Olympics half of the British Sailing Team was from Hamble, including John Oakley who went on to skipper Lionheart in the 1980 America’s Cup. Port Hamble Marina was built on the site used in the mid 18th century by Moody Janverin, a local shipbuilder. Port Hamble Marina was the first marina in the UK, established in the mid 1960s. Individual boats on the river change all the time but Port Hamble is a base

for many well known yachts. The late former Prime Minister Edward Heath kept his yacht Morning Cloud and for a season it was a base for round the world yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur. Nowadays Port Hamble is owned by MDL. The quayside at Hamble has been centre of the village’s fishing industry for centuries, with buildings here

dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The pink house, called Ferryside Cottage, was the crew house of Tracey Edwards and the all-girl crew of Maiden in the run up to the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Race. At the top of the hill you can see the white gable end of Hamble Manor House – once owned by the East End gangsters the Kray twins.

Pilotage By Sea Keep clear of commercial shipping in Southampton Water. From Hook starboard hand buoy head for Hamble Pt South Cardinal buoy at the mouth of the well-marked river. From here the channel is narrow between drying banks, so be sure to leave the No 2 East Cardinal beacon to port. At night two directional lights lead to Warsash Jetty on the east bank. About 1·35 miles north, Mercury Yacht Harbour is the third marina on the west bank. It is essential to call on VHF Ch 80 or by phone for a vacant berth.

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P1 and AquaX An exciting new feature appearing this year will be the launch of the AquaX series. This is a new series of personal watercraft competitions which will be run in Southampton Water. It’s not one to miss. The P1 race boys will be there with their race truck, displaying their exciting line-up of boats just in from the USA. If you want to find out more about powerboat racing then now's your chance. It's a must-see for powerboat racing fans, so pop by and say hello . . .

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BVD Marine Having built boats on the Isle of Wight for more than 40 years, the BVD Group is prolific. In addition to the Seaspray Supersport their Eastlands Boatyard showroom will also display a selection of dories, RIBs and Coastworker work boats. The line-up includes everything from an unsinkable nine-foot ‘Microboat’ Dory at £595 to the Seaspray Fisherman, Supersport and Centre Console Workboat. Prices for these start from as little as £3,450 for the boat only. 01983 532727 01489 580250

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Mercury and Mariner EP Barrus will display a selection of Mercury and Mariner outboard engines on craft from the likes of Stingher, Revenger, Orkney and Cougar. Mariner and Mercury are leaders in outboard engine technology with the broadest range available, plus the famous supercharged Verado

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inboard engines. You simply attach a hose to the access panel and turn it on for 5 minutes. Contact Peter Burton on 07989 557888. Hamble Marine Ltd, Deacons Boatyard, Bridge Road, Bursledon, SO31 8AZ.

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Humber’s new Leisure Pro model might be aimed squarely at the family leisure market but the company’s reputation for highperformance deep-V hull designs remains firmly intact. Designed and manufactured completely in-house, the Leisure Pro’s looks can be tailored to suit your tastes. It is currently available as a 6.5 or 7.8-metre boat, with a generous 2.6-metre beam offering plenty of inboard space and stability. Package prices start at £30,000. 01482 226100

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Piranha RIBs are delighted to be attending the Sports Boat and RIB Show with 2 new models, the 5.8m which was launched at London Boat show in January and the 7.6m which will be rigged with the DF250 Suzuki. Both models have exceptionally sociable layouts and are perfect for spending time on the water in comfort. The 5.8m is rigged with a Suzuki DF90 and is available from £21,995 Inc Vat and prices start from £33,995 Inc Vat for the 7.6m. Come and speak to the team for more information or to book a demonstration. 02392 460309

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Classic boats on show at Sports and RIB show CINZANO Winner of the Cowes Torquay Cowes and an historic raceboat VIVA TREDANTE One of the few surviving Sonny Levi designed TRIDENT class cruisers just emerged from a long restoration and looking stunning in original lIvery built in 1963 THUNDERBOLT Winner of the 1961 Cowes Torquay PAPER TIGER A 25ft Bertram which raced from 1964 onward (to be confirmed) PEGASUS A 1965 Christchurch yacht Co built cruiser which raced in the Cowes Torquay SPUMANTE Another Levi designed cruiser, very rare and again from the early 60's totally rebuilt over the past 2 years On Saturday afternoon there will be a special trophy presented to six people who have furthered the cause of powerboating historical and modern... The trophy is brand new and is called the Renato "Sonny" Levi Trophy sponsored by COPOC. It is presented to any individual, company or professional who has furthered the sport in Britain historical or modern.

RIBryda Aquaflyte RIBs, built in Devon, with models ranging from 3.3 to 15 metres in length, have long been recognised as a very stylish and distinctive British leisure boat. They have now been taken on by a new company called RIBryda - and that company will be at the show. Chances are you haven’t seen boats quite like this before . . . 07718 100270



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Ring Powercraft Mike Ring is a legend in the world of performance boats and deservedly so. Having produced fast boats since 1968, with plenty of ingenious tweaking to stepped hulls, ventilated bottoms, notched transoms and standoff brackets, he knows what he’s doing. The current range comprises both hard boats and RIBs. If performance is what you want, you won’t go far wrong with Ring. 01243 554401

Scorpion RIBs Big, fast, stylish and British, Scorpion RIBs have become famous for their beautiful record-breaking endurance craft. But these days Scorpion ownership is a little more realistic than it once was. The 6.5-metre Sport RIB is smaller, lighter, prettier and much more affordable than you might realise. 01590 677080

Scot Seats In a very short space of time, Scot Seats KPM Marine has become one of the leading brands in the world of shock mitigation seating. Their triple-stage shock mitigation system offers a small amount of side to side movement to help reduce the chance of jerk injuries. It is also the first seat of its kind to offer height adjustability. Scot Seats KPM Marine has now expanded its range and is displaying a new budget jockey style suspension seat at the show. 08456 434248

Suzuki Suzuki is proud sponsor of the Sportsboat & RIB Show and will be showcasing its 2011 NMMA Innovation Award-winning DF40A/50A models amongst its range of ultimate four stroke outboards. Whether it’s for work or play, Suzuki has an outboard for every application. From the lightweight, portable DF2.5 to the awesome power of the DF300 all Suzuki outboards provide environmentally friendly, fuel-efficient technology without sacrificing on power or performance. Suzuki is also offering the chance to experience powerboating by running free RIB rides. The Suzuki RIB Experience will feature a Ribcraft 7.8m RIB powered by a Suzuki V6 250hp outboard.

The RIB Club The RIB club is a shared boat ownership scheme which allows people to have access to a RIB through a 4, 6, 12 or 18 month membership. It avoids the costly expenses typically associated with boat ownership including purchasing the boat, insurance, storage, maintenance and many more. For the 2011 season we have also tied this in with our Jetski Safari company to offer The Jetski Club which work on a similar principal for 6 month contracts. 01202 706 784

Warsash Marine In all the world there can be very few boats with the robust build and the load carrying capacity of a Zeppelin RIB. From 4.5 to 6.7 metres in length, these French-built craft are fitted with Outhill consoles and supplied exclusively in the UK by Warsash Marine. 01489 583813

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Ocean Village Marina is in the heart of Southampton within close proximity of the city’s restaurants, bars and shops. The show is easily accessible via road and rail with on-site parking for visitors. The postcode for your Sat Nav is: SO14 3TG.


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Know your sailing terms WE all know that learning to sail is great fun but it can be quite tricky to remember all the different words that are used while you’re sailing. We’ve picked out a few common sailing terms for you to test yourself on, try to match them up with the definitions below. Don’t worry about getting them wrong. It took us ages to remember them ourselves . . . it's almost like learning a new language! Match the right letter to the right number… a. Burgee b. Mast c. Bow d. Forestay e. Jib f. Helm g. Kicking Strap (Kicker) h. Port i. Rudder j. Tiller k. Boom l. Starboard m. Shroud n. Buoy o. Windward

_____ 1. Front of the boat. _____ 2. Left hand side of the boat (when facing forwards). _____ 3. Rigid pole at the bottom edge of the sail _____ 4. Floating object attached to the bottom of the sea _____ 5. Smaller sail in front of the mast _____ 6. Small flag at the top of the mast to show wind direction _____ 7. Controls the direction of the boat _____ 8. Wires at the side of the mast helping to hold it up _____ 9. Right hand side of the boat (when facing forwards) _____ 10. The direction that the wind is blowing from _____ 11. What the sails are hoisted up _____ 12. Helps to hold the boom down _____ 13. The person who steers the boat. _____ 14. Attached to the rudder to steer the boat _____ 15. Wire at the front of the boat helping to hold the mast up

How did you do? Check your answers… 1 - C Bow, 2 - H Port, 3 – K Boom, 4 – N Buoy, 5 – E Jib, 6 – A Burgee, 7 – I Rudder, 8 – M shroud, 9 – L Starboard, 1 0- O Windward, 11 – B Mast, 12 – G Kicking Strap, 13 – F Helm, 14 – J Tiller, 15 - D Forestay

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Colin is a Coastguard who has all sorts of exciting adventures with his friends in the seaside village of Tideswell. There are four books in the series, written by Catherine Shaw, and they cost £3.99 each. With 24 pages in each book and each one beautifully illustrated by Steve Goodwin, they are great value for any 4-7 year old. There is a little quiz at the end to make sure all the young readers paid attention.

 Colin Rescues Slippy Colin, the courageous coastguard and his dependable dog Rocky rescue Slippy their seagull friend from a sticky situation on an oil polluted beach. Their kindness is rewarded and enduring friendships are forged. But not before some nail-biting moments. Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9560257-0-8

 Frisky Falls Overboard Schoolboy Matt smuggles his pet puppy on to the Pebble Island Ferry. Trouble ahead! What happens next? You can probably guess! SPLOSH!! Emergency. Quick, Colin to the rescue with the help of Chesil and her red helicopter. The ferry’s still afloat thanks to Winch and his powerful tug boat. Wow, that was close! Red faces; lessons learned: dramatic rescues; but more new friends for Colin and Rocky. Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9560257-1-5

 Abbie is Stranded Rocky injures his paw. He is treated by Mrs Sharma the vet but then a playful young whale called Abbie has strayed from her mother and is stranded on the beach. What a story, what a day. Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9560257-4-6

 Mistie Goes Sailing Mistie, the mischievous boathouse cat, sneaks onto a yacht in Tideswell Harbour to take a quiet nap. She wakes in surprise to find the yacht is competing in the annual ‘Round Pebble Island’ yacht race. The weather deteriorates, a summer squall blows in and the yacht is disabled. Help is needed. Colin the Coastguard’s call goes out for Goodwin, his lifeboat and crew. Safely back but Mistie is missing. There she is, up the mast and holding on for dear life. There's lots of head scratching but Slippy the seagull has the answer. Sounds like a fishy tale. Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9560257-6-0 Copies of books in the Colin the Coastguard series may be purchased from at £3.99 each plus P+P. Please enter the promotional code 'AASMAY' on the checkout page.

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UK and International Brokerage NEW LISTING


Dehler 25

Beneteau First 25

Moody 29

1985 £9,975

1981 £11,950

1982 £26,500

Lifting keel, tiller steering, 8hp diesel inboard with shaft drive with folding propellor. 7/8 rig, slab reefing, furling headsail, Dehler quick reefing system, 4 berths plus a trailer.

Fin keel, tiller steering, 9hp diesel engine, full engine rebuild in 2003. New standing and running rigging in 2006. Autopilot, VHF, 5 berths, separate heads.

Tiller steering, in-mast furling mainsail, shaft drive and a Beta 20hp diesel engine fitted new in 2005. Shore power, autopilot, Garmin GPS, VHF, new sprayhood in 2009, 2 double berths, 2 single berths, new standing rigging in 2001, full professional osmosis treatment in 2009.


Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 29.2


Westerly Seahawk 34

Moody 35

2006 £47,500

1987 £47,950

1992 £79,500

2007 model, built 2006. Lifting keel, sloop rig, slab reefing and furling headsail, tiller steering, a shaft driven Yanmar 20hp engine, chart plotter, autopilot and Tridata. Eberspacher heating, 6 berths in 2 double cabins and the saloon.

Bilge keel, 28hp diesel, 3 blade propellor, rope cutter, sloop rig, furling headsail, single line reefing. All hatches and windows replaced, 3 cabins providing 7 berths, 6’ headroom and cabin heating

Twin keel, 35hp diesel engine serviced March 2011, Chart plotter, GPS, Radar, Autopilot, Fish Finder, Navtex, electric anchor windlass, 6 berths, separate heads with sea toilet, sails and running rigging new 2005

We can buy your boat! you need to sell your boat quickly, to raise cash or • Do clear finance?

We will consider both sail and power, located in the UK and abroad.

• Found the right boat for you but need to part exchange?

Trade enquiries welcome.

Why choose Opal Marine

Marine Ltd is a member of the BMF so you will be • Opal dealing with a reputable brokerage, always focused on upholding the highest standards.

our brokers are ABYA qualified – you can be sure you • All are talking to professional, knowledgeable staff.

• We offer free, impartial advice on buying and selling. • Storage available for boats on sole brokerage. We operate from the UK’s second largest marina and • offer a huge, regularly updated selection of listings.

Chichester Marina’s Resident Brokerage

AAS1105 Opal Marine

Opal Marine Ltd. Chichester Marina, Chichester, W. Sussex, PO20 7EJ +44 (0)1243 511381

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Why Sell with us? ...because at Waterside we make sure every detail is considered and the selling your vessel is fastened securely in place!

Waterside go further and work harder to ensure we deliver the best brokerage service anywhere, put simply we will work harder for you and if you are serious about selling so are we! Contact us today for more information.

We offer... • Proactive and professional brokerage • Free storage ashore option available • In water sales pontoon • Your boat on over 28 UK, European and worldwide websites • Regular print advertising of your boat • 4 networked offices, all in marina locations • Full and comprehensive specifications produced • Free video brochures • BMF & ABYA members • Attendance at major boat shows • Very competitive commission rates

Call 023 9237 7466 or Visit our website Join our facebook group Waterside Boat Sales

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We overlook nothing... but the water

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Trader 475 Signature

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2003, Sleeps 4/9 in 3 cabins, Yanmar 100hp. Radar, chartplotters, autopilot, navtex, bowthruster, generator, watermaker, heating, washer dryer. Full suite of sails including furling asymmetric spinnaker and carbon pole. One owner, UK supplied, VAT paid vessel. A huge specification that is too comprehensive to list, The 485 represents a true blue-water classic and the particular boat is ready to go, quite simply you will not find a more comprehensive blue-water boat in truly ‘ready to go’ fashion.

1998, Twin Perkin Sabre 225hp, 8 berths in 4 cabins, Bow and Stern Thruster, Generator, Electric windlass, Bimini, Air conditoning, Raymarine RL70 Radar/Chartplotter,Raymarine AutoPilot, Raymarine ST60 Log and depth. Very spacious trawler yacht in excellent condition. Sensible offers will be considered.



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2003 commissioned 2004, Yanmar 230hp diesel, sleeps 7 in 4 cabins, incredibly well equipped vessel maintained by permanant crew and never chartered. Genset, air conditioning. Water maker, full audio visual package, full domestic electronics management, full teak decks, tender and outboard on electric davits. Significant owner upgrades. A true blue water cruiser with a huge specification. Recent hull survey available.


Sunseeker Manhattan 50

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Moody 64

2004, 2 x Caterpillar C12 (715hp) diesel engines, 220 hours, high specification which includes, generator, passerelle, anchor Windlass, teak cockpit, chartploter, radar, VHF etc, heating, leather upholstery, cherry gloss interior, One owner boat from new. Just reduced.


Call us at one of our four offices for more information 3 Channel Way, Ocean Village, Southampton, SO14 3TG 10 The Boardwalk, Port Solent, Portsmouth, PO6 4TP 8A Admiralty Stores, Trafalgar Wharf, Portsmouth, PO6 4QB 5 Shamrock Way, Hythe Marina Village, Hythe, S045 6DY


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FINNGULF 46 NEW ..........FROM £402,000 Ex FINNGULF 43 NEW ..........FROM £356,000 Ex FINNGULF 41 NEW ..........FROM £241,000 Ex FINNGULF 37 NEW ..........FROM £182,000 Ex FINNGULF 33 NEW ..........FROM £128,000 Ex MOODY 56 ..............................EUROS €695,000 FINNGULF 41 2007 ...................................SOLD COMFORTINA 39 ................................ £189,500 FINNGULF 33 ....................................... £124,995 BOWMAN 40 ........................................ £137,500 FISHER 34 ............................................. £122,500 FINNGULF 331 ..................................... £115,000 MOODY 376 ............................................ £68,750

OCEANIS 40CC ...................................... £95,000 CROMARTY 36 ......................................... SOLD SALAR 40 ................................................. £67,500 STARLIGHT 35...........................................SOLD ROSSITER CURLEW 32 ........................ £49,950 MOODY 31 Mk2 .................................... £44, 950 FISHER NORTH 30 ...................................SOLD WESTERLY KONSORT .............................SOLD WESTERLY MERLIN ................................SOLD VANCOUVER 27 .................................... £28,500 NANTUCKET 32........................................SOLD WESTERLY CENTAUR .......................... £10,000 LEGEND 19 .................................................SOLD



FISHER 34 ..................................£122,500







AAS1104 Baltic Yachts

LAGOON 43 POWER........................... $449,000 BIRCHWOOD 440TS ........................... $320,000 EUROBANKER 38 ................................ $153,000 MARINE TRADER 40 .......................... £120,000 WHITE SHARK 285................................ £49,000 AQUASTAR 27............................................SOLD WHITE SHARK 185................................ £19,995 REGAL COMMODORE 2665 ..................SOLD SEAMASTER 30 ...................................... £15,000 RIBEYE 6.50S ........................................... £17,900 DRACO 2500 ..............................................SOLD LANDAU WALKAROUND 20 .................SOLD


James Dickens Marine Ltd HYTHE (Southampton) MARINA BROKERAGE Many boats listed but all the boats shown are with us here in Hythe

1988 Moody 33 Eclipse 43 hp Volvo fin. Lots of kit, internal, steering, windlass, elec winches, ashore Hythe £54,850

1973 Fairey Fantome 32 ‘Classic boats’ 2 x 300 Sabre, In 2005... just 250 hours! £67,500

Sealine S43 2003 2 x 480 Volvos on shafts, huge spec, clean boat £159,950 afloat Hythe

2001 Broom 345 Offshore 2 x 250hp Yanmars. Very high spec example just having service ashore Hythe £145,000

Faeton 780 Moraga 2002 1 x Yanmar 230HP diesel on outdrive, extras…. £36,000

Broom 39KL 2006 2 x 260 Volvo D4’s Stunning navy hull, huge spec ashore Hythe £239,000

Westerly Fulmar 31 1987 Fin keel, superb specification, ashore Hythe, on website £34,000

Broom 39 2+2 2004 2 x Yanmar 310hp, 550 hours run. Many extras inc new canopy & new cockpit carpets fitted 2010. Ashore Hythe £239,000

1995 Sealine 310 Ambassador 2 x 150 Volvo’s on Duoprops, all very clean and tidy £49,950

ACM 31 Elite 2003 1 x 230hp Yanmar, VERY smart craft, P/X sailboat? £87,500

Beneteau Antares 9.8 2004 2 x 200hp Nanni, TOTALLY IMMACULATE £91,850

1989 Humber 40 aft cabin, 2 x 275 Sabres, solid build and ability, bargain cruising. £85,000

V Type RIB 2002 1 x Steyr 240hp six cylinder turbo diesel, approx 220 hours run. In very nice order, ashore Hythe £27,850

Maxi 84 1979 NEW engine 2005, super able sail boats, clean and tidy, much time ashore £17,950

Contessa 32 1976 Classic boats, Beta diesel engine, ashore Hythe £29,950

Broom 50 2007 2 x 575 Volvos. “AS NEW” superb specification Huge saving £460,000

Diva 36 2003 2 x 230 Yanmars Owners want 430 Sealine or similar Trade down? £89,950

Hardy Pilot 20 diesel Great little boats, one owner from new, afloat Hythe £12,500

Delher 36 DB 1990 1 x Yanmar 3 cylinder, ashore Hythe £49,000

Atlantic 40 2007 2 x 310 Volvos, superb Aft cabin cruising boat, ashore Hythe £255,000

AAS1105 James Dickens

Stunning Teak Wade 42 (2005 Engines) Beautiful three cabin motoryacht. Superb condition, recent survey £85,000

Over 30 years experience helping buyer and seller alike, visit our award winning website! Tel: + 44 (0) 2380 841100 Mob: 07733 886018 Email: 12 Shamrock Way, Hythe Marina Village, Southampton SO45 6DY

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Tel: 01803 612099 •



New and Used Boat & Outboard Sales

SPRING BROKERAGE OFFER Offer extended: 20% off brokerage listing fees & pay no VAT if listed before 31st May 2011 Subject to terms and conditions

Great Spring offers on: NEW Jeanneau Power and Sail Boats Suzuki outboards · Merc/Mariner outboards


Please call for more details

Twin Volvo 205 hp outdrives, recent survey, just been serviced, ideal dive/fishing or charter boat


BOAT OF THE MONTH Jeanneau Sun 2000


Honda 5hp outboard 2 sets of sails Asymmetric with pole and snuffer De-masting kit Twin axle roller trailer Great condition, many extras

Volvo 2x 230hp KAD43P, 6 berths in two double cabins and saloon

£69,950 ono




Mermaid turbo 149 hp, a well established sea boat ideal for offshore fishing


£15,900 TRIDENT 80 27 foot sloop rigged 10hp diesel Yanmar engine

2001 Hunter Landau 20 Cruiser Mariner 60hp + Yam 4, trailer, lots of extras £14,995

1986 Gib’Sea 90 Volvo 18hp diesel (2002) recently serviced, updated interior, sleeps 6 in two cabins and saloon, new cooker £25,995

2000 Gemini 6m RIB Mariner 150 Optimax Saltwater series. 8* one man jockey seat, A frame with ski point, roller trailer, VHF, tubes and seats recently refurbished £9,995

Halcyon 23 4 berth, heads, 13.5 Beta Diesel £4,495

£11,950 ono AAS1105 Harbour Boat Sales

SEALINE 285 1989 2x Lansing Ford diesels, 4 berths in two cabins, Volvo out drives new 2005, lots of electronic extras


Labour only £2.50 per overall foot per coat applied. Underwater hull cleaning, foul props cleared by our divers and anodes changed plus machine buffing / wax polishing by hand undertaken. Mooring warps fitted made to measure.

ALL engines/outdrives repaired and serviced


AAS1105 Dolphin Diving


For further information please contact Jeremy on 01243 513020 / 07795 662522 3 & 4 Marine Works, Itchenor, Chichester, PO20 7AL

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Call now: +44 (0) 23 8033 2222

Coastal Leisure

We can sell your boat - if we do not sell her, there is no fee.

2000 MAXUM 2400 SCR


1988 PRINCESS 385

1978 TARGUIN 46





Good condition, just reduced

Or PX for property UK or Spain

Polished 3 times a year!

Large aft cabin - live aboard



2002 SEALINE F43

2006 PEARL 50





Or PX for RIB or older Halberg Rassy

Cruising and fishing - coded

Great condition, roomy aft cabin boat

Massive aft owners cabin

2007 PERSHING 56

2003 MANGUSTA 108’


2007 BENETTI 100





Stylish fast cruiser

Beautiful superyacht

Sold “as new” F1 owner

Super yacht luxury

Only a selection of our boats advertised above, email for more information or visit our website


Town Quay Marina Southampton SO14 2AQ • Fax: +44 (0) 23 8063 5828 Part exchange your house or boat

Boats Country Spain Spain Cape Verde Spain Cyprus Cape Verde Spain Spain Spain UK Spain Cape Verde UK Turkey Spain Spain UK UK Tenerife Spain UK US Portugal US Australia Brazil Caribbean

Description Near Bot / Girona Shell needs finishing Ground floor 2 bed Alicante 1 bed apartment Roof terrace 2 bed town 3 bed villa with 1.5 bath Near Bot / Girona 1 bed apartment 5 bed villa Sea view Business 4 bed with pool 3 bed duplex 2 bed villa beach side 2 bed Detached house 5 bed villa on mountain 3 bed Estepona Martello Tower 5 bed houses 6 bed villa 6 bed houses Luxury water frontage Development property 6 bed luxury house

Value £ £22,000 £36,000 £80,000 £85,000 £92,500 £100,000 £100,000 £110,000 £120,000 £130,000 £135,000 £150,000 £150,000 £150,000 £240,000 £240,000 £280,000 £320,000 £330,000 £450,000 £500,000 £500,000 £550,000 £700,000 £1,200,000 £6,000,000 £7,000,000

Looking to exchange for Power or sail Power or sail Sail boat around 40 Sail boat 35-45 foot Sail boat Sail boat around 40 Sail boat Property or cash Motor yacht liveaboard 40 + Motor Boat 40 + Motor yacht liveaboard Sail boat around 40 Motor yacht Motor yacht Boat for French canals Sailing yacht 40 feet Motor yacht Motor yacht Property in UK Power boat or property Motor yacht Motor yacht or property Property dutch barge Motor yacht Motor yacht M/Y S/Y business property Motor yacht 50’ + cash

Power Nelson 34 Boston Whaler North Sea X2K Sea Ray Sundancer 37 Fairline Targa 37 Jeanneau Prestige 36 Rinker 340 Fiesta Fairline Phantom 40 Trader 54 Sunliner Motor Sailor Beneteau Flyer 12m Sunseeker Camargue 50 Fairline Squadron 55 Fairline Phantom 43 Rodman 56 Prinz 54 Picchiotti 36 m Azimut 110 Alfamarine 78

Length 34 26 34 37 37 36 34 40 54 77 40 50 64 43 56 54 118 110 78

Location UK Ireland UK Ireland UK UK Croatia UK France UK France UK Norway UK Norway Norway Med France Greece

Value £ £28,000 £45,000 £75,000 £80,000 £100,000 £100,000 £100,000 £140,000 £150,000 £160,000 £230,000 £250,000 £370,000 £375,000 £450,000 £600,000 £1,200,000 £1,700,000 £2,300,000

Looking to exchange for Any exchange considered Motor yacht Any exchange considered Any exchange considered Motor yacht flybridge Smaller and lower value Sports boat Property Any exchange considered Any exchange considered Smaller and lower value Motor yacht flybridge Any exchange considered Smaller and lower value Any exchange considered Any exchange considered Any exchange considered Any exchange considered Property Europe or US

Sail Tropic Hallberg Rassy 352 Beneteau Oceanis 343 SV Fanai Beneteau 411 Celebration Turkish Gullet

Length 42 35 34 36 41 82

Location UK Spain UK UK UK Turkey

Value £ £46,500 £80,000 £83,000 £100,000 £110,000 £350,000

Looking to exchange for Property in Europe Power sports / cuddy Any exchange considered Property in Europe Property Modern sailing yacht 45

AAS1105 Coastal Leisure

Property Type Town house in Bot Vineyard 9 acres 2 bed apartment Spain villa Martain Cyprus apartment 3 bed maisonette Spanish apart Spanish quad townhouse Two farmhouse 9 acres Southsea Spanish villa 2 bedroom penthouse Pub lease for sale Turkey villa Spanish penthouse duplex Spanish villa Mar Menor Southampton Park Gate Southampton Park Gate Villa Spanish villa with pool “One The Thames” US Florida near Disney Portugal villa US FL near Disney Water frontage house 112 acres 484 villas land Luxury villa Dom Rep

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Web: Email: Tel: 01752 226650 Wessex Yacht Sales Ltd, 9 Atlantic Building, Queen Anne’s Battery Marine, Plymouth, Devon PL4 0LP

Dufour 38

Gibsea 43


1998 classic ready for season. 3 cabins 2 heads £69,950

£79,900 Fully serviced with 3 months warranty. Ready to go.

New boat In stock, ready to go. One design racing at its very best £159,000

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New Dufour 455 Grand Large

Jeanneau Sun Oddysey 40.3

3 double cabins, 2 heads, adventure package, electronics pack, delivery and commissioning, diesel, cabin heating, bow thruster and complete sailaway Kit. £218,257 inc VAT at 20%

A 2005 boat Extremely well equipped, the best you will find £109,950

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New Dufour 425 Grand Large

Dufour 325

3 double cabins, 2 heads, adventure package, electronics pack, delivery and commissioning, diesel, cabin heating, Bow thruster and complete sailaway Kit. £166,467 inc VAT at 20%

A 2006 vintage, nicely maintained, a bargain. Call for details.

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BOATS FOR SALE To place an advert log on to CLASSIC SAIL BOATS







Three quarter decked wooden dinghy. Beam 6’ 6”. Hull is double diagonal planking, probaly made in Bosham, Sussex. Owned since 1957. Repainted ready for use. Carries 5o5 mast. Foredeck overhangs. (Surrey)

32ft Horizon Motorsailer, 6 Berth - 3 Cabins. A classic motorsailer built of beautiful lines and superbly strong design. Wood hull - heavily built of utile on rock elm frames. Built in 1966 by Port Hamble. (Lancashire)

Tel: 01483 489531







This boat has lain in our club yard, abandoned on its trailer for about 4 years and is sold as a project, not in a sail away state. The trailer will require work before it is fit for the road and time. (Cheshire)

Priced for a quick sale. The Hobie is in good condition with - a nearly new trampoline (new last year), two new harnesses, new masthead float, partial new rigging, road Trailer. (Surrey)

GRP Long Keel Sloop. 10hp Nannidiesel engine. Sails Main and Genoa by Kemps. Spinnaker by Banks. ES.Log. Gps. Autohelm. Dsc VHF radio. Spray Hood, Dodgers. Burner cooker & Grill. Full inventory. (Dorset)

Tel: 07929 974382

Tel: 07836 287104

Tel: 01252 706998

Tel: 01929 552650




















18’ GRP dinghy, new standing rigging, drop keel, compass, bilge pump, carbon fibre spars, o/b well, lockers, roller reefing jib, SBC, galvanised road trailer, beautiful looking boat. (Cornwall)

Massive inventory. Adds up to nearly £28k new! See www.pj-hansell. net for lots of details and pictures. (Hampshire)

2 seater, 15ft GRP, (dry sailed), new rigging, two genoas, two mainsails, new cover, galvanised road trailer, new lighting board, all in excellent condition. May p/x for ‘Wayfarer’ in similar condition. South Wirral. (North West)

West-System, Van de Stadt design, good sailer in immaculate condition, well equipped, roomy interior with 5/6 berths, excellent sail inventory with fully battened mainsail. (Germany)

A beautiful example of this classic cruising yacht. Extensive inventory including wind generator, heating, fridge, liferaft, five sails. 2010 survey available. Lying Kent. (Kent)

Tel: 07775 5612820

Tel: 07788 551444

Tel: 0151 336 1906

Tel: 0049-431-788574

Tel: 01740 629460









2000 RS RS 200







Well maintained 1974, long keel, galvanised steel hull, 24 HP diesel engine very low hours, 6 berth in 3 cabins inc aft cabin, Webasto heating, VHF, fridge, fishfinder, Brighton marina mooring paid till September. (West Sussex)

Excellent condition, lifting keel, 3/4 berth. Retrimmed interior, good inventory, lying Emsworth. Tired but useable trailer included. (West Sussex)

Eye-catching yellow hull sailed in freshwater only, usual fading round bow. Comes with 2 sets of sails, 1 suitable for club racing, 1 nearly brand new. Twin patch kite, boat cover, foils, trolley, road trailer. (Kent)

Classic GRP sloop with long overhangs. Continual upgrades last five seasons. Rig, rigging, engine, sails and much more. Article ST January 2009. (Cumbria)

This solidly built wooden sloop (strip plank cedar on oak) was designed and built to last and cruise. Despite the age the structure is in good condition. As a wooden boat, it does require more maintenance. (West Sussex)

Tel: 07989 556802

Tel: 01273 845107

Tel: 07804 622057

Tel: 01539 488050

Tel: 07774 725116


1999 JEANNEAU SUN ODYSSEY 32.2 £39,500










Fin Keel. Volvo 28hp Diesel. Mainsail, Genoa with furling, storm jib, Cruising chute snuffer. Self tailing Genoa winches. Spray hood, Electric windlass, CQR and Danforth. Life-raft. Radar, Autopilot. (Dorset)

Blue and white well polished hull. Suzuki 70hp with hydrofoil, 150 hrs. Road trailer fully serviced. Cruising chute (new). Lazy bag. Dodgers. Full cockpit enclosure, Coppercoat, GPS Plotter, Large wheel. (Hampshire)

Drascombe Dabber hull no. 620, Built by Honor Marine. Recently revarnished, excluding spars. Hull repainted and new antifoul. Full set of sails. 2-stroke Yamaha 5hp outboard (serviced). Galvanized road trailer. (East Of England)

Tel: 01202 887092

Tel: 02380 458889

Tel: 01485 210381

27.3hp, 3 cylinder Yanmar diesel. 6 berth. Deep keel. Eberspacher heater. Autopilot. Speed log. Echo sounder. Compass. VHF radio. 2 burner hob & gas oven. Fridge. Hot & cold water. Sea toilet. Shower. 9ft inflatable dinghy. Life raft. Fenders. Roller reefing jib. Anchor. Good all round condition. Additional photographs available upon request. (Wigtownshire)

Tel: 01556 502442

Hundreds more boats available on our website! Visit

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NEW Jeanneau Cap Camarat 8.5WA Prices from £79,995

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Yamaha F100, Premier pack, Yamaha pre-rigging. £26,995

Fitted with Yamaha F150 4 stroke outboard, Premier Pack, Wooden cockpit floor, cockpit twin sundeck, Bow ladder, Pre Rigging £33,995

Fitted with Yamaha F100 4 stroke outboard, Premier Pack, Console Cover, Sunbed cushions, Pre Rigging £24,995

Fitted with New Yamaha F150 4 stroke outboard, Premier Pack, Full Camper hood, Wooden cockpit floor, bow ladder, Raymarine A70 GPS £28,995

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NEW Jeanneau Merry Fisher 585 Legend, Yamaha F50, premier pack, Yamaha pre-rigging. £19,995

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NEW Jeanneau Merry Fisher 645

NEW Ribeye 6m

NEW Ribeye TA 480

Fitted with Yamaha F115 4 stroke outboard, Legende Version, Premier Pack, Fridge, Yamaha Pre-Rigging £32,995

Yamaha F100, Garmin 551s, Garmin VHF, roller trailer, A-Frame with nav lights, from £29,995

Yamaha F40. From £14,249

2009 Crescent Arrow

1999 Fletcher 15 Arrowflash

Ballistic 7.8

Dory 15 Sportsman

Fitted with Yamaha F50 4 stroke outboard. Large U-shaped bow seating with cushions, wood flooring, centre console, rear bench seat with cushions & back rest, roller trailer & full cover £10,599

Mercury 75hp 2 stroke, tonneau cover, ski pole, in floor ski locker, sport bucket seats, rear bench seat, rear boarding ladder, road trailer. £4,995

Yamaha 200hp outboard, twin axle roller trailer, VHF, GPS, fishfinder £19,995

Yamaha F50, trailer, Bimini, VHF, fishfinder £5,995

AAS1104 Lansdale

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1983 DOCKRELL 22 £2,500 Well maintained GRP 4 berth cruiser, central lifting and twin bilge keels, mainsail and roller furling foresail, Yamaha 8hp outboard, standing headroom 5ft 9”, toilet, sink, cooker, cushions, compass. (West Sussex)








2007 KARNIC 2260


Floated 2008, Owners Version. 2x Raymarine Plotters C80/A65. Radar. Wheel Pilot. TV/DVD. FlexiTeek Decks. Full Cockpit Cover. Available with all the extras, EPIRB, Outboard, Tender etc. Job forces sale. (Anglesey)

Hull sound, antifouled. 3yr old 40hp Suzuki 4 stroke. painted trailer new hubs and suspension. all warps anchor fenders etc. 5hp 2stroke mercury. hand held GPS, fishfinder vhf not fitted. (Pembrokeshire)

Little used, well looked after 2260 in excellent condition provides a smooth stable ride with a 2 berth cabin, recessed walk-around deck and large cockpit offering safe and secure aft seating. (Hampshire)

Tel: 07968 034880

Tel: 01646 601499

Tel: 07722 953976

Tel: 02392 379218

















Twin Keels. Owned since 1984. Always wintered ashore. New Gas system and Cooker 2010. Main Cabin upholstery renewed 2008. Avon Redcrest inflatable and fibreglass dinghy. Lying Conwy. (Wales)

36CC. Roomy centre cockpit yacht. Fitted out for live aboard cruising. £40K of extras/upgrades fitted. Immaculate condition. Lying Greece. 0030 6973474080 or Greece

Excellent condition, less than 8 hours use, fitted with Lowrance 520C GPS / Fishfiner / Icom, VHF radio, on Rapide braked trailer. Gwynedd. (Wales)

Mariner 3.3 Two stroke short shaft engine plus mina kota ex 55lb thrust with 110 brand new leisure battery.New padded seating, galvanised trailer lights and tail board. Lots more. (Lancashire)

If you are looking for a boat that you can tow and launch with ease, spend the weekend skiing and fishing without having to pay for accommodation, you’ve just found your perfect boat! (Dumfriesshire)

Tel: 07742 050217

Tel: 0030 6973474080

Tel: 07967 750737

Tel: 01524 422189

Tel: 07923 618745



1994 ROBERTS 36









PIRATE 480 16




Cutter Rig, steel built, launched in 1994, Volvo MD22, 60 HP Diesal low engine hours. Lying in Medway. (Kent)

Hardly used mainsail (£1200 when new) low hour honda four stroke outboard not sailed for two years, needs good clean. Price includes 2011 mooring at Gosport cost £750. Ideal package to get on the water (Hampshire)

Fishing day boat, Perkins 4108 Diesel engine, Enfield stern drive, radar, GPS, ship shore radio, nav lights, CD / cassette. Average condition. (Lincolnshire)

Semi-displacement hull, off-shore fishing/pleasure day cruiser, excellent sea boat, good for skiing, Honda 75 hp 4-stroke, very economical. Sat nav. Depth sounder, fish finder, radio, anchors, very little used fully serviced stored in boatshed when not in use. Extremely clean, as new, approx 8 yrs old, on trailer. Ono. (Pembrokeshire)

Streaker 17ft ski-speed boat. Good quality boat fully fitted out for skiing. Bilge pump, horns, nav and search lights, log with depth sounder, seating for 5. 175hp 2 stroke black max engine and road trailer. (Kent)

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1991 WESTERLY SEAHAWK 35 £56,000

Fin Keel. Volvo 28hp Diesel. Mainsail, Genoa with furling, storm jib, Cruising chute snuffer. Self tailing genoa winches. Spray hood, Electric windlass, CQR and Danforth. Liferaft. Radar, Autopilot, Chart plotter, Autohelm, log/ speed, depth, wind, GPS, VHF, (HF option). Avon Redseal Dinghy. Engine overhaul 2003. Headlining re-upholstered 2007. 40 amp charger, Shore power, Immersion heater, Shower, Mikuni ducted air heating. Two burner oven and grill, Fridge. (Dorset)









Fletcher Bravo in great condition. 75HP Mercury EPTT. New rollon trailer, new upholstered seats. Radio/cass. 100w amp, 4x40w speakrs. Speedo/rev etc. Stainless Skipole. 26ltr petrol tank. Boat cover. (Somerset)

2004/2005 Ranieri Azzura 17ft with 2 stroke Tohatsu 60, c/w trailer, cover, fishfinder. (Suffolk)

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1988 MOODY 346


23ft bilge keel yacht. New covers and recent standing and running rigging. DSC radio, GPS and combined Log and echo sounder. Sea toilet. 5HP Marinner outboard. (Cornwall)

Fin keel. Centre cockpit . 6 berths. Second owner, first-class condition. Gelshield osmosis protected, solid Pyrotech w/screen, cockpit bimini & cushions. Furling Jib & genoa, cruising Chute, mainsail. (Wales)

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Excellent condition, Mariner 75, Yamaha 8 aux, Rapide roller 7 trailer. Engines recently serviced. Sat nav, fish finder, radio, new battery. Many extras. (Kent)

2011 SEASTRIKE SEMI VEE 12ft semi vee seastrike open boat. (West Midlands)

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Sports cruiser, Mercruiser 350 Bravo 3,36 engine hours, seats 6,2 berth cuddy with sink + Portapotti heads, Garmin c/plotter, VHF, radio/CD, full canopies (unused), tonneau cover, dealer serviced, FSH. (Worcestershire)

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2009 EXCEL SD365 £2,650




Good condition, blue/white, gas, perfect pass, trailer, include full service by authorised dealer. (Bedfordshire)

Inflatable Dinghy, Mercury F8M four stroke outboard and SBS Bunk trailer. This superb inflatable dinghy is offered for sale as a complete package. All items purchased NEW in March 2009. (Staffordshire)

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3 Large Anchor Marine Fenders, 91cm Long, 35cm Diameter, 2 Blue, 1 White, RRP new £52. Used, in good condition. (Cornwall)

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1998 TRADER 475 SIGNATURE £219,995



2008 SELVA 5.5


1999 APEX A12


Almost new, only 65hrs Yamaha 100hp engine, complete with all kit and disc braked trailer. (Lincolnshire)

12ft RIB 1999 in used condition, c/w 40hp 2 stroke out board eng 1999, fully serviced, with electric tilt and new trim motor new steering column cable/st wheel folding seats new spare wheel /anchor, fuel tank, light board, 2003 bunk trailer new bearings all good tyres ready for new season. Mob 07894164042. Email: (Hampshire)

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Mercury 90 ELPT, snipe trailer, fishfinder, compass, canopy, fenders, lots of spares. Lying North Kent. (Kent)

Six berths in four cabins, fully equipped boat with twin 225 hp Perkins Sabre engines. Extensive recent improvements including new fuel tank, generator, bow and stern thrusters, sea cocks plus many, many extras. Sensible offers will be considered. Lying Southampton




Good condition, can be seen running. Call for more details. (Essex)

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Volvo 4.3Gxi. 2009 trailer. Full height camper covers and tonneau cover, chart plotter, transom shower, dual batteries, cockpit carpet, depth finder, compass, high spec and immaculately maintained. (Devon)

She has new tubes fitted by Rib craft, new radio to her the same model as the one in the pictures but not the one you see. She is 6 meters long and on her own twin axel trailer. She has a Mariner 135 outboard. (Hampshire)

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2+2 berth, 260hp Mercruiser fully serviced, polished and antifouled, looks fantastic, cockpit shower, separate toilet compartment, full camping canopy plus winter cover, twin axle trailer. Poss p/x. (Hertfordshire)





1 owner from new, 8 Berth. New covers. Twin inboard Cat Diesel 3208 Engines producing 375hp each. Engines have done 780 hours. Onboard generator - 16KVA Onan and has done 560 hours. Osmosis treated in 2010. (Hampshire)

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Twin diesel motor cruiser, two berth cruiser with large aft cockpit, good sized gallry with running hot/cold water, shower & toilet, powered by twin T6354 Perkins in good condition. Koden radar. (Scotland)

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Four stroke, short shaft, pull start, new 2010, unused, 5 year warranty. Ono (London)



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Mariner 2 outboard engine. Built it buoyancy fore and aft. Stern wheel for maneuvering. Get you home sailing rig is stowed in the boat. (Dorset)





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6. BRIXHAM MARINA Manager: Shaw Smith Berry Head Road, Brixham Devon. TQ5 9BW T: 01803 882929 F: 01803 882737 E: W:

2. PLYMOUTH YACHT HAVEN Manager: Mrs Laura Whinney Plymouth Yacht Haven, Shaw Way Mount Batten, Plymouth, Devon. PL9 9XH T: 01752 404231 F: 01752 484177 E: W:

7. TORQUAY MARINA Manager: Mike Smith Torquay, Devon TQ2 5EQ T: 01803 200210 F: 01803 200225 W:

3. QUEEN ANNE’S BATTERY Manager: Chris Price Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth Devon. PL4 0LP T: 01752 671142 F: 01752 266297 E:

8. WEYMOUTH MARINA Manager: Alistair Clarke Commercial Road, Weymouth Dorset. DT4 8NA T: 01305 767576 F: 01305 767575 E: W:

4. YACHT HAVEN QUAY Manager: Mr Will Rahder Yacht Haven Quay, Breakwater Road Plymstock, Plymouth, Devon. PL9 7HJ T: 01752 481 190 F: 01752 484 494 E: W: 5. DARTSIDE QUAY MARINE SERVICE CENTRE Manager: Shaw Smith Galmpton Creek, Galmpton, Brixham, Devon. TQ5 0EH T: 01803 845445 F: 01803 843558 E: W:

9 COBB’S QUAY MARINA Manager: Dave Wilson Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset. BH15 4EL T: 01202 674299 F: 01202 665217 E: W: 10. POOLE QUAY BOAT HAVEN Manager: John Binder Poole Quay Boat Haven, Poole Town Quay, Poole, Dorset. BH15 1HJ Tel/Fax: 01202 649488 E: W:

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11. SALTERNS MARINA LTD Manager: Simon Chalk 40 Salterns Way, Lilliput, Poole, Dorset. BH14 8JR T: 01202 709971 F: 01202 700398 E: W:

19. HAMBLE POINT MARINA Manager: Mike Weldon School Lane, Hamble, Southampton Hampshire. SO31 4NB T: 023 8045 2464 F: 023 8045 6440 E: W:

27. HASLAR MARINA Manager: Ben Lippiett Haslar Road, Gosport Hampshire. PO12 1NU T: 023 9260 1201 F: 023 9260 2201 E: W:

12. PORTLAND MARINA Manager: Russ Levett Osprey Quay, Portland, Dorset. DT5 1DX T: 08454 30 2012 F: 08451 80 2012 E: W:

20. PORT HAMBLE MARINA Manager: Colin Jefferies Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton Hampshire. SO31 4QD T: 023 8045 2741 F: 023 8045 5206 E: W:

28. PREMIER MARINAS GOSPORT Mumby Road , Gosport, Hampshire. PO12 1AH T: 023 9252 4811 F: 023 9258 9541 VHF: 80 E: W: NEW DRY STACK FOR BOATS, 4.5 – 10M!

SOLENT 13. LYMINGTON YACHT HAVEN Manager: Mr Edward Mead Lymington Yacht Haven, Kings Saltern Road, Lymington, Hants. SO41 3QD T: 01590 677071 F: 01590 678186 E: W: 14. HAVEN QUAY Manager: Mr Alistair McNeal Haven Quay, Mill Lane, Lymington Hants. SO41 9AZ T: 01590 677072 F: 01590 672717 E: W:

21. MERCURY YACHT HARBOUR Manager: Matthew Leigh Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton Hampshire. SO31 4HQ T: 023 8045 5994 F: 023 8045 7369 E: W: 22. UNIVERSAL MARINA Crableck Lane, Sarisbury Green, Hampshire. SO31 7ZN T: 01489 574272 VHF: 80 E: W:

15. HYTHE MARINA VILLAGE Manager: Peter Hogsden The Lock Building, Shamrock Way Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire. SO45 6DY T: 023 8020 7073 F: 023 8084 2424 E: W:

23. PREMIER MARINAS SWANWICK Swanwick (on the Hamble) Southampton, Hants. SO31 1ZL T: 01489 884081 F: 01489 579073 VHF: 80 E: W: SMALL BOATS WELCOME

16. OCEAN VILLAGE MARINA Manager: Debbie Burns Marina Office, 2 Channel Way Southampton, Hampshire. SO14 3TG T: 023 8022 9385 F: 023 8023 3515 E: W:

24. TOWN QUAY MARINA Manager: Lex Bancroft Management Office Town Quay, Southampton. SO14 2AQ T: 02380 234397 F: 02380 235302 E: W:

17. SHAMROCK QUAY Manager: Nicola Walsh William Street, Northam, Southampton Hampshire. SO14 5QL T: 023 8022 9461 F: 023 8021 3808 E: W:

25. BUCKLER’S HARD MARINA Harbour Master: Mike Nicholls Harbour Master’s Office, Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour, Beaulieu, Hampshire. SO42 7XB T: 01590 616200 E: W:

18. SAXON WHARF Manager: Jonathan Walcroft Lower York Street, Northam Southampton. SO14 5QF T: 023 8033 9490 F: 023 8033 5215 E: W:

26. ENDEAVOUR QUAY Manager: Tim Newell Endeavour Quay Ltd, Endeavour Quay, Mumby Road, Gosport, Hampshire. PO12 1AH T: 02392 584 200 E: W:

29. ROYAL CLARENCE MARINA Manager: Tony Dye The Bridgehead, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire. PO12 1AX T: 023 9252 3523 F: 023 9252 3523 VHF: 80 E: W: 30. PREMIER MARINAS PORT SOLENT South Lockside, Port Solent, Portsmouth Hampshire. PO6 4TJ T: 023 9221 0765 F: 023 9232 4241 VHF: 80 E: W: 31. PREMIER MARINAS SOUTHSEA Fort Cumberland Road Portsmouth, Hampshire. PO4 9RJ T: 023 9282 2719 F: 023 9282 2220 VHF: 80 E: W:

ISLE OF WIGHT 32. COWES YACHT HAVEN Manager: Ben Ferris Vectis Yard, High Street, Cowes. PO31 7BD T: (0)1983 299975 F: (0)1983 200332 E: W: 33. EAST COWES MARINA Manager: Mike Townshend Britannia Way, East Cowes Isle of Wight. PO32 6UB T: 01983 293983 F: 01983 299276 E: W: SMALL BOATS WELCOME

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Marina and harbour guide KENT 41. GILLINGHAM MARINA 173 Pier Road, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 1UB T: 01634 280022 - Berthing T: 01634 283008 - Chandlery E: W:

SOUTH EAST 34. NORTHNEY MARINA Manager: Michael Glanville Northney Road, Hayling Island Hampshire. PO11 0NH T: 023 9246 6321 F: 023 9246 1467 E: W: 35. SPARKES MARINA Manager: Carl Jarmaine 38 Wittering Road, Hayling Island Hampshire. PO11 9SR T: 023 9246 3572 F: 023 9246 5741 E: W: 36. BIRDHAM POOL MARINA Manager: Tony Dye Birdham Nr. Chichester West Sussex. PO20 7BG T: 01243 512310 F: 01243 513163 VHF: 80 E: W: 37. PREMIER MARINAS CHICHESTER Birdham (Chichester Harbour) West Sussex. PO20 7EJ T: 01243 512731 F: 01243 513472 VHF: 80 E: W: SMALL BOATS WELCOME 38. PREMIER MARINAS BRIGHTON West Jetty, Brighton East Sussex. BN2 5UP T: 01273 819919 F: 01273 675082 VHF: 37 or 80 E: W: SMALL BOATS WELCOME 39. PREMIER MARINAS EASTBOURNE Sovereign Harbour North Lockside, Pacific Drive Eastbourne. BN23 5BJ T: 01323 470099 F: 01323 470077 VHF: Ch 17 E: W: SMALL BOATS WELCOME 40. DOVER MARINA Harbour House, Marine Parade Dover, Kent. CT17 9BU T: 01304 241663 E: W: 41. LITTLEHAMPTON MARINA Ferry Road, Littlehampton West Sussex, BN17 5DS VHF: 80 T: 01903 713553 F: 01903 732264

42. CHATHAM MARITIME MARINA Manager: Charlotte Whyment The Lock Building, Leviathan Way Chatham Maritime, Chatham Kent. ME4 4LP T: 01634 899200 F: 01634 899201 E: W:

SURREY 43. PENTON HOOK MARINA Manager: Mike Gates Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey. KT16 8PY T: 01932 568681 F: 01932 567423 E: W:

BERKSHIRE 44. WINDSOR MARINA Manager: Mike Gates Maidenhead Road, Windsor Berkshire SL4 5TZ T: 01753 853911 F: 01753 868195 E: W: 45. BRAY MARINA Manager: Mike Gates Monkey Island Lane, Bray Berkshire. SL6 2EB T: 01628 623654 F: 01628 773485 E: W:

ESSEX 46. FAMBRIDGE YACHT HAVEN Manager: Mr Danyal Adams Fambridge Yacht Haven North Fambridge, Chelmsford Essex. CM3 6LS T: 01621 740370 F: 01621 742359 E: W:

SUFFOLK 47. WOOLVERSTONE MARINA Manager: Trevor Barnes Woolverstone, Ipswich Suffolk. IP9 1AS T: 01473 780206 F: 01473 780273 E: W:

WALES 48. NEYLAND YACHT HAVEN Manager: Mr James Cotton Neyland Yacht Haven, Brunel Quay Neyland. SA73 1PY T: 01646 601601 F: 01646 600713 E: W:


55. KIP MARINA Manager: Duncan Chalmers Kip Marina, The Yacht Harbour, Inverkip Renfrewshire, Scotland. PA16 0AS T: 01475 521485 F: 01475 521298 E: W:

53. LARGS YACHT HAVEN Manager: Ms Carolyn Elder Largs Yacht Haven, Irvine Road Largs, Ayrshire. KA30 8EZ T: 01475 675333 F: 01475 672246 E: W:

56. CRAOBH MARINA Manager: Jim Berry Craobh Haven, by Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland. PA31 8UA T: 01852 500222 F: 01852 500252 E: W:

54. TROON YACHT HAVEN Manager: Mr Stephen Bennie Troon Yacht Haven, The Harbour, Troon, Ayrshire. KA10 6DJ T: 01292 315553 F: 01292 312836 E: W:

49. DINORWIC MARINA LIMITED Manager: Steve Mc Williams Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, North Wales LL56 4JN T: 01248 671500 F: 01248 671252 E: VHF: 80 Call Sign: Dinorwic Marina W:

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50. LIVERPOOL MARINA Coburg Wharf, Sefton Street Liverpool. L3 4BP T: 0151 707 6777 F: 0151 707 6770 W:


CUMBRIA 51. WHITEHAVEN MARINA Manager: Simone Morgan Whitehaven Marina Ltd The Marina Office, Bulwark Quay Whitehaven, Cumbria. CA28 7HW T: 01946 692435 E: W:




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European marina guide CYPRUS 1. LIMASSOL MARINA 2 Syntagmatos Square, Old Port, Amathus Building, 4th Floor 3036, Limassol, Cyprus Number of berths: 670 T: +357 25 022 600 F: +357 25 022 699 E: W:

SPAIN 3. SANT CARLES MARINA Manager: Nicolas Gonzalez Ctra. Villafranco s/n, Apartat de Correus 192, 43540, Sant Carles de la RĂ pita, Spain T: (0034) 9777 45153 F: (0034) 9777 45153 E: W:

ITALY 2. MARINA DEI CESARI Manager: Enrico Bertacchi Lungomare Mediterraneo 26 61032 Fano (PU), Italy T: (0039) 0721 800279 F: (0039) 0721 813854 E: W:

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Good green reason to sail for Portugal In the drink

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By Paul Antrobus

VINHO Verde is a delicious, some say unique, wine with a lovely aroma and slight pétillance that makes it distinctive and highly regarded, especially for summer drinking. Medium in alcohol, it’s excellent with food. This delightful wine from Portugal is not often on the radar away from its home base in the Minho region to the north of Porto, even in Portugal itself. The ‘Green Wine’ name refers to the young freshness of the wine, not the colour, although there may be a slight green tint to the white variety, possibly imagined. There are reds, whites and rosés. The reds are full-bodied with intense colour and a give off a light rosy-red foam. The mini-head on the whites is lemony or straw coloured. Vinhos Verdes are light, fresh and intended

to be drunk within a year of bottling. At less than one bar of CO2 pressure, they do not quite qualify as semi-sparkling wines but the definite pétillance tingles the tongue. The white Vinho Verde is very fresh, due its natural acidity, softened during fermentation, varying between 8.5 to 11 per cent abv and made from local grape varieties Loureiro, Arinto, Trajadura, Avessa and Azul. The grapes are grown high up on poles the size of telegraph poles, in nice fresh air but the real reason is so that the land below can be double used for growing vegetables. These vines occupy 15 per cent of Portugal’s vine area. The high growing, the soil and the north Portugal climate deliver the distinctive character and originality. The white is especially good with food and in summer nowhere better than in Portugal in ports such as Cascais. If you’ve crossed the Bay and made it to the excellent marina at Cascais, make your way, walking, from the marina, across the road to the little ‘square’ and up a little side

street to the left of the pub, to find Restaurante Dom Pedro, tucked away in a corner by the steps up. Very friendly, super fish, full of locals and the best Quinta da Avelada ‘Green’ wine in town. Near neighbours to Vinhos Verdes are the Vinhos Alvarinhos which are made from Alvarinho grapes, grown in a small designated sub-region of Monção, in the north and some way inland from the sea. This wine has more alcohol – 11.5 to 14 per cent – and ripe tropical aromas. The reds are deep red and tannic and mostly made from Vinhão, Borraçal and Amaral grapes. The rosés are very fresh and fruity, usually made from Espadeiro and Padeiro grapes. These are all excellent drinking. When in Portugal look out for them. Once found, look no further. There is limited choice in the UK, unfortunately. But one very acceptable white I found in Waitrose at £6.70 a bottle is Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde. Quite tart, a sipper more than a quaffer.

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