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A new record time for sailing around the world has been set by British sailor Brian Thompson onboard the maxi trimaran, Banque Populaire V, as the yacht crossed the Jules Verne Trophy finish line on Friday evening after circumnavigating the globe in just 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds. Read the full story on page 2

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LEG 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race saw a close battle, as Franck Cammas’ men on Groupama edged past Telefónica with just over 10 nautical miles to go to the Abu Dhabi finish line, claiming victory in the 98-nautical mile sprint from the northern United Arab Emirates by just 52 seconds to take a maximum six points. As a safety measure to deter piracy, race organisers split the second leg into two stages. After racing to the safe haven port, the boats were loaded onto a ship and transported through the worst affected waters to the northern United Arab Emirates.

They were then unloaded with racing resuming with a 98 nautical mile sprint into Abu Dhabi, the first time the race has visited the Middle East in its 38-year history. Skippered by Spanish Olympic gold medallist Iker Martínez, Telefónica led the second stage of Leg 2 from the northern United Arab Emirates to Abu Dhabi from the start, but were unable to hold off the attack from Groupama. Within 20 miles of the finish, Cammas’ men drew neck and neck with Telefónica as the pair battled it out in choppy seas and winds of 15 to 25 knots. A sloppy

rounding of the final turning mark gave Groupama their opportunity to pounce – and they did, snatching the lead with just over 10 nautical miles to go and ending Telefónica’s winning streak of three consecutive victories. While Telefónica were left licking their wounds at their narrow defeat, they can take some comfort in extending their lead overall to eight points, with 66 points to CAMPER’s 58. The fleet will return to action on 13 January with the Etihad Airways In-Port Race with Leg 3, from Abu Dhabi to Sanya, starting on 14 January.

PAGE 1 STORY SKIPPERED by Frenchman Loïck Peyron with an international crew of 13, Banque

Populaire V, beat the existing record by over two and a half days when they crossed the finish at 22.14 (GMT) on 6

January. The Banque Populaire V crew beat the previous record set by Groupama 3 which stood at 48 days 7 hours 44 minutes and 52 seconds. British sailor, Brian Thompson, is not only part of the crew that has just smashed the world speed record for a lap of the planet, but has simultaneously become the first Briton to circumnavigate the globe non-stop for a fourth time. A triumphant Thompson said: “This has been an incredible trip around the planet, almost a dream ride. And that is because of the quality of the boat, of the preparation and most of all to the incredible crew on board.”

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“I am very fortunate to have sailed with Loïck, the best all round multihull sailor there is, and the rest of the team that are so talented, industrious, dedicated, fun and welcoming to an English guy with schoolboy French!” “To achieve my dream of finally holding the Trophée Jules Verne, and of setting the most prestigious record in sailing for the second time, feels absolutely fantastic. At the same time, to become the first Briton to sail around the world non-stop four times, is just amazing and feels very special.” Despite having just completed such an epic voyage, Thompson is already looking to his next challenge, the Vendée Globe in November 2012.

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HONORARY President of the National Coastwatch Institution, Jon Gifford, has been duly recognised in the New Year’s Honours with the award of the Order of the British Empire. The award gives recognition to the enormous contribution Jon has made towards the development of the NCI over the last 12 years. He has taken on various roles as volunteer watchkeeper, Trustee and Chairman, and under his leadership the charity has grown from some 700 to 2000 volunteers.


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OCEANCO, designer of awardwinning superyachts, has launched a brand new website to mark the start of its 25th Anniversary year. Users can now access full screen images as well as high definition videos; and Oceanco owners are able to view their yacht under construction.


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THE National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is currently displaying a genuine Jolly Roger Pirate Flag dated from c. 1790, on loan with the kind permission of Mrs Pamela Curry. It is believed that this flag was captured by Admiral Richard Curry somewhere off the coast of North Africa.

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A Dorset couple are set to appear in a new ITV four-part series, Hungry Sailors. Six years after their lives were thrown into turmoil by the London Bombings Nick Beck and Melisa Collett, who quit their city jobs following the loss of a close friend and colleague to pursue a passion for sailing, returned to the


capital with the ITV film crew. The programme will document how they left their London lives behind to commission a replica 44ft Scillonian Pilot Cutter, which is now based in Poole and has become the couple’s new charter business. The programme stars Masterchef

finalist Dick Strawbridge and his son James, who spent 60 days filming with the boat’s crew. Their journey began in Cornwall and passed along the south coast of Britain to the City of London. Local food producers were visited along the way and the chefs cooked up local delicacies in the galley., the world’s largest web portal for new and used boats for sale, has launched its re-designed 2.0 edition in the UK, with over 650,000 boats for sale worth over €135 billion in 173 countries. The new site includes a new

‘features’ section, providing visitors with a comprehensive range of editorial content with latest news, features and boat reviews and an informative ‘how to’ section.

The show airs at 4pm every weekday for four weeks from January 16. It combines Dick’s Scrapheap Challenge days with his love of food and foodie inventions which feature on the show include bangers made with a bicycle pump, a wind-powered coffee grinder and a solar egg cooker.


THE RNLI has marked the 30th anniversary of two memorable rescues made in hurricane conditions with a special 15 minute film, which demonstrates the courage of the RNLI’s volunteers and the fine balance between rescue and tragedy. In December 1981, St Peter Port’s volunteer crew bravely rescued 29 people from the Bonita; on the same day, the Penlee lifeboat went to the aid of the 300 ton coaster Union Star. The lifeboat was lost and there were no survivors, making it the worst disaster in recent RNLI history.

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New skiff tested Testing of the production-spec RS900, RS Sailing’s contender for selection as the future women’s Olympic skiff class, is underway. The RS900 has been designed by the RS team of Alex Southon and Nick Peters together with Phil Morrison. It is designed not only with possible selection as a future Olympic class in mind, but also as a design that will stand the test of time and introduce skiff sailing to a new generation. RS managing director, Martin Wadhams,

said: “We began the process several years ago believing that the RS800 could be modified to become the women’s skiff, but quickly realised that although it was arguably the most suited of the then current contenders, it would never be perfect for Olympic women.” The RS900 hull is shorter, narrower and has lower freeboard to suit light female teams of 110-130kg combined weight. The reduced hull surface area allows a corresponding weight reduction whilst fully integrated wide, solid wings and a

Bag your berth for the Olympics Applications for booking visitor berthing in Weymouth Harbour and anchorage in Weymouth Bay during the sailing events of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are now open. All berths and anchorages between 16 July and 9 September 2012 must be pre booked. To avoid disappointment boaters are being advised to book early. Customers who have already applied for a berth need to confirm their application by 5 February, and they will

then receive their berth allocation after that. The Weymouth Harbour team has been working hard to ensure that boat owners who come to Weymouth & Portland in summer 2012 enjoy the unique experience of visiting the waters around the Olympic sailing events, and there is plenty planned for visitors this summer. For more insight see All at Sea’s new Olympics column on page 26.

smooth run-through deck on the RS900 facilitate athletic sailing. RS900 sailors will use techniques matched to those of the 49er men, allowing shared training in many regions, especially helpful for smaller sailing nations. Build efficiency means that the RS900’s price tag will in line with a competitive 470 rather than the similarly high performance 49er. Final testing of RS900 will continue over the coming months in the run up to ISAF’s evaluation trials, which are expected to be held in March.



TRANSPORT for London has appointed a new operator to run the Putney to Blackfriars River Bus service. Hundreds of Londoners use the service every day and many had expressed great concern that the service might end with the final Thames River Taxi service on 23 December. However Transport for London has now confirmed that Complete Pleasure Boats has been awarded a 6-month contract to operate the River Bus temporarily from January.

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the year ahead. And what an exciting time to be taking over at the helm as editor! For me, reporting on everything from powerboat racing to round the world yacht racing, charity challenges and environmental issues, cruising destinations and tips for life onboard – anything and everything that’s to do with boating and the water from all over the UK – is quite simply an awesome job to be taking on. Having been editor of Dinghy Sailing Magazine for many years, and an accredited journalist reporting on the sailing events at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I’m looking forward to steering All at Sea full steam ahead in this Olympic year. I’ve been mad about sailing since I first gave it a go at the age of 13, and haven’t looked back since; sailing dinghies, keelboats and everything in between, and picking up a medal from the ISAF team racing worlds on the way. As I’m sure many of you will agree, sailing has a way of taking over your life and being on or by the sea becomes second nature, addictive in many ways. It’s a great lifestyle to lead, whether you prefer sail or power, racing or cruising, or simply messing about in boats. Here’s to a great year on the water!

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A very happy new year to all our readers, and welcome to the first issue of All at Sea, in this, the year of the 2012 Olympics. As this paper enters its 11th year and the spotlight naturally falls onto our Olympic sailors, All at Sea is getting ready to bring you exciting insights and all the info you really want to know as the momentum builds and stories behind the 2012 Games unfold on our home waters of Weymouth. Take a look at the new regular Olympic column, which starts in this issue on page 26. In the coming year, sailing and watersports will no doubt be riding high on the Olympic wave, and as Britain’s most widely read waterfront newspaper, All at Sea promises to report on all this - and more, bringing you all the latest news whatever your boating interest. Writing this from the Tullet Prebon London Boat Show, it’s fantastic to see the huge diversity of boating interests represented, from our Olympic hopefuls to elite offshore racers, motor and sail cruisers, racing powerboats, entry level dinghies and kayaks, wakeboard and water ski demos, and much more. Times may be tough financially, but regardless, there’s a definite air of excitement in the boating world for

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The Italian team, Luna Rossa, won the final Act of 2011 in emphatic style and have been crowned the Overall Champions of the Extreme Sailing Series™ 2011. Max Sirena, Paul Campbell-James, Alister Richardson and Manuel Modena, who have raced together on the Extreme 40 all season, hardly put a foot wrong over the 35 races of the final Act in Singapore. They went into the final day with a previously unheard of 56-point lead over their arch rivals for the 2011 title, the French team of Groupe Edmond de Rothschild. There was little Pierre Pennec’s team could do as Luna Rossa put in another strong performance and after 10 races , Luna Rossa topped the Act 9 leaderboard with a 45-point margin over second-placed The Wave, Muscat. Despite six different Act winners during the year, coming into the final Act, only the French and Italian teams could win the overall title. After 11 months, 9 venues and 301 races, Luna Rossa finally got to lift the Extreme Sailing Series trophy. “We’re ecstatic right now,” said British helmsman Paul Campbell-James who has become the first helmsman to win the

for the 2012 regatta, Stuart Quarrie said: “2011 saw a fantastic start to the regatta’s new relationship with Aberdeen Asset Management. Looking ahead to 2012 we remain focused on providing excellent, competitive sailing for those taking part in the racing whilst looking at ways in which we can reduce their participation costs in these challenging economic times.”

Extreme Sailing Series twice. “The goal for the week was to beat Gitana and we had a 56 point lead this morning and at lunchtime we had 59 point lead. I was doing the maths in my head and I knew that if we finished every race in the afternoon we would still beat them and we just had to stay out of trouble.” The 2012 Extreme Sailing Series™ will start in February in the Sultanate of Oman in February before heading back to Qingdao, China for Act 2. Istanbul, Turkey, the gateway between Europe and Asia, will host Act 3 before the Extreme 40 fleet heads to Porto, Portugal, a new host venue in 2012. After the habitual visit to the UK in August, the circuit will return to the Sicilian port of Trapani for the third consecutive year. The iconic city of Nice will be the final stop in Europe before the 2012 finale to be staged in Brazil for the very first time.

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OVERWATER Marina, near Audlem, Cheshire, has achieved the maximum five Gold Anchors in the prestigious Gold Anchor Award Scheme. A spokesperson for the Yacht Harbour Association said that this is a very commendable achievement for a marina in operation for only 18 months and moreover it is the first marina in the British Waterways network to achieve Five Gold Anchors.


SAILORS’ Society is to welcome Royal Naval Captain Michael Walliker OBE as guest speaker to a fundraising dinner. Captain Walliker recently completed his command of HMS Richmond, conducting counter piracy operations. He will speak about his recent voyage to Somalia at the dinner on 26 January at Lloyd’s Register in London. Limited tickets available: 023 8051 5954.


SCORPION RIBS have moved to new factory at Ampress Park, Lymington, as the company continues to expand into global markets. The Mayor of Lymington, Councilor Anna Rostand, will officially open the new facility on 11 January. Scorpion RIBs will undertake whole-boat manufacture on-site, where 28 people will be employed, including three apprentices.


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A humble Scottish wooden fishing vessel, Obair-Na-Ghaol, is being refurbished by volunteers from Portsoy Organisation for Restoration and Training so that she can represent Banffshire at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames. Obair-NaGhaol will be one of up to 1,000 boats from across the UK and the Commonwealth taking part. The boat is a replica of a traditional herring drifter.

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years and was only made possible thanks to anonymous donations and generous sponsorship. Instead, the focus now for organisers will be on making improvements in line with the priorities for its competitors; for 2012 standard entry fees will remain at the same level as 2011, with early bird discounts also available. Commenting on plans in progress

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STUART Quarrie, CEO of Cowes Week Ltd (CWL), has confirmed that the 2012 regatta will not feature the customary fireworks display, citing a mismatch between rising financial costs and lack of financial support from the community as underlying reasons. The fiery finale has long been popular with spectators and competitors alike, but has come under threat in recent

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A New website offering professional sailing services has been launched by Skipper for Hire. the UK-based company offers yacht delivery, race crew regatta support, race coaching and yacht specification and coding advice, covering both UK and international locations. the site is a sister-operation to Monkey’s Fist Sailing, which provides offshore sailing tuition.

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PoRtSMoUtH Naval Base Property trust has received generous funding from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and support from Gunwharf Quays Marina, enabling the restoration of world war II warboat, MGB81 Spirit of the Seas. Replica weapons and other equipment will be fitted in time for a voyage to Normandy to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. the boat will then go on display at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. A second vessel, HSl102, a former air-sea rescue launch, is being refitted with new engines, thanks to Mermaid Marine of Poole.

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A 37ft yacht drifting in off Cowes Harbour was towed to safety by Cowes RNlI lifeboat. the crew of the yacht, Poohstix, was becalmed en route from Gosport to Beaulieu River, and had been unable to start the engine.

Gold Coast Australia, one of the ten yachts competing in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race, now has another, very special message to carry around the world after the 2018 Commonwealth Games logo was unveiled on the hull of the 68ft racer. The design was unveiled as the Clipper


Race fleet prepared to leave the Gold Coast on Christmas Eve on the fifth leg of the race, which will take them to Singapore. From there, they will travel to China, the USA, Canada, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands before arriving back in Southampton one week before the start of the 2012 london olympics.

The racing on this leg of the course has been particularly close, as the fleet has encountered plenty of strong squally conditions to date. Geraldton Western Australia maintained the lead crossing back into the Northern Hemisphere. For the latest results, see www.

Get ready for Youth Nationals Fire AFTER a successful 2011 for Britain’s youth sailors, entries for the 2012 RYA Volvo Youth National Championships, the premier event on the RYA Youth Racing calendar, are now open. The 2012 regatta will be staged at Pwllheli Sailing Club (North Wales) from 31 March - 6 April and look set to attract the top Youth racers from around the country vying for top level competition, including those looking to earn selection to the RYA Volvo National Youth Squads. Racing will be highly charged as

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Visitors to 2012 sailing events urged to travel by sea

As the world’s media and sporting enthusiasts prepare to descend on Dorset for the 2012 Games, businesses are highlighting the benefits of travelling by sea not road.

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With extra public transport laid on to take supporters to Weymouth and Portland and multi-million pound investment in the region’s road network, steps are in place to make the 2012 sailing events go with a breeze.

“We’re determined to do all we can to relieve pressure on Weymouth and ensure our UK athletes have the strong home support they deserve.”

John Binder, manager of the Port of Poole Marina and Poole Quay Boat Haven, said: “Instead of spending time potentially getting hot and bothered in traffic jams, I hope visitors to the region next summer will think about travelling down by sea. We have one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world with landforms such as Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Old Harry Rocks which are just part of our World Heritage Jurassic Coast.”

Poole Quay Boat Haven which offers temporary berths on Poole Quay has built a strong reputation for service and location and business is booming. Such is the anticipated demand during the 2012 Games that a brand new permanent marina – the fully serviced Port of Poole marina - has been constructed across the water. It cost £1 million to build and creates space for 59 boats, 10 ribs and 10 jet skis. It occupies the old Ro-Ro1 Brittany Ferries berth and a free water taxi service operates to nearby Poole Quay. Weymouth is a short train or bus journey from Poole and extra public transport will be provided during The Games. The sailing events take place from Sunday July 29 till Saturday August 11 and feature a variety of craft, from windsurfing boards to dinghies and keelboats. For more details visit or call 01202 649488.

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The Games are expected to generate an additional 64,000 visitors to Dorset, generating huge demand for accommodation and travel. John added: “Weymouth and Portland Harbour will be packed and, with strict security limiting where vessels can travel, choosing to stay nearby in Poole is a wise move for those looking to explore the wider coast and hoping for a calmer visit. We have numerous blue flag beaches and our vibrant quay has a festival atmosphere and a choice of fine dining and bars.


But local businesses fear congestion may still be inevitable and they’re urging visitors to avoid potential stress and give Dorset’s spectacular coastline the time it deserves by taking a more scenic approach and travelling by sea.


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Five star face lift for Ocean Village MDL Marinas has teamed up with Harbour Hotels to propose plans for a superyacht-inspired £25 million luxury hotel at Ocean Village Marina in Southampton. The 4/5 star hotel will include 70 bedrooms, spa, gym and swimming pool, along with a luxurious restaurant and champagne roof terrace. The ground floor is proposed to include a large open plan lounge, restaurant and bar which will extend out onto a terrace at the end of the existing

promontory. Set to be a welcome addition to the city, the hotel will have a number of flexible function rooms and is set to be a popular attraction during Southampton Boat Show, offering additional restaurants and luxurious facilities in a beautiful waterfront setting. Adjacent to the hotel, MDL Marinas and Harbour Hotels are also looking to deliver a new retail and restaurant arcade at the front of the marina.

Eamonn Feeney, Managing Director of MDL Marinas Group Plc, said: “We are very excited about this joint venture with Harbour Hotels. The development will create a vibrant place to live, work and enjoy time by the water. Ultimately we see Ocean Village, with its high quality marina, becoming the new waterfront destination for Southampton and the new luxury facilities are set to be a welcome addition to berth holders and overnight visitors at the marina.”

Biscay 2012 Offshore race opens

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EnTriES are now open for the royal Southern Yacht Club’s inaugural Biscay 2012 Offshore race taking place from 16 - 29 September 2012. The race is divided into three legs, over 950 nautical miles, from the Solent, UK to La rochelle, France, onwards to Brest, France and back to the Solent with stopovers in La rochelle and Brest. Created as a legacy to members from the royal Southern in its 175th Anniversary year and to be run as a biennial event, the race looks set to be a truly international event; expressions of interest have already been received from some 20 entries including crews from several overseas yacht clubs. Biscay 2012’s race Ambassador is the British yachtswoman Samantha Davies who, having recently announced her newly sponsored Vendée Globe campaign for 2012, commented: “The Biscay 2012 race is the perfect offshore race

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for amateurs and i would recommend anyone interested in offshore racing to participate. The race provides a challenging opportunity for taking in the wonderful ports of La rochelle and Brest and allowing for a competitive offshore race.” The Club has teamed up with Sunsail racing and has access to its fleet of Beneteau F40 cruiser/ racing boats, which may be chartered by Members and other interested crews. Crew qualification for the Biscay 2012 race will include Sunsail racing BRitiSh sailor, luke Dampier, has recently announced announced his intention to participate in the 2013 Mini-transat after securing a 12-month sponsorship campaign with Bristol-based financial services company, hargreaves lansdown. Dampier, who at 21 years old has already completed a circumnavigation with the Clipper Round the World race, is focused on a 12-month training and qualification campaign now that the first financial hurdle has been crossed.

events and the royal Southern Yacht Club’s 2012 summer race regattas. Expression of interest Forms are available from with the Early Bird entry rate closing on 1 March. Commenting on the sponsorship Dampier said: “it’s great to receive such strong support at this early stage in my campaign. i’m looking forward to a busy winter of refit work followed by an even busier summer of training, racing and hopefully beginning the qualifying process for the transat in 2013.” having begun sailing at the age of six, Dampier trained with the RYA youth squad and competed in national and international competitions before moving onto keel boat sailing.



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By Bob Satchwell

Great expectations in Olympic year IT IS HERE - 2012 and the scene is set for the biggest sporting extravaganza the nation has seen. What’s more, the sport or pastime that excites us most will be centre stage in terms of expectation of London 2012, despite the fact that Weymouth and Portland is 150 miles away from the main Olympic Village. Nothing unusual in that, sailing, and indeed other boating bits of the Olympics are frequently a tad off piste, especially for those for whom the games are a four year excuse to get knowledgeable about sports that only rarely attract crowds vocal enough to raise the roof. Despite the fuss, most of the sports are of minority interest in themselves. Sailing certainly is. Tennis and soccer in the Olympic format are hardly mainstream. Even athletics causes little more than a murmur unless household names are chasing historic records. Yet here we are winding up to a

huge and expensive party and looking for a legacy on top. Forgive me if I am shattering dreams for those who have sweated on tickets in the hugely complicated and equally disappointing booking system. Long ago, I proudly had a gold medal won my by girlfriend’s father around my neck for a few minutes. I remained a passionate supporter of the Olympic dream and worked hard to raise cash to help finance the British team until Prime Minister John Major gave us the Lottery and in effect made all elite sports people professional. I certainly don’t want to sound like Scrooge about the coming festivities but I do want to add a note of caution. The Olympics are about many other things in addition to sport – politics, big business and national pride to name but a few. I have nothing but admiration for Team GBR in all of the sports whether the stars are rich and famous or

relatively poor, part-timers. No matter what their achievements in non Olympic years or in the months running up to July they are super humans compared to the rest of us and have that incredible spirit that enables them to reach for the sky wrapped in national flags to collect glittering medals to which only a select few can ever aspire. And that spirit also includes the ability to risk investing four years in painful, utterly focussed campaigns that for all but three people or three teams in each event end in devastating disappointment. I am delighted that the UK is hosting the games again. We are superb at big events. We are a nation that relishes challenge, can wave flags with particular verve and, at least until recent years, had a reputation for living with emotional peaks and troughs. And that is where my concern lies. The GBR sailing team has built a

formidable Olympic reputation. It is the one to beat. The expectation is all the greater because this year competition will be on home waters. Most of us will watch the dramas unfold from the comfort of our living rooms courtesy of TV. Let’s leave the doors and window open so our cheers of support and cries of delight when they win can be heard from across the nation. But let’s also remember that medals are often decided by the narrowest of margins from equally skilled and dedicated opponents. Of course squeal with pleasure and take pride in their victories but always be prepared to live with less than the three top places. If our sailors have to do it, so can the rest of us. They are special simply for getting to the Olympics. Despite those high expectations they are also human. Pray for victories but plan to salute them whatever the results. Happy Olympic year!

DATES for the 2012 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Traditional Boast Festival have been confirmed as 23-34 June. It will be the 19th year of the Festival, which takes place in Portsoy on the North-east coast of Scotland, drawing traditional wooden boats from across the UK and Europe. In previous years, crowds in excess of 16,000 have attended the community-run event celebrating the rich maritime traditions of the area.


TWO Trans-Atlantic rowers were successfully rescued after a freak wave caused their boat to sink. Briton Tom Fancett and Dutchman Tom Sauer, were nine days into the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile endurance rowing event from the Canary Islands to Barbados. Falmouth Coastguard received the distress signal after the pair activated their McMurdo EPIRB from a position 480 miles southwest of the Canary Islands. The pair spent 10 hours adrift in their tiny life raft before being rescued uninjured by a cruise ship.


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BRITISH offshore sailor, Dee Caffari has been announced as the skipper of Oman Sails’ first allfemale crew competing in Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2012. The event is the first international regatta to join together the nations of the Gulf, as a regional alternative to Le Tour France a Voile.


LARGE yachts, both sail and power, are now able to dock at the end of Yarmouth Harbour pier, which is grade II listed. The deepwater harbour is renowned for its protected entrance, and has undergone more than £1.4 million worth of improvements this year, including the installation of new walk-ashore pontoons.


THE National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, will mark the centenary of the sinking of RMS Titanic with a small exhibition and events programme. The exhibition opens on 8 March.

New Dufour 36 revealed THE Paris Boat Show saw the Dufour 36 Performance world premiere. With the trend moving toward better speed with more versatility, the Dufour design team have performed extensive research and design testing to create a boat which will be fast on the water and combine flexibility and

comfort. Marco Marine has ordered the first boat into the UK; MD Richard Poulson said: “The Dufour 36 Performance is a true dual purpose boat designed for speed, space and comfort. She is wider giving greater stability under sail but her lines shout speed for anyone who sees her. There is no longer a need to compromise.”


RAYMARINE presented a number of awards to its UK and Ireland dealers at a recent conference. Aztec Marine of Southampton was awarded the UK Service Dealer of the Year Award for first class customer service, while TCS Chandlery of Essex won the UK Retail Centre of the Year Award in recognition of its continuing support for the brand.

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National recognition for windsurf coach OLI Woodcock, an RYA coach for the Junior and Youth windsurfing programme and Skandia Team GBR RS:X Development Squad, has been awarded Performance Development Coach of the Year at the 2011 UK Coaching Awards, hosted by Sports Coach UK at the Carlton Tower, London. The UK Coaching Awards honour sports coaches and coaching organisations who have demonstrated outstanding success over the previous 12 months. Woodcock, 29, from Worcestershire has been a high performance coach for the RYA for over eight years and has most recently been recognised for his dedication and commitment to the RYA’s Youth and Junior windsurfing programme. Over the past 12 months, Woodcock has lead his young charges to success at


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the highest level, including a total of 21 medals in the RYA Volvo Youth & Junior programmes. Success has been achieved at the Junior Worlds, Youth Worlds and Europeans and the International Sailing Federation Youth Worlds. At these events, he coached the athletes to not only an impressive medal tally, but more importantly ensured that the young windsurfers had inspiring, positive and insightful experiences at these major international regattas. On winning the 2011 Performance Development Coach of the Year Award, Woodcock said: “It’s absolutely amazing to have won this award and a great achievement for me as a coach. It’s incredible to get this sort of recognition for windsurfing within the wider sporting world.”

SPRING SERIES INNOVATIONS WARSASH Spring Series is now in its 29th year and the 2012 event gets underway from 18 March. New for 2012, the Spring Series will include four IRC classes plus J/109, Sigma 38, Laser SB3 and J/80 in addition to the new J-Sprit division. Spring Championship weekends will cater for IRC1 and IRC2 boats as well

as Farr 45, J/109, Laser SB3, J/80 and Quarter Ton classes plus triallists for the Brewin Dolphin Commodore’s Cup. Sports boats (up to 8.5m LOA and DLR 160 or less) are welcome to enter under IRC and if at least eight are entered by 9 March, then a separate sports boat class can be provided. A text messaging system is being

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THE 2012 Round Britain race (RB12) will see 50 boats, 50 cars, and 50 aircraft compete simultaneously against each other in their disciplines in a unique marathon. It is the first time such an event has taken place, and the start date is set for 21 June. The sea element of the race is recognised by the UIM as a World Cup status event and run under the auspices of the RYA. The race itself is 10 gruelling legs over 10 days which will start and finish at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy. Unlike its predecessors in 1969, 1984 and 2008, the 2012 RYA Powerboat race will entail a complete circumnavigation of Britain making it, without doubt, the toughest endurance powerboat race in the world. The longest leg covers 238 nautical miles from Swansea to Liverpool on day three. Overall victory will be well rewarded, with a £35,000 prize (includes free entry worth £15,000 to the 2016 Round Britain Powered Marathon) and the prestigious Beaverbrook Round Britain Trophy being presented to the winner by Lord Beaverbrook.

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Volunteer lifeboat crew members from Dungeness and Dover lifeboat stations had a dramatic start to the new year when they launched to a stricken yacht in storm force conditions. The crew were requested to launch by Dover Coastguard shortly after 5.30am on 3 January after a distress signal was sent from a sailing training vessel. Her crew

were reporting difficulties, 3 miles off Dungeness Point. Dungeness lifeboat crew launched their Mersey class lifeboat, Pride and Spirit, and arrived to find the training boat at the mercy of the rough seas after her engines had failed. Judith Richardson, volunteer press officer for Dungeness RNLI, said: “It

was pretty horrendous out there by all accounts. Duty coxswain, Mark Richardson, made three attempts to transfer a lifeboat crew member across to them, trying to attach a tow line, but the conditions were just too dangerous to make the transfer. It was storm force 11 at the time, so one can only imagine how it felt for those onboard.


“Our crew eventually managed to transfer a crew member across and attach a tow line, then began towing the vessel to Dover. However, because of the severity of the weather conditions, the tow line broke three times.” At around 8am, the Dover crew launched their Severn class lifeboat, City of London II, to help with the operation. But neither lifeboat were allowed into Dover harbour via the western entrance, as it was closed due to the weather. Judith explained: “In conjunction with port control, crews decided it was too difficult to get into the eastern entrance and instead, decided to escort the vessel round to The Downs, nearer Ramsgate.” In the meantime, RAF Rescue helicopter 125 was dispatched. A paramedic was winched down to airlift four crew. The remaining three crew aboard the vessel were towed into Ramsgate where a medical team was waiting. Allen Head, Training Divisional Inspector for the RNLI in the East, said: “The volunteer crews of both Dungeness and Dover showed no fear in launching in what were horrendous conditions. Those aboard certainly had a baptism of fire, being out in such weather, but our crews did everything possible to bring them ashore safely. “On a day when thousands of people were returning back to work and their daily routines, our crew were out doing what they do best – saving lives at sea. Their commitment continues to impress myself and, I feel sure, the many generous supporters who help fund the RNLI.”

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DoNAGhADee lifeboat crew were called to launch at 3.45pm on New Year’s Day after two divers went missing off the Copeland Islands. the all-weather lifeboat crew began to search along the north side of the island, where they were joined by Bangor inshore lifeboat and crew. After a short search Donaghadee lifeboat found the men and pulled them from the water. Fortunately they did not require medical help and were returned to the lifeboat station at 4.35pm where they were given a warm drink.


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SUNDAY 5th FEBRUARY SUNDAY 12th FEBRUARY SUNDAY 26th FEBRUARY WEST MIDLANDS (10AM) NOTTS & LINCS. (10AM) ESSEX SPRING (10AM) Three Counties Showground, Newark & Notts. Showground, Ardleigh Showground, Old Ipswich Rd, Malvern, Worcester. Jct.8/M5. Newark-on-Trent. NG24 2NY. Ardleigh, Essex, C07 7QR. Off the A12. Adults £3.Child/Parking Free. Adults £3-50p.Child/Parking Free. Adults £4. Child/Parking Free. Compass Events Chaddock & Fox Promotions Chaddock & Fox Promotions SUNDAY 29th JANUARY SUNDAY 5th FEBRUARY SUNDAY 12th FEBRUARY SUNDAY 26th FEBRUARY ARDINGLY (10AM) WEST MIDLANDS (10AM) NOTTS & LINCS. (10AM) ESSEX SPRING (10AM) South of England Showground, Three Counties Showground, Newark & Notts. Showground, Ardleigh Showground, Old Ipswich 01803 835915 023 92381405; 07887 771451 023 92381405; 07887 771451

Boat Jumbles Association – Official 2012 Calendar Ardingly, West Sussex. Malvern, Worcester. Jct.8/M5. Newark-on-Trent, Notts. Rd, Ardleigh, Essex, C07 7QR RH17 6TL. Indoor/Outdoor Event. NG24 2NY. Jct. of A1, A17 & A46. Off the A12. Outdoor Event Adults £3.Child/Parking Free. Indoor/Outdoor Event. Adults Child/Parking Free. Indoor Event. Adults £3-50p SUNDAY 18th MARCH SATURDAY 24th MARCH SUNDAY 1st£4. APRIL Chaddock & Fox Promotions Children/Parking Free. Compass Events Adults £3-50p.Child/Parking Free. NORTHERN SPRING (10AM) DORSET (10AM) GLOUCESTER (10AM) Sussex Boat Jumbles. Chaddock & Fox Promotions The Waterways Museum, Gloucester 300M. from Junction 18 off M6, Canford Park Arena, Magna Rd, Middlewich,07899 Cheshire. 3AP. Docks, Gloucester, GL107887 2EH 771451 01903/761773; 850308CW4 7LN. 01803(A341), 835915 Poole, Dorset. BH21 023 92381405; 023 92381405; 771451 £3-50p. Includes Museum entry. Outdoor Event Adults £3-50p. Child/Parking Free. 07887 Adults

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Property is a special section spotlighting the best residential and commercial developments by the waterside and along the coast. Peter Halliday from Waterside Properties reports.


Buy a home with a job attached.

If the January blues have left you feeling fed up of a hum-drum existence, perhaps it’s worth considering a lifestyle change. Stop the commute. Be your own boss. A change could be better than a rest and may make for a healthier, wealthier future. So why not use this opportunity to invest not only in where you live, but also in how you live? In this time of economic strife, waterfront lifestyles where home and business combine are receiving growing interest. take boatyards for example. Dotted around our green and pleasant land as

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it meets the blue and crested wave are numerous yards, small and large, inland and coastal, often in glorious waterfront locations. Like any property, these come up periodically for freehold or leasehold sale and, in many cases, offer additional accommodation for owners. there will also be a sale of the business interests. As a buyer one needs to take stock, not only of the location, the size and attributes of the property, but also the income streams and costs associated with the business.

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many owners have previously done what you are possibly looking to do now. fed up of the grind and having the opportunity and wherewithal for a change, they have moved to the waterfront to provide themselves and perhaps their growing family with the sea breeze and pleasant surroundings, as well as hands on business fun, doing what they want to do – mucking about with boats! family gone and retirement beckoning, they are now selling to put their feet up

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with the nest egg they have earned - no doubt under the label ‘gone fishing’ or ‘gone sailing’.

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opportunities exist to take on an existing business and expand it in to

new areas. A yard can be an excellent base from which to develop a diversity of business lines: storage, moorings, repairs, chandlery, sailing school - to name but some, as well as expanding holiday or permanent accommodation if the space permits.

Dream to reality A functional and well-equipped boatyard near St Mawes in Cornwall, in a most beautiful location on the Percuil River, sold in 2011 when the retiring owners gave way to a younger boating enthusiast; he has now moved his family into the four-bedroom onsite house and is busy repairing moorings and lifting and hauling boats. A far cry from his previous life in financial services. Examples of available home and business opportunities are the gorgeous Rudders boatyard along with Badger Cottage in south west Wales, or Ponsharden house and boatyard in Cornwall (pictured). Both combine stunning locations, substantial properties and viable businesses. Prices for waterfront homes with business vary enormously depending on type and location, but those with business interests that are likely to support your new-found lifestyle are likely to be in excess of £500,000.

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I WONDER how many of you know there is a World Toilet Day? No! I didn’t know either until the Dorset Coast Forum e-newsletter mentioned the efforts of Keep Britain Tidy and Surfers Against Sewage to ‘Think Before you Flush’. Amazingly there’s been a World Toilet Day every November for the last ten

years, trying to highlight the lack of hygiene facilities for more than 2.6 billion people around the world but also the billions of items flushed down the toilet every year, some of which end up on the UK’s coastline. It’s good to see that marine litter is high on the agenda for the big event of 2012. No I’m not thinking of the Olympics

 Oceans cover three-quarters of the Earth’s surface and represent 99 per cent of the living space on the planet.  Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods.  The global market value of marine and coastal resources and industries is estimated at $3 trillion per year.  The oceans contain nearly 200,000 identified species; actual numbers may be in the millions. I know, I can hear you saying that hardly a week goes by without another green summit, world day or treaty appearing The unpleasant reality of in the news but this time Rio+20 what can lurk beneath is going all out to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable this time (although sustainability is very development and to take stock and then much part and parcel of the Games.) address what still needs to be done from I’m looking at Rio 2012 and the United all the major conferences held so far. But Nations Conference on Sustainable as we know at The Green Blue, in the Development. end it all comes down to local action Called Rio+20 it will be held on 20-22 and everyone doing their bit. Judging by June in Rio de Janeiro 20 years on from this snap taken on a Rio beach, looks like the first 1992 United Nations Earth Rio+20 might need to start work a little All at Sea 1/4 page:Layout 16:49 Page 1 Summit. ‘Oceans’ now feature as one closer 1 to 06/12/2010 home.

Here in the UK research tells us that very little of the litter entering the marine environment comes from leisure boating. Most comes from visitors to beaches and coasts, industrial fallouts, and even illegal dumping at sea, but as boaters we are probably more aware of it than most. Not just unsightly and a health hazard, it is a danger to wildlife and a danger to us if plastic bags or discarded tackle foul the propeller or get tangled around the steering gear. But we won’t ease off and will continue to make sure nothing ends up being thrown overboard. We value our marine environment, what it brings to the economy and how it enriches our leisure time and we don’t need another world day or green summit to remind us.

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Powerful challenges for a new year WELL it only seems like yesterday we were at the Tullet Prebon London Boat Show and I was taking part in the first Knowledge Box. It’s been an extremely busy year and one which saw Dan Smith and me in Team Helvetia Wealth in the P1 SuperStock 250 class. We finished fourth

overall and had a fantastic season competing against some great racers and I conquered some big fears following my accident last year. Although the season finished in September it’s been a very busy “off” season so far and 2012 looks set to be even busier. So I find myself back at an

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


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I WONDER if you can name the only UK based manufacturer of lifejackets? Bonus points for naming the brand. I never thought a new sponsorship relationship with Ocean Safety who have generously supplied all of the MCA coded safety equipment for my new wheelchair accessible powerboat would lead to me wheeling around a factory floor in Leven, Scotland, on a bitterly cold winter’s day. REMPLOY, manufacturers of the KRU brand of lifejacket exclusively for Ocean Safety, are no ordinary business, they

employ only disabled people. In fact they employ nearly 3,000 disabled people across their 54 factories in the UK. But it is their two factories in Fyfe, who make the KRU jackets, in particular, the Leven site which makes more than 100,000 lifejackets a year and has nearly 30 employees, some of whom have worked there for up to forty years. Reasons for my visit were threefold: to have an opportunity as a disabled yachtsman who actually wears and depends upon their product to see

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the jackets being made from scratch; to talk through some practical issues which could enhance their existing range for disabled life-jacket wearers and wheelchair users; and to coincide and celebrate the UN backed annual International Day of the Disabled last month. There was a fourth, unwritten reason too, for me at least. And that was to draw attention to the fact that the livelihoods of these 3,000 employees in the UK, including the skilled workers who make KRU jackets, is under threat. The government no longer wants to underwrite the cost of these jobs and a report in front of ministers right now is recommending these disabled employees should not be protected and the REMPLOY manufactories should be brought into the private sector. It’s an ethical dilemma but the

politicians will almost certainly look at the bottom line figures in an effort to make short term savings. Any such action would almost certainly see the end of the only UK based lifejacket manufactory (plus all of the other REMPLOY product manufactories) and the ruination of these 3,000 tax-payers’ livelihoods, many of whom will almost certainly end up on benefits which will cost the state much more long term. And what price can you put on dignity and self-esteem as an employee? These guys are not a charity case. They aren’t sewing mail bags or weaving baskets, I was bowled over by the skill levels on the production line. After all, they are making the one product we as recreational water users all depend upon in an emergency at sea. And should that moment ever arise, our life is genuinely in their hands.

CONGRATULATIONS to Rory Morrison who has been made an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Rory is the Sailing Captain at the hugely successful New Forest Sailability group based at Spinnaker Sailing Club near Ringwood. The award was made in recognition of her services to disabled sailing and is richly deserved. NFS provide sailing opportunities to more than 1,000 disabled people a year sailing mostly Access dinghies. This year NFS will host the National Access Championships. As a patron of NFS and a friend of Rory’s, I am delighted that Rory has been recognised for her tireless efforts at the club.


WITH more than 20 sailing related charities in the UK for donors to select from, I was surprised to learn there was no dedicated charitable support for disabled people who want to get on the water in something a bit faster. I would call myself a yachtsman but I also like to get afloat and have some fun in a motor boat without the rigmarole of getting changed into wet-weather clothing and your journey being totally dependent on the elements. And that is the point. For many of the thousands of disabled people I have met over the years, it is as much about getting afloat as it is the means by which they do so. Powerboating can provide an equally enjoyable and empowering experience. So congratulations to the Disabled Powerboating Trust on their formation, it is inspired and most timely. I’m even more delighted knowing that my fellow All at Sea columnist, Shelley Jory-Leigh is one of the trustees. Now the entire powerboating industry from engine manufacturers to boat builders to F1 powerboat racers have an opportunity to support a charity which fits perfectly with their ethos - no more funding of faceless carbon neutral schemes to absolve environmental consciences. Far better donate money to the Disabled Powerboating Trust so they can get disabled people powerboating and sharing in the fun.


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Plan to fall in – and make it out again RESOLUTION So, it’s the New Year and you’re wondering what 2012 has in store. Yes, there are events (perhaps) out of your control; the Olympics come to mind. However, you can shape your own 12 months. A new boat? A new engine? A new tactician? A new cocktail? We can help you on the cocktail front! You will fall in love with a Wight martini. Enjoy... and please... Tack & Gybe Responsibly.

I HAVE been following a discussion about people who fall into the water in marinas. There are some interesting reports of what precautions marina operators have taken and of what boat owners have done to protect themselves. Out of the 73 postings on a marina man overboard website, 20 reported a fall into the water from which there were five deaths. Most of the incidents appeared to be in the UK but it is not clear if all were. In this country if a casualty is taken to hospital the marina owner has to notify the authorities. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has a record of 203 man overboard incidents over an unknown period and the statistics do not make clear what the various types of incident are or the locations. But not all casualties go to hospital, so the statistics are incomplete. The major points which have come out of the discussion so far are: Marinas should have ladders in suitable places along the pontoons (similar to that shown in photo 4), the length of the pontoon should dictate the number and there should be a plan in a prominent place for both berthholders and visitors to make themselves aware of the locations. A telescopic ladder was suggested by one poster and another suggested they were made of plastic. It is vital that the ladder extends far enough into the water so that it can be climbed with ease. The nearest pile should have a distinctive marking at base and top to indicate a ladder is nearby. Apparently there should be a ladder for every 30 berths. One poster suggested a ladder similar to the one in photo 1. It looks good but have you ever tried to board a boat using one?

I have and it is virtually impossible because the bottom rungs go right under the hull or pontoon and it is a struggle to climb up. Boat owners should consider having a line attached to their boarding ladders so that the ladder can be pulled down easily. Alternatively ladders could be left down but it would be advisable for a note to be put on the chart table or by the helm to warn skippers to pull up the ladder before setting off. Boat ladders come in all shapes and sizes, have a look at photos 2 and 3 and imagine the difficulty of boarding using the smaller of the two. Leaving a ladder easily accessible or releasable when you are moored to a buoy is only going to encourage boarding by undesirables. A major problem is the human body’s reaction to going in the water; cold shock and hyperventilation, means that an individual on his own is unlikely to be able to help himself out of the water unless pretty fit, young, not burdened with too many clothes and not predisposed to panic. If alone, how would you get a warning to others that you were in the water particularly if it was a windy night, rain lashing down and you were out


of earshot? A bit over the top you may say but my mobile phone is kept in a waterproof wallet attached round my neck. But I do not necessarily have the marina office phone number in the memory and that could be something you could consider. I also have a waterproof hand-held VHF set in my rucksack, which perhaps I should think about having on a lanyard round my neck. Again you would argue this is a bit over the top and the next step would be hard hats, high visibility jackets, lifejackets worn at all times and where would we stop? On the other hand better safe than sorry. Those moored in river marinas have the added problem of tides and the possibility of being swept up or 4 down the river. If at low water there are large areas of mud exposed, you have to think about how you will be able to get ashore. The major conclusions I draw is that it is up to us sailors to assess the risk and take necessary precautions. Marina operators should be doing the same. Health and safety rules will be useless unless you have thought things through. It is up to you.

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2012 A diary of delights

2-5 June sees our Passage to Portland event; an exclusive opportunity for sail and motor cruisers to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, tour the Olympic sailing venue and view the first day of racing at the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta. This once in a lifetime event is not to be missed so book your place now to avoid disappointment. uk/programmes/sailforgold Our top sailors will take to the water for the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta this month. Battling it out against competitors from across the globe ahead of the Olympic Games, will the results be a tale of things to come?

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At the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show (6-15 January) the RYA will be announcing this year’s Yachtmaster of the Year winner. We will be showing the RYA’s ‘Our Sporting Life’ exhibition, a celebration of our Olympic and Paralympic history, before it starts its tour of the country and crowning the RYA Regional Young Sailors of the Year. There will be new books to reveal and we will be launching Push the Boat Out, a great event for clubs and sailors across the country.


In February we celebrate our Powerboat Racing champions at the annual Powerboat Racing Awards dinner. Hosted by RYA Powerboat Racing Manager John Puddifoot and powerboat

racing champion Shelley Jory-Leigh, champions from across the classes and of all ages will be presented with their prizes by the truly inspirational sailor Geoff Holt. “2011 has been a fantastic year of British racers”, said John, “and it is wonderful to be able to celebrate their success at an event like this.”

Coaching demos at the show include basic rig tuning, trapezing tips and core stability secrets; there’ll be stunning displays of the RYA ‘Our Sporting Life’ exhibition; Jack Holt designed dinghies and much more.


It’s RYA Volvo Dinghy Show time. In association with Yachts and Yachting and Suzuki, the show has something for all dinghy sailors; young or old, novice or pro, cruiser or racer and is the only show in the world dedicated exclusively to all things dinghy sailing. With hundreds of sailing clubs, classes and associations, as well as all the latest kit, boats and tips from dinghy experts, coaches and sailors all under one roof. This year there will be talks on technology and tactics; racing rules; what made Jack Holt so influential in dinghy design; plus a look into the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Sail-X competition final.

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As we head in to April and May many RYA youth programme events start, including OnBoard sailing and windsurfing festivals, the Team15 windsurfing inter-zone championship and the 2012 Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship.


The 2012 London Olympics come to a close on the 12th August, but at the end of the month all eyes will be back on Weymouth & Portland as the Paralympic regatta gets underway. Good luck to all our Team GB sailors.


Even more champions are to be crowned in September when the finals of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship take place at the PSP Southampton Boat Show. Will last year’s winners dominate once more and retain their crown or will new champions emerge? Whatever happens you can be assured of fierce competition! The RYA Sailability Sunsail Regatta will also take place in September. Racing around the Solent, sailors from all sailing backgrounds and abilities will take to the water in teams for two days of racing on Sunsail’s F40 Racing fleet, whilst raising money for RYA Sailability.


The RYA Sealine Southern Motor Cruise in July


Time for motor cruisers to get out and about with the RYA Sealine Southern Motor Cruise. A firm favourite on the calendar each year, participants enjoy a cruise across the channel, and stopovers at some fantastic ports, as well as the equally important socials. It’s a great opportunity for first time channel crossers to do so with support on hand from RYA Instructors and fellow boaters. RYA Sailability will run the annual Multiclass Regatta at Rutland Sailing Club - can we get even more sailors out for 2012 after the success of 2011? Then on 21 July we will be encouraging everyone to get out on the water for a national day of celebration. Whether it’s at your club, centre or marina this is the perfect opportunity to show your support for the Olympic and Paralympic sailors and wish Team GB good luck. And if that isn’t enough on July 27 the XXX Olympiad starts in London. The RYA website will be keeping you up to date with all the action down in Weymouth & Portland, including race results, thoughts and comments from the day’s racing and much more.

As we head towards the end of the year our young windsurfers will once again battle it out to be crowned champion of champions at the Team15 Champions Cup (8 – 9). Will 2011 champions West Kirby Warriors claim the title again or will we have new champions?


In November we celebrate some of the boating communities’ unsung heroes at the RYA Community Awards. Attended by HRH The Princess Royal, these prestigious awards recognise volunteers from across the country for outstanding dedication and achievements in boating.


As for December, it’s time to say merry Christmas and gear up for another action packed year. That’s just a taster of some events and activities from the RYA in 2012 and, whether you’re a racer, cruiser, techie or book worm there is plenty on the cards. You can find out all about RYA events, books, training and much more at www. Find out more about the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show and book tickets at


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The Olympic year With fewer than 200 days to go, the countdown has truly begun! BETWEEN the 28 July and 12 August, Weymouth Harbour will play host to the world’s elite dinghy sailors, competing for medals in 10 classes in the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games. 60,000 ticket holders will watch the action from Nothe Gardens, whilst Weymouth Beach will welcome thousands of spectators to join the Bayside Festival, a free event where the sailing and other Olympic events will be screened and a whole host of exciting activities will take place.


Members of Skandia Team GBR, the sailors who will compete for Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics, were the first of the Team GB athletes to be officially selected by the British Olympic Association, back in September 2011. With an impressive medal haul of four golds plus one silver and one bronze from the 2008 Olympics, the chosen sailors will have a very high standard to perform to in front of the home crowds. A carefully nurtured combination of Olympic old timers and fresh faced

newbies will be headed by Ben Ainslie in the Finn class. Now a household name, Ben is a triple Olympic gold and silver medallist and Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor; he has described this as a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to go for a fourth gold medal on home waters. Fellow Olympic veteran, Iain Percy will aim for a third gold in total and a second in partnership with best friend Andrew Simpson in the Star class, with whom he won the Olympic title in Beijing. Gold medallist in Beijing, Laser representative, Paul Goodison, will be hoping for a repeat result. He comments: “This is my third Olympic Games – it’s going to be very different to the last two but I’m sure it’s going to be an advantage to be on home waters with a home crowd.” In the RS:X Men’s and Women’s windsurfing events, Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw will look to build on their respective Olympic bronze medals. In the men’s 470, Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell have just been announced as the newest addition to the team. Selection trials for the 49er and Laser Radial are ongoing.

Fresh from a silver medal performance at the ISAF World Championships in Perth prior to Christmas, the women’s match racing trio of Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor will be making their Olympic debut in the Elliot 6m class. “It’s pretty exciting, and it’s great to be part of such a strong team,” said Lucy. “None of the three of us has any Olympic experience, so we don’t entirely know what to expect, but we’re confident in the plans we have in place and we can learn from the other members of the team.” Already being dubbed the ‘new blondes in a boat’, 470 girls Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark teamed up a little under a year ago and incredibly made selection just seven months later. The pair came together when double Olympic gold medallist, Sarah Ayton, then sailing with Saskia, left elite sailing to take on full time motherhood. Since then, Hannah and Saskia have not looked back, and the strength of their teamwork has been further proven by their recent silver medal at the ISAF World Championships in Perth.


With some of the best sailing action in the world taking place on our home waters, the 2012 Olympic sailing events promise to be an unmissable experience. Onshore, there will be a real festival vibe, with the Festival Area screening live action from the water, showcasing local tradition and culture, with free events and family entertainment scheduled daily.

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And what about the main attraction – the actual sailing? The good news

is that visiting boaters will be able to visit the area and watch from the water. However, there are some restrictions in place. First of all, you must book your berth in advance, as it won’t be possible for visiting boats to enter the area otherwise; all boats will be security checked on entering the area. Bookings are already being taken so it’s advisable to book as soon as possible! Boats will be accommodated in Weymouth Bay and Weymouth Harbour, with alongside berths rafted

up and a daily movement plan in place to allow boats to come and go. Improvements are being made to the harbour, including new showers, extra pontoons, Wi-Fi, pump out facilities and a water taxi serving anchorages in the bay. Visitors will be free to leave their berth each day to watch the racing, but must stay out of the race course

FIRST-TIME OLYMPIAN All at Sea caught up with Hannah Mills, first-time Olympian and currently the youngest sailor to have been selected, to ask a few questions...

Name: Hannah Mills Age: 23 Class: 470 helm, sailing with Saskia Clark Sailing CV: 2003 Optimist Girls World Champion, 2006 420 Girls World Champion, 2008 470 Junior Girls World Champion


AAS: How did you feel on being selected for the 2012 Olympics? HM: Amazed, delighted, nervous basically most of the emotions you could have all at once! AAS: How would you describe yourself? HM: Competitive, fun and determined AAS: How would you describe your crew? HM: Never gives up. AAS: What do you most enjoy about sailing together? HM: We have a great time on and off the water. AAS: What is it that has got you this far? HM: Absolute determination and self-belief. AAS: What was the single biggest

areas between 8am and the conclusion of racing each day, which will be announced on VHF ch 12 and 74. There is a route in and out of Weymouth Harbour (10 knot speed limit) which can be used at all times; boats may be held up for short periods as the competitors transit out and back from the racing areas, but otherwise you can enter and leave the harbour as you please,

turning point for you in your sailing career? HM: When Sarah Ayton retired and I was asked to try out to replace her. AAS: Describe a typical training day for you? HM: Breakfast, gym, rig boat, briefing, sailing, de-rig, de-brief, boat work, dinner, sleep. AAS: What did it take to win the silver medal at the recent World Championships? HM: A lot of determination! We weren’t as prepared as we would usually be due having taken some much-needed time off before the build up to 2012 really starts and so we had to dig pretty deep in a lot of races to pull it out the bag. AAS: What will be your biggest challenge between now and the start of the Games? HM: Not getting burnt out by over-doing things. But preparation is key, and we will be doing a lot of work to make sure we are there both mentally and physically. AAS: What are your favourite things to do away from sailing? HM: Windsurfing, surfing and chilling out.

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The Watersports Action Pool

The TulleTT Prebon london boaT Show waS oPened on 6 January aT 11am, PromiSing SomeThing for every viSiTor no maTTer whaT Their boaTing inTereST. Heiress, model and broadcaster, Tamara ecclestone, opened the show with plenty of glitz and panache. she said: “i’m thrilled to have been involved in this fantastic event. i have fond memories of being taken out on yachts from an early age and so i’ve always loved being out on the water. i really enjoyed seeing all the action live at the show as well as being given a tour of all the new boats that were launched this year – i’d definitely recommend it as being a fun day out for all.” Murray ellis, Managing Director of National Boat shows, said: “The show is the perfect way to get into the spirit of celebrating London’s undisputed status as the ‘city of sport in 2012’. And what better way to celebrate the opening of our show with than with the glamorous Tamara, who made for a suitably sensational opening.”

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For visitors with an adventurous streak, getting wet on the Watersports Action is a must. experts from Neilson Active Holidays and rockley Watersports are helping visitors try stand up paddleboarding (sUP), wakeboarding, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, canoeing and kayaking.

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18th Century warship, HMs Victory, flagship of Nelson’s fleet, with her fore topgallant yardarm on display, has been a huge success so far, with adults and children alike trying their hand at climbing the rigging. Brand new attraction, Going for Gold, showcases eight of the Olympic and Paralympic classes for 2012, including the 49er, star, sonar, Laser and Laser radial, sKUD 16, 2.4 metre, and in the main

boulevard is the unmissable Finn class dinghy. Found in the North Hall, The Boat Project is a living archive, a 30ft seafaring vessel made from donated wooden items. The artists, the build team, volunteers and crew members are on hand to answer questions about the magnificent boat. Also in the North Hall, the sail Handling Demo rig is drawing in the crowds and helping sailors of all abilities get to grips with their spinnaker handling. Visitors brave enough to step out from the warmth of the halls are enjoying the Used Boat Marina where you can step onboard more than 40 boats for sale. And for those looking for premium products to complement their boating lifestyle, the new Luxury Lifestyle & supercar showcase is set in a stunning open-plan gallery in the south Hall.

european Boat Champion, Dan Nott, three times British National Champion, CK Koester, and (on late night Thursday), current World Champion, Nick Davies, and British Ladies’ Champion, steph Caller. All of these can be seen live on the water for a series of impressive displays – a ‘must-see’ for any thrill-seeker or wakeboarding fan!

Also in that league, Fairline’s squadron 65 is making its first appearance at London. Cornish Crabbers’ new Mystery range offered something a little more modest, with the world debut of the Mystery 0MK11 and the all-new Crabber 12 – a stunning entry level boat. The sailing fraternity has plenty to choose from, as another world launch

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sailing personalities Ben Ainslie, iain Percy and Andrew simpson are making a number of appearances at the show on the Going for Gold stand along with GBr athletes, sprint Kayaker Jess Walker, K1 slalom Kayaker Huw swetnam and Women’s K4 5000m sprint Kayaker Abi edmonds. The Clarks’ Knowledge Box has seen numerous famous faces take to the stand so far, including Michelin starred chef Adam Gray, one of the UK’s leading powerboat racers, shelley Jory-Leigh, Olympic silver medalist Mark Covell and Mike Golding OBe, who has sailed over 250,000 miles in his lifetime and competed in many of the world’s toughest yacht racing events. They are joined throughout the show by coaching legend Jim saltonstall MBe and european Powerboat Champion, fitness competitor, stunt woman and TV presenter, sarah Donohue. several watersports champions will also be at the show, some of whom will be heading onto the Watersports Action Pool to showcase their skills. Wakeboarding stars include four times

Famous faces making an appearance at the Clarks Knowledge Box feature

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sunseeker stole the show with the world launch of its 28 Metre Yacht, heralded by a fantastic performance from electric string quartet Asteria on the yacht’s extending balcony, with guest appearances from Tamara ecclestone, and robert Braithwaite, President and Founder of sunseeker international who cut the ribbon in celebration. At the opposite end of the hall, the Princess 32M is one of the largest yachts at the show, dominating the Boardwalk area at 105 feet LOA. The world premier of the new V39 marked Princess’s return to the sub-40ft sector, whilst the stunning V57 sets new standards for large sports cruisers.

sees Northshore reveal the new southerly 420 blue water cruising yacht, whilst Gunfleet make their London debut with a very stylish 43, and Key Yachting displays the new Grand soleil 39. sportsboat fans will be delighted with a number of new boats, including the new, classically styled rhea Concept Open 23; the stylish offering from scandinavian sportsboats, the new 630; as well as the Prestige 500 which introduces a new layout concept: an ‘owner’s suite’ on a boat of less than 50 feet. With their re-vamped 740sX ribeye introduces a proven commercial riB hull with a recreational layout which is the center-piece of its stand.


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500 exhibitors and 1,000 boats are on display 45 debuts including 16 world boat launches 58th year of the show in London The biggest boat on show is the Sunseeker 40M worth £17.5 million inc VAT The smallest boat is the Sectional Pram Dinghy from Nestaway Boats Ltd, measuring just 2.4 metres The Watersports Action Pool is 70 metres long, 24 metres wide and contains over a million litres of water

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Lance Corporal Steven Palmer with 2.4m presented to him by Help for Heroes as part of the Going for Gold feature

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The show is always a place for announcements and exciting launches – this year has seen so many we couldn’t possibly feature them all in one place. So here are just a few of the highlights… On the opening day of the show, Musto marked the launch of its 2012 hPX range with a live Q&A link-up with members of CAMPeR, emirates Team NZL, in Abu Dhabi. Reaffirming an eight year long

partnership, RYA Sailability and Sunsail announced the dates for a joint regatta on 10-11 September. “It’s a great way to raise awareness and funds,” said Robyn Givens-Jones, Trustee of RYA Sailability. The RNLI announced its Photographer of the Year as Sam Jones, volunteer crew and Lifeboat Press Office at Tobermory lifeboat station. Sam took the winning photo during a man overboard training exercise in Bloody Bay in July.

To celebrate the launch of its new range of liferafts, Crewsaver is offering an exclusive prize draw to win a four-person ISO Ocean Liferaft. The official liferaft launch took place on the Watersports Action Pool on 6 January. Jeckells the Sailmakers is celebrating its 180th anniversary, with a limited edition anniversary jacket featuring Jeckells’ striking 180 year logo – a must have for any enthusiast looking to commemorate a piece of sailmaking history. FlexiSail has welcomed a brand new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379 to its fleet, on display at the show. Three other new additions for 2012 include the Dufour 335, Jeanneau 33i and Dufour 335. Annabel Vose (17) and Megan Brickwood (16) from Southampton were presented with the prestigious YJA Pantaenius Young Sailor of the Year Award for 2011

on 7 January. The award was presented at the show by Olympic gold medalist, Iain Percy OBe, and celebrates significant achievements in youth sailing. Annabel and Megan started 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina winning the 420 Ladies World Championships at just 16 years of age before winning bronze at the Open 420 Junior european Championships. Other finalists included 17 year old elliot hanson, silver medalist at the 2011 World and european Laser Radial Youth Championships; and 11 year old Ben Jelf who claimed both UIM World and european Powerboat Championship titles in just his third year of racing. A total of 13 RYA Regional Young Sailor of the Year winners were nominated.

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Annabel Vose & Megan Brickwood presented with the YJA Pantaenius Young Sailor of the Year Award

n See triple Olympic gold medalist, Ben Ainslie, on the henri lloyd stand on thursday, and sign the giant ‘good luck’ poster. n Find out who has won the RYA Yachtmaster of the year Award on the RYA stand at 2.40pm on thursday. n Catch a glimpse of hRh the Princess Royal, president of the RYA, who will be touring the Show on Wednesday. n Be the first to hear about the launch of the RYA’s new Push the Boat out scheme on the RYA stand at noon on Saturday. n Visit the Waterside Properties stand between 5-8pm on thursday and again 2-5pm on Saturday to celebrate Antigua Day with live music, cocktails and more. n extend your stay or pop over after work on thursday – the show has late night opening until 9pm. n take advantage of show special discounts of up to 25 percent when you book your boating holiday with le Boat, Sunsail and the Moorings. n Double the experience with a trip to the Outdoors Show – including the Active travel Show and the london Bike Show – which runs concurrently with the tullett Prebon london Boat Show at exCel. Open from 12-15 January. n Don’t forget – kids go free, making it the perfect family day out! Keep updated on Show news and developments via http://www.


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tasteful splashes of colour. Visiting in the evening, we were fully able to appreciate the fantastic views over the waterfront, with many twinkling lights reflected in the waters. Outdoors, an expansive terrace provides even wider vistas across Southampton Water; this decked area looks to be a tempting spot for whiling away summer afternoons whilst taking advantage of the restaurant’s bar area. It also makes the perfect vantage point from which to observe the cruise liners as they come and go from the city quayside.

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Back at our table, mouth-watering skewers of tender Satay Gai (satay chicken) complimented by Po Pia Tord, (vegetarian spring rolls with glass noodles and sweet chilli sauce), proved to be every bit as delectable as they sounded. With a head chef previously employed at the Intercontinental in Bangkok, there’s no doubting that Kuti’s

offers authentic tasting dishes, of which more than 100 are on offer on the à la carte menu. highlights include lobster stir fried with onions, mixed peppers, mushroom and sweet basil leaves in Thai chilli oil, or grilled sea bass wrapped with banana leaves and Thai herbs served with homemade special spicy sauce. An extensive buffet menu gives further options. But with the average à la carte main course priced at just under £10, Thai staples such as Gaeng Kiew Wan (green curry) and Phad Thai (noodles) are in tempting abundance. Opting for Gai Phad Gra Phao (wok-sauteed corn fed chicken with garlic and chillies flavoured with holy basil leaves) we found this dish to be cooked to perfection using fresh ingredients, and bursting with flavour. Top it off with a mid-priced wine, and enjoying an exceptional meal in delightful surroundings without bursting the wallet becomes perfectly possible. highly recommended.

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GATEWAY TO THE CHANNEL ISLANDS The ideal jumping off point for cruising on either side of the Channel, Jersey is also an attractive location in itself. The population of this small island may only stand at 90,000, but nonetheless this is the largest of the Channel Islands. As such, Jersey has more of a cosmopolitan air to it than many of its smaller neighbours, and this is hardly surprising given that this is a bolt hole for many millionaires.

THE HISTORY of Jersey is pockmarked with the bickerings of the French and English, which has left a legacy of historic and striking castles. More recently, the Nazis waded in and occupied it from 1940-45. Thankfully, they have long departed, but the island still has plenty to offer, particularly for the cruising sailor. Stunning scenery and quaint ports abound and the island is within easy reach of the UK. It’s an ideal stopover if you’re considering a cross Channel cruise. St Helier is the capital and offers excellent protection combined with a lively, vibrant town. One striking feature of the Channel Islands is the big tides, which make the provision of a marina with a sill and a decent waiting pontoon a particular boon. St Helier has three marinas: Elizabeth, which is residents only, La Collette, which is all tide, and St Helier, which is closest to the town centre.


WPT 49°10’57N 02°06’ 98W When entering St Helier Marina, one of the big factors to consider is the tide. Care must be taken, particularly if you’re heading across the tide and making use of transits. Access to the marina is around

three hours either side of HW with a max depth of 5m. Depth over the sill is displayed on a digital tide display. Tides HW -0455 Dover Caution: range at springs 9.6m

BERTHING AND FACILITIES FACILITIES The marina offers all the facilities you would expect of a modern marina, including a cafe, launderette, parking, recycling facilities, refuse disposal, showers, toilets and WiFi. The excellent Maritime Museum is situated right next to the shower block. The nearest fuel berth is off the northern end of south pier with access three hours either side of HW. You can refill your gas bottles at South Pier Shipyard. PRICES Day rates for visitors are worked out on a sliding scale depending on size. A boat of between 8m and 9.99m would pay £21.84 for the day. A weekly rate is calculated on the day rate multiplied by six, provided it’s paid in advance. Liftouts are charged at £11.08 per metre per lift. BOATYARD SERVICES South Pier Shipyard is close to the marina and provides most boat services, including joinery, rigging,

osmosis treatment, sail repairs and storage. Tel: 01534 711000.


One thing you can certainly say about Jersey is that there are plenty of options if you fancy a cruise. If it’s just a weekend or day sail you’re after, then really there is plenty to explore all around you. Herm, Sark, Alderney and Guernsey all have something different to offer the discerning cruiser, and are a great way to familiarise yourself with the big tides that characterise the area. Once you’ve gained a bit of confidence, the Channel Islands are a very beautiful place to explore and enjoy. For a day sail from St Helier, head round to Gorey; it features a pretty harbour and makes a pleasant sail. If the tides don’t suit, it’s perfectly possible to anchor off the harbour. Also worth a visit for day or weekend sailors is the picturesque port of St Aubin with the Old Court House. Well worth stopping at for a spot of luncheon, not least because it was the pub where the fictitious local resident, TV crimefighter Bergerac, fuelled his spiral into alcoholism. Heading a bit further afield, the French



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ports of Granville, Lesardrieux and St Malo are beautiful and all within a day’s sail if you time it right. If it’s a week’s cruise you’re after, then the world, or perhaps the English Channel, is your oyster. The prevailing southwesterlies will take you across to the West Country and back on a beam reach, while the Solent right through to the Scillies are all potential destinations. St Helier Marina New North Quay, St Helier, Jersey JE2 3ND Tel: 01534 885529

Victoria Eld has kept her Voyager 35 Seawynds at St Helier Marina for the past three years, living aboard the vessel for much of that period. Victoria says; “One of the really strong points about Jersey is that you’re only 12 miles or so from the French coast, while the Isle of Wight, Dorset and the beautiful cruising grounds of the West Country are also a day sail away. “The Channel Islands themselves are really picturesque and you could easily spend a summer exploring all the little ports and anchorages scattered around the islands. I have been sailing pretty much as long as I can remember and there are still places that I haven’t discovered.” Speaking about St Helier Marina itself, she adds; “The fact that the marina has a sill could, in theory, be seen as a bit of an inconvenience, but it does give you a bit of added security when you’re aboard, which I rather like. And I really love the convenience of being able to step off the boat and go straight into town.”


There are two chandlers within easy reach of the marina basin and both supply a good array of spares and other marine paraphernalia. Both are within a 10 minute walk from the marina: South Pier Marine, South Pier, JE2 3NB. Tel: 01534 711000

Marina Stores, which overlooks the Marina, can supply you with the basics. If you’re after a larger store, Marks and Spencer has a big food store just across La Route de la Liberation. For a bit of local flavour, however, try the Jersey Central Market. This covered market dates back to 1882.


The Royal Yacht is a short walk from the marina on Regent Road. This rambling establishment boasts four separate bars, two restaurants and also a cafe. There’s even a nightclub, the Drift. Live music abounds and each bar has a markedly different character, so you can really take your pick. Alternatively, head in the direction of the Pomme d’Or Hotel. This sumptuous Hotel and restaurant is on Liberation Square, overlooking the marina, and is the ideal place to treat yourself after an arduous passage.


St Helier is a good place to go for a bit of shopping, because it has any number of boutiques to tempt you. For those seeking an alternative to retail therapy, there are plenty of other attractions. If the sun is out there are several marvellous stretches of beach nearby on which to bake yourself. The numerous forts are also worth a visit: Elizabeth Castle is the nearest and you can walk to it from St Helier at low tide or catch the weird amphibious ferry from St Aubin’s Beach. Head inland and explore the offerings of the Gerald Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. The legacy of the famous naturalist features an enchanting mix of endangered species.







Whether you want to ride the waves or blast around on holiday, windsurfing is really exciting and great fun (you might even get mum and dad having a go with you).

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You don’t have to live by the sea to give it a go. Head down to your local lake, reservoir or gravel pit and you could be out on the water before you know it. Did you know that speeds of up to 50 knots have been recorded on a windsurfer? You might need to go a bit slower than that to start with!

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If you fancy having a go most training centres will provide you with the necessary kit to get you started – wetsuit, board, rig. You just need to take along your own shorts and rash vest, sunglasses, sunblock; maybe a pair of

wetsuit boots and a towel. Start off by learning the basics on the RYA beginners Stage 1 course which will teach you how to stand up, hold the sail and get moving. Before you know it you’ll be learning tricks and turns to make you look even more cool!


Cruising around in a yacht is great fun. You get to sleep, eat and live on board as you travel from place to place.

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On board the Skipper is the boss – whether it’s your mum or dad, friend or total stranger they’re in charge. The helmsman is the person steering the boat, so if you are asked to take the helm it’s your turn to steer.

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Want to join the RYA? There are special memberships just for younger members. Junior – up to age of 11. As a Junior member you’ll receive a welcome pack containing an activity book and you’ll also be sent a quarterly newsletter with all latest news. You’ll also have your own dedicated area on the RYA website where you’ll find games, top tips and lots more. Youth – 12 to 17 age group. As a Youth member you’ll receive a welcome pack containing an RYA Book of Knots, special e-bulletins, and have a dedicated area on the RYA website packed with top tips, competitions and even careers advice for those of you thinking about working on the water.

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Yachting course. In two days you’ll learn how to steer a yacht, handle sails and rope work, as well as all about the clothing you need, equipment and on board safety. If you want to be a better member of the crew and really get stuck in with the jobs you could have a go at the RYA Competent Crew course. On this exciting course you’ll learn how to do everything on board including rowing a dinghy, keeping a look-out and mucking in with all the day to day tasks.


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In 2011 11-year-old Ben Jelf set a new world speed record in the GT15 class at a very speedy 43.11mph. When taking a corner, a Zap Cat powerboat will pull in excess of 3G’s, that’s equivalent to a Space Shuttle during launch and re-entry.

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Get started with the RYA Powerboat level 1 course. You won’t need any previous experience and by the end of the one-day course you can actually drive a powerboat yourself (with adult supervision of course!) On the course you’ll learn how to: launch and recover a boat, ropework, how to use the VHF radio, boat handling, towing, picking up a buoy, leaving and coming alongside and loads more useful stuff.


Dinghy Sailing is a great way to start sailing and once you’ve learnt the basics you’ll be taking a boat out on your own or with your family before you know it.

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Dinghies come in many shapes and sizes. Optimist dinghies are specially designed for sailors aged 8-15 years old. The wind and weather will change the way you dinghy sails making it go faster or slower.

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To get started why not try a taster session at one of the RYA’s Training

centres or sailing clubs near your home or perhaps when you are on holiday. The club/centre should provide you with all the kit you need, although you may want to take your own sailing gloves, sun cream and sunglasses, oh and don’t forget a towel! Give it a go and hit the water and try one of these great activities. You never know you might get hooked. To find out more about sailing, windsurfing and powerboating courses, getting started and much more visit HAVE FUN!


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2005, Chaparral 204SSI, 4.3 Mercruiser engine, can only be described as in great condition, she has had very little use and comes recently serviced, the trailer has also just been serviced. (Hampshire)

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1989, Sail no 118, 6 Berth, Tiller/Autohelm, Yanmar 1GM10 regularly serviced, New Hyde Sails 2008, Stackpack 2007, Cruising Chute, Depth/Log new 2008. New Heads 2008, VGC, carefully maintained. (Hampshire)

1976, Sleeps six in two doubles and two single berths in two cabins, L shaped settee converting to a double berth. Single berth opposite and _ berth to stbd. Forward focsle with double berth - (or two singles). (Kent)

1989, Rare sought after sports cruiser for sale. Lovely condition Fairline sprint offered for sale to a new home/owner. Sleeps 6 ( 4 in 2 cabins and 2 on rear deck under canopy) and can comfortably seat 8. (Dorset)

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Weatherproof wheelhouse with 2 seats & full instrumentation. Safe walk around decks. 2+2 berths. Built circa 2000. Length 7.25m, Beam 2.61m. Draft 0.8m. Volvo TAMD 31P shaft driven. 15 knots+. Engine hours under 400.

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

Westerly Regatta 290 1993 20hp Volvo, ashore being prepared for sale. Hythe Marina £31,850

Beneteau Antares 9.80 2008 2 x D4 225hp Volvos, 30 hours run! Good extras, see website £104,850

Jeanneau 32i Odyssey 2007 Yanmar 21hp, inmast furl, AS NEW INSIDE. £56,850

Nimbus 370 Tralwer 2002 2 x 230 Volvos and Huge extras list. Ashore here in Hythe £135,000

Broom 450 2002 2 x450 Cats, stunning boat, ashore Hythe, every extra, very clean £299,000

Bavaria 30 Cruiser 2006 Immaculate interior, 19hp Volvo, high spec many extras, Hythe £49,850 try offers

Westerly Fulmar 31 1987 Fin keel, superb specification, ashore Hythe, on website £32,000

Nimbus 310 1999 Stunning order 230 Yanmar. Ashore Hythe, good extras £78,850

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

Fairey Huntsman 31 2 x 220hp Sabre. Ashore Hythe, “Classic” boat. Much history Reduced now £48,950

Finnmaster 6400 Fabulous Scandinavian fast able Diesel boat with lots of kit, “as new” order, on trailer. £28,950

1989 Humber 40 Aft cabin, 2 x 275 Sabres, solid build and ability, bargain cruising. £79,850

Fairline Targa 34 Stunning 2005 boat little used 2 x Kad 300’s, immaculate. £149,850

Chris craft Roamer 40 2005 2 x 480 Volvos. Great seaboats, afloat Hythe £175,000

Contessa 32 1976 Classic boats, Beta diesel engine, ashore Hythe. £26,000

2000 Saga 29 HT 1 x 230 hp Yanmar, bow prop, radar, autopilot, etc all on website £78,850 Hythe

Nimbus 345 Coupe 2002 2 x 230 Yanmars Fabulous cruising boats on website, ashore Hythe £115,000

Searay Sundancer 270 1998 2 x 180 Mercruisers, in super order, recent engine works, great value £36,850 see website! Hythe

Avon adventurer 6.2 m rib 130hp Honda On trailer £18,500

Atlantic 40 2007 2 x 310 Volvos, superb aft cabin cruising boat, ashore Hythe REDUCED £225,000

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Benneteau 36 CC clipper 2001 Full spec on website, ashore Hythe. £70,000

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11. PORT OF POOLE MARINA Manager: John Binder Poole Quay Boat Haven, Poole Town Quay, Poole, Dorset. BH15 1HJ Tel/Fax: 01202 649 488 Site tel: 01202 660 120 E: W:

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12. SALTERNS MARINA LTD Manager: Simon Chalk 40 Salterns Way, Lilliput, Poole, Dorset. BH14 8JR T: 01202 709971 F: 01202 700398 E: W: 13. PORTLAND MARINA Manager: Russ Levett Osprey Quay, Portland, Dorset. DT5 1DX T: 08454 30 2012 F: 08451 80 2012 E: W: SMALL BOATS WELCOME NEW DRYSTACK, BOATYARD & FUEL BERTH 14. 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: 15. HAVEN QUAY Manager: Mr Alistair McNeal Haven Quay, Mill Lane, Lymington Hants. SO41 9AZ T: 01590 677072 F: 01590 672717 E: W: 16. 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: 17. 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:

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33. NORTHNEY MARINA Manager: Michael Glanville Northney Road, Hayling Island Hampshire. PO11 0NH T: 023 9246 6321 F: 023 9246 1467 E: W: 34. SPARKES MARINA Manager: Carl Jarmaine 38 Wittering Road, Hayling Island Hampshire. PO11 9SR T: 023 9246 3572 F: 023 9246 5741 E: W: 35. EMSWORTH YACHT HARBOUR Manager: Neil Brooke Thorney Road, Emsworth, Hants, PO10 8BP T: 01243 377727 F: 01243 373432 E: W: 36. PREMIER MARINAS CHICHESTER Birdham (Chichester Harbour) West Sussex. PO20 7EJ T: 01243 512731 F: 01243 513472 VHF: 80 E: W: SMALL BOATS WELCOME

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

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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:


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Moody 64

Island Packet 485

Bowman 40

Fisher 37


2003 commissioned 2004 Yanmar 230hp diesel, sleeps 7 in 4 cabins, incredibly well equipped vessel maintained by permanent crew & never chartered. Genset, air conditioning. A true blue water cruiser. Recent hull survey available.

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 & carbon pole. One owner, UK supplied, VAT paid vessel.

1994 Cutter rigged, Scheel keel, Volvo MD22L 50hp, 8 berths in 2 cabins plus saloon, a very well looked after and maintained blue water cruiser, rerigged in 2010 she is equipped with a full electronics package a and full domestic inventory.





Beneteau First 36.7

Feeling 426

Alan Pape 45

Beneteau Oceanis 331

2003 Fin keel, Volvo 2030 28hp, 8 berths in 3 cabins plus saloon, an excellent cruiser racer fully equipped for racing with a full electronics package and sail wardrobe, but also with a full domestic inventory.

1988 Fin keel, mast head rigged sloop, new Beta Marine 35hp Kubota diesel 2010, teak decks, 6 berths in 3 cabins plus 2 in saloon, full electronics package including autopilot and chart plotter.




Bavaria 34

2001 Shallow Fin keel, Volvo 29hp, 6 berths in 2 cabins plus saloon, equipped with heating, hot water and fridge. She has a full electronics package including chartplotter. She has an electric anchor windlass and side deck gates.


1992 Fitted out from 2002 onwards, Long keel, Ketched rigged cutter, Perkins M90 diesel, 6 berths in 3 cabins, equipped with full electronics package.

1976 Long Keel, Ketched rigged motorsailer, Sabre 80 hp diesel, 2700 hours, 5 berths 2 cabins plus wheelhouse, fully equipped with lots of new electronics, also equipped with bow thruster and anchor windlass.

2001 Lifting fin keel, Volvo 29hp, 6 berths in 2 cabins plus saloon, Mast head rig, inmast furling, very well maintained and equipped with Raymarine chartplotter, garmin GPS.




Ohlson 38

Rival 34

Sadler 32

1975 Yawl rigged, Long fin keel, Beta 28hp new in 2008, 6 berths in 2 cabins, fully equipped with heating, hot water, full electronics package and a full sail wardrobe A true blue water cruiser with the photographs to prove it.

1973 Long fin keel, tiller steering, Yanmar 3YM 29hp 2007, 5 berths in 2 cabins, standing rigging 2006, new main and jib 2008, autopilot and GPS/ chartplotter



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1980 Fin Keel, Tiller Steering, Beta marine engine, 6 berths in 2 cabins, fully equipped with Radar, GPS, Navtex and full ST60 package


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Beneteau 25.7 SOLD

Beneteau 42cc SOLD

Dehler 41 SOLD

Dufour 36 Classic SOLD

Fountain 33 SOLD

Jenneau Prestige 32 SOLD

Legend 33 SOLD

Moody 49 SOLD

Southerly 105 SOLD

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A selection of our current motorboats for sale... Fairline Squadron 52

Sunseeker Manhattan 50

2000 2 x Volvo Penta TAMD122P 610hp, Med specification with reverse cycle air conditioning, generator, Two Eberspacher D5 warm air heating system, crew cabin, passerelle, teak decks, Carpets and over carpets, GPS, plotter, radar, autopilot, bowthruster, leather upholstery.

2004 2 x Caterpillar C12 (715hp) diesel engines, 300 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.





Trader 445

Princess 430

Sunseeker Thunderhawk 43

Faroe 360 Trawler

2007 Man 1360hp diesel, Sleeps 7 in 4 cabins. Full navigation package, air conditioning, generator, passerelle, audio visual system, dishwasher, washing machine, plus plenty more to whet your appetite. Don’t forget the Arneson drives giving 48 knot performance!

1999 Twin Perkins 225hp diesels, 6 berths in 2 cabins plus saloon, 12kw generator, reverse cycle air conditioning, VHF, teak decks, engines recently serviced, recovered leather upholstery. A very spacious boat indeed.

1998 2 x Volvo TAMD63P, Sleeps 5 in 3 cabins, radar, chartplotter, heating, microwave, hob, teak cockpit and bathing platform. Large flybridge and cockpit area. Offering real value for money.

1993 Twin MerCruiser 496 MAG HO 425hp, new 2003, 350 hours. All new cockpit upholstery, leather interior, Raymarine chartplotter and depth. New tonneau cover 2009, Full Engine Service

Trader 475 Signature

1998 Twin Perkin Sabre 225hp, 8 berths in 4 cabins, Bow & Stern Thruster, Generator, Electric windlass, Bimini, Air conditioning, Raymarine RL70 Radar/Chartplotter,Raymarine AutoPilot, Raymarine ST60 Log & depth. Owner open to offers.

2007 Single Cummins 230hp, Trawler with semi displacement hull, 4 berths in 2 cabins, heating throughout. Fitted with bow and stern thrusters and a generator this yacht is an ex demonstrator and offers a great saving on the new price.





Sealine SC35

Botnia Targa 31 Mk II

Nelson 34 MK I

Botnia Targa 31

2009 Twin Volvo Penta D4’s 260hp, 315hours, 5 berths in 2 cabins, fully equipped with extras that include Teak decking to cockpit, bathing platform and side decks, Generator, Teak cockpit table, Cockpit BBQ, Raymarine E80 chartplotter, Zodiac tender with 4HP Yamaha outboard.


2002 2 x KAD300, Sleeps 5 in 2 cabins. Chartplotter, radar, autopilot, DSC VHF, EDC engine controls, heating, hob, microwave, sink, stereo. A vast amount of storage inside and out and a simply great boat capable of 40 knots.


1968 2 x Iveco Ford 6 cylinder diesels 145hp, new in 2005, 263 hours, 4 berths cabin plus cockpit, extensive refurbishment carried out in 2005, including batteries, electronics and deck gear.


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1996 Twin Volvo TAMD 63P diesel engines, sleeps 5 in 2 cabins. Bowthruster, chartplotter, radar, DSC VHF, autopilot, heating, microwave. A very well looked after example of this ever popular and incredibly well built boat.


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adur boat sales Nicholson 27, GRP sloop built 1980, Volvo 7.5 hp diesel (1987), 7 berths in 2 cabins, w.c.Navigation instruments, liferaft, full set of sails, lying Shoreham Harbour ................................. £14,500

1962, South Coast One Design, classic wooden yacht, 26’, Yanmar inboard engine, hull mahogany on oak, 4 berths, lying Shoreham .............. £3,250

Ocean 36, cutter rig, 1950, mahogany on oak, ply deck, Peugeot 65hp diesel engine, 5 berths, w.c.sails new in 2000, Ech sounder, Raymarine C120 radar 2008, log, VHF, lying Shoreham .................£24,500

Colvic Atlanta, sloop GRP, registered 1998, 4-5 berths in 2 cabins, Yanmar 1GM10, 9hp Yanmar diesel inboard engine, bilge keel, lying Shoreham ................ £17,750

1982, Jeanneau Sunfizz, GRP, 40’,8 berths in 4 cabins, Vetus Mitsibushi 46hp engine 2008, liferaft, sprayhood, dodgers,, needs tlc, lying Shoreham on quayside ...............................................................£46,000

1978 Bayliner 2250 Skagit, Volvo AQ170 (170hp) sterndrive petrol engine,4 berths in two cabins,GPS, fishfinder, fridge, hob, sea toilet, canopy, lying Shoreham harbour ...................................£10,950

Maxum 1700SR, built 1997, inboard Mercruiser 3ltr, 135hp, including trailer, lying Shoreham ......... ................................................................. £5,295

Island Plastics 24, 1988, 20hp Beta inboard engine, 2 berths, 2hp auxilliary outboard, coolbox, lying ashore West Sussex........................ £12,000

Classic folkboat, mahogany on elm,fair condition, Petter 6hp engine, 3 berths, w.c................ £3,950

Sea Lion 42, twin screw diesel yacht, built Holland 1962, fitted out by JG Meakes, 2 x Mermaid marine diesel engines, 128hp each. Aft cabin with one single and one 3/4 double, shower and toilet en-suite. Closet and 4 drawers under each bed, dressing table. Saloon with folding table, single berth, wheelhouse with nav. equipment, chart cupboard etc., separate galley, toilet with sink, forward cabin with bunks and storage. Lying on residential berth in Narbonne, France .....................................£69,000

REDUCED! 14mtrs Cal 46, grp motor sailer, ketch, Perkins 4108 diesel, 6 berths in 3 cabins, this is a round the world yacht, recently returned, full galley, washing machine, freezer, water maker, shower x 2 bath, 2 x toilets. 6kva Onan diesel generator, life raft, dinghy, radar, GPS, compass etc., needs re-fit, sails good, roller reefing twin, in boom furl, lots of gear, very interesting project, re-fit needed, with 6 berths, lying Shoreham .. ..................................................................... £49,000

34’7” x 12’3” x 4’4” timber lifting keel sailing boat. Built and designed by F C Langmaid 1990.50hp Perkins diesel inboard engine. 1 x double berth, 4 single berths in 3 cabins. Hot and cold water with calorifier. Crusader sails, slab reefing, lazy jacks. Navigation instruments included. Beautifully kept, lying Shoreham ..............£32,000

For further information please contact Graham at Adur Boat Sales on 01273 591705 Colvic Watson motor sailer, built 1981 by Hall & Co, 34’6” x 13’ x 4’8”, Ford diesel 120hp engine 1981, Berswarner 2 x 1 gearbox, 1981, 6 berths in 3 cabins, 2 x w.c.lying Shoreham Harbour ............ ............................................................... £46,000

30’ Hillyard, built 1964, 8 ton, original 1.5 BMC engine, Carvel – pitch pine with Iroko repairs, long bilge keel, navigation instruments, sails with main roller reefing, 4 berths, beautifully restored, lying Shoreham ............................................... £14,950

Tiara 31, built 1989 in USA by Tiara Boats, GRP, GM 6.5 litre V8 engines, beam 12’,draft 3’. lying Newhaven............................................... £29,500

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1972 WESTErLY cIrrUS

22ft, 6.5hp Volvo diesel Penta 2001, recently reconditioned

1978 NOrBUrY INVADEr 22 New sails 3 years ago, Honda outboard 15hp 4 stroke

1984 LEISUrE 23 SL

Mariner 8hp outboard, very beamy yacht and spacious




1978 TrIDENT 80


1990 cENTUrION

27ft sloop rigged 10hp diesel Yanmar engine

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Twin 110hp new electric windlass, new escape hatch, engines serviced


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One of the pleasures of boating is a quiet little – responsible – drink


Winter warmers to beat the cold MULLED WINE or spicy glühwein is often associated with skiing holidays, but it can also make a great winter winner in the sailing club; perhaps after maybe a ‘frostbite’ sail or a few hours’ spent working on the boat outside. Making mulled wine at home or in the club is not difficult. There are plenty of recipes that can be found in drinks books and on the internet, and most include the basics of cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg, lemon zest and sugar. Some add almonds, vanilla, blueberry or ginger of one sort or another, with only slight variations in quantities. But all this requires a bit of shopping and sometimes just finding the ingredients on the shelf can be slow and frustrating. The cost of buying all the bits in small quantities will soon add up and so will preparation time.

as using five or six spices. These are usually the exotics so you can easily add slices of oranges or lemons to top up your own mix. Simple pleasure,

easy to buy and quick to prepare. You still have to warm it up in a saucepan, of course, but never let the mix boil - this weakens the alcohol content and may spoil the flavours. If 10 percent abv seems a bit weak, add a measure or two of vodka, brandy or dry sherry to really customise your own recipe. The cheapest, easiest and quickest way to make your own mulled wine at home is to buy the spices pre-packed in sachets. At Tesco, I found Schwartz sachets for only £1.38 a box of six, enough for mulling three 75cl bottles of wine. All you need to do then is add your own brown sugar and slices of oranges and lemons and your party warmer’s ready in plenty of time to have some fun.


On the other hand, if you really want to do the home-made thing, why not produce something special that you can’t buy in the shops, such as a warm cocktail. This one is good: gently heat a bottle of Grand Marnier in an airing cupboard or on the radiator or on the wood burner stove, but don’t open it yet. Warm a bottle of straight red wine or a ready-mix mulled wine, in a pan - not boiling, remember! Drop a sugar cube into each wine glass. Pour in some warm wine and then add a single measure of the warmed Grand Marnier. That’s all. Quick, special, no long shopping list and a good kick, to boot!


So, if it’s straightforward mulled wine you are after, you can now find some bargain-priced, ready-mixed offers in most supermarkets. The best one I found was at Tesco where for only £2.99 you get a 75cl bottle at 10 percent abv with no fewer than nine spicy flavouring ingredients - in no particular order or quantity: blueberries, orange, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, lemon, fennel, nutmeg and cardamom. Arguably, only Winter Pimm’s can match this as a seasonal warmer. Most ready-made products only go as far

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