Tag: Sailing news

September’s 2018 Forthcoming Regattas

DATE                 REGATTA                                                                                             …
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August 18, 2018 0

Morse Code and an Aldis lamp prevent yacht grounding off Cornwall

Left with no other means of communication, the National Coastwatch Institution watchkeeper used Morse Code and an Aldis lamp to prevent the yacht running aground off The Lizard Watchkeeper Simon Sugrue uses the Aldis lamp. Credit: Ross Durkin   The use of Morse Code and an Aldis lamp by a National Coastwatch Institute (NCI) watchkeeper…
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November 1, 2017 0

Nominations sought for the YJA Yachtsman of the Year 2017

The Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA) has extended its nomination period after receiving few entries Yachting Monthly’s Bob Shepton is a previous winner of the award. Credit: Bob Shepton In the past, the YJA Yachtsman of the Year award has attracted some of the most famous names in sailing. The accolade is regarded by many as…
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October 20, 2017 0

Laura Dekker: Breaking records

What happens when you fulfil your wildly ambitious dream by the age of 17? Laura Dekker gained fame, admiration and notoriety following her circumnavigation of the globe aged 16. But what happened next? Extended periods of travel can be illuminating but also traumatic. There is a tendency to return to normal life with a bit…
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October 15, 2017 0

Golden Globe Race abandons UK for France over Brexit finances

The Golden Globe Race 2018 will now start from Les Sables d’Olonne in the Vendée, after event organisers failed to secure financial backing for a UK start Australian adventurer Don McIntyre has announced a re-run of the Golden Globe Race to mark its 50th anniversary Organisers of the 2018 Golden Globe Race announced yesterday (4…
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October 9, 2017 0

Do you have the right communication equipment on board?

The UK Coastguard is advising sailors to have at least two independent means of contacting them following a lengthy operation involving a French boat which sent out multiple VHF DSC Distress alerts Innovation The UK Coastguard is reminding sailors to ensure they have at least two independent means of alerting them should they get into…
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October 7, 2017 0

British sailor Jeanne Socrates abandons new record attempt

Jeanne Socrates has undergone surgery after a fall from a ladder. She has now abandoned her attempt to become the oldest person to sail around the world solo, non-stop and unassisted Jeanne Socrates. Credit: Graham Snook/YM 02 October 2017 A fall from a ladder has put paid to Jeanne Socrates’ attempt to become the oldest…
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October 7, 2017 0

Sailors urged to report poorly marked fishing gear

The RYA is urging sailors to report all sightings and entanglements involving poorly marked fishing gear as it reveals a lack of data on the issue A campaign to improve the visibility of fishing gear at sea is appealing to sailors to report all cases of entanglement. The RYA said a lack of data could…
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October 6, 2017 0