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June issue of Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting on sale now!

The June issue of Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting is out now, just in time for the start of the season for many sailors. Within the remaining restrictions, we can look forward to a great summer ahead – and the weather seems to be playing ball too so far!

As ever, we bring you the latest cruising developments, as well as the headline action from the pro racing scene around the world and our news section is packed with in depth coverage and analysis from the biggest names in sailing.

A young Prince Philip at the helm of a Gordonstoun boat, copyright Major B Varvill

Among our coverage this month we include some of the many tributes paid to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh by sailors, clubs and class organisations across the UK. This photo emerged after the Duke’s death showing him at the helm of a Gordonstoun boat in his youth.

This fully specced galley belongs to the Excess 11 catamaran, our boat test this month. Big cats may not have the performance characteristics that the racers out there desire, but they certainly have perks, as this shot shows. The rest of the boat is pretty comfortable too, but how does she sail? Editor Sam Jefferson finds out in our new issue.

Cartography, as this screengrab from Navionics shows, now gives an extraordinary level of detail, with virtually any aspect of nav clearly mapped out and ever more tasks doable around the boat. The term ‘plotters’, in fact, has become obsolete, so we have the dry but descriptive moniker MFDs – multi function displays.  What can the latest ones do? We make our way through the menus and try out the latest tech in our new issue.

We have plenty of cruising inspiration for you in this issue. Firstly, an atmospheric account of taking a yacht through the Caledonian Canal. Surely sailing on Loch Ness is something we’d all sign up for!

And secondly editor Sam Jefferson comes clean on his days as a charter skipper in Croatia, revealing once and for all his top tips on the best bays, the most secluded anchorages and the hottest restaurants. He also recommends where not to go. Essential reading for anyone considering chartering in Croatia in the future.

Our June issue takes a close look at what anchor might be best for your kind of sailing, with a selection of models assessed.

We visit Ramsgate, far more than a stopover before your sail to France. We have local knowledge and aerial views to make your approach and your visit simple and enjoyable.

We enjoyed a day charter with Universal Yachting, to find out how charter works in a post-Covid world … and also to enjoy a sandwich anchored off Osbourne. Very good it was too, a day afloat after far too long ashore. Roll on the rest of the summer.

Enoshima ,Round one of the 2020 World Cup Series. © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy / World Sailing
29 August, 2019.

Mastering Waves is the title of our latest ‘how to win’ article, always written by top coaches those who race at any level. It could be useful for those going to Enoshima Bay this summer – see above! All being well, we hope to see this kind of action in the Olympics in July and early August.

Meanwhile we have all our interviews with the sailing members of TeamGB online now. You can find them all listed at the bottom of this one.

SailGP

If you enjoyed the first SailGP event in Bermuda in April, our new issue has all the details about the Plymouth event and how you can get tickets for that. It should be an incredible chance to see the SailGP fleet in action, with ticket options for viewing ashore and afloat from official spectator boats or your own boat. Details in our new issue.

 

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