March issue of Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting on sale now

The March 2021 issue of Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting is on sale now at your local newsagent, or available through various subscription options via links below. Here’s a taste of what we have inside this month.

Our lead cover feature – ‘Solent delights’ – follows the trial of Mark and Nicky Green on their Cobra 850, Waterlilly. Respecting social distancing measures and grabbing time afloat while they could last summer, they managed to enjoy a memorable cruise around the Solent’s better and lesser known gems.

Moody DS41

Former magazine editor Sam Fortescue grabbed the chance to sail the new Moody DS41, a winner in our British Yachting Awards. The award showed how this much-loved brand is as strong as ever in the hands of distributors Inspiration Marine in the UK and Ireland, but Sam took a close look at how it all works on the water.

Rod Heikell writes an interesting article for this issue about cruising as a couple. Anyone who has sailed with their partner knows, this doesn’t always go quite as it is depicted on the stern on the Moody DS41 here! Rod’s advice is gentle and practical, revealing how he shares domestic tasks, runs watches and handles other onboard challenges together with wife Lu.

Spring is around the corner and fingers crossed we’ll be able to get to our boats and get afloat. With time on the water at a premium, you want the best and best value berth you can find. We sift through a few options.

 

The pandemic has had the effect of pushing up insurance premiums, but  you can still save money. We talk to brokers and include some useful tips from Craftinsure.

 

A change in propeller can have a dramatic effect on your boatspeed, fuel consumption and handling capabilities. We look at eight on the market.

 

Portishead Quay Marina

The Bristol Channel is famous for its fearsome tides, but it also offers access to some superb cruising grounds and welcoming havens. Our monthly Gul’s Eye series visits Portishead Quay Marina.

 

Brian and Karin Trautman

YouTube has no lack of sailing channels – blue water dreams turned into reality – often with useful advice and absorbing content. Our March issue looks at how easy it is to do this yourself and how exactly you can make it pay.

 

Every month we take a close look at three used boats on the market. This month we feature a Swan 44 from 1974, this mint-condition Belliure 41 from 1985 and a Tofinou 7 from 2008.

Our monthly books page is always a favourite. This month editor Sam Jefferson reviews two recent publications and one classic, the little known but hugely worthwhile Voyaging, by Captain James W Holmes. Holmes was a painter and the book is illustrated partly with paintings of the ships he sailed on.

We have almost 100 reviews of sailing books – modern and classic – right here!

 

POOLE, UK – JULY 06: Pip Hare sails her IMOCA 60 newly branded with sponsor Medallia on July 6th, 2020 in Poole, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Langdon)

Pip Hare is the toast of the sailing world as she heads into the north Atlantic in the Vendée Globe. Back when she was in the south, with Cape Horn ahead, we called the Poole sailor on Whatsapp for a chat about her impressive race so far.

 

23/01/21 – Auckland (NZL), 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada, PRADA Cup 2021 – Round Robin 3
Ineos Team UK, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team (Studio Borlenghi)

Millions of sailors are following the America’s Cup online (our websites have the latest daily) but the story of INEOS Team UK’s incredible comeback in the Prada Cup (the knock-out regatta that determines who races for the America’s Cup) bears closer inspection. Having lost all their races in December, Sir Ben Ainslie and crew then went on to win all their races in January. Our March issue tells the tale in detail.

We’ve all done it, even Emirates Team New Zealand helm Peter Burling! A bad start is never a good way to kick things off, but it doesn’t mean your race is over. Jon Emmett coaches you from the back of the fleet.

There is lots more to enjoy in the March issue of Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting. We hope you enjoy it!

 

 

 

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