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Yachting Monthly is at the heart of the British yachting market and is for people who actively sail their boats - whether cruising across the channel, around the coast or further afield in blue waters. It provides an entertaining mix of vital information for cruising yachtsmen with all levels of experience, which maximises their enjoyment, increases their skills and gives them the confidence to broaden their horizons. Yachting World is the most international yachting magazine, known throughout the world and bought and read in over 100 countries. It is synonymous with quality, authority and excellence. From blue water cruiser to super-yacht, Yachting World has the best in nautical writing and photography, up-to-the-minute technical reports, equipment valuation, new boat tests and informed comment. Practical Boat Owner is Britain's biggest-selling boating magazine and a brand readers really trust. A source of useful and helpful information for boat owners, both power and sail, it helps them get the most from their chosen leisure activity. Its affluent, but practically-minded consumers find PBO is a forum for interacting with like-minded individuals. Now in its 100th year, Motor Boat & Yachting is Europe's premier motor cruising magazine. MBY's boat tests are acknowledged as the most authoritative in the business and its technical coverage is without equal. In addition, no other publication offers so many motorboats for sale. Core editorial coverage focuses on boats up to 80ft, while four times a year MBY also carries Custom Yachting, a special focus on 80ft+ boats. The UK's hardest-hitting and favourite motorboating magazine, MBM is firmly focussed on practical motorcruising. With editorial coverage ranging from the booming RIB and sports boat markets right up to 40-foot cruisers and beyond, MBM's comprehensive range of new and secondhand tests ensure that readers are always equipped with the very best buying information.
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Marina Manoeuvres
Jun 2012  (12.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Practical / Seamanship & safety
Description: Bundle_Offer: Marina Manoeuvres
Close-quarter marina manoeuvres (Oct '04) / Step-by-step guide to coming alongside a pontoon (Sept 05) / Starting with the basics, keeping control at low speed, a first multi-point turn. (Mar '12)
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Better Boat Handling
Oct 2003  (20.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Description: part Supplement
24-page sailing skills guide: better boat handling. Basic Principles. Turning. Going astern. Berthing. Entering a strange marina can be a tense experience. These explanations should help you stay in control under power.
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Ocean Ready - How was it for you?
Sep 2002 p46-56  (10.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Practical, maintenance & repair / Navigation / Cruise accounts
Description: ARC Europe part 1
Advice on getting your boat ready for a long term cruise with advice from sailors aboard Grey Lady, Monchu, Jubilare 2000
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Trail Boating - Your complete guide
Jun 2005 p1-40  (26.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Practical / Trailer boating / Trailer boats
Author: Hugo Andreae
Description: Supplement: Complete guide to trail boating
Your complete guide to the fastest growing and most accessible form of motorboating: Getting started; Choosing a boat; Towing safely; Launching and recovery; ten things you must do.
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'Box' mooring made easy
Aug 2007 p84-85  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Colin Haines
Description: Better Boat Handling
Mooring in Holland and the Baltic
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'Capten, art tha sleepin' there below?'
Jun 2001 p109
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Tom Cunliffe
Description: Sailing Skills
Yachtmaster Class: Even sailing instructors have nightmares
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'It can be tough sailing two-up' - Short handed racing
Apr 2015 p86-88  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Cruise account / Handling / Race & racing / Races & racing
Author: David Henshall
Description: Performance: Short handed racing
Short-handed racing is now a popular options for owners, but as David Henshall's report on a fine performance in last year's Round Britain shows, it can be a tough one.
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'Look, no hands!'
Jan 2009 p32-36  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Tom Cunliffe
Description: Sailing Skills
Expert on board: How to balance the helm
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10 expert tips for big boat handling
Sep 2015 p34-36  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Rachael Sprot
Description: Practical seamanship - The principles are the same but everything's bigger - including the consequences of mistakes.
Planning. Slow is pro. Wind on the bow. Gear, then steer. Prop walk. Pivot points. Master the midships line. Use your warps. Plan for failure. Be creative.
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10 secrets of better boat handling
Aug 2014 p24-29  (6.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: James Stevens
Description: Expert on board - Do you balk at berthing in a blow?
More windage than you'd think. Practice makes perfect. Turning the yacht. Use prop kick. Steering astern. Use the tidal stream. Use the wind. Springing off. Boat handling under sail. Slowing the boat. Entering port downwind. Teach your crew to sail.
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101 things every yachtsman should know
Dec 2010 p22-29  (8.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Seamanship & safety / Weather
Description: Sea Sense - Crucial cruising knowledge
Expert advice with 101 tips on - Seamanship/Boat Handling/Anchoring/Navigation/Weather/Sea Safety/Boat care and maintenance.
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11 ways to make the most of light breezes
Oct 2013 p18-22  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Tim Bartlett
Description: Expert on board
Understand sea breeze, use the tide, use the tidal wind, look for catspaws, use traditional nav, use lightweight sheets, carry a lightweight headsail, reduce your drag, adjust the boat's angle of heel, set the genoa for light airs, set the mainsail for
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12 Tips for sailing on rivers
Apr 2014 p36-39  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Seamanship & safety
Author: Ben Meakins
Description: Seamanship. Taking to the Norfolk Broads, Ben enlists expert advice to glean some tricks and tips for river sailing.
1.Keep your way on. 2.Lee band effect. 3.Weather bank effect. 4.Depth. 5.Current. 6.Wind shadows. 7.Slow tacks. 8.Sail trim. 9.Wind shifts. 10.Plan and look ahead. 11.Depth sounders. 12.Dealing with other craft.
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14 tips for single-handed anchoring
Aug 2016 p34-37  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical
Author: Ben Meakins
Description: Seamanship: 14 tips for single handed anchoring
Ben Meakins tries out some methods for dropping anchor for single-handed sailors in crowded anchorages.
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2 Clever ways with warps
Jul 2011 p30-33  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Seamanship & safety
Author: David Harding
Description: Seamanship - ways with warps
In these days of fin keels, bow-thrusters and powerful engines, using warps for marina manoeuvres might seem an old -fashioned irrelevance - but, as David explains, warping can be an extremely useful technique.
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3 Classic berthing blunders and how to avoid them
Oct 2012 p33-39  (7.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Duncan Wells
Description: Situation 1 - 'We've been blown off the pontoon onto our neighbour'. 2 - 'We've been blown past our berth in the marina fairway'. 3 - 'We've been swept across the fairway by the tide and T-boned the opposite pontoon.'
Errors - Misjudging the strength of the wind or tide. Misjudging the strength of the wind and tide combined. Misjudging how our boat will respond under engine. Coming in too fast or too slow. Not having a Plan B. Not briefing the crew.
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360 roll-over!
Jan 2006 p38-40  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Seamanship & safety
Author: Ron Llewellyn
Description: Sailing Skills
Learning Curve: 36ft yacht rolls, dismasts and almost sinks, 380 miles west of Cape Horn
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4 Exit strategies
Jan 2012 p32-35  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: David Harding
Description: Marina manoeuvring
You want to turn one way to get out of your berth, but both boat and wind have other ideas. 1.The obvious way, 2.The contingency, 3.Reversing all the way, 4.Swinging with a warp.
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5 tips - Developing your polars
Jan 2015 p100-101  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical
Author: Jonty Sherwill
Description: Performance: 5 tips
To help mininise your losses you need to sail your boat to its target boat speeds. Jonty Sherwill asked designer Mark Mills for his tips on polars.
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5 tips - Getting off the bottom, aground
Aug 2014 p96-97  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Jonty Sherwill and Paul Heys
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Going aground can mean more than a lost race; you could lose the boat. Jonty Sherwill asked seasoned Solent racer Paul Heys for his 5 tips on staying afloat and getting back underway when the worst happens.
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5 tips - Heavy weather gybe
Oct 2015 p96-97  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Sails, rigs & rigging / Seamanship & safety
Author: Jonty Sherwill speaks to Rob Greenhalgh
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Of all sailing manoeuvres a heavy weather gybe is the one that can strike fear into pro racers. Jonty Sherwill asks Rob Greenhalgh for tips.
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5 tips - How to survive a squall
May 2014 p96-97  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique / Seamanship & safety / Weather
Author: Jonty Sherwill and Peter Morton
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Most sailors are happy just to survive with their sails intact, but some see a squall as a way to gain a tactical gain. Jonty Sherwill seeks top tips from racing veteran Peter Morton.
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5 tips - How to trim a headsail
Jun 2014 p94-95  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical
Author: Jonty Sherwill
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Build on the basics of trim and your team is on a fast track to success. Jonty Sherwill asks sailmaking guru Peter Kay how to get the best form your headsails.
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5 tips - Laylines
Nov 2013 p98-99  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Ian Williams
Description: Performance - 5 tips
The pros have an uncanny ability to nail the perfect layline every time - reigning World Match Racing champion Ian Williams says its a vital part of his tactical arsenal. Jonty Sherwill reviews the options and picks up five top tips from the world number
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5 tips - Light airs racing
Jul 2015 p88-89  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Jonty Sherwill speaks to Steve Benjamin
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Mastering the art of sailing in light airs gives rewards. Jonty Sherwill asks Steve Benjamin how to keep going when the wind dies away.
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5 tips - Making the mark
Sep 2013 p98-99  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Terry Hutchinson
Description: Performance - 5 tips
When you're heading downwind for that leeward mark, how can you be sure to make the mark and keep your speed up. Terry Hutchinson offers five tips on how you can do just that.
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5 tips - Recovering from a wipeout
Apr 2014 p88-89  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical / Seamanship & safety / Technical
Author: Jonty Sherwill
Description: Performance: 5 tips
You've lost it, but a quick recovery from a wipeout can save the day. Jonty Sherwill asked top match racer Ian Williams for his five recovery tips.
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5 tips - Sailing deep under A-sail
Sep 2015 p102-103  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Jonty Sherwill speaks to Peter Kay
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Asymmetric spinnakers are allowing us to sail deeper than ever. Jonty Sherwill asked sailmaker Peter Kay for his downwind tips.
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5 tips - Taking a penalty
Mar 2015 p94-95  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Jonty Sherwill speaks to Ian Williams
Description: Performance: 5 tips
Knowing when and why to take a penalty can get lost in the heat of competition. Jonty Sherwill asked top match racer Ian Williams for his tips.
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5 tips - The bear away
Sep 2014 p116-117  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Jonty Sherwill and Ian Williams
Description: Performance: 5 tips
A clean start and a good first beat may be the first steps to a successful race result, but there are rich pickings to be had at the windward mark. Jonty Sherwill asked top match racer Ian Williams for this five best tips for a smooth bear away.
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