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Sailors' night strife
Sep 1992 p62  (3.00 pages)
Category: Practical / Race & racing
Author: Paul Gelder
Description: 'Sleep management'
The twilight world of sleep deprivation can leave sailors fatigued and vulnerable to accidents. Paul meets a French doctor working with a British Steel Challenge crew to study methods of 'sleep management', including catnaps and siestas.
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Sleep wrecked
Sep 2005 p102-104  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Paul Gelder
Description:
Ocean sailing: sleep and the sailor
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Ripping yarns - Extract from the book on InterSpray's Race Around the World
Sep 1993 p106  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Races & racing
Author: Paul Gelder
Description: The British Steel Challenge
It began as the adventure of a lifetime and became a cut-throat race in which 120 amateur sailors paid the equivalent of 50p a mile to race ten 67ft yachts 28,000 miles 'the wrong way' round the world.
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How to harness the 'fighting spirit'
Nov 2011 p72-75  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique
Author: Elaine Bunting
Description: La Solitaire Du Figaro
Sleep-deprived, half-starved and in a permanent state of tension, four of Britain's up and coming solo sailors get a harsh lesson in the 'mental game' that is La Solitaire Du Figaro. Elaine Bunting spoke to the four exhausted Brits in Dun Laoghaire.
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Nerves of steel
Aug 1992 p44  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Race & racing
Author: Paul Gelder
Description: The British Steel Challenge
The adrenalin is flowing as The British Steel Challenge fleet train for the round the world race. Paul Gelder boards 'Interspray' for corporate day-sailing with a difference.
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A winter passage
Apr 2010 p24-27  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Cruise account
Author: Alastair Buchan
Description: Cruising north-east - Ipswich to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Sleep deprivation and autopilot problems turn and experienced crew into the Three Stooges as the wind gallops up the Beauford scale
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What the Yachtmaster course doesn't teach you
Sep 2012 p14-22  (6.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: Experts
Description: 36 Skills & tips. Our experts reveal the pearls of wisdom most sailors have to learn the hard way:
Anchoring. Crew management. Boat management. Safety. Passage planning. Navigation. Seasickness.
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Flying down to Rio
Dec 1992 p25  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Race & racing
Author: Paul Gelder
Description: The British Steel Challenge
Paul reports from the yacht 'InterSpray', runner-up on the first leg of Chay Blyth's British Steel Challenge Round the World Yacht Race from Southampton to Rio de Janeiro.
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Sailors on ice
Apr 2007 p20  (1.50 pages)
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Category: News
Description: On the Wind
Ellen MacArthur, Russell Coutts and Mateusz Kusnierewicz compete in Sailors on Ice four-man bobsleigh 'world championship'
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Afraid of the dark - Anchoring overnight
Oct 2012 p108-110  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Handling / Practical / Seamanship & safety
Author: Jon Mendez
Description: Boat skills - Our expert guide to passing your Yachtmaster
Worried about anchoring overnight? Here's our recipe for a restful night's sleep.
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Red sky at night
Sep 2010 p50  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Weather
Author: Simon Keeling
Description: Weather wise
Should sailors take fright? Sailors have used weather lore to predict sea conditions for centuries and it's still useful in the modern age of computers and satellites.
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Trial by jury
Mar 1993 p44  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Race & racing
Author: Kevin Dufficy
Description: British Steel Challenge - (British Steel II)
As she held the overall lead in the British Steel Challenge, British Steel ll was dismasted inthe Southern Ocean - victim of a rigging failure. Crew member Kevin tells the story of the stricken yacht's 3,500-mile voyage to Hobart under jury rig.
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Cruising log
Sep 2011 p84-91  (6.00 pages)
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Author: Rob Peake
Description: Cruising log
Charter in Belize. Superior, controlling skippers! Adventures in a Hurley 22. I didn't mean to go to sleep. From amputation to navigation. Sailing to Skye. A bump in the tropical night.
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Heavy mettle
Jan 1993 p84  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Race & racing
Author: Paul Gelder
Description: The British Steel Challenge
As Chay Blyth's British Steel fleet round Cape Horn to face the world's worst and longest ocean, Paul looks at the prospects of the second leg, 8,800 gruelling miles across the bottom of the world.
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Sleep and the cruising yachtsman
Apr 1996 p82
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Leading edge, Losing sleep over Pete Goss's new giant cat
Mar 2000 p109
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Ice and steel
Apr 1993 p86  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Races & racing
Author: Paul Gelder
Description: British Steel Challenge
Chay Blyth's Challengers had sailed half-way round the world by the time they arrived in Hobart. Paul was there to assess the toll on boats and crews.
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Biggest challenge yet for disabled sailors
Apr 2007 p7  (1.50 pages)
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Category: News
Description: Logbook
Geoff Holt to circumnavigate the UK; Hilary Lister attempt to sail round Britain
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The truth about night vision
Jun 2014 p26-27  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: Professor Noel Dilly
Description: Nearly all sailors take great care to preserve their night vision after dark. They needn't bother..
There is indisputable proof that eyes do adapt in the dark and that their sensitivity increases enormously
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Chay's big day
Nov 1992 p30  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Races & racing
Author: Paul Gelder
Description: The British Steel Challenge
At 1205 on 26 Sept, The British Steel Challenge started from Gilkicker Point in the Solent. Chay Blyth's impossible task to re-create his impossible voyage had succeeded. For the 140 crew the adventure had only just begun.
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Tough Customers
Sep 1992 p66-77  (9.00 pages)
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Category: Races & racing
Author: Elaine Thompson
Description: British Steel Challenge
The British Steel Challenge is billed as the toughest yacht race ever, not least because many of the paying crew had no previous sailing experience. Elaine previews the event.
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Night Passages
Nov 2009 p71-73  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Cruising guide / Handling / Navigation / Practical
Author: Skipper
Description: MBM Skipper Part. 20: Night passages
Our guide to helping you make sure that your boat and crew are fully equipped for night passages. Including how to tackle chart work. Next month, we put all this into practise and head out into the dark... ('Dark Times' MBM Dec 2009)
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British hopes
Jun 1993 p56-59  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Race & racing
Author: James Boyd
Description: Whitbread
Since the merger between the disabled sailors of the Dolphin Project and the Youth Challenge, Britain's only Whitbread hope looks stronger than ever. But, as James reports, they still need a sponsor.
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British Sonar Team
Dec 2011 p96-99  (4.00 pages)
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Author: Matthew Sheahan
Description: Olympic profiles - John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas
Matthew Sheahan meets three Paralympic sailors who are working together to deal with their Olympic demons.
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Cornell launches global race for amateurs
Apr 2014 p9  (1.00 pages)
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Category: News / Race & racing / Races & racing
Description: On the wind: News
A round the world race for production boats will be a Corinthian event giving ordinary sailors a chance to race on their terms.
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The brotherhood
Aug 2010 p68-73  (6.00 pages)
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Category: Race & racing
Author: Elaine Bunting
Description: Jester Challenge
Devised as a way to give solo racing back to the little boats, the Jester Challenge has become a community of corinthian sailors who embrace the simple things in life. Yet the competitors in the 20-30ft boats have very different philosophies
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Stars in their eyes
Oct 2009 p96-98  (3.00 pages)
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Author: Matthew Sheahan
Description: Performance World - for hands-on racing
It's boxy, complex and over-canvassed, so why does the 99-year-old Star inspire such affection among the world's top sailors?
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Around Alone sailors suffer last-minute trials
Oct 2002 p28
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Category: News / Races & racing
Description: On the Wind
Delays and setbacks in Around Alone race
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BANK MANAGEMENT
Jul 1997 p82-84
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Balance of river management (keywords: canals reservoirs Avon Severn British Waterways EA BW Environment Agency Nene)
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David and Goliath cross the Atlantic
Feb 2012 p48-53  (6.00 pages)
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Category: Cruise account
Author: Dick Durham
Description: Cruising
nearly 1,200 sailors in 217 boats set sail to cross the Atlantic for Christmas in the Caribbean. Dick meets the smallest UK boat, largest UK catamaran, oldest skipper, charity sailors.
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Night Passages - All right on the night
Jan 2007 p110-113  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Navigation / Practical / Seamanship & safety
Author: Simon Collis
Description: Improve Your Skills: Night Passages
Ever tried a night-time passage? MBM joined the Pathfinder Powerboat Club to see what fun could be had after dark.
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