Yachting World

For decades celestial navigation was seen as an increasingly archaic skill, but there is now a resurgence of interest in these traditional navigation skills, writes Rupert Holmes Astro nav is enjoying a resurgence of interest among bluewater sailors. Photo: 59° North Sailing Sailor and navigation expert Stokey Woodall, who has made a living teaching celestial
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Much of the recent high-profile development of sails has focussed on easily handled furling reaching sails The OneSails Integrated Furling Structure (IFS) uses continuous fibre technology to replace the expensive anti-torsion cable These can transform cruising yachts, giving them sufficient power to sail in light airs when previously crews would have been likely to resort
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Named for the sign of astrological quality, this stunning 186ft world-cruising ketch is the result of serious sailors challenging the best of the best to produce something elegant, fast and seaworthy. Rupert Holmes reports A demanding brief for Aquarius from experienced sailors has produced a masterpiece from some of the most experienced and talented brains
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All sailors use weather forecasts (and probably endlessly debate their accuracy), but weather observations are ‘ground truth’ and don’t lie, writes Mike Broughton Data from weather stations, such as Lymington’s, can be viewed over hours or days on weatherfile.com I have some tips for maximising the real-time information you can see, both online and using
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