Yachting World is moving to a new home
They say that moving house is one of the most stressful experiences in life. Moving office comes close. In April next year not just Yachting World, but the vast majority of IPC’s 80 magazines are moving to a new home, just 500 metres away and slap bank next door to the Tate Modern in London. The new building, christened the Blue Fin Building, has, unlike our present location at Kings Reach Tower, been purpose-designed and built for magazine publishing.
And just like moving house, as you start to plan the move you realise just how much clutter you’ve accumulated over the years, in our case only about 14 of the 112 years we’ve been published. Apart from shelves and cupboards full of magazines, we’ve got a picture library of close to 200,000 35mm transparencies, brochures and files going back for years and the inevitable paraphernalia one collects. In my office I’ve things as diverse at the Harold G Twincy Trophy (an anagram of Yachting World) originally awarded to the Half Ton Cup Class, a North Atlantic chart with my track from the 1995 ARC, some designer’s weights, an antique deck prism and a half model of a Cork Harbour One Design, designed by Fife.
But the move means that an awful lot of this has to go because, inevitably, we will have less storage space. Amongst other things we’ve got duplicate bound volumes of Yachting World going back at least 20 years, half of which must go. So if there are any Clubs out there who would like some or all of these why not contact Jo Cackett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caption: picture shows our new home, the blue-ish building, centre left