James Wilkie Devoy

Staff Writer

James Wilkie Devoy

James Wilkie Devoy was born and raised in Portobello, the seaside suburb of Edinburgh. 

From a young age he splashed about on boats with his father all over the Scottish coast. He still enjoys coastal cruising around Scotland and the Med.

James studied English and Film in Edinburgh and went on to write for numerous magazines. More recently he worked as a broadcast journalist at the BBC and Scottish Television where he covered everything from science and tech to politics. He is now the staff writer for Yachting World. 

The new G-SHOCK Smartwatch– the GSW-H1000 – includes an optical heart rate sensor, compass, altitude/air pressure sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer and GPS. The 1.2in colour screen has a three-tier user configurable…

The Garmin MSC-10 satellite compass uses GPS derived data, instead of the earth’s magnetic field, to calculate a boat’s heading and is therefore unaffected by magnetic interference.  It works across…

A+T’s ATP2 processor allows for full ethernet networking using a single wire linking all sensors and displays. This cable also supplies 12V power to low draw items such as sensors.…

The Calypso portable ultrasonic wind sensor comes at a time when onboard systems are becoming increasingly integrated and fits well in a captain’s electronic instrument arsenal. Wireless wind sensors have…

The Loop Boa Base is an extremely neat idea for adding extra clutches in places where there would otherwise be no convenient deck space. It allows them to be stacked…

high spec deck shoe

The Wuzzos Corinthian Pro is a new high spec deck shoe which uses leather and mesh to maximise ventilation and drainage, while the dual density outsole is engineered to absorb…