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    • Crossing the Indian Ocean single-handed – Dutch solo sailor Laura Dekker in her own words 17th August 2017
      In 2011, Dutch teenager Laura Dekker became the youngest person to sail alone round the world. Her account, of which this is an extract, bubbles with a youthful verve and passion. In 2009, the English sailing community was galvanised by the arrival on the East Coast of a 14-year-old single-hander from …Continue reading » The […]
      Yachting World
    • Loick Peyron: “In conditions like this, go down below and have a cup of tea…” 17th August 2017
      We showed this image to ocean racing legend Loick Peyron to find out how he would deal with or avoid the situation.Maxi Yacht Brindabella in the very strong conditions during 2013 Sydney-Hobart Race. Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi Weather like this during the Sydney-Hobart is not a surprise for the guys who start the race. They know […]
      Yachting World
    • Wally 93 – the new cruiser-racer designed for life in the fast lane 17th August 2017
      A further adventure in the performance sailing market for the Italian stylists at Wally Yachts.HAMILTON, Sail n: GBR 8211, Nation: GBR, Owner/Charterer: Sir Charles Dunstone, Model: Wallycento The introduction of the racy Wallycento class in 2012 was a big step into the performance arena for a brand …Continue reading » The post Wally 93 – […]
      Toby Hodges
    • 36th America’s Cup New Zealand: the Challenges that face the new host nation this time around 16th August 2017
      Emirates Team New Zealand may have won the racing, but now the job of hosting America's Cup New Zealand begins, says our columnist Matt Sheahan. As the saying goes, when you win the Cup you make the rules. The champagne was still running down the …Continue reading » The post 36th America’s Cup New Zealand: […]
      Matthew Sheahan
    • Sail across the Atlantic safely – how to avoid the most common gear failures 16th August 2017
      Many of the most common yacht equipment failures – the ones that plague the ARC fleet every year – can be avoided. It is essential to avoid repairs at the top of the mast while at sea if at all possible. Does wind matter? It might seem an off-hand remark perhaps when it comes to breakages; […]
      Yachting World
    • Does a professional skipper ever outrank his or her yacht’s owner? 16th August 2017
      Having played both roles in this question, our columnist Skip Novak can see all sides of the argument.Should Skip Novak, the yacht's owner, just stay below when the professional skipper is in charge? Having been a skipper of other people’s yachts in my former life and, for almost three decades now, a ‘poor …Continue reading […]
      Yachting World
    • Dee Caffari on the Volvo Race: “I can barely get my head around the enormity of the challenge” 16th August 2017
      As newly announced skipper of youth-orientated Volvo Ocean Race Team Turn the tide on plastic, I have rarely been so busy, or so inspired.Dee Caffari skipper of Volvo Ocean Race team Turn the Tide on Plastic. They say you should be careful what you wish for but nothing could be further from the truth. I […]
      Yachting World
    • What are the most common repairs at sea for yachts sailing across the Atlantic? ARC survey results tell all 15th August 2017
      We surveyed nearly all 290 yachts in the 2016 ARC transatlantic to find out what broke and how it was fixed; what worked and what didn't. You cannot presume to be able to sail across an ocean without experiencing some problems or breakages with your equipment. …Continue reading » The post What are the most […]
      Toby Hodges
    • Dee Caffari: Professional female sailors and role models needed to inspire young competitors 15th August 2017
      Dee Caffari, skipper of team Turn the Tide on Plastic, on encouraging women into professional sailing. Tracy Edwards (front) and some of her original crew on the Whitbread maxi Maiden Seeing Tracy Edwards reunited with her Whitbread Round the World yacht Maiden, which she raced with an all-women crew in …Continue reading » The post […]
      Yachting World
    • Roast dinner round the Rock: onboard the iconic Sparkman & Stephens design Kialoa II 14th August 2017
      The iconic 1963 S&S Kialoa II drew quite a crowd in Plymouth after the Rolex Fastnet Race, we took a tour Kialoa II in the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race ©Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi Without question one of the yachts that attracted the most lingering glances on the busy pontoons of Plymouth Yacht Haven …Continue reading » The […]
      Helen Fretter