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    • Crazy world of the gigayacht – what’s behind the growth of mega sailing yachts 27th February 2017
      The last few years have seen launches of some of the world's largest yachts, truly gigayachts. Helen Fretter delves into the world of the gigayacht Ship or sailing yacht? The aggressively styled 141m ‘sail assisted’ Sailing Yacht A is hard to categorise and its appearance has few fans. Dwarfing not only any other yacht that […]
      Helen Fretter
    • Why is New Zealand’s America’s Cup team using pedal power for winches? 27th February 2017
      Fitness and power is key in the America's Cup, and Emirates Team New Zealand think they have an advantage by using bike style pedal winches. Andy Rice explains why Ben Ainslie is known for his superstitions. For all five of his Olympic regattas he would start day one of …Continue reading » The post Why […]
      Yachting World
    • Video: Five years sailing around the world in five beautiful minutes 25th February 2017
      The crew of a 72ft bluewater cruiser document their remote travels sailing around the world in this breathtaking short video Sailing around the world is arguably the ideal way to see the very best of our planet. This film helps …Continue reading » The post Video: Five years sailing around the world in five beautiful […]
      Toby Hodges
    • A look on board the extraordinary 86m Aquijo, the world’s largest ketch 25th February 2017
      The biggest ketch-rigged yacht on the water, Aquijo is designed to push boundaries and horizons. Helen Fretter talks to her designers s/y AQuiJo The largest Bermudan rigged ketch ever launched, the 86m Aquijo was designed by Bill Tripp and launched last year. The build came …Continue reading » The post A look on board the extraordinary 86m […]
      Helen Fretter
    • Dubois Naval Architects Ltd goes into liquidation 23rd February 2017
      The leading design firm set up by Ed Dubois in 1977 has closed and gone into liquidation, with its assets being sold through auction. Following the death of world-renowned British designer Ed Dubois last year, we are saddened to report that Dubois Naval Architects …Continue reading » The post Dubois Naval Architects Ltd goes into […]
      Toby Hodges
    • Telemedicine for cruisers beyond the reach of an airlift – how a phone call saved one sailor’s life 22nd February 2017
      Will Bruton investigates the growing market for telemedicine services and looks at what's available on the market for yacht cruisers. Praxis consultation - for forwarding to Praxis Anchored in a remote lagoon in the Solomon Islands last year, Tom Partridge and his partner Susie Plume were into …Continue reading » The post Telemedicine for cruisers […]
      Yachting World
    • How to reef short-handed and how to know when the time is right to reduce sail 17th February 2017
      Reefing offers numerous benefits to a hard-pressed yacht and its crew – so set your boat up to make it as easy as possible. The decision to reef is as much about boat handling as it is about wind strength. So try to take …Continue reading » The post How to reef short-handed and how […]
      Pip Hare
    • Gunboat 68 – the high octane luxury performance cruiser designed by VPLP 15th February 2017
      French owner Grand Large Yachting has unveiled its first new model for the Gunboat brand. Gunboat 68 When Gunboat, the US company that created the luxury super-fast carbon catamaran range, went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year, …Continue reading » The post Gunboat 68 – the high octane luxury performance cruiser designed by VPLP appeared […]
      Elaine Bunting
    • The America’s Cup defender has given away much of its historic advantage, but can anyone beat Oracle? 13th February 2017
      Andy Rice's America's Cup diary: the AC50 one-design elements were a good idea but can anyone make Oracle pay for its generosity as defender of the Cup? Photo Ricardo Pinto/ACEA One of the unwritten rules of the America’s Cup is that every decision the defender makes must be in the …Continue reading » The post […]
      Yachting World
    • How author Martin O’Scannall removed the engine from his yacht and learned to listen to the sea 12th February 2017
      Tom Cunliffe introduces a pair of extracts from For the Love of Sauntress – a 40 year affair by Martin O’Scannall extolling the virtues of sailing without an engine. Photo Oscar Companioni. For the Love of Sauntress – A Forty-year Affair published as recently as 2014 by the ever-creative Lodestar Books tells …Continue reading » […]
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