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    • 43 of the best bluewater sailing yacht designs of all time 5th December 2019
      How do you choose the right yacht for you? We highlight the very best bluewater designs for every type of cruisingPhoto: TimBisMedia Which yacht should you choose for bluewater sailing? This question generates even more debate among sailors than questions about what’s …Continue reading » The post 43 of the best bluewater sailing yacht designs […]
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    • Wild anchoring: Pip Hare explains how to secure your boat in remote spots 5th December 2019
      Dropping the hook in unfamiliar locations can throw up a number of problems. Pip Hare explains her wild anchoring techniqueWhen the water is too deep, securing to land is the best alternative The further off the beaten track I have ventured, the more my definition of an ‘ideal’ anchorage has changed. Sometimes, …Continue reading » […]
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    • The adventures of Infinity: Sailing to Antarctica on a 120ft handmade ketch 4th December 2019
      An 8,300-mile trip deep into the Southern Ocean proved to be 60 days of pure adventure for Andy JamiesonAll photos: Ayack Wanderer “When I say ‘Jump!’ y’all say ‘How high?’. If y’all don’t want to say ‘How high?’ you can pack your …Continue reading » The post The adventures of Infinity: Sailing to Antarctica on […]
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    • Belinda: This refurbished 1980s quarter tonner is a real labour of love 3rd December 2019
      Rupert Holmes looks at the latest yacht to join the highly competitive vintage quarter tonner class after a comprehensive refit and upgrade Spending around 1,800 hours and the price of a new boat on revamping a 30-year-old 26ft keelboat might seem extraordinary, …Continue reading » The post Belinda: This refurbished 1980s quarter tonner is a […]
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    • Frers design: The family dynasty behind some of the world’s most beautiful yachts 2nd December 2019
      Germán Frers and his son Mani are among the most popular and revered yacht designers of their era. Tim Jeffery finds out what makes them tickPhoto: Luca Butto It was the economist J K Galbraith who said that there was “no absolute standard of beauty. That,” he added, …Continue reading » The post Frers design: […]
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    • Helming downwind: Pip Hare’s top tips on how to maximise your speed 28th November 2019
      Pro sailor Pip Hare shares her top tips on how to master the skill of helming downwindCommunication between trimmer and helmsman is key once the breeze has built to moderate windspeeds. Photo: Carlo Borlenghi For me, helming downwind, particularly in big breeze, is one of the absolute joys in this world. It is a …Continue […]
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    • Clearing customs: How to ensure smooth passage across national borders 28th November 2019
      Crossing borders is an integral part of the bluewater cruising experience and yet customs and immigration formalities can strike dread into the heart of cruisers. Suzy Carmody reportsPhoto: Tor Johnson We asked sailors who have cruised in areas including the Caribbean, the Red Sea and Pacific Islands how the reality …Continue reading » The post […]
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    • Skippers’ tips: Bluewater sailing secrets of the million milers revealed 27th November 2019
      What can we learn from skippers who, between them, have sailed well over two million ocean miles? Elaine Bunting reportsPhoto: Tor Johnson “The more I practice, the luckier I get,” the golfer Gary Player used to joke. This old saw became famous …Continue reading » The post Skippers’ tips: Bluewater sailing secrets of the million […]
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    • Farewell Plymouth – Fastnet Race finish will move to France on 96th anniversary of historic event 26th November 2019
      In a major announcement the Royal Ocean Racing Club, organisers of the iconic Rolex Fastnet Race, have confirmed that the next race in 2021 and the following edition in 2023 will finish in the French port of Cherbourg instead of the race’s traditional finish port of Plymouth, UK2021 will see the Fastnet course change for […]
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    • Black Jack 100: On board the light airs supermaxi chasing Sydney Hobart glory 26th November 2019
      Black Jack 100, originally Alfa Romeo, is a Reichel Pugh design that was launched in 2003 and famously and repeatedly duelled with Wild Oats XI for Sydney Hobart line honours. After several years racing in Europe, the iconic 100-footer has been rebooted and has her sights on the Hobart trophy once more. Crosbie Lorimer reports […]
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