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    • Alex Thomson profile: Understanding the man behind the suit 14th June 2019
      Alex Thomson is embarking on his fifth Vendée Globe campaign, Helen Fretter finds out what drives him"I don’t really want to be associated with someone who can’t be bothered to tuck their shirt in." Everyone knows Alex Thomson. He’s not only one of the most immediately recognisable IMOCA 60 skippers, but one of the …Continue […]
      Helen Fretter
    • Ice 60 review: The chic Italian yacht that offers more than just style 13th June 2019
      Conceived by racing driver Marco Malgara, the Ice 60 is as cool as its nameAll photos: Andrea Rizzato Styles come and go. To stand the test of time you need something else, something more than aesthetics, something that …Continue reading » The post Ice 60 review: The chic Italian yacht that offers more than just […]
      Toby Hodges
    • Shade and ventilation: How to keep your yacht cool and dry in the tropics 12th June 2019
      Cruising in the tropics may sound glamorous, but shade and ventilation are key concerns for a comfortable liveaboard experience, writes Terysa VanderlooNever underestimate the value of a shaded helm position when cruising in sunny climes. Photo: Tor Johnson For many cruisers hailing from mild or cooler climates, such as northern Europe or North America, it […]
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    • Sailing Nova Scotia: Jagged coastline makes for a unique cruising experience 11th June 2019
      Nova Scotia’s intricate coastline has wilderness, history and civilisation in abundance. Tom Zydler explores itAll photos: Tom Zydler As soon as the sun began to disperse the fog that had settled at night over Pubnico Harbour we weighed …Continue reading » The post Sailing Nova Scotia: Jagged coastline makes for a unique cruising experience appeared […]
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    • Power management: How to cope with the demands of modern cruising 10th June 2019
      Chris Tibbs explains how he uses renewable sources to boost his power options on-boardHow many on-board appliances do you really need? Photo: Tor Johnson A cold drink at the end of the day while watching the sun go down is one of the joys …Continue reading » The post Power management: How to cope with […]
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    • Onboard creature comforts: Little luxuries for sailing around the world 7th June 2019
      Sailing around the world doesn’t have to be a Spartan existence – Terysa Vanderloo explains her top onboard creature comfortsPhoto: Jason Pickering Cruising sailors who also call their boat their home usually give plenty of consideration to making life on board as …Continue reading » The post Onboard creature comforts: Little luxuries for sailing around […]
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    • Qilak: The super-rugged yacht built for fast, high-latitudes cruising 6th June 2019
      Can a design drawing inspiration from IMOCA 60s meet the unforgiving demands of high latitudes cruising? David Glenn sails a yacht that aims to achieve just thatAll photos: Paul Wyeth If there were an award for brutalism in naval architecture Qilak would surely be on the podium. Her stark, purposeful, …Continue reading » The post […]
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    • How extreme barnacle growth hobbled the 2018-19 Golden Globe Race fleet 6th June 2019
      Overlook barnacles at your peril – Sam Fortescue explains how this lowly barnacle came to dominate the latter stages of the 2018-19 Golden Globe RaceUku Randmaa’s One And All was clean at the start of the 2018-19 Golden Globe Race. Photo: Pedro Rodriguez / PPL / GGR Eighty-knot gales, 10m-high waves, pitchpoling, loneliness and ever-depleting […]
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    • Could the wonderfully weird Inflated Wing Sail make sailing easier? 4th June 2019
      The strange looking prototype Inflated Wing Sail is truly innovative. We try out a concept that could make sailing much easierAll photos: Paul Wyeth As the mist rose off the water’s surface in the picturesque harbour of Morges on the north bank of Lake …Continue reading » The post Could the wonderfully weird Inflated Wing […]
      Matthew Sheahan
    • How to train your crew for an emergency: Everything you need to know 3rd June 2019
      Modern yachts are packed with the latest survival kit, but how confident are you in the capacity of your crew to act decisively and use it correctly in the event of an emergency? Will Bruton explores the options for further trainingIn an emergency an informal briefing can quickly get forgotten. Photo: Chuck Ferrante/US Coast Guard […]
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