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    • Best winter sailing gloves: from mittens to neoprene 18th October 2021
      Sailing in winter can be a magical experience, providing you have the right clothing. That’s just as true whether you’re fighting the elements, or enjoying a beautifully sunny day in a spell of fine weather. Decent sailing gloves are an essential part of being both comfortable and safe when afloat in the winter months. Wet […]
      Rupert Holmes
    • Onboard communication: Pip Hare’s guide 18th October 2021
      Professional sailor, Pip Hare takes us through the key issues and dos and don'ts of proper onboard communicationCommunication by headset is commonplace – and often essential – on large racing yachts. Photo: Yann Riou/Volvo Ocean Race Earlier this year I was lucky enough to join the French crew of the IMOCA 60 Bureau Vallée 3 […]
      Yachting World
    • First look: Swan 98 – high performance, Italian flair 15th October 2021
      At the recent Monaco Yacht Show, we took a look at several of the featured new yachts on display, including the new Swan 98Swan 98 under sail. Photo: Carlo Borlenghi The pandemic seems to have in no way slowed Nautor’s Swan, as it presented two new superyachts at the Monaco …Continue reading » The post […]
      Yachting World
    • How this couple escaped the city to work from their yacht 13th October 2021
      How to sail away without quitting your life: advice from a couple who’ve done it. Patrick and Sheila Dixon explain how to make ‘hybrid cruising’ work Seven years ago, as a pair of empty-nesters living in London, Sheila and I embarked on an impulsive sailing adventure. …Continue reading » The post How this couple escaped […]
      Yachting World
    • First look: Swan 120 – designed for outside living 12th October 2021
      At the recent Monaco Yacht Show, we took a look at several of the featured new yachts on display, including the new Swan 120 Being moored stern-to in Monaco’s Port Hercule during the recent Monaco Yacht Show 2021 was the perfect place to showcase …Continue reading » The post First look: Swan 120 – designed […]
      Yachting World
    • New gear: Seldén Synchronised Main Furling system 12th October 2021
      The latest piece of furling technology to come from Seldén is the Seldén Synchronised Main Furling system, which allows easy touch-button operation A straightforward concept lies behind the appeal of in-mast mainsail furling systems: haul on the clew outhaul while allowing the …Continue reading » The post New gear: Seldén Synchronised Main Furling system appeared […]
      Yachting World
    • Eco-friendly anchoring: how to preserve the seabed 11th October 2021
      Joshua Shankle on looks at some of the dos and don'ts of eco-friendly anchoring, ensuring you have a minimal impact on the seabed and its ecosystems When my toes get cold, I know the wind has piped up. The dorade over the foot of our bed …Continue reading » The post Eco-friendly anchoring: how to […]
      Yachting World
    • Trapped upside down in the North Sea 8th October 2021
      Upside down in a small catamaran in A North Sea Storm, John Passmore distracted himself by focussing on the story. Tom Cunliffe introduces this extract from Old Man Sailing John Passmore is a man unafraid to move with the times. A professional journalist with a distinguished newspaper career, he …Continue reading » The post Trapped […]
      Tom Cunliffe
    • Video tour: YYachts Tripp 90 8th October 2021
      Bill Tripp and Winch Design combine to stunning effect on YYacht's latest carbon build. Yachting Word's Toby Hodges toured this bespoke YYachts Tripp 90 during the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021 Over the past few years YYachts has cemented a reputation for producing large composite yachts that are remarkably uncomplicated and …Continue reading » The post […]
      Toby Hodges
    • Best sailing gloves: 8 top pairs to protect your hands and keep them warm 7th October 2021
      The choice of sailing gloves can be bewildering. Do you most need to protect your hands from physical damage and rope burn, keep them dry, or keep them warm? The answer will depend on the season, the weather and the boat you're sailing, writes Rupert Holmes. For much of the year thermal insulation is an […]
      Yachting World