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    • Smartphone navigation: Pip Hare’s top tips for sailing by iPhone 23rd January 2020
      When all else fails, smartphone navigation can be a great back up to help get you home. Pip Hare explains how it’s doneSetting depth shading can help route planning if using a phone for emergency navigation No matter how good navigation apps have become, using your smartphone as a main method of navigation is just […]
      Pip Hare
    • Sailing the Falkland Islands: A life-changing voyage on board Pelagic 22nd January 2020
      Silvia Varela reflects on how a farewell sail around the Falkland Islands on Skip Novak’s Pelagic became a turning point in her lifePhoto: Sergio Pitamitz / Getty In spring 2016 my partner, Magnus, and I delivered Pelagic, one of two yachts owned and run as a high-latitudes …Continue reading » The post Sailing the Falkland […]
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    • Anna: The modern classic yacht that conceals some serious technology 21st January 2020
      Anna is a custom 65ft Spirit of Tradition yacht with some very high-tech features concealed beneath her classic exterior, reports Alison Langley When approaching Anna moored at the dock, it’s hard to immediately tell whether she is a restored classic or a …Continue reading » The post Anna: The modern classic yacht that conceals some […]
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    • And the winners of the European Yacht of the Year 2020 are… 18th January 2020
      Having tested 15 yachts shortlisted for the European Yacht of the Year 2020 awards, Toby Hodges reveals the winners and why they won Yachting World has been a jury member for the European Yacht of the Year awards since its inception in 2004. …Continue reading » The post And the winners of the European Yacht […]
      Toby Hodges
    • Rival to the Fastnet Race is launched by Plymouth yacht club to ‘bring race home’ 17th January 2020
      The Lonely Rock, a race mirroring the classic Fastnet Race route starting from the Isle of Wight and finishing in Plymouth, has been launched by the Royal Western Yacht Club2021 will see the Fastnet course change for the first time in its 96-year history A new race to the Fastnet Rock and back has been […]
      Elaine Bunting
    • Road to the America’s Cup podcast episode 5: Designing the AC75’s hull 9th January 2020
      In the latest episode of our America’s Cup podcast, Ben Ainslie explains the key differences between the four AC75 hull designs launched to datePhotographs of hull shapes will be pored over so teams can model each others’ designs. Photo: Ralph Hewitt/Team INEOS UK Four AC75s have now been launched, and each of these brand new […]
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    • Spinnaker wraps: Pip Hare’s tips on dealing with a tangled kite 9th January 2020
      From prevention to recovery, pro sailor Pip Hare explains how to handle spinnaker wrapsUnwinding a spinnaker wrap from the forestay can be difficult. Photo: Tom Gruitt I can still feel the pain of my first really bad single-handed spinnaker wrap. I was in the middle of …Continue reading » The post Spinnaker wraps: Pip Hare’s […]
      Pip Hare
    • How shared ownership can get you more boating with less stress 9th January 2020
      The sharing economy is booming, even on the water. Sam Fortescue looks at the new ways to own a boatSharing a boat with other like-minded owners may mean you could afford to sail a bigger yacht Traditional boat ownership is broken and outdated. At least, that’s the bold message coming from a shrewd and hardy […]
      Yachting World
    • Pip Hare’s 10 top tips on how to look after your yacht on passage 9th January 2020
      People often ask me if I get bored sailing across oceans, but the truth is there is always something to do. Routine is king when it comes to regular maintenance. Here are my top ten daily checks for getting across an ocean in good shapeWalk the deck to check the rig, fixtures and fittings on […]
      Pip Hare
    • The great escape: Why there’s no bad time to drop everything and sail away 9th January 2020
      When is the right time to cut loose and sail away? Any time, as Helen Fretter finds out from cruisers of all life stagesThe Ecces family took the plunge and are now sailing around the world on their Oyster 655 Man of War. Photo: Mike Jones/Waterline Media How do we untie the lines that bind […]
      Helen Fretter