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    • Sailing to the Canary Islands: Everything you need to know 6th July 2020
      Heading south to the Canary Islands signals the start of a transatlantic adventure for many European yachts. Meteorologist Chris Tibbs shares his top tips for this passageThe small low between the Canary Islands and Portugal has stalled and become cut off from the driving force of the jet stream Our focus tends to be on […]
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    • Leopard 45: Hard-top adds fresh appeal to this popular catamaran design 2nd July 2020
      Not in itself a new boat (the Leopard 45 was launched in 2017), the example appearing this year will feature a new hard-top design Drawn by Simonis Voogd and built by Robertson & Caine in South Africa, every Leopard cat gets put through its …Continue reading » The post Leopard 45: Hard-top adds fresh appeal […]
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    • Catamaran sailing across the Atlantic: Why multihulls are taking over the ARC 2nd July 2020
      Multihulls are making their mark on tradewinds sailing. Elaine Bunting reports from the 2019 Atlantic Rally for CruisersA catamaran on the ARC rally reefed for an approaching squall, as seen from Jeanneau 64 Layla. Photo: Paul Laurie/Point Photography Something big has happened in ocean sailing. It could be the tipping point in the 34-year history […]
      Elaine Bunting
    • Bali Catspace 40: Spacious catamaran promises 20% more room than its rivals 1st July 2020
      Bali began its clever convertible inside/outside concept with the 4.3 launched in 2016. And the successful formula of using a slide-up door to enclose the aft cockpit has been repeated on the 4.1, 5.4, this new 40, plus a 4.8 and 4.6 also launching this year. The idea is attributed to Bali’s founder, Olivier Poncin, […]
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    • Cruising Patagonia: An extract from Winter in Fireland by Nicholas Coghlan 30th June 2020
      A British-Canadian couple experience a rough time of it while cruising Patagonia in their 27ft yachtMoored off the Brecknock Peninsula in Tierra del Fuego Nicholas Coghlan circumnavigated in the late 1980s with Jenny, his wife, on their small yacht, Tarka the Otter, before taking …Continue reading » The post Cruising Patagonia: An extract from Winter […]
      Tom Cunliffe
    • Privilege Signature 510: What’s changed on the first Hanse Group era model? 29th June 2020
      The first major new launch for Privilege since the take-over in 2018 by Hanse Group, the Signature 510 is based on the tested hull of the five-year old Série 5 by the redoubtable Marc Lombard But the new boat has had more than just a name change. It has had an aesthetic makeover with dozens […]
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    • X56 first look: New model combines powerful hull with spacious accommodation 25th June 2020
      X-Yachts continues to flesh out its Pure X range, which already includes five models from 38-63ft, with the new X56 The ethos of this range, which appeals to those looking for a state-of-the-art performance cruiser, is now firmly established. “Around …Continue reading » The post X56 first look: New model combines powerful hull with spacious […]
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    • Expert sailing tips: Dee Caffari’s top 5 tips for creating a cohesive crew 25th June 2020
      Round-the-world sailor Dee Caffari talks to Andy Rice and shares her advice on getting a team to gelDee Caffari built a cohesive team from a multinational crew on Turn The Tide on Plastic. Photo: Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race To win the Volvo Ocean Race you need proven, battle-hardened experience on board. However, the […]
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    • Finishing a solo circumnavigation: An extract from Solitaire Spirit by Les Cowles 23rd June 2020
      With a rapidly dwindling supply of only rice and tinned mince left to eat, Les Powles makes the final miles home of a solo circumnavigationNow aged 92, Les has spent half a lifetime sailing and living aboard Solitaire. Photo: PPL / Peter Smailes If he hadn’t chosen to write a book, Les Powles could well […]
      Tom Cunliffe
    • Sailing Vancouver Island: Braving bears and bad weather on the inside-out route 22nd June 2020
      Tor Johnson sails with his father, sister and friends on a voyage of rediscovery around spectacular Vancouver IslandKeala navigates the rocky entrance to the Bunsby Islands, on Vancouver Island’s west coast. All photos: Tor Johnson At 94 years of age, my father, Donald, still hates sitting in harbour. He lives in La Conner, Washington, on […]
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