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    • Speed sailing record holder Paul Larsen explains how to get your boat up to pace 24th September 2020
      Andy Rice talks to the fastest sailor on earth, Paul Larsen to find out how to maximise your boatspeedFast teams will record, calibrate and analyse settings constantly. Photo: Nico Martinez Not only is Paul Larsen clued in to what makes a boat go fast, he’s just as passionate about getting …Continue reading » The post […]
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    • Ngoni: This stunning sailing superyacht is Ed Dubois’ last masterpiece 23rd September 2020
      The combined talents of the late Ed Dubois and Royal Huisman have produced one of the most stunning yachts ever launched. Rupert Holmes reportsThe distinctive reverse sheer increases the longitudinal stiffness of Ngoni’s structure by 12 per cent The owner’s brief for Ngoni would be challenging for any size of yacht: “Build me a beast. […]
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    • Pogo Foiler: This little racing machine will take the Mini Transat to another level 22nd September 2020
      The Pogo Foiler is a production prototype, designed to create an off-the-shelf Mini 6.50 that can compete in the experimental prototype class. François Tregouet reports Since the Pogo 1 was launched in 1997, the Pogo Structures yard in Brittany has won ten out of the …Continue reading » The post Pogo Foiler: This little racing […]
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    • Downwind developments: The latest offwind sails for faster tradewind crossings 21st September 2020
      Much of the recent high-profile development of sails has focussed on easily handled furling reaching sailsThe OneSails Integrated Furling Structure (IFS) uses continuous fibre technology to replace the expensive anti-torsion cable These can transform cruising yachts, giving them sufficient power to sail in light airs when previously crews would have been …Continue reading » The […]
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    • Family adventure: How we home-schooled our kids while sailing across the Pacific 17th September 2020
      Cruising with their children allowed Ralf and Dina Schlaepfer to fulfil their pacific dreams, although set lessons were overtaken by the school of adventure Sailing the paradise of the Pacific Ocean with my own boat had been my dream since forever. The first big …Continue reading » The post Family adventure: How we home-schooled our […]
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    • It takes a team to Tango: The inside story of the fourth Wallycento superyacht 17th September 2020
      This fourth Wallycento took the design and build to an aggressive new level. Toby Hodges reports from a test sail of Tango off the coast of Monaco This may be the fourth 100ft yacht designed to the Wallycento box rule, but it’s one that raises the bar …Continue reading » The post It takes a […]
      Toby Hodges
    • Cruising New Caledonia: Spectacular sailing in the French corner of the Pacific 16th September 2020
      Janneke Kuysters and Wietze van der Laan are captivated by the Pacific islands of New Caledonia “OK, this time you’ll do it, right?” Wietze asks, full of hope that this time I’ll grab the mooring buoy …Continue reading » The post Cruising New Caledonia: Spectacular sailing in the French corner of the Pacific appeared first […]
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    • From the archives: How the early years of the Fastnet Race shaped its legend 15th September 2020
      As part of our 125th anniversary celeberations, Nigel Sharp delves into the Yachting World archives to trace the origin and early years of the legendary Fastnet Race In 1931, a Yachting World correspondent who went by the name of Solent opined: “615 miles seemed to me too …Continue reading » The post From the archives: […]
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    • Taking control: How modern autopilot systems can be your best helmsman 14th September 2020
      There is a school of thought in the IMOCA 60 world that a good autopilot system is worth sacrificing a few sails for in the overall campaign budget – that’s how big the perceived advantage is for some.A Raymarine autopilot takes control under spinnaker. Photo: ISTEC It’s hardly surprising. At speeds that are regularly in […]
      Matthew Sheahan
    • Vendée Globe 2020 preview: Next generation foilers will sail on the limit 10th September 2020
      This year’s Vendée Globe is a race for futuristic flying machines. Helen Fretter and Andi Robertson take a closer lookThe Manuard-designed, scow bowed L’Occitaine has shown huge potential: the increased bow volume and substantial forefoot means the nose does not dig deep but skims even in a seaway, but no one has really tested a […]
      Helen Fretter