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    • Sailing in Cuba: The joys of exploring the island by yacht 23rd April 2019
      Cuba isn’t just another Caribbean island – it’s a completely different world where money can't buy everything, says Rachael SprotHummingbird at anchor off Cienfuegos, where classic Chevy is still an everyday form of transport “If someone has to go to prison, I volunteer,” said new first mate, Neal, with a grin as we sat …Continue […]
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    • Hanse 548 review: The push-button 50-footer that can be sailed by a couple 18th April 2019
      Does push-button technology mean a 50-plus footer really can be sailed easily by a couple? David Harding puts the Hanse 548 to the test in the SolentSailing photos: Paul Wyeth Imagine putting a cruising couple from the late 1990s into a time capsule and fast-forwarding them to the present. Then …Continue reading » The post […]
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    • Cleaning up our seas: What sailors can do to help 16th April 2019
      With the need to clean up our oceans widely evident, we ask how every sailor can be part of the solutionThe dream of turquoise waters is threatened by plastic pollution. Photo: Tor Johnson We need to clean up our oceans. Biologist Anna Turns investigates the global scale of plastic pollution, while Toby Hodges …Continue reading […]
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    • X-Yachts X4-9 test: Danish yard strikes a tough balance with hybrid design 11th April 2019
      The X4-9 is a stylish performance cruiser that is both manageable short-handed and can still win races, reports Pip HarePhotos: Rick Tomlinson The X49 is squarely aimed at the no-compromise sailor who wants it all. It combines a comfortable, stylish interior, with …Continue reading » The post X-Yachts X4-9 test: Danish yard strikes a tough […]
      Pip Hare
    • How to cross the Atlantic from the Caribbean to Europe: Everything you need to know 9th April 2019
      Preparations for the voyage from the Caribbean to Europe need to begin before you leave home, but what should you consider?Photo: Tor Johnson By early summer the peak Caribbean season is coming to a close, ushered out by a fusillade of big regattas. …Continue reading » The post How to cross the Atlantic from the […]
      Elaine Bunting
    • Atlantic sailing spares and repairs: Experienced skippers explain what you’ll need 4th April 2019
      We quizzed 254 skippers who took part in the 2017 ARC rally about the spares they shipped and the repairs they made en route. The lessons gleaned from their Transatlantic sailing problems can benefit us allARC veteran skippers explain how to prepare to cross the Atlantic You’ve got the plan, you’ve got the ideal offshore […]
      Toby Hodges
    • Finot-Conq FC3 53 test: Can this offshore cruiser deliver the best of both worlds? 2nd April 2019
      A bluewater cruiser by a Vendée Race boat designer is bound to deliver on performance, but does the Finot-Conq FC3 53 have the comfort to match?Photos: James Mitchell If the electric green hull and striking looks of Nica don’t grab your attention, then its on-paper description certainly will. …Continue reading » The post Finot-Conq FC3 […]
      Pip Hare
    • Baltic 67 review: Finnish superyacht yard goes back to its roots with no-compromise cruiser 28th March 2019
      When a renowned superyacht yard builds a 67-footer for short-handed cruising you can be sure the result will be something specialManyeleti is hull number one in the Baltic 67 series Were money no object and you wanted the ultimate yacht for long-term cruising, what would you choose? How large could …Continue reading » The post […]
      Toby Hodges
    • How to get paid to go sailing – 5 different options for living the dream 26th March 2019
      If you quit your job, could your skills pay for you to go sailing round the world? Elaine Bunting and Terysa Vanderloo explain how it can be doneThis is the life... but how can you make a living off it? Photo: Amory Ross Imagine escaping the daily routine of work, the long commute, the corporate […]
      Elaine Bunting
    • Expert advice: How to sail across the Pacific Ocean 19th March 2019
      Immense and diverse, the expanse of the Pacific offers some of the finest tradewinds cruising you’ll ever experience and a wealth of friendly cultures. Dan Bower explains how to prepare and where to sailSailing across the Pacific is the adventure of a lifetime, but proper preparation is vital. Photos: Tor Johnson / Dan Bower / […]
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