Olympic sailing: How to follow the Tokyo 2020 regatta

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As the delayed Olympic Games finally get underway in Tokyo, we take a look at the best ways to follow the Olympic sailing competition For the 350 Olympic sailing athletes competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a medal symbolises more than their skills; it is a reflection of the single-minded, obsessive nature that is required […]

First look: RP Nauta 151 – alloy flyer

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The RP Nauta 151 superyacht is already under construction by builder Royal Huissman and promises to outperform existing alloy boats Royal Huisman is already hard at work building the RP Nauta 151, a 46m performance sloop by Reichel/Pugh and Nauta Design. It has been designed for a repeat client in aluminium, despite the overall aim […]

Have your say on Yachting World and get a chance to win a case of wine

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We’re running a survey to find out more about your views on Yachting World. From refits to racing — and much more besides — we cover a lot of different topics at Yachting World. Now, we’d love to hear more from you, the readers, about your thoughts on the stories we produce, and your own […]

Hydrogen power: Is the future of onboard power here?

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It has long been discussed but hydrogen power for yachts is starting to look set to become a green power source for yachts. Sam Fortescue investigates Nemesis One, a 101m luxury foiling cat capable of 50 knots, with hydrogen gas for emission-free propulsion We all know that hydrogen is the power of the future. After […]

SailGP: Australian team takes victory in British leg

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Tom Slingsby’s Australian team won the British leg of SailGP, with fans treated to a fine show in sunny weather in Plymouth Thousands of fans turned up on Plymouth Hoe, and hundreds of spectator boats lined the F50 racecourse in Plymouth Sound as the sold out Great Britain SailGP took place over the weekend of 17-18 […]

Paul Goodison on how to drive a foiling F50 in SailGP

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Ahead of this weekend’s Great Britain SailGP in Plymouth, British helmsman Paul Goodison shares what it’s like to drive a foiling F50 catamaran Great Britain SailGP Team helmed by interim skipper Paul Goodison in action during a practice session ahead of Great Britain SailGP, Event 3, Season 2 in Plymouth, Great Britain. 15 July 2021. […]

SailGP: Teams prepared for British leg

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The third round of 2021’s SailGP season will see the teams competing in Plymouth. The championship is looking tight with plenty still up for grabs The Great Britain Sail Grand Prix is here, as the eight national SailGP teams go head-to-head in Plymouth this weekend hoping to win the third event of series’ second season. […]

First look: Wally 101 – new 101ft yacht due in 2023

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The luxury yacht manufacturer is due to launch a new boat in 2023, the new Wally 101 inspired by the well-respected Wallycento design rule Wally has sold its first new sailing yacht since the buy-out by Ferretti in 2019 – a 101-footer inspired by the Wallycento box-rule design, called the Wally 101. The fully custom […]

Tokyo Olympic sailing: Who will win Gold in Japan?

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Andy Rice takes a look at the Tokyo Olympic sailing line up and picks out who he thinks are the likely contenders for sailing medals this summer Scott is hoping to relieve the moment he won gold at the Olympics in 2016. Photo: Richard Langdon The Olympic Sailing Regatta in Tokyo will be a high-level […]

Cruising Brittany: highlights of a final sail

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After six years of bluewater cruising, Terysa Vanderloo and partner Nick Fabbri enjoyed a slow cruise through Brittany on their final passage home The sun lingered low in the sky, casting a golden glow over the sandy island of Höedic. The small south Brittany harbour is home to three large mooring balls, around which yachts […]

How to get offshore race ready: Dee Caffari offers her advice

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Dee Caffari, veteran of six circumnavigations and the first woman to sail solo both ways around the world shares offshore race tips with Andy Rice This year’s Rolex Fastnet Race was breezier than many predicted, with challenging sea states. Photo: Kurt Arrigo / Rolex Dee Caffari believes that getting ready for a big offshore race […]

Round the world race: 100ft trimarans set for solo race

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The fastest offshore racing designs ever built, the foiling 100ft Ultim trimarans, will go head-to-head in a solo round the world race in 2023 The Ultim class has announced the first single-handed race round the world for giant multihulls, the Solo Ultim World Tour.  This will likely be the most challenging ocean sailing race ever […]

Pelagic 77 video: onboard one of the world’s most extreme sailing machines

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Pelagic 77, the extreme expedition yacht designed in collaboration with Skip Novak, has hit the water. Elaine Bunting sails onboard the yacht, which was built to sail to the ends of the earth in safety and comfort The latest and largest Pelagic design, the 77ft Vinson of Antarctica, created in collaboration with legendary adventurer and expedition […]

Fastnet Race navigation: tactics for the new finish

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With the Fastnet Race due to finish in Cherbourg for the first time in 2021, Christian Dumard offers his expert advice on the challenges competitors are likely to face 2021 will see the Fastnet course change for the first time in its 96-year history The new Rolex Fastnet Race course, finishing in Cherbourg instead of […]

The fastest monohull ever? Meet the ClubSwan 125

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Arguably the most eagerly awaited new yacht of modern times, the radical ClubSwan 125 is launched and sailing ClubSwan 125 Nautor’s Swan announced it was to build a record breaker in 2018 and it’s been a long wait living on the teaser renderings of its ambitious new ClubSwan 125. An early rendering of the ClubSwan […]

Cruising in Europe: How to cope with Covid and Brexit issues

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With the double difficulties presented by Brexit and Covid-19, Helen Fretter speaks to the experts and provides all you need to know about cruising in Europe this summer Cruising in Europe was once the comparatively simple option, negotiating weather systems in Biscay and overcrowded anchorages being the major concerns for anyone planning to cruise Atlantic […]

Solent sea breeze: Understanding typical Solent summer winds

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Will it be a sea breeze day? Expert meteorologist David Houghton’s ‘quadrant theory’ explains six of the most popular scenarios on a Solent summer’s day Photo: Getty Images Clear skies at dawn and a hint of wispy cumulus rising above the mainland shore are early signs of a Solent sea breeze day. But where many […]

Pen Duick VI to race in the 2023 Ocean Globe Race

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Pen Duick VI will compete in the 2023 Ocean Globe Race, which is being held to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Whitbread Race Pen Duick VI competed in the first Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973-74. Credit: Ocean Frontiers OGR/ GGR/CG580/Pic suppliers Pen Duick VI, the yacht which legendary French sailor Éric […]

First look: Sunreef 80

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Sam Fortescue takes a look at the Sunreef 80, which looks set to break new ground in terms of onboard renewable power generation Polish luxury catamaran builder Sunreef says it will launch a new ‘eco’ 80-footer this summer in Gdansk, the Sunreef 80. The new Sunreef 80 uses electric propulsion, which draws power from a […]

Gear: 878 clothing bringing graphene tech to sailing clothes

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Rupert Holmes reports on 878 clothing new company that are looking to revolutionise the sailing clothing industry and are bringing new technology to the market Most innovation is an iterative process of continued small improvements in product design or materials technology. However, occasionally a step-change in innovation is possible that produces radically different products. This […]

First look: Oyster 495

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Rupert Holmes gets the latest on the first new sub-50ft yacht launched by Oyster in many years, the Oyster 495. The Oyster 495 is the first all-new sub 50ft Oyster model in 16 years and is one of the most important new models for the revitalised company since CEO Richard Hadida took the helm in […]

No OSTAR? No problem! Corinthian sailors set up their own transat

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After this year’s OSTAR race was postponed, a group of Corinthian skippers completed their own ‘NOSTAR’ transatlantic challenge Punta Ala, Italy, November 2020 Guido Cantini Golden Globe Race 2022 entrant. Guido Cantini aboard Hannah of Cowes the Vancouver 34 with which he will participate in the Golden Globe Race 2022. © Guido Cantini/Hannah Racing Following […]

World’s coolest yachts: Volvo 70 Ericsson 4

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We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. Here, Stu Bannatyne nominates the Volvo 70 Ericsson 4 “Ericsson 4 holds a special place in my history of boats sailed. I was fortunate to be part of a very talented team that resulted in the […]

Finn dinghy: Farewell to Olympics

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It has been a part of sailing in the Olympics since 1952, but this summer, when the Finn dinghy fleet takes to the waters of Enoshima it will be its final Olympic outing This summer will be last time we see the Finn dinghy at the Olympic Games. In order to meet the directive from the […]

Visit Lauderdale: For everything under the sun

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Come for the boat show, stay for the fun. Bigger. And better than ever. That’s the promise for this year’s 62nd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. For five action-packed days in October – October 27 to 31 to be precise – Greater Fort Lauderdale will live-up to its title of “Yachting Capital of the World”. […]

Water for sailing: We survey the ARC fleet to find popular options

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How to stow, conserve or generate drinking water for sailing is key for any offshore sailor. Toby Hodges surveyed the 81 skippers of the ARC 2020 fleet for tips Water is the source of all life. For any sailor considering extended cruising or an ocean crossing, the ability to carry or produce sufficient fresh water […]

Round the Island Race 2021: How to follow – a spectator’s guide

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Don’t miss any of the action from the Round the Island Race 2021 with this spectator’s guide. We outline the various ways you can keep up to date with the race from shoreside or from home The Needles is just one of the great vantage points from which to watch the Round the Island Race. […]

First look: F70 – Carkeek and Persico join forces for foiler

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The newly announced F70 from Carkeek and Persico Marine looks to be an absolute weapon drawing heavily on America’s Cup and IMOCA 60 technology. Rupert Holmes takes a look The latest collaboration between designer Shaun Carkeek and Italian yard Persico Marine is astonishing by the standards of any monohull. The images of the new F70 […]

New Gear: Gill OS3 jacket and trousers with new plant-based coating

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The latest line to come from UK clothing brand, Gill, is the OS3 range, consisting of jackets and trousers for men and women, made with a new plant-based coating The new Gill OS3 fabric is a two-layer system, which has been developed to provide lightweight, competitively priced foul weather gear for coastal use. As with […]

Giles Scott: Can the Brit secure a second gold in Tokyo?

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Giles Scott is one of British sailing’s biggest talents and was a break-out star of the 36th America’s Cup, but can he defend Olympic Gold? Helen Fretter finds out Giles Scott is waiting. Like all of this year’s Olympic cohort, he is in a strange pre-Games limbo. Normally at this point in an Olympic cycle […]

The Viking route: Across the Atlantic via Nova Scotia

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Can you tackle a northerly Atlantic crossing – the legendary ‘Viking’ route – in a standard bluewater cruiser? Sam Fortescue meets an owner who did just that Think of crossing the Atlantic from west to east, and most people will picture a pleasant high-pressure route via Bermuda or the Azores. But there is another way […]

Ocean Race Europe: Mirpuri Foundation wins with final hours gamble

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A big gamble paid off for two VO65 teams in the final hours of leg 3 of The Ocean Race Europe as Mirpuri Foundation and AkzoNobel proffited The third and final offshore leg of The Ocean Race Europe came to an exciting conclusion in the early hours of Thursday morning in Genova, when the Portuguese […]

Seasickness cure: Could VR be the future?

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Will Bruton reports on the New Zealand based company that may have found a seasickness cure using virtual reality to provide relief for sufferers The headset is totally immersive and has proved effective in testing to date. Photo: Will Bruton A true seasickness cure has long been hoped for as the debilitating problem has followed […]

America’s Cup: Where will AC37 be held?

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Team New Zealand and the New Zealand government have been unable to reach agreement, increasing the likelihood of the 37th America’s Cup being held overseas. Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli racing in the America’s Cup World Series. Photo: COR 36 / Studio Borlenghi Despite Emirates Team New Zealand winning the America’s […]

Sailing the Azores: A destination in their own right

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The Azores are more than just a mid-ocean respite spot, they’re an appealing cruising destination in their own right. Kila Zamana explains all you need to know about sailing the Azores “Run, young lady! You shouldn’t be there!” a voice screamed behind me. I didn’t understand; I had no idea why the crowd had gathered […]

North Sails clothing: A sailing kit revolution?

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North Sails has teamed up with Nigel Musto to produce what they believe to be the most advanced sailing clothing ever made. Toby Hodges takes a look at the technology. Very rarely do new brands of wet weather gear come along, so when North Sails decided to enter the foray and produce their own North […]

Ocean Race Europe: Leg two finish sets up close final leg

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The second leg of The Ocean Race Europe has come to a close with all seven VO65s finishing ahead of the fully crewed IMOCA60s The second leg of The Ocean Race Europe finished in Alicante, Spain on Wednesday 9 June, the culmination of three days of tight racing between the 12 international crews since they […]

First look: Rapido 50 folding trimaran

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The recently launched Rapido 50 will share many of the same characteristics of her predecessors as a performance folding trimaran that should turn heads The potent-looking Rapido 50, shown in its folded state When launched in 2016 the Morelli and Melvin-designed Rapido 60 quickly established this brand as a new breed of ultra-fast, yet practical, […]

Food for sailing: Our guide to the best options

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Looking to choose the right food for sailing? Toby Hodges and Rupert Holmes highlight and review a variety of easy meals, snacks and supplements for the galley locker Clarisse Cremer delights in fresh citrus during the 2020/21 Vendee Globe While we know the top professional sailors, Olympians and America’s Cup grinders are lean, mean machines […]

Ngoni for sale: Stunning sailing superyacht yours for £45m…

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For the first time the late Ed Dubois and Royal Huisman collaboration, Ngoni, has gone on sale. She remains for many one of the most stunning yachts ever launched Photo: Breed Media “Build me a beast. Don’t build me a sheep in wolf’s clothing. This has to be an edgy and innovative weapon; fast and […]

SailGP: New faces for the second regatta of the season

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This weekend will see several new faces in SailGP including Paul Goodison stepping in for Sir Ben Ainslie as the helm of the British SailGP Team Saturday 5 June will see the second regatta in this second season of SailGP. For the first time ever the even will visit Italy with racing throughout the weekend […]

First look: North Sails’ foul weather gear

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North Sails has introduced their first ever line of foul weather gear. Starting from scratch has allowed unconstrained thinking, which, in turn, has seen development of some impressively innovative products The news of North Sails’ first-ever range of foul weather gear for performance sailing and long-distance cruising immediately created a stir in the industry. Nevertheless, […]

The joy of French Polynesia’s traditional multihulls

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For over a decade, photographer Julien Girardot has been captivated by the traditional multihulls of French Polynesia and a dream of bringing sailing canoes, or pirogues, back to the motus I arrived in French Polynesia as a cook and photographer on the scientific research yacht Tara, just passing through. But I ended up settling here […]

Upwind in survival conditions: How to take on heavy weather

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Pro sailor and veteran of numerous round the world and ocean races, Stu Bannatyne, talks Andy Rice through the best ways to tackle survival conditions Stu Bannatyne has learned the hard way that sailing upwind in survival conditions changes your priorities. “A lot of the decisions are based around boat preservation, rather than outright speed. […]

Ocean Race Europe: Incredibly close finish to Leg 1

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Just a handful of seconds separated the top two in the Ocean Race Europe Leg 1 in the VO65 class, while the IMOCA60 class came down to the wire too Photo: Sailing Energy The opening leg of The Ocean Race Europe came to an incredibly close conclusion Tuesday 1 June in Cascais, Portugal with the […]

Stranded sailors bring new life to St Helena

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Finding the positives in the COVID pandemic can be difficult but for one group of St Helena sailors, at least, it gave a chance to reinvigorate their Yacht Club A group of cruising sailors stranded by the COVID pandemic in the remote South Atlantic island of St Helena have reinvigorated the island community – and […]

First look: Ice 54, the new speedy cruiser/racer

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Toby Hodges takes a look at the latest offering from Ice Yachts, the Ice 54, which the builders state will have the performance characteristics of a 60 footer. This enticing picture shows the latest Ice Yachts project looking as cool as its name suggests. The Milan yard boasts its Ice Yachts Ice 54 has the […]

World’s coolest yachts: F50

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We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. This month Nathan Outteridge nominates the foiling cat used in SailGP, the F50 “Without question the SailGP F50 is the best boat that I have ever sailed. The headline top speeds of over 50 knots are […]

Swedish sailing: Exploring archipelagos in a classic Norlin 34

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With their bluewater adventures on pause, Andy Schell and family went back to basics and cruised the Swedish archipelagos on a classic Norlin 34 My first real memories — tangible memories that I know to be my own and not false memories born of old photos and stories — were formed as a nine-year-old boy […]

Eastbound Atlantic crossing: All the weather info you need

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Weather guru, Chris Tibbs talks about the skills and information you need to have a successful eastbound Atlantic crossing Atlantic crossings are usually spoken of in terms of days of running west before the tradewinds (although as sailors we are rarely satisfied and yearn for an angle to turn the dead run into a reach!). […]