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Yachts & Yachting magazine September 2018

Since 1947 Yachts & Yachting has been famed for its excellent coverage of all aspects of racing, from local dinghy and keelboat events to the heights of the Olympic Games, America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race. As well as the top end events, each issue is full of vital information, including technique and tips from some of the best coaches in the sport, interviews and profiles, kit and equipment guides, as well as tests of the latest new boats.

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sizzling hot

This month has been dominated by sizzling weather with a lack of wind besetting many events, none more so than the Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay. Usually an epic event by any standard, this year’s race became an ultra-marathon, with thousands of crews enduring extreme heat and shifts to complete the 50nm course. Hats off to all those who finished. My ride for the race was the TP52 Gladiator. It was far faster than most – and yes, it did feel a little strange knowing we were back ashore in Cowes when some boats had barely rounded the Needles – but nonetheless it was an intense sail, as the crew relentlessly pushed the boat for every last inch of the race to take a well-deserved line honours…

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two classes for the next volvo

The new management team for the Volvo Ocean Race has announced that there will be two classes for the next edition of the event, adding the one design Volvo Ocean 65 – used for the last two editions – to the already announced IMOCA 60. Race management says that each class has its distinct characteristics, and the inclusion of both means the race will be more open and inviting to sailors and designers, as well as more engaging to a broad spectrum of fans, thereby increasing value for stakeholders. Crews will race boats within their own classes and two trophies will be awarded and teams will be permitted to enter each class. Quite how the system will operate remains to be seen. One of the biggest costs in the race is staffing at…

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success for british youth team

The British Youth Sailing Team has returned from the Youth World Championships in Corpus Christi, USA with a gold and silver medal. The Brits can be happy with their haul, despite the lion’s share of the plaudits going to the home USA team, who won the Nations Trophy presented to the team for winning gold in four classes and silver in a fifth. The US team finished with the low score of 28 points. New Zealand was second with 59 points. British success came from Scottish windsurfer Islay Watson in the girl’s RS:X Windsurfer who won with a race to spare. “My parents were straight on the phone and they were extremely excited, as was my sister Erin,” Watson said. “In fact she was probably more excited than me!” In the girls’…

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dee heads new sailing trust

World Sailing has launched The World Sailing Trust, a new global charity to promote the health of oceans and grow participation of the sport to protect its future. The trust will fundraise and partner with organisations around three areas: marine health; youth development; improving accessibility of the sport. Brit, Dee Caffari, will chair the Trust, while further trustees include: two-time Olympic gold medallist and conservationist, Theresa Zabell; Duncan Truswell, former director of sport development at the RYA; sustainability expert, Dr Susie Tomson, who has established Earth to Ocean Ltd; and World Sailing CEO Andy Hunt. Read more on page 28.…

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panerai offers youth boost

Luxury watch-manufacturer and long-term supporter of the sailing sector, Panerai has awarded a total of £37,500 to youth sailors as part of the inaugural Panerai Challenger Trophy. The trophy, which was awarded in partnership with the RYA’s OnBoard programme, is designed to promote the power of sailing in positively impacting young people’s lives. The winner of the trophy for the first time was 18 year-old Nicola Stockdale. Nicola volunteers every Saturday morning at Debdale Outdoor Centre in Manchester and has devoted more than 500 hours to the club in the last two years. She works with younger children, encouraging them to take up mentoring roles, and has now acquired an RYA Dinghy Instructor qualification, while juggling her A-Level studies. Panerai awarded her club a fund of £10,000 and £5,000 to support her…

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they said…

“Not talking to my family to share the daily experiences has taken the joy and happiness from this experience. These feelings gradually got worse until nothing else mattered except to talk to them. This wasn’t an experience I was prepared for and this decision was the hardest I’ve ever had to make in my life. I love solo sailing but felt very lonely.” Ertan Beskärdes withdraws from the Golden Globe race, just over a week after it started “I’m not cut out for solo sailing. For me, [going below] is like getting into the back seat of a moving car to sleep when no-one is at the wheel. As a result, I’ve had very little sleep over the past two weeks… My boat is now for sale!” Kevin Farebrother also announced his decision…