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Yachts & Yachting magazine December 2017

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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achievements aplenty

Voting begins this month for the prestigious annual Y&Y Awards, which once again feature the very best racing achievements, kit and boats from the last 12 months. See page 30 to see who is nominated, and don’t forget to cast your vote on our website, where you can also read more about each of our shortlisted nominees, and have the chance to win a Wildwind holiday. Remember, every vote counts! Also exciting and not to be missed in this month’s issue is our newly revamped racing classes guide. Gone are the A-Z listings of old, instead replaced by an in-depth report on all the developments and achievements from across the top racing classes. This month, we delve into the dinghy world; look out for sportsboats in next month’s issue, with keelboats…

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middle sea dramatics

Of the 104 starters registered for the Rolex Middle Sea Race only 35 crossed the finish line off Valletta, Malta having successfully conquered the 606 nautical mile race’s challenging and diverse weather conditions. One of those who did conquer the conditions for the race put on by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, was overall winner Igor Rytov’s Bogatyr, a Russian-crewed JPK 10.80 and one of the smallest boats in the fleet. They are the smallest boat to win the race since 2002 and were part of a strong Russian contingent, with only Italy and the United Kingdom sending a greater number of teams. Ten years on from claiming the race’s triple crown of line honours, overall victory and race record, George David’s Rambler 88 was first to finish on the water for…

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saxton and lewis win endeavour

Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis won the Endeavour Trophy with an impressive display of six wins across the eight-race champion of champions regatta. The win is the third straight victory at the event for Olympic representative Saxton and marks an incredible seventh win for Lewis, who now holds the record for the most wins at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club event in Burnham. “Coming to this event is the highlight of the year because the standard is so high with everyone a national champion,” said Lewis. “I would like to thank the Royal Corinthian YC for organising such a great event both on and off the water, and all the effort that goes on behind the scenes. It really is a special event and we always feel honoured to be part of it.” ROLEX/KURT…

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ainslie joins academy

The Extreme Sailing Series made its San Diego debut this month as the penultimate regatta of the innovative stadium racing series’ season. For the British boat, Land Rover BAR Academy – the same youth team who won the Youth America’s Cup this season – there was a welcome boost from America’s Cup helmsman, Ben Ainslie as he stepped in as skipper for the event. The racing was some of the best seen this year with the weather delivering full foiling conditions for all days bar the opener, where 10 knots still provided decent enough racing conditions for exciting racing. Fans were treated to the spectacle of seven teams going at each other hammer and tongs with plenty of local support for two US flagged wild card entries, Team Extreme San Diego and Lupe…

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british 49er double in japan

British sailors proved dominant at the Sailing World Cup in Gamagori, Japan locking out the top two steps of the podium. Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell continued the excellent run of form that has seen them win both the 49er World and European Championship crowns in the last year. However, the rivalry between the top British pairs is extremely close, with James Peters and Fynn Sterrit taking second at the Worlds earlier in the season and third at the Europeans, before also picking up silver in Gamagori. For a time it looked as though Peters and Sterrit would take victory in the final race of the series. The two Brits were guaranteed at least silver so match raced in the final race. Fletcher and Bithell dominated to start with but let their…

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in numbers

800 Litres of water needed to be emptied from inside Vestas 11th Hour Racing after its ballast tank hose dumped its contents inside the boat 103 Knots recorded at the Fastnet Lighthouse during Storm Brian which pummelled Ireland 35 Age at which you can be considered a Laser Master 30 Age under which you are considered to be a youth in the Volvo Ocean Race 1 Number of finishes outside the top two for Saxton and Lewis at the Endeavour Trophy 50 Knots, the planned cruising speed of Banque Populaire IX…