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Yachting World

Yachting World Jul-2018

Published by TI Media Limited Yachting World is world's leading international yachting magazine. From ocean racing and blue water cruising to the most glamorous super-yachts, Yachting World has the very best in nautical writing and stunning photography, with up-to-the-minute technical reports, race analysis, new boat tests and much more.

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changing fortunes

So goodbye then London Boat Show. You were once a force to be reckoned with, an eagerly awaited post-Christmas splurge that kept the dank, short days of January at bay. You hauled us out of our festive torpor with a fresh wave of parties, aisle after aisle of glistening new boats, and so many launches you needed a stunt double to attend them all. The marine industry, like most, has moved on from those days, and the gradual demise of the London Show might well have happened no matter what was done when it moved to a Docklands venue. The UK industry has trended upmarket and consolidated, and the focus has become more international. Today, the best and most successful shows are the on-water exhibitions such as at Cannes or Annapolis, set…

1 min
picture this

In the groove This is The Blue Peter enjoying a fantastic day’s sailing during Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in April and on her way to winning Vintage Class B. The Blue Peter, named after the racing preparatory flag, was built at Burnham-on-Crouch in 1930 to an Alfred Mylne design. Originally 55ft/16.7m, in 1938 she was lengthened by 10ft as her owner, Desmond Mollins, wanted a bigger boat but couldn’t bear to part with her. She is now keenly raced in the Med and Caribbean. Six lengths to go he pit team relay time to the mark to the bow crew aboard the 115ft Farrdesigned Sojana at Antigua Sailing Week. The giant ketch runs a crew of 30 split into two on deck – a mizzen team and a forward team, with slick communication needed…

4 min
around the world solo in a 21-footer for a new record

A 37-year-old Polish sailor has set a new record for a non-stop single-handed circumnavigation in the smallest yacht, one without an engine – a voyage very few knew anything about. Szymon Kuczynski completed his solo circumnavigation when he sailed back into Plymouth on 17 May, after 270 days, 10 hours and 29 minutes at sea in his 6.36m (20ft 10in) yacht Atlantic Puffin. He completed the classic round the world route, setting off from Plymouth, to round all three of the Great Capes. Kuczynski set off under sail from Mayflower Marina in Plymouth last August at drifting speed with just two people waving him off. Charles Bush, managing director of Mayflower Marina, observed that Atlantic Puffin was “the most unassuming yacht in the marina”. Kuczynski’s back-to-basics setup relied heavily on solar power for…

1 min
tiny boats around the world

1969 – Robin Knox-Johnston achieved the first solo non-stop round the world voyage in Suhaili, just 32ft long, in 313 days 1987 – Australian Serge Testa sailed around the world in Acrohc Australis, a self-designed aluminium sloop of 11ft 10in. Testa stopped on the way and also went through the Panama Canal and north of Australia, although he did round Cape Horn in the diminutive aluminium boat. 1993 – South African sailor Ant Stewart completed the first ever round the world voyage in an open boat, the 19ft Dix-designed home-built NCS Challenger, from Cape Town to Panama then the Timor Sea, and back home around the Horn. 2010 – Alessandro Di Benedetto sailed solo round the world unassisted in a 21ft/6.5m Mini Transat. Di Benedetto, a Franco-Italian geologist, took 268 days 19 hours…

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oyster yachts back in build

Oyster Yachts has resumed building after the purchase of the company assets from administrators KPMG in April. New owner Richard Hadida has put in place a new management team to turn round the company. The new directors include motorsports legend and Oyster owner Eddie Irvine, his former Oyster 885 skipper Paul Adamson and designer Rob Humphreys. Around 50 formers employees have been re-recruited to complete the 20 yachts in build. Work has restarted on a new Oyster 675, the first of two new yachts the company has signed contracts for.…

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sojana carries off antigua trophy

Peter Harrison’s Farr 115 Sojana claimed the Lord Nelson Trophy for the second time at Antigua Sailing Week, posting a scoreline of seven race wins in class. The regatta was back on storming form again this year, with 116 entries from 37 countries racing in punchy tradewind conditions. “We have had beautiful crew work, everybody was really on their game,” said Harrison. “We had our boat restored three years ago and have new sails and the crew have all done her justice.” Jonty and Vicky Layfield’s Swan 48 Sleeper also won all seven races in her class. The Layfields are resident in Antigua and are active in encouraging young Antiguans to the sport. They had Antiguan teenager Shanoy Malone calling tactics on board. “I love this regatta,” said Layfield. “To beat sailors like…