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Yachts & Yachting magazine April 2016

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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learning from the best

(MARTIN ALLEN / ASSF)We’ve a technique special issue this month, packed with all sorts of expert advice; from Chris Rashley’s tips on boat tuning to Charlie Cumbley’s insight on big fleet tactics. We’ve also picked the brains of some of our top medal hopes bound for this summer’s Olympic Games to get their ultimate advice that they rely on time and time again to keep them at the front of the fleet.The temperature on the water may still be on the chilly side as I write this, but if you want to get one step ahead of the competition this year, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about how you can up your game this summer, getting out on the water and putting theory into practice. One…

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another record falls

The MOD70 class looks set to continue 2016 in the same vein as 2015 following another record for Phaedo3 as the result of yet another close tussle with Concise 10 in the RORC Caribbean 600.Lloyd Thornburg’s Phaedo3, co-skippered by Brian Thompson, completed the 600nm course in 31 hours, 59 minutes, 04 seconds, meaning the team beat its existing 2015 record by 1 hour, 34 minutes, 26 seconds.It was good and bad news at the front of the monohull fleet, however, as Jim Clark and Kirsty Hinze-Clark’s Comanche took line honours but missed out on beating the course record set by George David’s Rambler 100 in 2011 by a mere 33 minutes.Elsewhere, the Maxi 72s had something of a battle between the four competing yachts. George Sakellaris’ Maxi 72, Proteus (USA)…

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match racing tour preview

(JEN EDNEY)Taylor Canfield and his US One crew were victorious in the second of four events, which make up the M32 Series in Bermuda. However, his nemesis on the World Match Racing Tour, Ian Williams and GAC Pindar, pushed the US Virgin Islander hard for the win, the British skipper winning the lighter second day of the regatta.The teams are currently competing on the M32 Series as they await the start of the World Match Racing Tour, which this year will be switching to the M32 as the boat of choice. The two teams have been fighting for wins in the series for years, with Williams coming out on top more often than not.…

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they said…

(ORACLE TEAM USA)“The plan is to skipper my own Volvo entry in the next VOR out of Hong Kong. So there is a stop in Hong Kong next time around and I am contracted to skipper the boat.”DAVID WITT (of 18ft Skiff and skippering Ragamuffin fame) gives the first unofficial Volvo news this year in an interview at the JJ Giltinan (18ft Skiff Worlds)“This challenge that occurred between the United States and at the time,›I think, it was Great Britain. In fact in one of the early races, the British team came in second and when they addressed the Queen, and›the crew told the Queen they came in second, she said, ‘There is no second in this race’.”An ‘almost but not quite’ history of the America’s Cup told byAmerica’s Cup…

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in brief

(MARK LLOYD)Donated Crewsaver has provided buoyancy aids to Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Grant Program recipient, Garden Route Sailing Academy in South Africa, helping children from a local township to access sailing sessions safely.On target Within one month of opening entry to the 85th edition of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, an impressive 365 boats had signed up.Dominated Sidney Gavignet’s Team EFG Bank Monaco has won the EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour for the third successive year. Al Mouj, Muscat, finished second.Added In its third year the Foiling Week has decided to follow up on the numerous overseas requests to hold a Foiling Week event and as a result, Sail Newport, in Newport R.I. will co-organise the second act of the Foiling Week 2016.Classed In an…

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calling all ‘wavemakers’

(C/O BEN AINSLIE RACING)One of the most prestigious events in the world of sport returns to Portsmouth 22-24 July. The organising team behind the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, set to return on 22-24 July 2016, is again looking to secure 250 on-land volunteers. Known as the ‘Wavemakers’, the volunteers were a huge success story from last year’s event.Wavemakers so far have come from all walks of life, each proud and passionate about the America’s Cup coming to Britain. Spectators will be welcomed by the Wavemakers acting as meet-and-greeters at the park and ride sites and transport terminals in the city, and as guides along the walking route to the event site. For more information on how to become an offi cial ‘Wavemaker’ visit lvacwsportsmouth.com/volunteeringThe three-day Louis Vuitton America’s…

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