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Yachts & Yachting magazine April 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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70 more years!

Looking back through old copies of Y&Y as we celebrate our 70th anniversary, I was reminded of just how much has changed in our sport between 1947 and 2017. At the same time, however, it was positive to see that, at its very basic level, little has changed in sailing. It is not always easy for those of us who are passionate racers to take a step back from the sport and think about it as a whole. Of course the biggest changes the sport has seen came during the golden era of dinghy racing during the 1960s and 70s which saw sailing, as a pastime, change from something reserved almost exclusively for the upper classes and became something of a middle class sport. Y&Y was busily reporting during this change and…

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moth infestation

As ‘earlybird’ entry closed for the 2017 International Moth world championship a whopping 190 competitors from 25 countries had registered. A few days on with just under six months to go before July 21-30 event at Fraglia vela Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy, entry to this popular foiling fest had reached 206 and was on target to reach record numbers. Those lined up to have a crack at snatching the current world championship title from Paul Goodison (GBR) include 2015 and 2016 Amlin International and Volvo Ocean Racer Rob Greenhalgh (GBR), and 2016 European Champion Mike Lennon (GBR). Lennon will be racing his new design, the Lennon PP Moth designed by David Hollom and built by White Formula at Brightlingsea on the east coast. Also on the startline will be Andy Budgen…

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portugese team launches vor campaign

A team from Portugal has announced its intentions to take part in the Volvo Ocean Race 2020. Headed by Paulo Mirpuri, chairman of the Mirpuri Foundation, the team launched their campaign by completing a 2,300 nautical mile sprint across the north Atlantic from São Vicente, Cape Verde to Bridgetown, Barbados aboard Mirpuri Foundation, their recently acquired VO70 (ex Green Dragon). Mirpuri (skipper) says the project the project’s main aim is to publicise worldwide the foundation’s work on raising awareness about and conservation of oceans and marine ecosystems. “The Mirpuri Foundation supports projects that help to determine the best way to protect oceans and marine species and their ecosystems, also seeking to raise awareness among the public and authorities of the need to create conservation laws and policies.” As the foundation is Portuguese,…

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land rover bar goes to the extreme

Land Rover BAR Academy is the latest team to join the lineup for the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series season opener, which kicks off next Wednesday (8-11 March) in Muscat, Oman. The squad, which was formed in 2016 with ambitions to develop some of Britain’s top sailing talent, will also compete in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in Bermuda in June. Land Rover BAR Academy will join the other high profile teams taking part in the eight-event 2017 Extreme Sailing Series, which include Alinghi, Team New Zealand’s Tawera Racing, Engie, Team Tilt, Oman Air and Red Bull Sailing Team. At the end of Land Rover BAR Academy’s debut season in 2016, Scottish skipper Neil Hunter was promoted to the Land Rover BAR senior America’s Cup team. Taking his place as skipper this…

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sanya to host youth worlds

Sanya, China has been selected by World Sailing to host the 2017 edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships. As the premier event in youth sailing, more than 400 sailors from over 60 nations are expected to compete on the waters off Hainan Island, Sanya (China’s most southernmost city) from 9-16 December 2017. The 2017 selection process to host the event opened in November 2016 after the Israeli Sailing Association exercised the right to withdraw from hosting the event. Sanya, which hosted stopovers on the 2011/12 and 2014/15 editions of the Volvo Ocean Race, won the selection process for the Youth event from Mar del Plata, Argentina, and Melbourne, Australia. Kim Andersen, World Sailing President, commented: “Sanya is an ambitious host city and has exceptional experience of running world class sailing events.” MARTINA ORSINI/LLOYD…

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in numbers

5,000 The number of visitors at the biennial Gosport Marine Festival in 2015. 790 The number of miles Conrad Colman was to the finish of the Vendée Globe when he dismasted. 8 Tons of metal from discarded electronic devices is the aim the organising committee Tokyo 2020 Games hopes to collect - 2 tons after production. 45 Years of the VOR. The 2017-8 event celebrates the event’s 45th anniversary. 119 Entries in the 2017 Rutland Challenge for the John Merricks Tiger Trophy 40 Years old. Ben Ainslie celebrated his birthday in Bermuda.…

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