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Yachts & Yachting magazine February 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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flying into 2018

Firstly, a very happy new year to all our readers! As we head into what I am sure will be another fantastic year of racing, we’ve taken a moment to celebrate the very best kit, boats, events and sailors from the last 12 months with the announcement of our category winners in the Y&Y Awards. Thanks to our many thousands of readers who voted! I do hope you will join us to show your support when we present all our winners on 11 January at the London Boat Show. The new year is also naturally a good time to look ahead. I think there’s little doubt left that foiling is set to play a big part in sailing’s future. Just take a look at our cover stories this month! As pictured,…

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two medals for gbr in china

The British Youth Sailing Team has took home medals in two of the eight fleets at the World Sailing Youth World Championships in China. Daisy Coleridge who was the British representative in the girl’s Laser Radial fleet picked up a bronze medal in the super competitive fleet. Britain has not won a medal in that class since Alison Young (British Olympian in 2012 and 2016) won it in 2005. Meanwhile, Emma Wilson followed up her Youth Worlds win last year in the girl’s RS:X windsurfer with another gold this year. Given her impressive victory in 2016, Wilson later admitted she would have been disappointed with anything other than gold. “I’m so happy and relieved!” said the 18-year-old. “It was so close for the whole week – I was second for the whole…

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smallest yacht takes transat

Eric de Turckheim’s Teasing Machine has won the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race on handicap, with Lude Invegall’s CQS taking line honours after an eventful race for the latter, suffering dramatic knock-downs and breakages. De Turckheim’s French Nivelt-Muratet 54 beat the record 23 yacht fleet on corrected time under IRC and in so doing has become the smallest yacht to win the Transatlantic Trophy, which has been previously won exclusively by yachts in the Maxi Class. “To win the RORC Transatlantic Race is just fantastic,” said de Turckheim. “It is not just a personal achievement to win my first ever transatlantic race because it has been such a massive team effort. Teasing Machine was only taking part in its second offshore race and to build a team to that performance level within four…

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first ever gc32 worlds

With the GC32 officially receiving World Sailing recognition last month, the GC32 International Class Association has announced that they will be holding their first ever World Championship in May 2018 at Riva del Garda, Italy. The regatta is scheduled to see fleets from the GC32 Racing Tour and the Extreme Sailing Series competing on the same race track, and should prove quite a spectacle. GC32 International Class Association president (and owner/ driver on the Tour circuit) Simon Delzoppo commented: “On behalf of the GC32 International Class Association I would like to thank World Sailing for making the GC32 a recognised class. “The World Championship will be the pinnacle event in the GC32 season. It is a great endorsement for the class and will help attract a record number of foiling catamarans to compete…

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bloody mary cancelled

One of the UK’s most popular winter races, the Bloody Mary has been cancelled due to a lack of water in the Queen Mary Reservoir, west of London. The low water levels are the result of low rainfall over the year and resultant lack of flow in the River Thames. Rainfall in October and November has been, respectively, 30 per cent and 45 per cent of monthly averages. This unusually small amount of rainfall has not only affected the Bloody Mary and it is feared that some other winter events could also be affected. The organisers of the Bloody Mary have explained they do not think it would be possible to get the 200 boats which usually enter the event into and out of the water safely. Happily, King George Sailing Club…

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they said…

“I know you’re all aware there’s a serious depression building behind you. Do me one favour over the next 48 hours, stay safe and don’t risk anything for a shot... Enjoy what’s probably going to be the best and craziest sailing had in years on the Volvo. Keep well.” Head On Board Reporter in the Volvo Ocean Race contacts the fleet’s OBRs ahead of a storm which hit the fleet on the fourth day or racing in the Southern Ocean. “It was the most nerve-racking race of my life. The lead changed so much, it was such a competitive race so it feels amazing to get the win. Especially with all my family and friends here watching.” Sydney-based skipper of Sanya Serentity Coast, Wendy Tuck is particularly pleased with a win sailing into…

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