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Yachts & Yachting magazine July 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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volvo holy grael

As we were busy putting the finishing touches to this issue of Y&Y, the Volvo Ocean Race crews were busy chomping up the miles on their way across the Atlantic, bound for Cardiff. The two Dutch boats, Team Brunel and AkzoNobel vied not just for the lead but to see who could smash the race’s 24 hour distance record the hardest.Hats off to the crew of AkzoNobel who notched up 602.51nm. Can you imagine the huge amount of skill and determination that must have taken?It was a particularly gratifying achievement for helm/trimmer Martine Grael (pictured), who’s father Torben was skipper of the boat that last held the record – Erisson 4 in the 2008-09 edition of the race. Not only is setting this new record a superb sporting achievement…

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writers this month include…

Musto Skiff sailor, Andy Rice has an unparalleled knowledge of the dinghy scene from grass roots sailing to Olympic level Helena Lucas was the first British sailor to ever win a Paralympic gold medal in 2012; she followed that with bronze in Rio 2016 Sue Pelling is a highly experienced and well qualified sailor and freelance yachting journalist, and the author of Sail for a Living ■…

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tilt takes first ever gc32 worlds

Team Tilt, managed by father Alex Schneiter and steered by Olympic 49er sailor son Sébastien Schneiter, has won the first ever GC32 World Championship, held on Lake Garda.The team did not start the regatta all that well with a poor first day leaving them in 11th position overall. However, they never placed outside the top four for the remainder of the event (a slight wobble in the final race of the regatta aside), despite tricky conditions with a variety of race courses and wind strengths that the Italian venue presented to the 13 teams.While this was Schneiter’s first world title, this is far from the case for tactician/mainsheet trimmer Glenn Ashby, winning skipper of Emirates Team New Zealand in last year’s America’s Cup, who made a return to the…

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new round the world record

A Polish man has set a new record for sailing the smallest recorded boat round the world, solo and non-stop.Szymon Kuczynski left Plymouth on 19 August 2017, and reached the Southern Ocean in October. He finished his record breaking journey by sailing his Maxus 22 (20ft 10in LOA) into Plymouth on 15 May, giving him a total time of 270 days, 10 hours and 29 minutes.Ahead of rounding Cape Horn he was looking good for a much quicker time, but a knockdown resulting in a severely weakened mast saw him sailing under headsails only for three weeks as he attempted to affect repairs.“I’ve completed my plan from beginning to finish, despite the mistakes I made,” said Kuczynski. “This journey has proven to me that problems on board are usually…

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tense start for tp52 series

With many years of TP52 racing under their belts and now taking on board personel for their American Magic America’s Cup campaign (read more on page 24), it was Quantum Racing skippered by Dean Barker which was the outstanding performer in the opening regatta of the TP52 Super Series in Croatia this month.“We’ve had great team members in the past and have always been fortunate to have really great sailors on the boat, but the new energy is really, really good. It’s an absolute positive influence,” commented Quantum’s Terry Hutchinson.The win is the first in the Super Series for Quantum since Quantum Key West Regatta in January 2017. Victory in the final race of the regatta for Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon was enough for second; Takashi Okura’s Sled took the…

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worlds venue gets royal tick

The new Aarhus International Sailing Centre was officially opened on 23 May, with keen sailors, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark both in attendance.The first major regatta for the new venue will be the Hempel Sailing World Championships in July this year, where Olympic class sailors will begin to fight for Japan 2020 selection across all 10 Olympic boat classes. Kiteboarding will be added to the programme for the first time. With over 1,500 participants from one hundred nations, the regatta will be three times bigger than the 2016 Olympic sailing regatta in Rio.The centre itself has become only the sixth facility in the world to be awarded Approved Centre Status by World Sailing. Kim Andersen, president of World Sailing, said he hoped that the centre and…