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Yachts & Yachting magazine July 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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racing for everyone

(ONEDITION)As we go to press, my colleagues from our sister titles, Sailing Today and Classic Boat are on the water taking part in the Marine Industry Regatta. The anual event pits crews from across the industry against one another in a day-long, three-race event.Working alongside two other titles with a slightly different remit can be an eye-opening experience. I fear my colleagues’ hopes of a jolly on the Solent may well be dashed come the first start gun. But I have no doubt, too, they will enjoy their day. And isn’t that the beauty of sailing, its ability to embrace a wide plethora of participants?Racing can be a little intimidating for the first timer, which is why we have put together our guide to getting into racing this month (see…

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british domination in japan

British sailors took all three podium spots at the Moth World Championship 2016 in Hayama, Japan. 2008 Laser Olympic Gold Medalist, Paul Goodison took the regatta victory, putting in an impressive performance in conditions that varied from relatively benign to 25 knots and huge waves.Britain’s Chris Rashley was second overall putting in a consistent performance with no resutls outside the top five. Rashley beat compatriot and Volvo Ocean Race winner, Rob Greenhalgh by just one point.As first non-Brit, Scott Babbage (AUS) noted on the regatta’s conclusion, he was very much the best of the rest with the three British boats the standout performers all week.It is testament to the strength of the Moth fleet in recent years that a regatta, which includes gold medalists and multiple world champions is considered…

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harris completes solo circumnavigation

(JESUS RENEDO / SAILING ENERGY)Ocean racer Joe Harris sailing his Class 40 Gryphon Solo II completed his singlehanded circumnavigation when he crossed the point off Castle Hill, Newport Rhode Island at 08:27:48 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) on 5 May.Although with two stops for repairs and a total time of 152 days, 23 hours, 10 minutes, and 24 seconds, he is unable to claim any records, he is delighted to be able to join the small group of approximately 136 adventurers who have sailed solo around the world leaving the five great capes (Good Hope – South Africa, Leeuwin - Australia, South East Cape – Tasmania, South West Cape – New Zealand, Cape Horn) to port.…

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olympic countdown

(GETTY IMAGES)There are now just 55 days to go before the start of the Olympic Games (5-21 August) in Rio de Janeiro. Most teams including Team GBR are now selected and there are just a couple of key events remaining including the Sailing World Cup Weymouth And Portland (6-12 June).The final four Team GB sailors (Luke Patience and Chris Grube – men’s 470, and Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign – 49er) were recently announced by the British Olympic Association. Stephen Park, Team GB Sailing Team Leader and RYA Olympic Manager commented: “Finalising the Games team is always an exciting moment and allows us to now really focus on the final run-in and what it takes to win medals in the extremely challenging environment that Rio presents.”Team GBR for Rio Olympics…

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ac45 experience

Don’t miss out on tickets for the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth in a few weeks (21-24 July). As well as the stadium racing off the seafront at Southsea, which promises plenty of thrills and spills, visitors now have the chance to visit the TechZone located in the Race Village. Meet America’s Cup experts and learn how the AC45 state of the art speed machines fly on the water and reach speeds of over 50mph. Those who like a bit action will love the Oculus Rift 3D headset sailing simulator that offers a tummy-churning, life-like experience aboard an AC45. More information at lvacwsportsmouth.com…

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in numbers

240 Entries in the Eric Twiname Championship at Rutland SC 5,700 Solo dinghies built to date as class celebrates 60th anniversary 5 IMOCA 60s retired in the first 24 hours of the New York to Vendee Race after sustaining damage 4,634 Nautical miles clocked up by Francois Gabart on Macif who sailed deep, south of the Azores into the tradewinds, before sling-shotting northwest up to New 4 Of the top five boats at the International Moth World Championships were Exocets, built in the UK, possibly the end of the years-long reign of the Australian Mach 2 Moth.…

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