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Yachts & Yachting magazine June 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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fired up for the future

(HARRY K-H/LAND ROVER BAR)After taking time out recently to become a mum, it’s good to be back at the helm. And it’s hard to imagine a more exciting time. As I write, there’s exactly one month until the first match of the America’s Cup.Hearing from Ben Ainslie as he spoke from Bermuda this month, it’s clear all the teams are pushing harder than ever. But there was also a sense of anticipation. It’s not just because they simply can’t wait to go racing – though I’m sure that’s a big part of it – but because AC35 represents the culmination of a huge team effort by Land Rover BAR and a vision not only of bringing the Cup home, but of boosting British sailing far into the future. I’m sure…

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maiden sails again

It was a story that captured the hearts and minds of the nation and now finally, after 27 years, Maiden is set to sail again to inspire a whole new generation under the auspices of Tracy Edwards.In 1990 Edwards and her all-female crew sailed into the record books, winning a number of legs in the Whitbread Round the World Race and achieving second place overall – an achievement that has not been matched by a British boat and team since.The project to return the boat to the UK has been a long time in the making after she was discovered fallen into disrepair in a marina in the Seychelles. Since that time, Edwards has worked tirelessly to bring Maiden back to the UK. Her restoration in Southampton will take a…

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vor ponders 2019 boat

While teams are gearing up for the start of the Volvo Ocean Race, due to leave Alicante in the autumn, thoughts of the management are on the future with an announcement due on 18 May on the boats to be used from 2019 onwards.The race’s management has engaged the services of world-renowned designer, Guillaume Verdier to produce the next one-design. Verdier is an experienced multihull designer but has also penned IMOCA 60s and other monohulls.The announcement will reveal whether the next boats will be monohulls – as they have been for the entire history of the VOR/Whitbread – or whether a new path is being taken with a switch to multihulls. Read next month’s Y&Y for all the details or go to yachtsandyachting.co.uk.…

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artemis crash

There were worrying scenes in Bermuda at the start of April as the Swedish challenger for this year’s America’s Cup, Artemis Racing, suffered a significant structural failure in its training boat. The team reported that, during a training session in Bermuda its development boat suffered beam damage but that there were no injuries. The incident cannot help but stir up tragic memories from the 34th America’s Cup build-up when Artemis suffered a similar incident, which lead to the tragic death of Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson. Had the incident taken place on the team’s ACC there would be a great deal more concern – as the beams are one of the parts of the boat that are one-design. Quite how similar the team’s test boat beams were to the one-design beams is,…

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beach cat crosses atlantic to set new record time

A father and son team from Italy have set a new record for crossing the Atlantic in an open boat.56-year-old Vittorio Malingri and his 24-year-old son, Nico set off from Dakar, Senegal on 9 April and crossed their finish line in Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe 11 days, 1 hour and 9 minutes later, shaving a little over ten days off the previous record.The pair completed the trip in a 20ft catamaran (F20) and took on the challenge as a part of their title sponsor, Citroen’s ‘unconventional team challenges of 2017’ initiative. Although they started well, the pair did struggle with conditions in the latter stages of the attempt, capsizing on more than one occasion. “It went well even if we had a bit of bad luck the last days,” explained Nico. “Luckily…

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triple crown building

(RED SAIL/ANDREA FRANCOLINI/CLIPPER VENTURES)Entries are growing for the inaugural edition of sailing’s own Triple Crown regatta, which is due to run this summer alongside Cowes Week.The regatta was first announced in January this year and is designed to attract some of the world’s most impressive raceboats. Three classes will compete, a cruiser-racer class, a maxi-racer class and an ocean-racer class, all three of which have a minimum handicap number to keep racing close.Already, it seems the event is attracting plenty of interest with a lead sponsor announced, Sevenstar Yacht Transport (for whom the event is now named the Sevenstar Triple Crown at Cowes Week). It has also seen a number of impressive entries, including the entire Volvo Ocean Race fleet and, from Australia, Ludde Ingvall’s revamped super-maxi, CQS (formerly Nicorette).…

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