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Yachts & Yachting magazine March 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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same but different

It’s that time of year again when dinghy sailors from around the country, indeed from around the world, make their early season pilgrimage to the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show in association with Yachts & Yachting. We’re delighted once again to be a partner to the show, and look forward to welcoming some of the British Sailing Team sailors, with support from Volvo Cars, to our stand (C64) over the weekend. Make sure you drop by too. The show is the world’s largest display of dinghies, and, understandably, often sparks the debate of which is the best class to sail. Modern or traditional? One-design or development? Single or doublehanded? The list goes on – as does the debate! This month we caught up with the winner of the Bloody Mary – an event…

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guanabara furore

After promises to become a more open organisation and working towards better communication within and without, the newly renamed World Sailing has been embroiled in controversy after controversy in recent months, with the new revelations now coming to light following an interview with ex-CEO, Peter Sowrey, conducted by Associated Press. Within the piece Sowrey, who was CEO for only five months, admits to being fired by the executive council in relation to the ongoing controversy surrounding the water quality at the 2016 Olympic Sailing venue, Guanabara Bay. The pollution problem within the bay has long been known, but targets to clean up the area have repeatedly been missed. World Sailing (formerly ISAF) has long argued that the iconic images that will come from sailing directly under the famous Sugarloaf Mountain and…

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etchells and classics among treasures lost in blaze

A major fire at Medina Yard in Cowes, Isle of Wight on 25 January has destroyed many racing one-designs and classic yachts, reports Helen Fretter. While full investigations are ongoing, the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that the fire was started accidentally in a car repair workshop that shared the site off Bridge Road. The blaze spread rapidly through the area, which was home to a number of boatbuilding, restoration and storage facilities. Nobody was hurt in the incident, which saw extra fire engines drafted in from the mainland to help contend with the blaze and up to 50 firefighters working to extinguish the flames. Thick and acrid smoke also closed Cowes harbour for much of the afternoon, with Red Funnel car ferry and chain ferry services suspended. Fifteen…

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six wins for williams

Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar team has won an incredible sixth Match Racing World title after he swept to a 3-0 win over 2013 champion, Taylor Canfield and his team US One. Williams made history last year when the Brit won the event for a record breaking fifth time but it seems complacency has not dulled his winning instinct. It did not all go their own way however, as US Virgin Island based Canfield was dominant in the starts leaving Williams and his team to work its way back into the race. The British skipper paid tribute to his team – mainsheet trimmer Gerry Mitchell, headsail trimmer Mal Parker and tactician Chris Main – for digging him out of a few holes. “I let them down a bit today. A fantastic…

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brits on top in miami

The first big regatta of this Olympic year has concluded with the completion of the Sailing World Cup, Miami. In a week plagued by grey skies and fickle breeze the sun shone brightly in Miami for the final day, but the light winds remained the norm, with fickle medal races deciding the winners. Throughout it was a close contest with many countries still to name their Olympic representative in a number of classes and some still fighting for country qualification. There were three medals for the British Sailing Team, as Bryony Shaw and Helena Lucas took gold in the Women’s RS:X and 2.4mR classes respectively and Nick Dempsey picked up a silver in the Men’s RS:X. Meanwhile, extremely tight racing among the Brits in the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 probably did little to…

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they said…

“I was actually disappointed with last year. Second is not good enough. We want to lead at every turn and win every race. So that’s our goal for the team this year.” You can’t fault TOM SLINGSBY’ ambition for the America’s Cup World Series in 2016 “In a business-as-usual scenario, the ocean is expected to contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish [by weight].” Startling figures from a new ELLEN MACARTHUR Foundation report launched at the World Economic Forum on 20 January “Duncan Hepplewhite also receives a nomination this year for the RYAS Coach of the Year Award having spent the last 15 years or so in a RIB…” RYA SCOTLAND announces its nominees in a number of award categories. That must…