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Yachts & Yachting magazine October 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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time for a change?

(BAGHEERA/PROPIXO)Immediately following the Olympics in Rio there are strong rumours circulating that the International Olympic Comittee is putting pressure on World Sailing to significantly change events ahead of the 2020 Olympics.There will be those that argue sailing should give up on the Olympics, but everytime I have looked into such a possibility, sailing looked to be worse off. So for the purposes of this missive, I am going to put those thoughts aside.Instead, it is worth taking a moment to try and consider what would best represent our sport on the international stage.I have long suspected that given a chance to start fresh you would end up with a very different lineup at the Olympics to that which we have now. Over a year ago Mark Turner (now appointed CEO…

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olympians return to ac duties

While most Olympic competitors are enjoying a well-deserved rest following the Olympic Games in Rio, others have already returned to their team camps to fulfil their duties in preparation for next year’s America’s Cup in Bermuda.Fired-up and ready for action following his gold medal win in the Finn class, Giles Scott (29) – BAR bowman/strategist – is back on board the British boat and preparing for the next event in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, Toulon this weekend (9-11 September).Joining Scott in the AC camp tour are fellow gold medalists - this time in the 49er class - New Zealanders Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (helmsman and trimmer on Team New Zealand). Sticking with the 49er, Australian silver medalists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen are also back with…

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matchless williams wins m-32 thriller

(DAVID HOLM)The British GAC Pindar team skippered by Ian Williams has scooped a win at the Aarhus (Denmark) round of the M32 Scandinavian Series. Staged just metres from the shoreline, Willams and team thrilled the crowds in the nailbiting final race against Nicklas Dackhammar (Sweden).Dackhammar on Essiq Racing Team was one point ahead of Williams heading into the final day, and the Swede looked to defend his ground right up until the final leg of the final race. Williams, however, with six winning World Match Racing titles to his name, was about to prove his match racing prowess. In the final race Dackhammar only needed to cross the finish line immediately after Williams with Måns Holmberg of TyphoonX Racing behind both of them. On the final mark rounding, Williams went…

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boost for squib class in wake of cowes week win

(PAUL WYETH)The hugely popular Squib class made its mark again this year when it scooped a top prize at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week for the third time. Nigel and Jack Grogan enjoyed close racing in their three year old boat – Rehydrated – to win class and the coveted White Group Trophy.Given its popularity as an affordable one-design for all-comers, the class has decided to host its 50th anniversary national championship during the Cowes Week regatta in 2018 (4-11 August). Although there are still two years to go to the big event, the class is already starting to see extra movement in the used boat market. No doubt there will also be a surge of orders for new builds in the next 12 months or so.…

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youngsters shine in austria

(EUROSAF)The British Youth Sailing Team won eight medals and was crowned Nations Cup winners for the first time at the EUROSAF Youth European Championships in Austria.The regatta at Neusiedl am See saw Europe’s top youth sailors challenged by light winds and shifty conditions all week. But skills where tested when a building breeze reached 25 knots on the final day.Hatty Morsley (Port Dinorwic) and Pippa Cropley (Lymington) led the 420 girls’ fleet, placing consistently in the top two to secure gold in emphatic style. In the 420 boys’ fleet, James Clemetson and Will Birch-Tomlinson (Hayling Island) took the final bullet to move up the rankings and take silver.In the Laser Radials, Italian Gallinaro Guido, and Brits Ben Whaley (Swanage) and Jake Farren-Price (Spinnaker) fought hard. Whaley’s second place in the…

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they said…

(A. SANCHEZ)“When he was watching us get the medal, he was very emotional, and that made me emotional as well. I am just proud to be part of the family.”MARTINE GRAEL – gold medalist in the 49erFX talking about her father Torben Grael – double Olympic gold medalist – during the Rio medal ceremony. “I have won the Quarter Ton Cup, the Half Ton Cup and have come runner up twice for the One Ton Cup, sailing on Indulgence. So yes, I would like to win it.” PETER MORTON – owner and helmsman of the Fast40+ Girls on Film, following the announcement that the One Ton Cup will be presented to the Fast40+ class “Its windy outside but light inside Guanabara Bay - its going to be shiftier than a…

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