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Yachts & Yachting magazine September 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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Chelsea Magazine
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celebrating clubs & classes

In its 70 years of publication, this magazine has often been referred to as ‘the sailors’ magazine’. In the same way that our sport is often celebrated for the fact that amateur sailors can line up on the startline against those professionals at the very pinnacle of the sport, the pages of Yachts & Yachting have long been celebrated for telling the stories of ordinary sailors alongside those of their sailing heroes. That’s why we’re really excited to introduce a new section to Yachts & Yachting this month, Clubs & Classes News. Take a look on page 84. Sitting alongside the our longstanding Clubs & Classes results pages, this new regular section will highlight the endeavours and achievements of sailing clubs, class associations, individual sailors and teams, from all around the…

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waszp champs

The first big one-design foiler event ishas been held on Lake Garda, Italy. Only one year since production officially commenced, the Waszp seems to be taking hold, particularly at the grass roots level. Over 400 boats have been shipped around the world and over 50 boats competed in the Waszp International Games (popular though it is, the class has yet to reach World Sailing International status and thus may not yet hold an official World Championship), with 15 countries being represented from all corners of the globe. Different racing formats are being tested at the regatta, with the introduction of Handicap Starting – the same as reverse grid grand prix motorsport – Slalom Racing and GPS Speed Events, and traditional racing. As we went to press the regatta – which follows the…

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first around antarctica

Australian adventure sailor, Lisa Blair arrived back in Australia after becoming the first female to circumnavigate Antarctica solo. The 32-year-old yachtswoman arrived back at her starting point of Albany, Western Australia, on Monday 24 July following a 184-day journey on her modified Open 50. She had been expected to reach Albany’s Princess Harbour the previous morning but stronger than expected winds kept her from making landfall. She finally docked at 8pm local time. Despite the tribulation of months spent in some of the cruellest waters on earth, Blair said the journey was worth it. “Every bit of pain, every sail change and all the bitter cold — it was definitely worth it,” she commented. MARTINA ORSINI; C/O/LISA BLAIR…

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foiling offshore tri launches

The first Ultime trimaran designed to foil offshore was launched this month in southwest Brittany, under the proud gaze of her owners, Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild and the Gitana Team skipper Sébastien Josse. This latest boat from the Gitana stable is set to compete in a series of big events, both in singlehanded and crewed configuration, under her race name, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild and is the latest in a long line of top-performance monohulls and multihulls from the team. The sleek trimaran’s foils are all equipped with trim tabs (even the central daggerboard), and the team hopes she will realise the dream of proving foiling is a possibility in the offshore racing universe – up until now it has firmly remained the preserve of the inshore sailor, with the possible…

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ladies day trophy

Annabel Vose, was announced as winner of the ELEMIS Ladies Day Trophy at Lendy Cowes Week. The trophy, which was first introduced in 2006, recognises outstanding contribution, commitment, or achievement of women in sailing. (See page 23 for our interview with Annabel.) A newly commissioned trophy for highly commended went to Kass Schmidt for her endeavours in the OSTAR. Ladies Day once again saw a number of celebrations culminating in the evening presentation. C/O GITANA; PATRICK LUNDIN/ PAUL WYETH/COWES WEEK…

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in numbers

603number of miles the 340 boats competing in this year’s Fastnet had to race as they set off from Cowes 40 number of foiling Nacra 17s in existence as their Europeans began 388 sailors competed at the Optimist UK National Championship in Weymouth 10journalists, photographers and writers have been selected as on board reporters for this year’s Volvo Ocean Race 176boats took part in the Cowes-St.Dinard race, the biggest RORC fleet since the last Fastnet 34 knots boatspeed reported on the windiest day of the Moth Worlds in Garda…

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