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Yachts & Yachting magazine

April 2019

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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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chelsea Magazine
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IN THIS ISSUE

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an amateur epic

(PHOTO: TIM BISHOP/PPL/GGR) The Golden Globe Race has gripped some people and been seen as something of an oddity by others. Personally I’ve followed it every day since it started and was one of millions glued to social media as British sailor Susie Goodall was rescued from her sinking yacht in the Southern Ocean. We report on the race in full in this issue and it’s great to read that second-placed Mark Slats now aims to enter the Vendée Globe. The Golden Globe Race was designed as a relatively accessible version of the Vendée, with an estimated entry cost of around £100k, certainly not nothing, but doable for many individuals and sponsors. Slats is clearly a force to be reckoned with and his progress in the offshore racing scene will…

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writers this month include…

Musto Skiff sailor, Andy Rice has an unparalleled knowledge of the dinghy scene from grass roots sailing to Olympic level Mark Rushall coaches at the highest levels of the sport, covering all types of racing from dinghies to round the world big boat events Stalwart of the Solent racing scene, Rupert Holmes is a successful sailor, RYA Keelboat Race Coach, and freelance journalist …

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news

Malta wins key America’s Cup battle The Malta Altus Challenge in the America’s Cup was celebrating after winning a key nationality ruling that will allow the team to hire sailors who are not Maltese nationals.Prior to the rule change, teams were obliged to hire sailors on a “100% nationality” basis for the 2021 America’s Cup, meaning they had to be from the country of the challenger’s club of record, or have lived there for 380 days between specific dates in 2018 and 2020.The new ruling means teams can now hire anyone to whom their country issues a passport.Malta’s hitlist will surely include a host of SailGP competitors, who are gaining invaluable high-speed foiling experience this year. Among them is Tom Slingsby, who was keen to set up…

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they said…

“We didn’t mention last year’s accident at all. But when we finished the race, we toasted with a bottle of rum that was saved from last year. If we do win our class it will be amazing, but win or lose, I am so proud of the whole team that put Fujin back together.”Greg Slyngstad celebrates completing the Caribbean 600 on his Bieker 53, on which the team dramatically capsized at night during the 2018 edition. “Yesterday was the first day where we had closing speeds of 80 knots most of the time. For myself and my team we are pretty inexperienced at the moment and I can tell you I have no idea of whether we are going to cross or not cross in any situation at the…

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in numbers

5600 the number of nautical miles that last place in the Golden Globe Race, Tapio Lehtinen still has to sail nearly a month after the winner crossed the finish line 67 the number of years (in reality 135,000 man hours) taken to develop the F50s in the SailGP series, 111 boats took part in the OK World Championship in Auckland. It was won by local Olympian Dan Slater 600 the distance in kilometres that the EFG Sailing Arabia fleet was transported between races two days apart…

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in brief

Sponsored Westerhall Rums has renewed its sponsorship of Lendy Cowes Week and is the ‘official rum’ of the event, which takes place from 10-17 August. MD of Westerhall Annabel Kingsman said: “We will continue to bring the spirit of the Caribbean to this quintessentially British event.”Supplied Sta-Lok will return as official rigging supplier for the 2019-20 edition of the Clipper Race. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Clipper Race Chairman and Founder, said: “We look forward to continuing our relationship, further testing its standing rigging throughout the next gruelling edition and showcasing Sta-Lok solutions on a global scale.”Affiliated The RYA Affiliated Clubs Conferences, supported by Gallagher, were hosted across the country at the end of last year. The conferences were the most popular yet, and the free regional conferences feature key note…

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