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Yachts & Yachting magazine January 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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recognising success

(PHOTO: JEREMIE LECAUDEY/VOLVO OCEAN RACE) The end of the year is traditionally a time for reflection and celebration. And what a year it has been! We had the roller coaster ride of the Volvo Ocean Race to be inspired by, and we’ve all enjoyed competing in the more Corinthian annual highlights such as Cowes Week and Round the Island Race, through to special events like the RS Games.As ever at Y&Y we strive to bring you not only insights to these events, but also advice to help readers get the most from our sport - I hope you have enjoyed an upward trajectory this year in your own results!This month, we’re delighted to celebrate the very crème de la crème of the sailing world as we announce the winners of…

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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 Helena Lucas was the first British sailor to ever win a Paralympic gold medal in 2012; she followed that with bronze in Rio 2016 Stalwart of the Solent racing scene, Rupert Holmes is a successful sailor, RYA Keelboat Race Coach, and freelance journalist ■…

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Transatlantic record up for grabs As one transatlantic race drew to a close in the Route du Rhum so another, more everyman race began this month. The RORC Transatlantic Race set off from the start in Lanzarote on 24 November with the IRC fleet Caribbean-bound, where many will stay for the winter season.From the start the two boats fighting at the head of the fleet were the two 70ft trimarans of Powerplay - ex-MOD70 Concise, and Maserati – a MOD70 extensively modified with hydrofoils.After an intense 3,000 mile battle, it was Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati which took Multihull Line Honours in an elapsed time of 6 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes and 34 seconds. Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay, was less than 46 minutes behind Maserati, and took the…

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they said…

“As the breeze built to 22 knots in a rain shower, we accelerated still further to sustained speeds in the low 30s and a maximum of 38 knots. It’s nothing short of astonishing for an ocean-going yacht.” Y&Y’s Rupert Holmes reports from his sail on the foiling MOD70, Maserati ahead of the RORC Transatlantic Race – read the full report at yachtsandyachting.co.uk “All I can do is live and learn – it’s the land of hard knocks as we say in England. You have to try and stay strong; you have to learn, you have to be better and ultimately, obviously, I wanted to win this race. But the aim is to win the Vendée Globe and I think I’ve proved in this race that I…

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in numbers

$100,000 US dollars: the prize fund for the Argo Gold Cup Match Racing Championship, an invite-only event in May 2019 2 months between 49er Worlds next year with one in Auckland in December 2019, and one in February 2020 700 Waszps have now been sold, as the foiler’s popularity spreads worldwide 10 A Class Cat World Championship wins for Glenn Ashby after winning once again in Australia this November ■…

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in brief

Mentors The Magenta Project has announced a mentoring programme with 34 young women so far being matched with a top sailing mentor to help speed up their professional sailing development.Rewarded 57 volunteers have been recognised for their exceptional dedication and achievements in boating at the RYA Volunteer Awards. The awards were presented by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. Youths Entries are now open for the first ever Star Class Junior World Championships. The event is open to any skipper 30 years or younger and will take place in Miami in February.Bloggers Musto is encouraging youngsters to send media entries relating to sailing to the Yachting Journalists’ Association’s Young Bloggers Competition. The top prize is a £100 Musto voucher plus an item of your choice from the British…