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Yachts & Yachting magazine March 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.

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

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forward thinking

Since it was first published in 1947, Y&Y has always been at the forefront of sailing. It always seems appropriate to mark the approach of the new season with a look ahead. So this issue in particular is packed with analysis and updates about how our sport is progressing, together with insights and ideas for directions it may take in the future: from dinghies to keelboats, and from race formats to boat design to funding.Sailing is perhaps unique in the number of opportunities we as individuals have to shape the future of our sport: just think about it... Whatever your involvement, whether a sailor, organiser or someone who works in the industry, a degree of responsibility lies with each of us to build the future in a way that…

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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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news

Spindrift notches up equator record Yann Guichard and his crew on board Spindrift finally found a favourable weather system to set off on another attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy for the fully crewed round the world record.Initially, at least, their timing appears to be very good with the team setting a new record to the equator of just 4 days 9 hours and 57 minutes. This also put the team 23 hours ahead of current Jules Verne record holder, Francis Joyon on his IDEC trimaran at that point.However, the Spindrift crew will need to be going some to take the record. Joyon and his team had a stunning stretch of good weather in the Southern Ocean and crossing the Pacific which saw them average over 40…

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in numbers

£750,000 asking price for the Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club premises, now on the market 80 knot winds were predicted in the Bay of Biscay forcing GGR compeitor Mark Slats to divert to Spain 650 sailors will be taking to the water in Miami for the start of the crucial 2019 Olympic classes circuit 300 female sailors are wanted by sailor, Emily Penn for a two year round the world voyage to investigate oceanic plastic dumping ■…

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they said…

“Dylan our skipper is an exceptionally technical sailor, his speed of learning is like nothing I have seen. His team mate from the 49er, 2012 Olympic silver medallist Stu Bithell has huge talent and flair. Through the support of INEOS Team UK we draw on great experience in these boats with Nick Hutton and Neil Hunter.” Chris Draper, CEO of the British Team in SailGP sounds confident of his crew as the first event approaches. “We are just so happy that we managed to secure the win. It was a mission to get to the start line because we actually broke our traveller car on the jib during the last race of the NZL Nationals, and my girlfriend’s sister, Skye got a replacement, jumped on a plane from…

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great reading

This month our sister magazine, Sailing Today is Brittany bound by way of Biscay for some spring sailing; offers tips on manoeuvring under sail; and gets behind the wheel of the environmentally forward-thinking Bente 39. Meanwhile, Classic Boat discovers a replica S&S Yawl, steps aboard a family-friendly lugger, and captures the smack and barge racing on the River Colne from the air.PHOTOS: YVAN ZEDDA/BPCE; C/O CLIPPER VENTURES; C/O RYA ■…

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