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Yachts & Yachting magazine May 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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Chelsea Magazine
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the future is bright

(PHOTO: ROB PEAKE) They tell us not enough young people are getting into sailing. Really? Anyone still holding fast to this notion should visit Alexandra Palace in London in March and see the number of children, teenagers and 20-somethings wandering around the RYA Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts & Yachting and Suzuki. This is the busiest and liveliest boat show I have been to in years. Compared to the London Boat Show in recent years, where most of the punters appeared to be grumpy old gits complaining there was nowhere to sit down, Ally Pally was a vibrant and fun atmosphere that left a distinct feeling of positivity about the future of our sport.The show is by no means exclusively for the youngsters. I met lifetime Laser sailor James,…

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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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yachts & yachting magazine

EDITORIALEditor Rob Peake rob.peake@chelseamagazines.comDeputy Editor Toby HeppellNews and Digital Editor Chris RosamondArt Editor Gareth Lloyd JonesClubs & Classes Editor Paula Irish club@yachtsandyachting.co.ukContributors: Bob Fisher, Rupert Holmes, Paula Irish, Rob Kothe, Mark Rushall, Sue Pelling, Andy Rice, Andi RobertsonCover image: 29ers blast downwind at Hayling Island Sailing Club PUBLISHINGManaging Director Paul DobsonDeputy Managing Director Steve RossFinance Director Vicki GavinPublisher Simon TemlettPublishing Consultant Martin NottMarketing Manager Daniel Webb daniel.webb@chelseamagazines.com…

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Ocean Race confirms first V065 entries The Ocean Race has attracted its first two entries for 2021, and confirmed former title sponsor Volvo is staying on as a ‘significant event partner’.Paulo Mirpuri, the chairman of the Mirpuri Foundation, who was behind Turn the Tide on Plastic in the last race, has said he plans to have at least one V065 boat competing.“I’m extremely interested in the IMOCA class, which will showcase the best in technology and innovation. As such, I’m exploring the possibility of an IMOCA campaign that would challenge for The Ocean Race trophy,” he said.Meanwhile Bianca Cook, who raced on board Turn the Tide on Plastic in the 2017-18 event, announced she will be spearheading a New Zealand flagged team. Tony Rae (Trae), a veteran…

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in numbers

7,000 The number of boats with eligible IRC rating certificates worldwide in 2019 85 The length in Km of the endurance course laid out in hub and spoke format for the Whitstable Forts Race for dinghies on 18/19 May 40 years old, the Maxi Association is celebrating by announcing the new Med Maxi Inshore Challenge series 16,000 square metres of carbon fibre matting went into the lay-up of Thomas Coville’s new Ultime maxi-trimaran Sodebo…

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they said…

“This is a monohull without a keel, with appendages that weigh little. A hyper-powerful boat, very light, with little stability. There are fractions of a second that there is zero stability, if the helmsman and the trimmer cannot anticipate this zero moment, you fall back…you go from 30-40 knots to zero, you have a G-force that shoots you in the air.” Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena describing to La Stampa how it feels to sail the Italian America’s Cup team’s advanced AC75 simulator.“We’ll s*** ourselves!” Luna Rossa team member and seasoned America’s Cup campaigner Jimmy Spithill’s immediate reaction to his first acquaintance with the AC75 simulator. “It was torture for me. My self-steering failed almost from day one. The boat itself did not have a problem. It was…