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Yachting World February 2018

Published by TI Media Limited Yachting World is world's leading international yachting magazine. From ocean racing and blue water cruising to the most glamorous super-yachts, Yachting World has the very best in nautical writing and stunning photography, with up-to-the-minute technical reports, race analysis, new boat tests and much more.

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bravery and vulgarity

What happens on board stays on board. This wise maxim has kept many a crew together past the madness-inducing intensity of shipboard life. Things can be done and said at sea that make no sense back on land, and hasty words and actions are usually best left unscrutinised. Not so for the Volvo Ocean Race crews, who for the first time are being observed by roving reporters in a style of reportage that is part cinema-verité, part reality show. Those on board don’t always get a veto. The candour is exactly what the race’s former CEO Mark Turner promised us. Throughout his years behind round the world campaigns and races, he has always said we only ever see a tiny fraction of what goes on during these events. The steely, heroic stereotype…

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picture this

Taking flight The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award went to Berlin-based photographer Sören Hese for this image taken during the 5O5 German dinghy racing championships. The image was selected as the best of 137 entries and was a controversial choice as it is a composition of 15 different still photos taken from a drone rather than a single shot. Hese said: “I took this picture using a timemotion- stack imaging concept, capturing the image basically as a time series from a quadcopter. I found its graphical structure very interesting and also storytelling.”…

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gabart slashes six days off solo world record

42 DAYS 16 HOURS 40 MINUITES Days before Christmas, French solo sailor François Gabart stormed back to Brittany to annihilate one of the greatest and most difficult of all sailing records, the non-stop solo round the world. He sailed his 98ft trimaran MACIF home to Brittany in 42d 16h 40m, slashing more than six days off the record set in 2016 by his compatriot Thomas Coville in Sodebo Ultim. This was Gabart’s first attempt at the record and for much of the course he was, incredibly, faster than the record for the fully crewed time. It look him less than six days from Ushant to reach the Equator and he sailed round Cape Horn after only 29 days, beating every record to date. In the process, he also set a new solo 24-hour…

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a legend is made

François Gabart’s background is scrapping hard and ruthlessly in one-design offshore races. But there is so much more to winning this race than competitive ability; it’s his all-round mastery that impresses. The 34-year-old from Les Sables d’Olonne trained as an engineer, so brings to bear an exacting and analytical mind. His capabilities brought him to the attention of France’s greatest modern round the world racer, twotimes Vendée Globe winner Michel Desjoyeaux. As part of his tutelage, Gabart raced with Desjoyeaux in the twohanded Barcelona World Race in 2011 – they were forced to retire after being dismasted. His engineering background and experience led the way for the design of MACIF with naval architects VPLP, and resulted in a trimaran with powerful foils, exceptional average speeds and almost complete protection for the skipper,…

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clipper race required to include qualified mates

Following feedback from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), the Clipper Race has appointed a qualified mate on board each of its teams currently racing. The addition of a second Clipper employee, who will be independent of the watch system in order to support each of the professional skippers, comes after the loss of crewmember Simon Speirs in the race from Cape Town to Australia on 18 November. Clipper Race founder and chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, said: “Eight years ago we introduced the CRCC (Clipper Race Coxswain Certificate), a qualification specially designed with and approved by the MCA (Marine and Coastguard Agency), which specifically fit the purpose of the Clipper Race as it is such a unique event in sailing. “However, in light of the recent incidents and as the Clipper Race continues…

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race supports invictus games

The Clipper Race is supporting the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 by providing two Clipper 68 yachts for the 73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The Invictus Games is an international adaptive sporting event for active duty and veteran servicemen and women, which is incorporating sailing for the first time next year. In what is tipped to be an ‘Ashes on the Water’ event, Invictus Games Sydney 2018 GAME ON will be crewed by British wounded, injured and ill defence veterans, and will take on the Australian crewed Invictus Games Sydney 2018 DOWN UNDER. “Clipper Ventures is thrilled to be supporting Invictus Games Sydney 2018 as it prepares to introduce sailing to its event line-up,” said Clipper Ventures founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. Sir Robin will join the UK crew aboard Invictus Games Sydney 2018…