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Yachting World Apr-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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from the editor

THE GOLDEN KEY I call it the Golden Key. Some people find it, others never do and a few special people seem to possess it naturally. Pete Goss has always seemed to me a natural possessor, a man who has lived life by ideals, with huge enthusiasm, energy and verve. He was a hero in the Vendée Globe when he rescued a fellow racer, he built a replica lugger and sailed it from the UK to Australia, he has kayaked round Tasmania, raced round Britain, led expeditions to the North Pole, been a smallholder, built fences, kept sheep. No job too big or small, but always where the spirit led. How interesting, then, that after all this, his ‘retirement’ dream is to buy a bluewater cruiser and go sailing with his wife,…

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picture this

Flight of Apollo An amazing shot of Plymouth sailor Nigel Passmore’s Dazcat 1495, Apollo, leaping out of some big seas during the RORC Caribbean 600 race, as captured by daredevil photographer Tim Wright. Passmore’s cruiser-racer catamaran was one of an unprecedented fleet of ten multihulls in the 84-strong fleet racing round this 600-mile course. Taken near St Barth, the photo captures a moment when Apollo was racing in winds gusting to over 30 knots and seas of around 4m. Passmore, a seasoned offshore racer doing the Caribbean 600 for the first time, retired due to an electrical problem, but says the race was ‘awesome’. See our full report on page 46. Round the Ninepin Tawera, the 28m Ron Holland design, rounds the Ninepin. A famous landmark in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, the Ninepin…

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matthews in bid to buy back oyster

Founder and former owner of Oyster Yachts, Richard Matthews, is bidding to buy back the luxury yacht builder, which he sold to Balmoral Capital in 2008 for around £70m. Oyster went under in January this year when the company’s management made a shock announcement that it no longer had financial support to trade. Matthews, who went on to set up Gunfleet yachts, confirmed that he and a group of other investors would bid to buy company assets. His is one of 45 expressions of interest received by administrators KPMG Restructuring. Matthews says his interest is in “reinvigorating the brand” and recreating “an all-British run and British-based business”. Oyster went under suddenly and unexpectedly, not least to those with yachts in build and some 380 employees. On the afternoon on 5 February staff…

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crowdfunding raises £2.3m investment for discovery

Discovery Yachts Group, builders of the Discovery and Southerly ranges, raised about £2.3m in under two weeks after launching a crowdfunding initiative in January. The original aim was £750,00 but the offering was so popular that, by its close, investors were still clamouring to buy a part of Southampton-based company. Just under 500 investors put in money to buy 20 per cent equity, some contributing as little as £10 but others putting in six-figure sums – the largest was £750,000. Depending on the level of contribution, investors also got a range of short-term incentives, such as tickets to a boat show, a shipyard tour, a sailing day or even a charter. To raise the funding, Discovery used UK-based Crowdcube, an equity crowdfunding platform. This is the first time that crowdfunding has been…

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volvo race crew encounter abandoned yacht

Dee Caffari and the crew of Volvo Race entry Turn the Tide on Plastic came close to running into the largest piece of plastic debris they have yet seen at sea in February when they narrowly avoided an abandoned yacht. While racing on leg 6 from Hong Kong to Auckland, they saw another yacht close to their track but could not spot it on AIS, or raise it on the VHF radio, and there were no signs of life. Onboard reporter James Blake sent up a drone and was able to see that it was the yacht Sea Nymph, from which two American women were rescued by the US Navy last year. Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava were rescued from the yacht about 900 miles south-east of Japan in October, along with…

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‘double loop’ voyage completed

A couple from Devon has completed an exceptional voyage. Ed and Sue Kelly have become the first yacht crew to sail round Europe and North America using the ‘great circle’ loop of waterways. Their voyage in their 30-year-old Catalac 41 catamaran Angel Louise took 329 days. The American Great Loop is a system of waterways encompassing the eastern portion of the US and a section of Canada and consists of both natural and man-made waterways such as the Intracoastal Waterway, the Mississippi River, the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and the Great Lakes. The complete loop is 6,000 miles. To complete a similar loop round Europe, the Kellys navigated from the North Sea to the Black Sea via the Rhine, Main and Danube and then exited through the Bosphorus to go on through the Mediterranean…