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Yachting World December 2017

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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playing our part

Sailing and professional sailors in particular have woken up to the issue of debris and plastic waste in our oceans. More and more significant campaigns draw attention to the problems or, like the Schmidt Family Foundation’s 11th Hour Racing, give grants to support marine and yachting projects aimed at reducing pollution. From big races such as the Volvo Ocean Race to almost every superyacht regatta nowadays, a clear effort is being made to reduce waste. And while it’s easy to think of this as little more than greenwash in an industry of gratuitous extravagance, every little helps. Just as importantly, the next generations of sailors and industry professionals, Millennials and Generation Y, think very differently about our seas and many see themselves as ambassadors in their own way. Cruising sailors have, by and…

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britain loses golden globe race to france

France is to be the starting point for the Golden Globe Race 2018 after two UK councils demanded large amounts of money to host the round the world race. The new race, the idea of Australian sailor and adventurer Don McIntyre, is a modern recreation of the 1968 Golden Globe Race, in which Robin Knox-Johnston was the sole finisher, but which made famous the exploits of Bernard Moitessier and the tragic loss of Donald Crowhurst. The Corinthian race non-stop round the world is open to smaller, traditional long keel designs of 32-36ft drawn before 1988. It has more than 30 entrants from countries such as Australia, France, UK, USA, Brazil, Russia and India. British heritage The 1968 race did not have an organised start. Several competitors left from Plymouth while Knox-Johnston set off…

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new york yacht club back in america’s cup

The New York Yacht Club (NYYC) has announced that it will enter the 36th America’s Cup. The NYYC – which held the Cup from 1851 to 1983 in ‘the longest winning streak in sport’ – is fielding a challenge led by top businessman and keen racers Hap Fauth and Doug De Vos. The syndicate will be known as the Bella Mente Quantum Racing Association, and brings together two high profile monohull campaigns. John ‘Hap’ Fauth has spent over a decade helming his successive Bella Mente yachts, winning the Maxi 72 world championships three times. De Vos, meanwhile, has dominated the 52 Super Series circuit, winning five times with Quantum Racing. The Quantum TP52 programme is known for its exceptionally technical approach to the class, applying ACstyle data analysis. It has resulted in De…

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green marine closes its doors

Boatbuilder Green Marine has gone into liquidation, with the loss of 46 jobs. The well-known yard built famous high-performance racing designs and superyachts, including Alex Thomson’s latest Hugo Boss, on which he finished 2nd in the 2016-17 Vendée Globe, superyachts such as Sojana, Inouï, the iconic Stealth,and Ghost, TP52s including the groundbreakingPatches, plus IACC America’s Cup boats and many more. Green Marine was founded in 1982 by the late Bill Green, together with Ian King. It established a reputation for building some of the world’s most innovative yachts, with over 180 boats having left its doors. The company has been owned since 2010 by Dutch superyacht builders Vitters. Vitters announced at the time that the takeover was ‘a guarantee that the construction of impressive yachts of this kind will continue’. In 2011 the…

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volvo skipper reinstated hours before start

The Volvo Ocean Race start saw a dramatic twist during the buildup, with Team AkzoNobel skipper Simeon Tienpont dismissed before the in-port race, then reinstated on the morning of Leg 1. Tienpont cast off from Alicante with a crew that included one sailor borrowed from another squad and former shore crew, as some of the team’s most longstanding sailors opted to stay ashore. The week before the race start the Dutch-flagged Team AkzoNobel made the shock announcement that Tienpont had been dismissed ‘following a breach of contract’. The team took part in the in-port race with navigator Jules Salter named as Person in Charge. A war of words then played out online, Tienpont (pictured right, at the wheel) saying the claims were ‘absolutely unfounded and very damaging to my reputation’. The team responded:…

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uk sailing academy plans major expansion

The Cowes-based UK Sailing Academy (UKSA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an ambitious plan to extend its facilities with a huge capital investment programme. The youth charity offers sailing courses to more than 1,500 school students every year and is the home to a marine training programme that has qualified many adults for a career in professional sailing – alumnae include round the world sailor Dee Caffari. The plans were announced at a launch attended by the UKSA’s patron, HRH The Princess Royal. Also at the event was double Olympic medal winner and reigning Volvo Ocean Race winner Ian Walker, who said: “The UKSA’s contribution to the sport of sailing is immense… but right now the UKSA site is, unfortunately, under-utilised due to age and changes in regulations so with this…