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Yachting World February 2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd 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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twice as nice?

(Amory Ross)Are two hulls better than one? A rising number of builders and sailors are answering yes to this question, judging by the numbers of new designs flooding into the market, and by the enthusiasm of new owners and monohull converts to jump aboard.Many of these owners have an eye to longer voyages or on more time living aboard. Catamarans clearly provide space no similarsized monohull can rival, and lifestyles are changing. For a variety of reasons, owners I have spoken to say they would not return to cruising on one hull, most especially because families and friends appreciate the privacy and comfort afforded by two.In many ways catamarans offer ideal attributes for warm water cruising: level sailing; easy access to a tender; large cabins; all-round views. Hence the trend…

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picture this on the assent

Contessa 32 Assent is in her element in this photo taken during Cowes Week 2018, when it was gusting 40 knots. “As a lot of big boats were heading in, damaged or retired, [Kit and Jessie] Rogers’ Contessa was heading out to race, her crew cheering and enjoying the conditions,” says photographer Alex Irwin. “It was absolutely miserable, wet and windy and I was down to my last camera… but it turned out to be the best shot I’ve done, for the story and power behind it.”Assent, built in 1972, competed in two Fastnets, including the infamous 1979 race in which she was the only boat in her class to finish. Then owner Willy Ker later took her cruising to the Antarctic peninsula and, in 2009, to Greenland at the…

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picture this return of the kid

Tearing down to the finish of the ARC rally in St Lucia, this is French sailor Jean-Pierre Dick’s JP54 The Kid on the way to taking line honours ahead of 165 other yachts in this year’s event.Dick was racing with a crew of five people, a group of associates and sponsors, to “pass on my knowledge of how to sail offshore”. A fast cruising design he conceived for himself, The Kid is a novel, lightweight, 54ft canting keel concept boat designed by Guillaume Verdier and based loosely on the IMOCA 60s Dick has raced solo round the world on the Vendée Globe.He and his crew completed the rally in 11d 4h, an impressive time considering that, by gybing down the course, they sailed 3,254 miles (the rhumb line distance is…

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solo racer goodall rescued

(Andrey Zashibis Tkachenko/MV Tian Fu)Golden Globe competitor Susie Goodall was rescued from the Southern Ocean in December after being pitchpoled and dismasted in her Rustler 36, DHL Starlight.Goodall was 4th in the round the world singlehanded race, which is raced in ‘retro’ designs as a homage to the original Golden Globe race of 1969. She was 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn when she was hit by 60-knot winds and 7m seas on 5 December.DHL Starlight’s self-steering windvane had broken before the storm hit, in winds of 30-35 knots, so Goodall had handsteered for a period. As conditions worsened, she reduced sail and set her series drogue before going down below to rest. A short while afterwards, DHL Starlight pitchpoled, flinging the solo sailor across the cabin and briefly knocking…

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on the wind

SUSIE’S MESSAGES FROM ON BOARD05 Dec 08:29 UTC, before the pitchpole: taking a hammering! wondering what on earth im doing out here position: 45° 33.054’S 122°, 37.061’W05 Dec 12:33 UTC; dismasted.hull ok. no form of jury rig, total loss position: 45° 27.787’S, 122° 23.537’W05 Dec 12:57 UTC: interior total wreck, liferaft ok, position: 45° 27.284’S, 122° 22.985’W05 Dec 13:23 UTC nasty head bang as boat pitchpoled. unbelievably roly now position: 45° 26.735’S, 122° 22.490’W05 Dec 23:04 UTC: this motion is just horrible! clinging on in my bunk. position: 45° 25.629’S, 122° 13.763’W06 Dec 02:51 UTC: in need of a good cuppa tea! but sadly no cooker position: 45° 24.506’S, 122° 05.482’W07 Dec 15:14 UTC: on the ship!!!Going deeperFive Deeps is the name of an incredible new expedition that began in…

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teams line up for america’s cup challenge

new US challengers Taylor Canfield and Mike Buckley. (Matt Knighton)they have raced together in the Congressional Cup, which Canfield has won four timesA little like the oft-heard complaint about British buses – that you wait for ages for one to arrive and then several come along at once – a flurry of no less than eight America’s Cup challenges were received on the last day of the late entry deadline in November, writes Justin Chisholm.Two of the eight were quickly accepted as valid challenges by the current America’s Cup holders, Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Malta Altus Challenge from Malta and Stars & Stripes Team USA are now official, but there has been no word since on the status of the other six teams.Both…

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