Yachts & Yachting magazine November 2018

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.

United Kingdom
Chelsea Magazine
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
sport for all

A trio of exciting and innovative events launches this month, from Larry Ellison’s long awaited global SailGP Series, to a pay-to-race offshore foiling series, to a dynamic nationwide dinghy series. Our three columnists have covered each in detail; we’re sure you’ll agree each has plenty of potential, and we watch with interest. Also in this month’s Y&Y I am delighted to introduce our inaugural British Yachting Awards. The new awards are an amalgamation of the Yachts & Yachting Awards and those of our sister title, Sailing Today, and are intended to celebrate the very finest that the racing and cruising worlds have to offer, including the best boats, equipment, sailors, achievements, destinations and events. Readers from both magazines are invited to vote for their winners - see page 18 for more. Notably…

1 min
thousands race in global bart’s bash

The fifth annual Bart’s Bash, the headline event of the Andrew Simpson Foundation, was kicked off in 2018 by Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club. Following on from that were over 250 officially scheduled races across the globe – with reports of many more happening in clubs and venues across the world. On the Foundation’s home waters in Portland Harbour, 120 boats lined up on the startline, with over 200 sailors involved in the race, some of whom were complete beginners taking part for the very first time. From beginners in the UK to professional sailors Bart’s Bash saw many types of sailor taking part to remember the simple pleasure of being on the water. This year Bart’s Bash coincided with a TP52 Super Series Regatta in Valencia and saw the pros – many…

1 min
details emerge for next ‘volvo’

More details have been announced about the next edition of the ‘Volvo’ Ocean Race planned for 2021. Following the announcement earlier this year that Volvo would no longer be running the race, there followed a further revelation that the new organisers were intending to move to both IMOCA60s and Volvo Ocean 65s. Now further details of the next race have been released and a preliminary notice of race is available for teams. Key points in the announcement are: the main race will be for those sailing in crewed IMOCA60s; the VO65s will be used for a first-of-its-kind youth trophy – the majority of crews must be under 30 and at least three under 26; and the continuation of a gender rule with all teams required to have female sailors through various crew…

1 min
henri lloyd bounces back and teams up with ineos

Clothing manufacturer, Henri Lloyd, which closed earlier this year and was since bought by Swedish firm, Aligro Group, has revealed plans for a global relaunch, with a high performance range based on the latest fit and fabrics, targeting active racing sailors, while carefully reflecting the brand’s British heritage. Henri Lloyd has also been selected by British America’s Cup team, INEOS Team UK as official clothing partner. “The partnership with INEOS Team UK is exactly what we want Henri Lloyd to stand for; working with Ben (Ainslie) and the team and developing the best performance clothing to help the team become successful in bringing the Cup back home to Britain,” said Hans Eckerström, chair of Henri Lloyd Group Ltd.…

1 min
alex thomson signs nokia

British sailing team Alex Thomson Racing, one of the biggest names in the sport of ocean racing, has announced Nokia - together with its research and innovation engine, Nokia Bell Labs – as its Official Technology Partner. Nokia Bell Labs will work alongside Thomson to develop and test both existing and new cutting-edge technologies in remote waters around the world, with technology installed in the current Hugo Boss IMOCA60 and the one in build scheduled for launch in 2019. This being the super-secret, hyper-competitive world of IMOCA60 racing, exactly what the technology will be used for has been left unsaid, though the team does say that “augmented intelligence and wearable technology through to networks and communications capabilities, the partnership will seek to discover and create the technology of tomorrow”. Thomson is due, next…

1 min
they said…

“Jud, if you hadn’t won you would be a dud, but now you have, well you’re a real stud!” Third placed sailor at the J/70 World, Jack Franco, offers up an unusual of praise for Jud Smith, whose consistency in the 91 boat fleet saw him take the title without winning a single race. “It was a little bit hard at the Worlds being second when I actually rounded the last mark as the world champion. But I should not complain, I am just enjoying the sailing and it’s just a lot of fun.” Newly crowned OK European Champion, Freddie Lööf is happy – but perhaps still stinging a bit from just missing out on the Worlds win the month before. “ROLLED. DISMASTED. SEVERE BACK INJURY. CANNOT GET UP.” The single line message received by…