Yachting World

December 2021

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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
12 期號


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roads less travelled

If the great privilege of bluewater cruising is the choice to sail wherever you please (weather and budget not withstanding!), then the flip side is that choice comes with a side of responsibility. When should you choose not to sail somewhere? Perhaps sometimes it is better to leave a place untouched, even by the fleeting impact of a yacht’s wake. In their must-read feature on page 22, round the world cruising veterans Janneke Kuysters and Wietze van der Laan look at where to sail in today’s post-pandemic world and come up with some inspiring and creative solutions. Besides the logistical juggles of reducing border crossings and making sure you can get a flight home promptly, one of their key considerations is the impact cruising visitors would have on the destination. In Mo’orea,…

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picture this

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on the wind

Ainslie banks on F1 connection Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team INEOS Britannia has unveiled a major partnership with the Mercedes F1 team, which Ainslie and his backer Sir Jim Ratcliffe hope will reverse the fortunes of the British Challenger of Record after two unsuccessful Cup bids. The reveal was made amidst a dearth of official Cup news, due to the delayed venue announcement for AC37. That vacuum has been amply filled by plenty of speculation, and some of INEOS’s key signings were of little surprise. However, the breadth and depth of the partnership is significant, because it represents a wholesale shift from having F1 experts dip in as advisors to becoming wholly embedded in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team operation. Among the significant changes, the team will be moving to the Mercedes…

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Ellen’s two looks I completely agree that B&Q/Castorama is one of the ‘World’s Coolest Yachts’. We had the pleasant task of assisting in finding her a berth in Shanghai when she was on her Asian Tour. However, Ellen MacArthur’s record-breaking circumnavigation [did not have two sponsors]. She had one, Kingfisher Plc. Kingfisher owned the two DIY retail chains of B&Q in the UK and Asia and Castorama in Europe which gave rise to Mark Turner’s idea of the two paint jobs, starboard for the Brits and port for the Europeans. I had the opportunity to meet Ellen and printed off a photograph of my first boat, which was the same as Iduna (Ellen’s own boat). Rather cheekily I wrote on the back “Every good skipper has owned a red Corribee.” When she turned it…

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next month

Cruising in company The cruising rally circuit is booming, with organisers reporting big entry numbers as sailors opt to let someone else take the organisational strain. We have an A-Z guide – and find out why so many cruisers are casting off in company this year. What next for the Cup? The long-awaited protocol for the 37th America’s Cup reveals the future for the foiling AC75 class. We examine what, where, and when for the next event. Hallberg-Rassy 50 tested Toby Hodges takes the latest German Frers 50-footer from Hallberg-Rassy for a sail to find out how this iconic bluewater brand is evolving. Caribbean bounce back With a bumper crop of yachts set to transat this year, we check out how the 2022 Caribbean season is shaping up in popular island cruising and charter destinations: plus the…

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matt sheahan

After a year and a half of social distancing, it’s difficult to know how to greet people. When it comes to handshakes, anticipating whether the appropriate greeting is a fist pump, elbow tap or traditional handshake means that greetings often feel like a game of rock, paper scissors. Arriving at the INEOS press call and meeting with so many colleagues for real reinforced how much has changed in two years, and it was more than just the handshakes. On the face of it the announcement seemed straightforward; some new recruitments and a new base for the design team. But when that new location is the home of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team in landlocked Brackley, Oxfordshire, it’s a sign that something bigger is at stake. The presence of Mercedes team boss…