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  • Maiden’s all-female crew win the Ocean Globe Race April 22, 2024
    Heather Thomas and her all-women crew aboard Tracy Edwards’ famous 58ft yacht Maiden have won the 2023-4 Ocean Globe Race! Maiden has beaten 14 teams to win the Ocean Globe Race on IRC handicap, becoming the first ever all-women crew …Continue reading » The post Maiden’s all-female crew win the Ocean Globe Race appeared first […]
    Heather Prentice
  • Hallberg-Rassy 69 first look: bigger and better? April 22, 2024
    The Hallberg-Rassy 69 is the latest offering from the popular Swedish marque, and is also the largest yacht the family-owned company has ever produced Go big or go home? Well Magnus Rassy has decreed that Hallberg-Rassy needed a new flagship, and this is it …Continue reading » The post Hallberg-Rassy 69 first look: bigger and […]
    Toby Heppell
  • The sailing rules you can ignore… and those you can’t: an expert guide April 19, 2024
    Andy Du Port explores which rules need to be followed to the letter to avoid collisions at sea and considers those which can be safely ignored Saying ‘International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea’ is something of a mouthful, let alone learning all of …Continue reading » The post The sailing rules you […]
    Andy Pag
  • Moody DS48 first look: unlike any other cruising yacht April 18, 2024
    There's no denying that the £1.2m price tag makes the Moody DS48 a very pricy yacht, but she does offer plenty to justify that price tag. Theo Stocker takes a look Indulge me. I know £1.2million is a lot of money, but this boat is unlike any other cruising boat on …Continue reading » The […]
    Theo Stocker
  • A Hebridean Swallows and Amazons experience April 17, 2024
    There are some incredible hidden harbours along the west coast of Scotland, many offering 360° shelter, although some may be rather challenging to enter When I was age 12 , we went on a family holiday on the island of Barra in the Outer …Continue reading » The post A Hebridean Swallows and Amazons experience […]
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  • Maiden poised to win Ocean Globe Race April 16, 2024
    Maiden swept up the Solent before a Force 5-6 gale on Tuesday morning to take provisional overall honours in the 27,000 mile Ocean Globe Race. Maiden sweeps up the Solent to the finish line at Cowes The all-women crew crossed the Royal Yacht Squadron finish line shortly before midday to whoops and cheers from a […]
    Heather Prentice
  • ‘Our boat was full of water’ – lessons learned from one sailor’s sinking April 16, 2024
    After an afternoon away, Roger Hughes had to act quickly when he found his schooner-rigged yacht sinking at its Florida marina mooring Britannia, my 45ft twin-masted schooner, almost sank, not from storm damage or from hitting rocks, but from within. A water …Continue reading » The post ‘Our boat was full of water’ – lessons […]
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  • French dominate Ocean Globe Race finish at Cowes April 15, 2024
    French Whitbread yacht L’Esprit d’Equipe sailed into Cowes on Saturday 13 April to take second place in the Ocean Globe Race. Barry Pickthall reports. Lionel Regnier and his crew aboard the veteran French Whitbread Race yacht L’Esprit d’Equipe returned to Cowes late on Saturday …Continue reading » The post French dominate Ocean Globe Race finish […]
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  • Marie Tabarly rewrites history, taking line honours in the Ocean Globe Race April 12, 2024
    Marie Tabarly rewrote history last night, surpassing her famous father’s record by taking line honours in the Ocean Globe Race, and in the days ahead could potentially win the OGR overall.The crew celebrate Pen Duick VI FR (14), skippered by the indomitable Marie Tabarly, taking line honours and first in Leg four IRC handicap ranking. […]
    Heather Prentice
  • Jeanneau SO 350 first look: Simplicity without stealing space April 11, 2024
    Jeanneau’s long-running Sun Odyssey range has now gradually morphed into the Jeanneau SO 350, its eighth generation.The Sun Odyssey range takes on a number of performance-enhancing ideas from the sportier Sun Fast boats. Photo: Yachting Monthly The Sun Odyssey 349 sold 2,500 hulls but after 12 years of service it was due for replacement. The […]
    Theo Stocker