How the TP52 fleet uses America’s Cup tech

19 May 2022

Helen Fretter finds out how America’s cup surveillance tactics are used to find marginal gains in the TP52 fleet as they chase that final 1 per cent As the TP52 fleet sweeps around the bottom mark off Palma, eyes turn to the sky. This isn’t a predictable day’s racing in Mallorca. The 2021 Rolex TP52 […]

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Pretty Tough: the Contessa 32 at 50

18 May 2022

The Contessa 32 celebrates its half-century this year. Elaine Bunting traces its enduring appeal for adventurous sailors. Alan Ker on the Contessa 32 “We were prepared for a very rough night but we didn’t have any inkling how rough it was going to be. As we passed the Scillies the wind was picking up from […]

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My Name is Life: Tales of Artic adventure

16 May 2022

Tom Cunliffe introduces this extract from My Name is Life, a book written by ‘Captain’ Andy a man who is so much more than just an adventuring sailor Andrzej Jankowski, better known as Captain Andy, is a one-off. I met him in Warsaw when I was launching a book of my own, translated into Polish. […]

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World’s coolest yachts: Volvo 70 Puma

11 May 2022

We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. Olympian and Ocean racer Annie Lush nominates the Volvo 70 Puma. “I stepped on board Volvo 70 Puma for the first time in Southampton to start trials for Team SCA for the Volvo Ocean Race. I’d […]

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Superyacht Cup Palma: Fleet of Js set to race

10 May 2022

A fleet of J Class yachts and a plethora of other superyachts will once again be heading to Palma this summer for the Superyacht Cup Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 is set to get underway in Mallorca’s capital from June 29 to July 2 with an ever expanding entry list and an impressive four J-Class yachts […]

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First look: Mylius M 72 – latest Carkeek stunner

9 May 2022

A potent mix of Shaun Carkeek design and Mylius’ boatbuilding flare is set to produce a sizzling hot new performance cruiser, the Mylius M 72 Shaun Carkeek’s recent raceboats – including Niklas Zennström’s Fast 40 Ran, Richard Matthews’ CF520 Oystercatcher XXXV and the fully foiling Carkeek Persico F70 – are some of the stand-out designs […]

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Skiing Arctic ice by yacht

3 May 2022

Taking a luxury cruiser to the margins of Arctic ice, photographer Mike Jones experienced true wilderness sailing A single walrus raised its frosted head, eyeing Firebird as we dropped anchor at Tynarebukta on the Isfjorden. Rugged mountains were enveloped by a glacier that spilled out onto the sea ice filling the bay. This was the […]

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Recluta – Germán Frers’ new, old yacht

29 April 2022

Recluta is a 69ft ketch built for renowned designer Germán Frers to lines drawn by his father some 80 years previously. Helen Fretter reports The Frers dynasty is responsible for more than 1,300 yacht designs. Germán Frers, having last year celebrated his 80th birthday, remains one of the most prolific and sought after designers in […]

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Outside in: 3 Stunning superyacht designs

27 April 2022

We showcase three of the latest 3 standout sailing superyacht designs for their ability to bring the outside in A priority with any new superyacht design should be of providing the owners with the ability to enjoy their surroundings to the absolute fullest while giving them the means and options for proper privacy. We’ve picked […]

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Second hand yachts: Buying a high latitudes yacht

22 April 2022

Sailing into the coldest waters the planet has to offer is becoming increasingly popular. But finding a suitable yacht for high latitudes sailing requires additional – and sometimes very different – considerations. So, where should you begin when looking for a used yacht that’s capable of sailing to some of the world’s most inhospitable places? […]

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