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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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Turbo multihulls: a new generation of performance cruiser

12 May 2022

A new breed of luxury fast multihulls are seducing wealthy sailors with a need for speed, Sam Fortescue reports on the rise and rise of this latest breed “People sail for fun, and no one has yet convinced me that it’s more fun to go slow than it is to go fast,” said visionary multihull […]

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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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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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Tested: 4 of the best inflatable tenders

9 May 2022

The Yachting World team take to the water in 4 new inflatable tenders to see which will be best for you and your yacht Tenders are so much more than taxis. They can add freedom, sport and exploration to any stopover or anchorage, particularly if your yacht is large enough to carry a rigid dinghy, […]

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First look: HH88 – largest carbon cruising cat

4 May 2022

The newly announced HH88 will be capable of cruising at 18 knots comfortably and while providing luxury to owners with some stunning interior styling Described by HH as the largest all-carbon cruising catamaran ever built, the first hull of the HH88 has just emerged from the painting booth in a high-gloss crimson. Destined for the […]

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Tom Slingsby signs up with American Magic for AC37

3 May 2022

Tom Slingsby, Olympic gold medallist and SailGP winning skipper, will sail with American Magic for the 37th America’s Cup Australian sailor Tom Slingsby has signed with the American Magic team for the 37th America’s Cup. Slingsby, who has won Olympic Gold in the Laser class, the 2013 America’s Cup with Oracle Team USA, multiple World […]

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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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