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Sail the world: future-proof bluewater options

8 December 2021

With careful planning there are still some great bluewater cruising options. Janneke Kuysters and Wietze van der Laan investigate future-proof itineraries to sail the world In stressful times it’s tempting to cast off the bowlines and head for the horizon to sail the world. But the reality is that cruising in a post-pandemic world is […]

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Best bluewater multihulls: Neel 51

7 December 2021

The Neel 51 has fast become a popular production trimaran with six completing the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) in recent years. Toby Hodges and Francois Tregouet find out why Neel trimarans, and the Neel 51 specifically, blend the extreme space offered by the family/charter catamarans together with good average speeds. First impressions of the […]

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On the shoulders of a giant: the legacy of Sir Peter Blake

6 December 2021

Twenty years after the death of her father Sir Peter Blake, Sarah-Jane Blake reflects on his legacy and the influence he has had on her life Sarah-Jane and her brother, James were always involved in their father’s sailing exploits, including the 1995 America’s Cup. Credit: Sarah-Jane Blake Twenty years after the death of Sir Peter […]

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Best bluewater multihulls: Privilège 510 Signature

3 December 2021

The Privilège 510 Signature is a serious luxury bluewater multihull perfect for long-range cruising. Toby Hodges and Francois Tregouet find out why Privilege 510 Ile d’ Yeu Seatrials Atlantiküste vor der Vendee in Frankreich Privilège was the creation of Vendée Globe founder Philippe Jeantot 35 years ago and with its yard in Les Sables d’Olonne […]

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Webinar: Knut Frostad on digital sailing

2 December 2021

In the fifth webinar in the Bluewater Sailing Webinar series Knut Frostad considers the freedom offered to bluewater cruisers by the digital revolution Knut Frostad carefully considered where sailing information was positioned on his Outremer 5X Don’t miss the final Bluewater Sailing Webinar series by Grand Large Yachting, in association with Yachting World. In this […]

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World’s coolest yachts: IACC America’s Cup yachts

1 December 2021

We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. Olympic gold medalist and America’s Cup sailor, Tom Slingsby, picks the IACC America’s Cup yachts Photo: Sven Nackstrand/AFP/Getty “I was obsessed with the Version 5 America’s Cup boats back in the early 2000s, I used to […]

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ARC yacht abandoned after fatality mid-Atlantic 

30 November 2021

Tragedy mid-Atlantic as a crew member in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers is fatally injured Agecanonix at the start of the 2021 ARC Photo: James Mitchell/WCC A sailor taking part in this year’s Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (the ARC) was fatally injured, and his crew mates rescued 500 miles west of the Canaries. Max Delannoy […]

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First look: Infiniti 52 – DSS foil 50 footer

30 November 2021

The Inifinit 52 will take advantage of a transverse DSS foil to increase power without the drag penalty of a beamy hull and is the first boat designed to do so from scratch The first DSS foiling Infiniti 52 has emerged from the shed at Composite Builders in Holland, Michigan. This design is intended to […]

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First look: Arcona 415 – electric production yacht

29 November 2021

The Arcona 415 comes with electric propulsion as standard, continuing the brand’s move towards more eco-friendly production yachts The new Arcona 415 is pitched as the first series-produced yacht with electric propulsion as standard. Arcona already has a long history of developing boats with optional electric motors, dating back to the 380Z (for Zero emissions), […]

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How this once famous yacht was brought back to life

26 November 2021

Cynara was once a yacht to see and be seen on, but in recent years she has been out of the limelight, undergoing an extensive restoration in Japan. Nigel Sharp reports An extensive restoration of a yacht not far short of 100 years old and 100ft long would provide a mighty challenge for any established […]

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