What's in the August issue

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In the August issue of Yachting World...

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From the Editor How a rogue VHF transmission hampered Round the Island rescues

On the Wind Dismastings, capsizes, MOBs - full photo report of Round the Island Race drama; man dies on RORC race; America's Cup teams down to nine; Contessa 32 reaches 40

Letters Round the Island - has common seamanship got lost?; splitting your split pins

Laven's Olympics Kate Laven on the dilemma for selectors in the 49er class

Leading Edge Wave farms could join wind farms to create energy

Robin Knox-Johnston If you put a mark as a waypoint, you could be marked by it!

The Walrus There's drama and tension in a family cruise to make great reality TV

Gear Silent running with new fuel cell; Garmin?s new handheld GPS; collapsible funnels

Route to success Gear Focus on weather routeing packages for cruising and racing

Yachts Vismara's Luce Guida 80 and Hybrid 50; McConaghy's 35ft performance cruiser

On test: Xp 44 X-Yachts return to their roots with a new Performance range, a modern take on their cruiser-racers of the Nineties. Does it have the X factor? asks Toby Hodges

Which way to the Fastnet? Using historical weather data, expert navigator Ian Moore comes up with optimum routes in any conditions for the Rolex Fastnet Race

Iconic Fastnet headlands Ian Moore describes how to tackle Portland Bill, St Alban's Ledge and the Lizard - handy information for cruisers to the West Country too

Cowes over the moon Why? Because there is a new sponsor for Cowes Week and a host of initiatives ashore and afloat for Britain?s most popular regatta

Cool for cats David Glenn is a convert to catamarans after a charter in the British Virgin Islands in a Moorings 4600 with a crew of teenagers

Cruising Blue Water Rally ends in disappointment as skippers ship their yachts back to avoid piracy; solo sailor to voyage round the Americas - first stop: the North West Passage

Sailing the world: what does it cost? Double circumnavigator Susan Mackay asks World ARC sailors about costs, surprise expenses and planning finances

Great Seamanship Cowes Lament - lighthearted lampoon of Cowes Week circa 1950

Performance World Matthew Sheahan sails aboard Camper, the first of the new-generation Volvo Open 70s, and meets an experienced team with some clever ideas

Magnificent seven In a year when America's Cup teams' attention is elsewhere, Audi MedCup organisers are thrilled to see so many TP 52s on the start line

Olympic profile Straight-talking Bryony Shaw, RS:X Windsurfer Bronze medallist

SuperSail Panamax in perspective - Toby Hodges goes to Finland to view the 220ft ketch from Baltic Yachts designed to be the largest sailing yacht to transit Panama

Yachts for sale

One Amazing Day Paralympic sailor Helena Lucas gains Silver in the pre-pre-Olympics

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