May Yachting World

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3 From the Editor “It has been a blast”. In his last column for the
magazine, David Glenn reflects on 35 years at Yachting World and
explains why he’s rather looking forward to Wednesdays

4 On the wind Ben Ainslie is confi dent of a British America’s Cup attempt,
the 100ft Maxi that Jim Clark has designed solely to smash records,
a fi rst test of Bénéteau’s soft wingsail and four new Js in the offi ng

20 Letters Soft wingsail pioneers, helmets for all and two opinions
about Jimmy Cornell’s new global race for amateurs

24 Matthew Sheahan I believe I can fl y – or at least the Aussie inventors
behind Glide Free, a retrofi t T-foil for a bog standard Laser, do

26 Elaine Bunting Does the Coastguard have a duty to rescue you? Could it
be negligent if it failed to do so? A US law suit poses awkward questions

28 Robin Knox-Johnston Why it’s time for yacht designers to get real

31 Shooting stars As the winners of the Mirabaud Yacht Image 2014
competition are announced, we select our favourite photos from the
shortlist and ask those behind the lens exactly how they got the shot

42 The endless summer Not for Tom Cunliffe the stampede south for
a cruise; not when the sun shines for 20 hours a day and the scenery
is spectacular in the peaceful anchorages of the Swedish Baltic

50 Go with the fl ow Peter Cumberlidge succumbs to the rhythm of
the tides and the slow pace of French island life on a cruise around
the gorgeous granite bays of north Brittany

56 Relax! It’s a family holiday The relaxing break together doesn’t have
to be a contradiction in terms, Toby Hodges learns when he visits a
Neilson Active beachclub in Turkey with his wife and young daughter

63 Great seamanship The Hiscock’s former boat, the 21ft Wanderer II,
takes good care of novice Bill Howell as he romps across the Atlantic

66 On Test: Azuree 46 Humphreys Yacht Design drew the lines and hull
number one secured a podium place on its fi rst IRC event – Turkey’s
Sirena Marine demand to be taken seriously with this 46-footer

76 New Yachts Toby Hodges and Matthew Sheahan round up the
Düsseldorf show with their pick of the hottest launches under 10m

80 Cruising Elaine Bunting reports on the dramatic rescues of Scottish
and American yachts dismasted off Chile in a violent storm. Plus plans
for a Clyde river regatta and the joys and practicalities of the Kiel Canal

86 Skip Novak’s Storm Sailing Techniques, Part 8 – drogues and sea
anchors Not on my yachts, Skip says, while two solo yachtsmen swear
they wouldn’t sail without one. So, who’s right? We take up the debate

92 Boat of the month Matthew Sheahan learns why less is more on
Spindrift 2, the 40m tri on which Donna Bertarelli will attempt a new
transatlantic record and Yann Guichard will race the Route du Rhum

96 Five tips to survive a squall Racing vet’ Peter Morton explains to
Jonty Sherwill how to secure a tactical advantage while others ride it out

98 Local boats David Henshall salutes the pretty Devon Yawl

104 Supersail Beautiful yachts, friendly competition – the Pendennis Cup,
the UK’s only big-boat regatta, returns to Falmouth this month

108 Yachts for sale

119 Classified advertisements

132 One Amazing Day Former Royal Marine and Falkland Islands surveyor
Ewen Southby-Tailyour recalls a magical evening in the fjords of Iceland

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