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NEWS

Volvo Ocean Race announces incentives for mixed gender crews

Foiling Nacra 17 multihull to be sailed in 2020 Olympic Games

Antigua Sailing Week to celebrate 50th anniversary in 2017

 

NEW GEAR AND YACHTS

New Yachts: New cruisers seen at Annapolis and Monaco this autumn

Bluewater cruisers’ verdict: What gear would our panel of sailors
never leave at home?

New Gear: 50 years of Harken and the best new products

 

RACING

Vive Les Voiles de St Tropez: Helen Fretter races at Les Voiles de St Tropez aboard J Class yacht Velsheda and discovers the appeal of this season finale

How America won the cup: Approaching the 35th America’s Cup, Adrian Morgan admires the gamble that won the 1851 event for the schooner America

CRUISING

The surge in 60-footers: New yacht design has taken a giant leap in average length. Toby Hodges reports on the boom in big boats

Charmed by Saint Helena: Diane Selkirk describes her voyage to the British outpost of St Helena and her family’s six-week sojourn on this strange island

ON TEST

On test: Oyster 675: There may be brand new styling and options galore, but the 675 is still assuredly an Oyster. Toby Hodges reports

PRACTICAL

Special report: Emergency medical training for ocean cruising

Extraordinary boats: We look at Fast 40+ winner Girls on Film

Short-handed sailing: Expert tips on when and how to reef

Weather briefing: Chris Tibbs on the North Atlantic Oscillation

Get out of that: Iain Percy explains high-speed foiling tactics

 

REGULARS

From the Editor

Letters

Matthew Sheahan

Skip Novak

Great Seamanship

Yachts for sale

Classified advertisements

Backfire

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