When Francis Joyon set the solo...

Ellen the incredible
When Francis Joyon set the solo round the world record a year ago everyone agreed it would be a very long time before it was beaten. Ellen and her team thought differently.

In a major series of features, we chronicle Ellen’s incredible voyage, from the highs of the new records she set in the Southern Ocean to the disappointments, frustrations and final hopes in the Atlantic. And we ask: what next for her?

Mike’s voyage
As the Vendée Globe leaders arrived back in the Biscay port of Les Sables d?Olonne after nearly three months alone at sea, we were there to hear the victor’s tales. We look in detail at the winning yacht and find out exactly what it took to smash the course record. Britain’s Mike Golding talks to us of determination, resilience and his future plans

Most boatbuilders are content to introduce new models one at a time. Not Danish builder X-Yachts which underwent a complete makeover of their range when they launched four new yachts ? the 37, 40, 43 and 46. We put them to the test

Planning your medical chest for long-term cruising