Yachting World has had its finger on the pulse of sailing since 1894 (though some of us joined a little more recently). We reckon we are the most enthusiastic sailing fans in the world: we love boats of all kinds, modern and classic, we like racing and cruising, are fascinated by innovation yet revere tradition, and nothing that floats is too big or too small for our tastes.

Every day online and every month in print we bring you the choicest cuts in sailing, and we pride ourselves on our independent tests, in-depth reports and top quality photo journalism.

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Helen Fretter – Deputy Editor

Helen has a background of racing one-design keelboats and IRC yachts, and competed for many seasons at Solent events such as Cowes Week and the Commodores’ Cup, as well as regattas in Cork, Deauville, Cascais, Kiel and the Caribbean.

Helen joined Yachting World in 2016, and was formerly Deputy Editor of Yachts & Yachting magazine. She has also worked as a communications manager and writer for events such as the Vendée Globe, Barcelona World Race, Round the Island Race, and America’s Cup World Series.

Email: helen.fretter@futurenet.com
Tel: +44 (0)7891 497888

Twitter @helenfretter


Toby Hodges – Test EditorToby Hodges - features writer

Toby has sailed with his family on various craft since his earliest memories allow, before racing and teaching on dinghies in Devon throughout his school years. After completing his English Degree he became a deckhand aboard superyachts – sailing in the Med, Red Sea, UAE, Indian Ocean, and Atlantic and gaining his Yachtmaster qualification.

Toby spent five years writing for Yachting Monthly, before leaving his post as Technical Editor to spend a year down under. As Test Editor, Toby is responsible for the boat testing programme, as well as the gear section of the magazine, including New Gear and more extensive gear and equipment articles.

Email: toby.hodges@futurenet.com

Twitter @TobyHodgesYW


julian-peckham-mono-200xJulian Peckham – Production Editor 

As a teenager Julian restored a 16ft wooden motorboat and then went on to an apprenticeship as a boatbuilder in New Zealand before switching careers and entering journalism. As a reporter on a national daily newspaper he covered everything from politics to royal tours. Saturday afternoons spent working on a sister sports paper meant reporting on international car rallies, rugby and sailing and motorboat racing events on the Hauraki Gulf. He has since worked for an aerospace magazine, regional newspapers and been editor of a successful free weekly.

Julian was more recently production editor for Practical Boat Owner where his practical boating knowledge proved particularly useful.

E-mail: julian.peckham@futurenet.com


Robert Owen – Art Editor    

Robert joined Yachting World as Art Editor having previously worked in this role for Boat International, The Field and Shooting Times. He was trained at art college in Southend-on-Sea before travelling the world working on large yachts in the Mediterranean. He has twice won Time Inc. (UK) Ltd’s Designer of the Year Award and is a keen photographer and ornithologist.

E-mail: robert.owen@futurenet.com

Chris Jefferies – Digital Editor

Chris’s boating career began in his teens, when he worked on the River Wey as a narrowboat instructor. After leaving university, he worked on several magazines before joining Motor Boats Monthly in 2014 as News Editor – a title he also held at Motor Boat & Yachting and Boat International, before being appointed as Group Digital Editor of TI Media’s marine titles in March 2019.

E-mail: chris.jefferies@futurenet.com
Twitter: @ChrisJeff



Michael Beattie – Brand Manager

Michael BeattieOriginally from Australia, Michael joined the Yachting World ad team in 2000. He has raced extensively around the world in events such as Antigua sailing week, Cowes Week, Cork Week, Swan Worlds, Fastnet race & Les Voiles de St Tropez on a variety of yachts from Maxis and Swan’s down to keel boats.

His other sporting passion is spending time in the mountains skiing and ski touring. Michael now heads up our sailing ad team for Yachting World, SuperSail World, Yachting Monthly & Practical Boat Owner.

If you need any information regarding advertising please contact Michael on the following details:

E-mail: michael.beattie@futurenet.com

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