Helen Fretter


Helen Fretter

Helen became Editor of Yachting World in 2021, having joined in 2016 as Deputy and a period as Acting  Editor. 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.

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.

Besides planning and commissioning content for Yachting World magazine and yachtingworld.com, Helen relishes the opportunity to get stuck into feature and profile writing and has interviewed many of the sport’s most fascinating characters.

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“I think it will be a very, very closely fought final, that’s my expectation,” Ben Ainslie said speaking to Yachting World just days before Prada Cup Final between his British America’s…


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