In Yachting World April 2023 issue we get behind the wheel of two of the latest 40 footers to hit the market, the Scandinavian Linjett 39 and the Grand Soleil 40 Mediterranean fast cruiser and look at the latest, greatest superyacht launches in Supersail World.

Max Campbell brings his story of adventurous cruising while making a detour to Costa Rica and we bring you the stunning story of a solo sailor’s ocean crossing becoming an extraordinary test when the rudder fails 1,000 miles from shore.

Plus the latest new boat launches, a full guide to future of chartplotters, Pip Hare’s guide to double handed sailing skills and much more.


Atlantic nail-biter for Leg 2 of The Ocean Race

Outrage at Vendée Globe sponsor’s maternity decision

Big bucks and high drama for the SailGP fleet in Sydney


Going the distance

What if one or two years of cruising just isn’t enough? Meet those who’ve been sailing the world for a decade or more

Coast of riches

Making a detour to Costa Rica on his classic Swan 37 rewards Max Campbell with some adventurous cruising

Adrift in the Pacific

A first solo ocean crossing becomes an extraordinary test when the rudder fails 1,000 miles from shore

New gear and yachts

Boat test: Soleil 40

Boat test: Linjett 39

Future of chartplotters: Fast-moving technology sees navigation chartplotters facing serious competiton from tablets and apps

New boats: Standout yachts at the Düsseldorf boat show

Gear: Personal flotation devices, sailing watches and more

Practical features

Special report

True Spirit – the Jessica Watson story

Shorthanded sailing

Pip Hare explains furling sails

5 expert tips

How to run a successful watch system

Taking ownership

Ways to afford your ideal yacht