On sale 9 November, Yachting World December 2017 issue goes behind the scenes of one leading Volvo Ocean Race team, to find out how they’re bidding to lift the trophy. Plus a special investigation into the plastic in our oceans – how big is the problem, and how can sailors help?
Britain loses the Golden Globe race as the start moves to Les Sables d’Olonne in France
UK boat builder Green Marine closes its doors and goes into liquidation
Chaos for one team before the Volvo Ocean Race, with the skipper sacked then reinstated just hours before the Leg 1 start.
We go behind the scenes with Dongfeng Race Team, one of the favourites for this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, to find out more about the people and their preparation for the ocean epic
Cleaning up our seas
Toby Hodges on the problem of plastic waste in the ocean and what sailors can do to reduce their impact on the environment
Like father, like son
Tim Jeffery talks to legendary yacht designers Germàn and Mani Frers about their shared design philosophy
Around the Isles
Skipper Emily Caruso relives a summer voyage around Britain with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
New gear and new yachts
Va va voom! JPK45 on test
Having made its name building racing yachts, JPK has now turned its attention to cruising. Toby Hodges is impressed.
Carbonline, Hanse, Amel and more at the autumn boat shows
We put some new MOB recovery equipment through its paces
Get out of that
Nathan Outteridge on running aground
Masterclass with Pip Hare
Mastering the mongrel drop
How to negotitate Atlantic tradewinds
The innovative and impressive JPK 45 on test off Les Sables d’Olonne
Photo: Jean Marie Liot