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.


Single ambition
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.

New yachts
Carbonline, Hanse, Amel and more at the autumn boat shows

New gear
We put some new MOB recovery equipment through its paces

Practical features

Get out of that
Nathan Outteridge on running aground

Masterclass with Pip Hare
Mastering the mongrel drop

Weather briefing
How to negotitate Atlantic tradewinds

Cover image

The innovative and impressive JPK 45 on test off Les Sables d’Olonne
Photo: Jean Marie Liot

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