On sale 11 January, the February 2018 issue of Yachting World takes an in-depth look at the access-all-areas Volvo Ocean Race amid rumours of spying, sexism and team secrets exposed, plus key reading for anyone planning an Atlantic crossing – including how to find the right route across with the ARC, and how to extend the crossing into two years of bluewater bliss


Gabart slashes six days off non-stop solo round the world record

Clipper Race moves to include qualified mates on every boat

Five rescued after Comet 45S keel failure off the Canary Islands


The truth hurts

Spying, sexism and team secrets exposed… is this really the  Volvo Ocean Race? Helen Fretter reports

Tales of the unexpected

Challenging conditions, unseasonal calms and a medical evacuation at sea – Elaine Bunting reports on the 2017 ARC rally

Radical thinking

Just how will the new America’s Cup foiling monohull 75-footers be faster than the catamarans? Matthew Sheahan explains

Beyond infinity

A passage deep into the Southern Ocean to Antarctica proved to be 60 days of pure adventure for Andy Jamieson

Cruising with kids

In the second of a six-part video and print series, Caspar Craven asks if it’s responsible to take young children to sea

New gear and new yachts

Toby Hodges sails the CNB 66 to see if it can be handled by a family

Bavaria’s new big three – C65, C50 and C45 – and more

Practical features

Special Report

Jane Russell on extending an Atlantic crossing

Get out of that

Pete Cumming on avoiding a multihull capsize

Navigation briefing

Distances and transits with Mike Broughton

Masterclass with Pip Hare

How to handle beam seas

Cover image

Dongfeng on Day 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 from Lisbon to Cape Town.

Photo by Eloi Stichelbaut

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