On sale 14 December, Yachting World January 2018 issue gets onboard the daunting new Ultime Gitana 17, the latest fully foiling ocean trimaran. Plus we start a new series on cruising with kids – essential reading for anyone planning family bluewater sailing and include a 24-page multihull special


The recently announced foiling monohull may be fastest America’s Cup design ever

Clipper crew dies after going overboard in Indian Ocean

Fast Atlantic crossing into Cape Town for Volvo fleet


Gitana 17: first flight

Elaine Bunting reports on the 32m fully foiling maxi trimaran that’s built to go chasing ocean records

Across the Pacific

Revelling in the cultural diversity, amazing wildlife and incredible generosity of the Pacific people with Chris and Helen Tibbs

Jimmy Spithill – up for a fight

Rising up from his defeat in the America’s Cup, Spithill tells Elaine Bunting he’s ‘not done yet’ and vows to ‘come back stronger’

Fast cat to easy cat

Olympic medallist and America’s Cup sailor  Chris Draper takes his foot off the pedal to live the dream of cruising with his family

Cruising with kids

In this first of a six-part video and print series, Caspar Craven looks at how to get your family geared up for life afloat

New gear and new yachts

Pip Hare puts the Grand Soleil 52LC Sport put through its paces

Tripp 70 and a 72ft explorer from Michael Schmidt Yachtbau

Practical features

Special Report

Elaine Bunting on escaping the 9-5 with the ARC

Extraordinary boats

Black Jack 100 Sydney-Hobart racer

Navigation briefing

Decoding weather forecasts

Masterclass with Pip Hare

How to handle big seas

Get out of that

Eddie Warden Owen on big gusts offwind

Cover image

Grand Soleil 52 Long Cruise from Italy – we test the new 52LC Sport

Photo by Fabio Taccola

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