In the July issue of Yachting World, we reveal five epic summer adventures that can be found on your doorstep, Pip Hare reveals her secrets for cruising and racing double-handed, as well as testing a pair of brilliant new double-handers: the JPK 1030 and the Jeanneau SunFast 3300, plus 84 pages of spectacular yachts in our Supersail supplement.


Unsung hero is the world’s oldest non-stop solo circumnavigator

Transat Race abandons Plymouth in favour of Brest

Final Golden Globe Racer finally makes it to the finish


Epic summer adventures

Brilliant mini voyages on your doorstep – the West Country, Ireland, Brittany, Isles of Scilly and Sweden

Secrets of sailing two-up

New yacht designs are showing easier ways to set up for two-handed cruising as well as racing. Pip Hare reports

Quick double-handers on test

A whole lot of fun… ocean racer Pip Hare feels an instant connection with the new JPK 1030 and Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300

Labour of love

One man’s exhaustive quest – and most of his worldly goods – to build his 60ft modern classic dream yacht

Viva Colombia!

A country with a huge smile factor,  Colombia is a welcoming and safe cruising destination, quite contrary to its image

Special report

Fly a drone like a pro (and land it back aboard)

New gear and yachts

Attractive new decksaloons from Heyman, Moody and Outbound

Routing apps for smartphones plus other new gear on the market

Tested: Gill OS2 offshore foulies and Zhik Storm Pack ‘bum bag’

Practical features

Extraordinary boats

The mighty Steinlager 2

Navigation briefing

Mark Chisnell on instrument calibration

Masterclass with Pip Hare

How to communicate in a crisis

5 tips

Asymmetric trim: how to gain an advantage downwind

Cover picture

Beneteau Oceanis 46.1 heading off on an epic summer adventure.

Photo by Guido Cantini