In Yachting World June 2023 we take the new Outremer 52 on a 200-mile, two-day test to see if she really is the new benchmark for bluewater cruising? And Andy Schell tells the story of buying a discarded round the world racer and bringing her back to life.

We bring you stories from the crews in The Ocean Race after they completed the longest leg in the history of the race. We also bring you the tale of a Pacific rescue after one crew’s yacht sank 1,200 miles from the Marquesas in the Pacific. All this plus our usual boat news, latest gear, sailing tips and much more.


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90 days of summer

With just three months to cruise in Europe under Schengen rules, where would you go?

Fit for the ocean

Andy Schell bought a neglected ex-round the world racer to turn into his ultimate offshore cruising yacht in one big refit

Man & machine

Sailors tell of how leg three of The Ocean Race proved a test of both human endurance and technological limits

The rescue of Raindancer

Rick Rodriguez and crew were 1,200 miles from the Marquesas in the Pacific when their yacht sank within minutes

New gear and yachts

Boat test: Outremer 52 – After an exclusive 200-mile first test, does this Outremer prove the new benchmark for fast bluewater cruising?

New yachts: Latest designs from explorer yachts to luxury daysailers

Gear: Revamped foul weather sailing kit for the extremes, and more

Practical features

Special report

Recognising mental health issues at sea

Extraordinary boats

Sailing the sustainable Ecoracer 25

Navigation briefing

Plan for a perfect Round the Island Race

5 expert tips

Ian Walker on choosing the right sails

Shorthanded sailing

Upwind sail trim and reefing