On sale 14 February, the March 2019 issue of Yachting World picks out 18 of the very best new yachts for 2019. Plus we sit down with Tracy Edwards to find out what’s brought her back to sailing, and get first-hand accounts of why sailing with teenagers can be the very best years at sea…


Jean Luc Van Den Heede wins the Golden Globe Race after seven months at sea

The race is on to secure places in the 2020 Vendée Globe

Wild Eyes turns up off Australia – eight years after being abandoned

All Fastnet Race entries snapped up in less than five minutes



Wrestling the Kraken

The East African coast’s Kraken Cup is the most extreme sailing race you’ve never heard of, reports Helen Fretter

Tracy Edwards

Her famous Whitbread racer is restored and now Tracy Edwards is back with her next big project, The Maiden Factor

Aiming high

Skip Novak sails back to South Georgia in the South Atlantic to attempt a traverse via the island’s virgin summits


New boats and gear

18 of the best

Toby Hodges sails the European Yacht of the Year award winners and explains why they’re so good

Ditch the diesel

They’ve been a long time coming, but marine hybrid propulsion systems are finally a working reality

A sailor’s motorboat

We meet the dreamy Wilhelmina, from the pen of Nigel Irens


Lifeline launcher, better batteries, flexible jerrycans and more


Practical features

Special report

Behan Gifford on cruising with teenagers

Extraordinary boats

Maiden reborn – our exclusive tour

Navigation briefing

Using pre-race postponement wisely

Masterclass with Pip Hare

How to avoid grounding

5 tips

Gaining places through the fleet, with Robert Scheidt


European Yacht of the Year contender the Grand Soleil 48 Performance. 

Photo by Bertel Kolthof