On sale now, Yachting World March 2017 issue is packed with news of astonishing round-the-world sailing records, DSS foilers taking flight and the majestic J Class in all its glory


America’s Cup revelations, and IDEC sets a blistering new Jules Verne time plus Widow of murdered yachtsman fears her husband’s killers may not face trial


J Class 16-page special
We chart the unstoppable rise of this iconic classic fleet, profiling the year’s big events and all nine of these priceless giants of sail, including this exclusive sail aboard Endeavour.

Vendée Globe result: A fight to the finish
Armel Le Cléac’h battles Alex Thomson to the very end of the Vendée Globe

Solo circumnavigation record
On his fifth attempt, Thomas Coville smashes the solo round the world record

Calling for help off the Azores
Paul Heiney recalls the series of errors that led to his call for help off Flores, Azores

On test: Infiniti 46 DSS foiler
Pip Hare test sails the high-performance Infiniti 46 DSS foiler in Lanzarote

New yachts

The Infiniti 56C

The Elan GT5

The Bruckmann daysailer

Cruisers’ and racers’ top gear

The ultimate recommended new kit from pro sailors


Matt Sheahan on kitefoiling

Any Rice – America’s Cup diary

Skip Novak on your yacht’s symbolic purpose…


Special report: an updated provisioning for ocean crossings

Extraordinary boats: Nicorette reborn – a wild DSS ride aboard CQS

Masterclass with Pip Hare: How to climb a mast safely at sea

Weather briefing: Understanding and using the information in a GRIB file

Get out of that: Mike Sanderson’s top tips for recovering a blown out sail