On sale now, Yachting World May 2017 issue brings you exclusive, stunning images from St Barths Bucket of the six J Class yachts racing together for the first time ever, plus we investigate the issue of floating shipping containers…

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J Class yachts sparkle at St Barths Bucket

A fourth team, Vestas 11th Hour Racing, joins the Volvo Ocean Race

Dee Caffari’s unique yacht delivery aboard Phaedo³


Floating hazard or tall tale?
Do shipping containers pose a serious hazard to sailors or is this floating hazard just a myth? Helen Fretter investigates

‘I gave this race my all’
After years of work building up to the Vendée Globe, heroic New Zealander Conrad Colman fought his way to the finish

Schooner magic
Tom Cunliffe joins the crew aboard the 135ft schooner Eleonora for the Caribbean 600 race – with unexpected results

On test: Advanced 80
A light wind test on the latest new launch from Advanced Yachts – a boat that really loves to sail

Wild times at St Maarten Regatta
Rob Melotti takes part in the Caribbean’s largest regatta racing aboard a Morelli & Melvin designed offshore luxury cat – the HH66 – and a Volvo 70

New gear and yachts

New Yachts
Hanse’s new duo, plus the Saffier 37 and Vismara V67

Tested: micro bikes
We try out folding bikes, electric scooters and unicycles


Special report: Should you deliver your yacht by ship or sail?

Extraordinary boats: A 3ft yacht built to cross the Atlantic

Masterclass with Pip Hare: Which reefing system is best?

Weather briefing: Understanding warm fronts

Get out of that: Avoiding shipping at night

Cover image

Botin designed Quantum Racing slices through the waves at the TP52 Super Series Miami Royal Cup. Photo: TP52/Nico Martinez

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