On sale 12 October, Yachting World November 2017 issue looks at the beauty of the Caribbean – and the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma on the region. What made the Atlantic’s biggest hurricane? And where and when should you still sail there? Plus a special report on how much it really costs to sail around the world.

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Emirates Team New Zealand confirm it will be a monohull for the 36th America’s Cup

Mark Turner steps aside as Volvo Ocean Race CEO

Two Category 5 hurricanes strike the Caribbean in a month


Escape to the sun
Terysa Vanderloo on the high points of two seasons spent cruising the Caribbean, plus top recommendations

Force of nature
As the Caribbean and Florida count the cost of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, we take a look at the causes of the perfect storm

New dawn for the Volvo Ocean Race
As seven teams prepare to embark on 45,000 miles over eight months, we look at how the event has evolved

The real cost of cruising
What does the average bluewater cruising couple spend each month? Terysa Vanderloo explains why it might be less than you think

New gear and new yachts

Modern classic: PC55 on test
Toby Hodges puts the Hoek-designed PC55 through its paces and finds an elegant cutter fit for the 21st Century

New yachts
High latitude sailing options for Owen Clarke

How to avoid bottled water
Latest water makers and compact drinks stations for water onboard

Practical features

Get out of that

David Carr on the perils of pin end starts

Masterclass with Pip Hare

Dealing with underwater hazards

Weather briefing

How and where to cross the Bay of Biscay

Cover image

The elegant Performance Classic 55 sails off Bodrum, Turkey.
Photo by Richard Langdon.

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