In Yachting World November 2023 we bring you essential advice for high latitude cruising, Skip Novak’s story of an expedition to the remote South Sandwich Islands and get the latest from Pip Hare on rebuilding her Vendée Globe IMOCA 60.


‘Whitbread’ Race sets off round the world

Feathers ruffled in first America’s Cup AC40 races

Three rescued after sharks chew inflatable catamaran


Aim high – Andy Schell shares essential advice for how to tackle a first high latitudes adventure

Rock and a hard place – Skip Novak makes a memorable expedition to Zavodovski, the most remote of the South Sandwich Islands

Three years in the south – A three year odyssey sailing the most remote islands of the Southern Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans

Going full throttlePip Hare explains how she’s rebuilt and turbocharged her IMOCA 60 Medallia ahead of next year’s Vendée Globe

New gear and yachts

Boat test: Ovni 430 – More and more boatbuilders are offering electric or hybrid propulsion – but is it viable yet for a heavy aluminium yacht?

New yachts: A range of the latest explorer yachts from 15-20m in length

New Gear: Compact diving gear, MFD sailing displays… and more

Practical features

Extraordinary boats – Classic offshore racer Maluka

Special report  – 10 tips from 10 years of bluewater sailing

Navigation briefing – How to win the Rolex Middle Sea Race

Taking ownership – ‘Try before you buy’ chartering

5 expert tips – Using downwind asymmetrics in light airs


Yacht Barba ( sails on an Arctic conservation expedition to the North Pole. Photo: Kurt Arrigo