On sale 11 September, Yachting World November 2017 issue takes you on a breathless offshore journey to the Fastnet Rock and back and features a must-read boat-buying guide by world cruising guru Jimmy Cornell. Free with this issue: Supersail World supplement featuring the latest and greatest news and features about the world of sailing superyachts.

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Lionheart reigns supreme at J Class world championship

Cup winners Peter Burling and Blair Tuke join Volvo teams

Spectacular images and tales of glory from Lendy Cowes Week


Fastnet: the rugged rock
The classic offshore race was fought by its biggest ever fleet and a host of famous names

The ideal offshore yacht
Planning the voyage of a lifetime? Jimmy Cornell on the most desirable features for long-distance cruising yachts

The Falklands effect
How one couple’s cruise to the rarely visited corners of this South Atlantic archipelago changed their lives

New Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 on test
Pip Hare test sails the first of a bold new generation of Jeanneau Sun Odyssey cruisers featuring the walk-around deck

On board Spirit 52D Oui Fling
What a blast! We sail the exquisite new classic-style racer from Spirit Yachts in 25-plus knots in the Solent

New gear and new yachts

New yachts
Autumn boat show preview: four new Hanses, three new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey models and more

MOB alarms and locators
We test the latest man overboard devices in daylight and darkness

Practical features

Special report

Ideas for staying secure when cruising

Get out of that

Crossing downwind in a big breeze

Masterclass with Pip Hare

Preventing spinnaker wraps

Weather briefing

Southerly busters, line squalls and roll clouds

Cover image

Baltic 115 Nikata prepares to hoist downwind sails after rounding the Fastnet Rock.
Photo by Kurt Arrigo

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