On sale 10 August, Yachting World September 2017 issue brings you Jimmy Cornell’s must-read bluewater cruising guide, the launch of Gitana 17 the 50-knot foiling ocean trimaran and the story of Spirit Yachts – building sexy wood-epoxy classic yachts for the modern age.

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Gitana 17 – the radical new 100ft foiling trimaran designed to 50 knots across the open ocean

Prosecution seeks retrial in Cheeki Rafiki manslaughter case

North Atlantic solo sailing record smashed twice in one week


Live the dream
Jimmy Cornell on what you really need to know for successful, enjoyable bluewater cruising.

That’s the Spirit
The story of Spirit Yachts, the modern classic wood epoxy boatbuilder that has been seducing sailors for 25 years.

A life-changing voyage
Solo across the Atlantic in a 22-footer. Max Campbell on the dream voyage that almost became a nightmare.

Cruising the Hawaiian islands
Suzy Carmody on the cultural melting pot that awaits ocean cruisers in one of the world’s most remote archipelagos.

Great Seamanship

An extract from Then we sailed away by John and Marie Christine Ridgway, introduced by Tom Cunliffe, in which the husband and wife team of ocean adventurers both share their innermost thoughts and feelings in the teeth of a vicious gale.

New gear and new yachts

On test: Garcia Exploration 52
Toby Hodges test sails the go-anywhere cruiser that offers comfort and peace of mind for remote waters.

New yachts
The CNB66 and the ICE 60 plus sailing pictures of the Solaris 55

New gear
We review a navigation tablet, a low-profile furler and DrSails repair kits

Practical features

Special report

Will Bruton on the benefits of own boat tuition

Extraordinary boats

The new PAC 52 Invisible Hand.

Get out of that

How to cope when your yacht broaches

Masterclass with Pip Hare

Rigging a boom preventer

Weather briefing

Chris Tibbs on atmospheric convergence

Cover image

The Solaris 55 Stay Away! designed by Javier Soto Acebal, pictured here off Aquileia, Italy

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