Yachting World August issue

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  • Special 12-page feature – America’s Cup – the final cut
    The deadline is past, the bonds in and the final list of Challengers for the America’s Cup 2007 set. Although there are two years to go before the final, the Cup starts this summer with every race of the so-called Acts in various parts of Europe counting towards the Louis Vuitton Challenger series. Special 12-page report.
  • From the Editor
    Wearing all four or five of our hats, we bring you an eclectic issue of Yachting World
  • On the Wind
    Bavaria recall all 150 of their 38 and 42 Match models after a keel was lost resulting in a fatal accident in Croatia; disastrous De Guingand Bowl race; Ellen MacArthur’s trimaran is damaged in harbour; new class of Volvo Extreme 40 cats; and a Blazin’ time at the Angostura Tobago Regatta.
  • Mongoose
    The Mongoose dusts off his twitcher’s binoculars to spot the varied migrating species of nauta velox
  • Letters
    Memories of a 1980 Clipper race from the China Sea; Challenge Business medics offer their advice on medical matters at sea; how do ripples turn into rogue waves?
  • Robin Knox-Johnston
    Sea-time is what makes a good skipper, not a piece of paper, says Robin of the Fast-Track debate.
  • Gear
    Calling all Solent sailors – a special crop of products for anyone out and about this summer, from lightweight oilies to a mini-Yeoman plotter to a commemorative tot of navy rum for Trafalgar 200.
  • A new dimension in charting
    We investigate the latest Navionics charting software which lays 3D images and satellite pictures over electronic charts.
  • Leading Edge
    A mid-ocean rescue by fixed-wing aircraft? Surely not. A team of engineers in Australia are perfecting a technique first used 50 years ago.
  • Yachts
    Mich Des (Le Professeur) advises on a sistership to the award-winning Shipman 50; more budget cruisers from Bavaria; Bénéteau’s IRC hope 52 On test: Cyclades 42/Harmony 42. Who’s winning the European price war? We test two
    French contenders for the title of ‘best value yacht’ against the yardstick Bavaria 42.
  • Vintage Classics
    Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta attracts an eclectic group of yachts from another era, from restored beauties to modern replicas. But when the racing starts, there’s no escaping the majesty of the J Class.
  • Viva Antigua!
    How can people say sailing is élitist when the humblest of charterers can race on equal terms with the pros in one of the biggest and best sailing weeks of the calendar? Elaine Bunting reports on a highoctane. Antigua Sailing Week
  • The quiet giant
    A versatile and thoughtful yachtsman, Brian Thompson has hit the headlines recently for winning the Oryx Quest race. Elaine Bunting spoke to him on his return from Dubai
  • Sleuthing in the sands
    When you think of sailing and the Frisian Islands of northern Holland and Germany, you can’t help but hark back to that early spy novel by Erskine Childers, The Riddle of the Sands. Simon Crofts was reminded of it often as he found himself aboard the only British yacht among the mazy sandbanks.
  • Cruising
    Gulf pirate attacks: no one is listening; third time round the world for cruising guru Jimmy Cornell; Croatian cruising law confirmed. Plus: Counting the cost of the Atlantic dream – planning your budget
  • Great Seamanship
    White-knuckle entrance. Running into Lowestoft in a storm of wind in the Thames Barge Greenhithe – just one of the everyday incidents described in bargeman Bob Roberts’s book Last of the Sailormen.
  • Racing
    Coutts wins stage 5 of Swedish Match Tour; TP52s plan global championship for 2006; upcoming events
  • Round the Island:
    Inside the fort Removing No Man’s Land fort as a mark of the course makes for an interesting new strategy in this popular race round the Isle of Wight. Graham Sunderland and Mike Broughton look at the options
  • SuperSail
    David Glenn reports on a Tall Ships experience aboard the four-masted barquentine Star Clipper. Plus the latest projects in the mega-yacht industry.
  • Yachts for sale
    1,000s of boats in our Brokerage pages
  • Classified Ads
    Summer bargains in our classified pages
  • Last word
    . . . goes to Larry Ellison, boss of the BMW Oracle syndicate, in the line-up for the America’s Cup