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From the Editor
The most impressive Vendée yet

On the Wind
Drug taking is ‘endemic’ among yacht crews in Antigua – reaction to the murder of a superyacht skipper; proposed new America’s Cup class; RYA slams drink sailing consultation; sailor lost on over-40s race

The Walrus
Resolve any problem with a flow chart

The worrying state of keel manufacture; new ideas for the
Admiral’s Cup; life’s little pleasures – like the London Boat Show!

Robin Knox-Johnston
Fall-out from Vendée/Volvo crashes

Powerful electric furler; ambient lighting on board; the latest designer sailing clobber

Leading Edge
Virtual Eye – how race plotting has become more sophisticated

Yachts from Düsseldorf
Europe’s finest new boats on show

On test: SIG45
The fastest production yacht on the market? Toby Hodges checks out the claims for this 20-knot cruising cat with a comfy interior

Vendée Globe – supplier of legends
It was the most dramatic solo round the world race yet – dismastings, injuries, capsizes, accidents and a French sailor who started late and beat them all. We ask Michel Desjoyeaux how he did it. PLUS Foxy Roxy has fun! How Sam Davies giggled cheerily round the world

A brutal leg to China
The Volvo fleet is decimated on Leg 4 of the race as the relentless pounding takes its toll

Broken by design?
A worrying number of serious breakages and keel failures have hit both the Vendée Globe and Volvo Ocean Race fleets. In this
special 14-page report, Yachting World investigates whether the yachts designed for these two tough races are up to the job

NOT the America’s Cup
It was, but it wasn’t. The ‘AC’ words were not to be mentioned, but the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series in Auckland provided more
Cup-style thrills than the Auld Mug itself

Voyaging awards; ‘oldest’ circumnavigator presumed lost; medical advice at sea

Great Seamanship
Drift into danger. Solo sailor Adrian Hayter is nearly swept onto a reef in the Red Sea

Performance World
Rolex US Yachtsman of the Year Terry Hutchinson reveals how he moulds a top crew. Plus: rules advice on when a starboard
tack boat doesn’t have right of way

Superyacht designs for the future – wacky ideas from Design Unlimited

Yachts for sale

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One Amazing Day
First day solo from aviator Tristan Gooley