How to buy the adventure of a lifetime


How to buy the adventure of a lifetime
The Challenge Business offers sailing round the world the wrong way, trips to the ice, rowing across the Atlantic or straightforward management training. With Clipper Ventures or Millenium you can race round the world the pretty way – or you can sail the ARC, the Fastnet or simply round the cans. We look at who does what and how much it costs to buy a tale to tell the grandchildren.

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After Britain’s resounding success in the Olympics we analyse at how it happened and talk to the medallists about their plans for the future.

Boat tests:Matt Sheahan sails the extraordinary One 40, a boat that radically reappraises cruising from Swede Guy Lonngren and the Farr 41 fast cruiser

Time running out for Volvo
James Boyd sums up the state of play for the Volvo Ocean Race – just six boats and no British boats

Offshore essentials:how to ensure that fuel doesn’t go bad during prolonged blue water cruising

Annapolis Boat Show:Matt Sheahan previews a batch of 38-40ft speedsters – the Sydney 38, Farr 395 cruiser racer; Aerodyne 38; Schlock 40 plus the latest in US cruising boats such as the Morris 47, the Hunter HC50, W-class yacht and the latest multihulls – Peter Wormwood’s Ocean 55 and the Fountaine Pajot Belize 43 catamarans

Not the Nioulargue- David Glenn sails the pick of the big boats at this classic St Tropez event

ColumnsFrom the editor: wonderful happenings in British sailing

On the wind:Team Philips mast trouble; Club Med skipper fined ‘12,000; BT Challenge fleet meet second hurricane; Clipper Round the World Race start; tidal wave could wipe out US eastern seaboard;

Cruising Log:Rev Bob Shipton returns from Greenland; Southampton Water container port; proposed pier for Cowes; Detlef Jens vists the Hirsholmene Island in Denmark;

Letter from the Caribbean- Chris Doyle returns with news for ARC rallyists making a landfall in St Lucia; his new boat building in Trinidad

Racing Round-up:Andrew Preece relishes the results from Sydney and describesI>Team Philipssailing shortly before her recent mast troubles; the UK’s leading British match racer Andy Green describes what he’s been up to recently. PLUS reports from the Farr 40 Europeans, the J/24 Worlds, San Francisco Big Boat series

Extreme Sailing:there will be 55 spaces on the start line of next year’s Mini Transat, but 150 boats are fighting for them, including 12 Brits

Leading Edge:an eruption in the Canaries could cause a 650m high wave to travel across the Atlantic at 450mph.

What’s New:walkie-talkies, PSION navigation software; new Steiner bins; MOB aids; PLUS Tested: Suunto sailing watch

New Yachts:focus on Reflex 38 design Christian Stimson who has been turning his hand to IRM boats, 65ft cruiser racers as well as a Mini.

Supersail:Jo Clegg on the Mediterranean big boat regattas,

Robin Knox Johnston gives his views on the British Olympic success.

Letters:in praise ofTenaciousand more about lifejackets. Throny question: is winter wind heavier than summer wind?

Dogwatch:John Passmore on solo Round Britain record holder Peter Keig’s clocks

Bob Fisherdiscussed the differences the history of professionalism in yachting

Firefly:Andrew Bray looks at features on his H-42 designed to ease life for the singlehander