Divided loyalties? In mid-February what is likely to be one of the most closely fought America's Cups...
- Divided loyalties?
In mid-February what is likely to be one of the most closely fought America?s Cups in recent years takes place in New Zealand?s Hauraki Gulf. The ex-pat Kiwis Russell Coutts and Brad Butterworth will lead their Swiss team to challenge for the trophy they won for their mother country three years ago. And it?s quite likely to get messy, both on and off the water. Yachting World will be following the action so for breaking America?s Cup news make sure you check out www.yachting-world.com and for considered comment and views see the April issue.
- Power is all
Purists might disagree but the fact is that electrical power is central to running of a modern cruising boat. With critical systems, ranging from navigation and lighting to engine start and anchoring, dependent on stored power it is essential that boat owners have a clear understanding of electrical needs and power management. Balancing storage, usage and charging capacity leads to a much more reliable and sustainable power and next month the Ocean Ready feature takes a close look at electrical systems
- PLUS: big cat on the prowl ? what?s it really like racing a maxi-cat round the world? Andrew Preece reports from on board Kingfisher 2