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In next month’s issue, on sale 13 December…

What’s in a keel?
And why do they fall off? A recent spate of broken keels has had many yachtsmen looking nervously at their own and wondering what’s inside it and how you would know if it’s OK? Matthew Sheahan brings you this definitive study of keel design, structure and a practical guide for your peace of mind.

America’s Cup UK?
Could Team Origin win the 33rd America’s Cup? With the strongest line-up seen in a British AC Challenge since World War II, what are the chances of bringing the Auld Mug back to British waters after 158 years?

Fabulous 40s
When the Transat Jacques Vabre started in early November there were no fewer than 32 Class 40s in the fleet. We trace the phenomenal growth of this class and talk to some of the crews to find out why it is such a success.

Oyster 655 tested, Spirit 100 sailed and London Boat Show previewed.