The Great Atlantic Gear Test: part 2...

  • The Great Atlantic Gear Test: part 2
    It?s the biggest ever field trial of modern marine equipment in use where it?s intended to be used ? out on the ocean: a survey of 172 yachts which took part in ARC 2002, each boat covering nearly 3,000 miles during the rally itself.
    This month we?ll be looking at watermakers, SSB radio and SSB e-mail, Inmarsat B and C, Mini M, Iridium, and at what skippers rated as the most useful equipment

  • Want to play with the big boys?
    OK, so you need the odd half million or more if you want to buy into a top level racing fleet, even if you have the experience. So how do you leapfrog from your J24 or IOR quarter tonner into a Farr 40, jousting with the top crews? Race charter is the answer, a fast growing sector of the market where you can join a fleet in the Solent, a regatta in the Caribbean or even experience a race on board an America?s Cup Class in Auckland. Make sure you see Yachting World?s guide to International Race Charter

  • Plus: Ocean Ready looks at offshore safety, we sail the long-awaited Hunter Mystery 35 and join the limin? and winin? at Antigua Sailing Week.