The America’s Cup, sailing’s holy grail, is with us again...
- The America?s Cup, sailing?s holy grail, is with us again and for the first time since 1987 a British team has entered, Peter Harrison?s GBR Challenge.
To celebrate the start of the racing on 1 October, initially for the Louis Vuitton Cup and early next year for the America?s Cup itself, we bring you a special issue of Yachting World with its FREE UBS Race Guide to America?s Cup 2003.
Inside the magazine we ask the question on the lips of millions of Brits: just how far can the GBR Challenge get? We also look at the possibility of a difficult final, Alinghi v Team New Zealand, Coutts v Barker, and at the dirty tricks that have marred virtually every Cup so far. We ask if the Kiwis can pull it off again and finally peek behind the doors of the most exclusive of America?s Cup establishments, the Billionaires Club ? just who are the men who are bankrolling the most expensive and exclusive sport on the planet?
- But it?s not all America?s Cup. We have Part 2 of our new Ocean Ready series, which continues talking to crews who are out there, living their dream today and we?ll be previewing that single-handed epic Around Alone which starts from New York in mid-September and finishes Leg 1 in Brixham at the end of the month.