In next month's issue

We’re making some changes to Yachting World with the September issue. With the adrenalin- charged Volvo Ocean Race now over, we move to gentler sailing, more cruising and some new features. We’ll be writing more about your type of sailing, both cruising and technique. From January we’ll have a special new section called Yachting World Performance.

New Series – Instant Expert
We introduce a new series by Andrew Roberts, who brings Yachting World the benefit of his knowledge of what does and does not work on hard-used yachts. For September he looks at how to make the most of late season cruising.

Andrew Roberts has been around boats all his life. For 18 years he worked for Challenge Business, responsible for overseeing the design, construction and maintenance of 29 Challenge steel yachts, four Global Challenges and 52 safe circumnavigations against the wind and currents. His last project was Dee Caffari’s record-breaking voyage.

New Series – One amazing moment
Anyone who sails will have had one moment of epiphany – maybe a spectacular sunrise after a difficult night, landfall at the end of a long voyage, a seat-of-the- pants sleighride down big ocean rollers or a moment right to the edge of survival, that is seared into the memory.

In this new series we talk to sailors of every hue and discipline, the famous and those who quietly go their own way in their own fashion about those moments. In September Elaine Bunting talks to round the world racer and high latitudes explorer Skip Novak

Andrew Bray cruises Brittany in Firefly; Robin Knox Johnston compares his Suhaili circumnavigation with his planned solo round the world race in the Open 60 Grey Power; David Glenn races on the restored big cutter Lulworth in Italy; we bring you a preview of the Southampton Boat Show and loads more.

FREE* Racing Masterclass DVD Learn winning race techniques and tactics with the experts on this completely new DVD, brought to you by Laser, builders of the phenomenal SB3, and Volkswagen

*Only with UK copies – free copies can be obtained by readers in other countries on request – details next month.