It's time to go global again with the Volvo Ocean Race...

  • It’s time to go global again with the Volvo Ocean Race and look forward to what promises to be the most competitive circumnavigation ever.
    As the Whitbread, this race evolved from a global adventure – to get round in one piece was achievement in itself – through a marathon ocean race with prudence still on the menu, to a foot-to-the-floor sprint, a 35,000-mile round the cans blast.

  • Next month we preview the fleet, look at the latest incarnation of the Volvo 60 and the rule changes that have allowed these developments and talk to the skippers and crews
  • As an antidote to all this racing, take one of Sweden’s most desirable cruising boats, the Fantasi 44, on a cruise down that country’s skerry-rich west coast. Add high pressure, bright sunny sailing and put Yachting World’s photographer, Malcolm White, on board and you’ve the makings of a very special feature
  • Plus
    Southampton Boat Show starts on 14 September and next month we bring you a preview of the best of the new boats and equipment.