Video footage from Yachting World's test of the new Grand Soleil 39 performance cruiser. The full report is in Yachting World's July 2012 issue, out now.

The Solent dealt us its best – a force 6 from the NE – for our February trials of this stylish new model from Italian Shipyard Cantiere del Pardo. Designed by America’s Cup naval architect Claudio Maletto, the 39 celebrates the yard’s 39th anniversary, and we were aboard the first one in the UK.
The full report is in the July issue of Yachting World.

Video shot by Paul Wyeth