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Benjamin de Rothschild 1963-2021
Baron Benjamin de Rothschild, the founder and owner of the Gitana sailing team, died on 15 January following a heart attack at his home in Switzerland. The 57-year-old financier, known as ‘the richest Rothschild’, was head of the Edmond de Rothschild
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5 Expert Tips
Champion sailor and Volvo Ocean Race winner CAROLIJN BROUWER talks to ANDY RICE about expert skills for fast downwind helming. As a proven talent, Carolijn Brouwer was an obvious pick for the all-female crew on Amer Sports Too for the 2001/02 edition
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New Gear
A possible taste of the future, with the potential to fundamentally change our long-term relationship with marine electronics, is offered by Finnish company Next Four. Historically we’ve been accustomed to new yachts being fitted with equipment from
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Next Month
The 2020/21 Vendée Globe was another epic edition of the legendary solo race, with the final result going right to the wire. For Pip Hare, it has been the realisation of a lifetime dream. She shares her story One of the standout performances from thi
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Battling To Hobart
Discovering Andrew Wilson has been the sort of exciting surprise that comes with editing a column like Great Seamanship. Andrew is a photographer working in Tasmania. He knows yacht and boat seafaring from keel to truck and is quick to point out that
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Cruise Tips
When cruising and voyaging it’s hard to find the time to write regularly in a journal, to take photos, and keep a detailed ship’s log book. It’s hard either because you’re having such a great time, or such an awful one, but it is worth it, especially
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Alaskan Adventures
7-8 June: Coastal passage from Dutch Harbour, Amaknak Island, towards Dora Harbour, Unimak Island, Aleutians The course along the Alaskan Peninsula took us east under the Akutan Volcano. This volcano had given us grief in 2011 and it did so again. Mo
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Mw40of
LOA 12.20m 40ft 0in • Beam 4.10m 13ft 6in • Draught 3.00m 9ft 10in • Sail area 120m2 1,290ft2 •Displacement 4,500kg 9,921lb • Price POA • www.wilson-marquinez.com History tells us that unfamiliar Argentine names in yacht design are not to be underest
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Matt Sheahan
Since arriving in New Zealand and taking up my position in the America’s Cup television compound I’ve spent hundreds of hours looking at the extraordinary AC75s under way. And from my desk in the gallery (where the host broadcaster feed for the live
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Stay Or Go?
With so much uncertainty, should cruisers still set off? There is a moral quandary here. “We advise people to wait another year,” says Janneke. “The countries that are popular with cruisers are usually the poorer countries that will be the last to re
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Pogo 40s4
LOA 12.19m 40ft 0in • Beam 4.42m 13ft 6in • Draught 3.00m 9ft 10in • Light displacement 4,500kg 9,920lb • Downwind sail area 268m2 2,880ft2 • Price ex VAT (and ex sails) €410,000 • www.pogostructures.com The Pogo team and Guillaume Verdier have worke
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Remarkable Voyages Celebrated
Despite most sailing areas and destinations being closed to yachtsmen last year, some remarkable cruises were completed, as recognised in the Ocean Cruising Club’s annual awards. The foremost award, the Barton Cup, was given to Bert terHart from Brit
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Base Layers
A technical base layer is the foundation of any layering system. It adds warmth and comfort for minimal bulk. While some elite athlete sailors may grind winches all day long, the majority of us who sail in weather cool enough to warrant wearing a bas
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Atlantic Adventure
On their first night at sea, a ‘dark shadow’ passed 100m away from Christian and Manuela Lücking’s boat. It was unlit and not moving. Unnerved, Christian Lücking called the Coastguard. Two hours later, the Coastguard called back asking them to return
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Warden Owen To Step Down
After 12 years as CEO of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Eddie Warden Owen will step down this year following the Rolex Fastnet Race in August. Warden Owen, 71, took the helm following a professional sailing career that spans an Olympic campaign in the
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Mills 72 Flying Nikka
LOA 18.30m 60ft 0in • Approx displacement 7 tonnes • Price POA • www.mills-design.com Given the history of the America’s cup, which has provided the sailing world with the benefit of equipment ranging from winches to aluminium masts, it’s no surprise
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200,000 Mile Cruisers
Since 1981, when we bought our wooden, varnished, 39ft Sparkman & Stephens sloop Sunstone, my husband Tom and I have sailed some 200,000 miles. Our world cruise, with some racing thrown in, began when we finished full-time employment and departed Eng
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Fastnet Race Record Entry
This summer’s biggest sailing event looks set to be the Rolex Fastnet Race after a record 500 places were claimed within an hour of online registration opening in January. Eddie Warden Owen, outgoing CEO of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) said: “I
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Plymouth Plans Summer Of Racing
While the Fastnet Race may not be stopping in Plymouth this summer, the Royal Western Yacht Club (RWYC) is fast re-establishing itself as a host for offshore, particularly shorthanded, racing. The RWYC has confirmed that the 2021 edition of the Origi
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Extreme Circumstances
Online www.yachtingworld.com YouTube Yachting World Facebook @yachtingworld twitter @yachtingworldmagazine It is a fundamental principle that any seafarer will go to the assistance of another in distress. It’s enshrined in our laws, our racing rules,
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Running The Gauntlet
“Quick, close the hatches!” my partner Wietze calls down while we prepare an early Monday breakfast. All is ready to leave Seychelles, we’ve mustered our courage to tackle the difficult passage south, but now there is thunder, lightning, and pouring
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Cruising In The Time Of Covid
Having to make a non-stop crossing of the Mozambique Channel was not the only impact COVID had on Janneke and Wietze’s around the world voyage, they also spent 11 weeks during the peak of the pandemic on anchor in the Maldives. We asked them, and oth
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Skip Novak
I am a lousy sports fan. If I can’t actually do it, I’m ambivalent. However, I do tune in to the FIFA World Cup and Rugby World Cup finals and, as a Yank, the Super Bowl, for no other reason than to arm myself for the Monday morning conversations dow
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Vendée Victory Goes To The Wire
After what was not only the closest, but also the most complex finish in the Vendée Globe’s 32-year history, Yannick Bestaven won the 2020/21 edition. Bestaven on Maître CoQ IV was 3rd across the finish line early on Thursday 28 January, but earned t
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Special Report
The safety and wellbeing of both crew and vessel are the primary responsibility of any skipper. Without exception every crew leader will attest to this and yet it is nearly impossible to find a single MAIB (Marine Accident Investigation Branch) repor
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Staying In Touch
WhatsApp is an ideal, low-cost way of keeping in touch with groups at sea or ashore, says Kean Chung. He used an iPhone connected to his Fleet One satcom. The data bill for WhatsApp usage was US$50 during his two weeks at sea, yet allowed long messag
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On The Wind
Just nine days after near-sinking on the Hauraki Gulf, the American Magic AC75 Patriot was back on the water test-sailing its hastily repaired systems. A replacement hull panel was fabricated by ETNZ’s build team and, on relaunch, Patriot sported a ‘
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Across The Indian Ocean
22 October On passage from South Africa towards Fremantle, Western Australia This afternoon, 12 days into the passage, gave a memorable period of sailing. Over smooth seas, with a north-north-west wind of 10 knots, on a 70° reach, we were sailing fas
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Aeolos P30
LOA 9.14m 30ft 0in • Beam 2.91m 9ft 6in • Draught 2.20m 7ft 2in • Light displacement 1,550kg 3,420lb • Ballast 800kg 1,760lb • Price ex VAT €84,000 • www.aeoloscomposites.com This competitively priced, but very fast, ‘carbon fun rocket’ is aimed at t
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