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  • Second Category 5 hurricane batters Caribbean, but 2018 regattas will go ahead
    Despite two devastating Category 5 hurricanes in just two weeks, the Caribbean regatta season will go ahead for 2018Just two weeks after Hurricane Irma pounded many of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean and Florida, leaving around 70 dead, a second Category 5 hurricane, Maria, is currently hitting areas of ... read more
    Source: YachtingPublished on 2017-09-20
  • Why cruising sailors should consider using a professional weather router
    If you're making an ocean crossing this year, employing a weather routeing service could make for a safer, smoother, and faster sail Should you consider support from a professional weather router on your next ocean crossing? With costs lower than you might realise, maybe it’s time you should. Employing the services ... read more
    Source: YachtingPublished on 2017-09-08
  • Crossing the Indian Ocean single-handed – Dutch solo sailor Laura Dekker in her own words
    In 2011, Dutch teenager Laura Dekker became the youngest person to sail alone round the world. Her account, of which this is an extract, bubbles with a youthful verve and passion.In 2009, the English sailing community was galvanised by the arrival on the East Coast of a 14-year-old single-hander from ... read more
    Source: YachtingPublished on 2017-08-17
  • Loick Peyron: “In conditions like this, go down below and have a cup of tea…”
    We showed this image to ocean racing legend Loick Peyron to find out how he would deal with or avoid the situation.Maxi Yacht Brindabella in the very strong conditions during 2013 Sydney-Hobart Race. Photo: Rolex/Carlo BorlenghiWeather like this during the Sydney-Hobart is not a surprise for the guys who start ... read more
    Source: YachtingPublished on 2017-08-17
  • Wally 93 – the new cruiser-racer designed for life in the fast lane
    A further adventure in the performance sailing market for the Italian stylists at Wally Yachts.HAMILTON, Sail n: GBR 8211, Nation: GBR, Owner/Charterer: Sir Charles Dunstone, Model: WallycentoThe introduction of the racy Wallycento class in 2012 was a big step into the performance arena for a brand best known for producing ... read more
    Source: YachtingPublished on 2017-08-17