The very best in the world of yachting

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The very best in the world of yachting
  1. Ten years after his first cruising circumnavigation, Dan Bower is going again. He shares advice on essential preparation to sail around the world.

    An aerial shot of a yacht in a tropical sea
    Good old fashioned seamanship and visual navigation techniques are vital when pilot information is sketchy. Photo: Oyster Wolrd Rally

    Personal preparations and sailing skills are still the biggest part of planning to sail around the world.  Knowledge and competence …Continue reading »

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  2. The third AC75 to be launched this cycle has taken to the water in Italy as Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli have launched their America's Cup boat

    America’s Cup boat launches are coming thick and fast, with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli becoming the third team to launch …Continue reading »

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  3. Round the world racer Conrad Humphreys discovers the fascinating world of Azorean whaleboat racing, where the top crews are truly athletic and the boats have a legacy like no other

    A whaling boat on fairly calm water
    Photo: Ralph Hewitt/Helical Productions

    When the tow rope is released, two of the strongest Azorean whaleboat crewmembers leap forward and haul up the mainsail …Continue reading »

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  4. Searching for the best head torch for sailing, Fox Morgan gathered together a hot selection of some of the most popular head lamps on the market and reveals which one really is the best. (spoiler alert, there's multiple winners here)

    What makes the best head torch for sailing? Is it the red light facility? How about the ability to dim …Continue reading »

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  5. Line handling is an essential skill for keeping yourself and others safe but how best to go about it? Rachel Sprot reports

    A yacht at an angle with choppy waves nehind
    Line handling errors often occur at high pressure moments, so take time to think things through. Photo: Richard Langdon

    Boats may have nine lives, but a sailor is not supposed to have nine fingers. Every year, however, we hear …Continue reading »

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