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Why cruising sailors should consider using a professional weather router
8 September 2017

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 of an expert meteorologist is

The amazing voyage of Laura Dekker, the 15-year-old who sailed round the world alone
17 August 2017

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 Holland, writes Tom Cunliffe.

How to cope with stormy weather by top French sailor Loick Peyron
17 August 2017

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 Borlenghi Weather like this during the Sydney-Hobart is not a surprise for the guys who start the race. They

Wally 93 – the new cruiser-racer designed for life in the fast lane
17 August 2017

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: Wallycento The introduction of the racy Wallycento class in 2012 was a big step into the performance arena for a brand best known for producing stylish superyachts. That

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