Yachting World

Phil Sampson checks out portable power stations that deliver 240V mains power in his guide to the best boat battery packs When Joni Mitchell sang ‘You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone’ in her iconic song Big Yellow Taxi, she could have been singing about shore power. For as every yacht owner without
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Rupert Holmes takes a look at the recently announced Grand Soleil 40 Performance, a new performance cruiser from the popular French marque In recent years there’s been a dearth of new performance cruisers of this size, so this Grand Soleil 40 Performance is a welcome addition to the market. It’s intended to capitalise on the
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We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. One of the world’s best sailors, Ken Read nominates Comanche. I was so fortunate to be working with an owner in Jim Clark who had a vision of all speed/no compromise. He was dared by a
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A new Long Cruise variant of the 72 from Grand Soleil, the Grand Soleil 72 LC offers levels of comfort previously only found at the superyacht level Another model to launch from the Italian yard this year, the Grand Soleil 72 LC (LC standing for Long Cruise) is a new variant of the already launched
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Aspiring bluewater cruisers are being invited to join the 2022 ARC Bluewater Cockpit Conversations chat in a “virtual cockpit”… [embedded content] Rally specialists World Cruising Club and bluewater yacht brokers Berthon International are joining forces once again this June and invite aspiring cruisers from around the globe to hop aboard and take part in this
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Whether racing or cruising, tides and current are important. But how accurate is the tidal information available, and how can you best use routing apps and software to navigate in tidal waters? Why navigating tides is so important Wherever we have current (tidal or other) this will always influence the sailing wind and the boat’s
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The Cape 31 is a one-design yacht originally created for racing in South Africa, which has rapidly expanded with fleets around the world. Andy Rice reports Thirty-foot keelboats come and go all the time. Most arrive with a short-lived fanfare, only to fade gradually out of sight and memory. Not so the Cape 31, which
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