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Jeanne Socrates becomes the world’s oldest solo non-stop circumnavigator at 77

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77-year-old sailor Jeanne Socrates has become the oldest person to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and unassisted, having returned to her departure port of Victoria, Canada, after 388 days at sea aboard her yacht Nereida. The intrepid sailor from Lymington in Hampshire endured a knockdown, enforced repairs and dodged cyclones on her single-handed effort. Along the […]

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Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust highlights loneliness and isolation

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is using it to highlight the loneliness and isolation young people experience during and after their treatment. Trust trips support young people in developing confidence through learning new skills, making friends, talking to others who have been through similar experiences, pushing physical boundaries, […]

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New Hallberg-Rassy class rescue boat launched in Sweden following family donation

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The Swedish Sea Rescue Society has launched the first of a series of new Hallberg-Rassy Class lifeboats, named for the yacht-building Rassy family who funded development and the first build. The new boat is a completely new design with the capacity for up to 150 passengers, room for five stretcher cases and pumps that can […]

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Rite of passage: solo cruising the fjords of Chile

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Exploring the fjords of Chile is more of a daydream for most sailors but to fulfil that dream solo as an 18-year-old is something else. Loris Pattinson tells ST how he did it: A bit about me before I get started: sailing is in my blood. My great grandfather, Geoffrey Pattinson, was a member of the […]

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Greta Thunberg and Malizia II complete zero-emission Atlantic crossing

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Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City yesterday after a two-week sail across the Atlantic aboard the racing yacht Malizia II. As at Plymouth two weeks ago when Malizia II departed, electric powered tenders were on hand to help with docking and media duties, in order that the entire voyage could be dubbed […]

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Sailing a multihull

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Josh Day looks at how to manoeuvre a multihull and how they’re different to monohulls When sailing on a monohull, if there’s too much sail up for the conditions, the yacht will tell you. Normally, anything below decks that hasn’t been properly stowed will fly around. Also, your toerail will be in the water and […]

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Best new yachts for 2020

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From blue water cruisers to luxury yachts and multihulls, Sailing Today editorSam Jefferson takes us through next season’s fleet of new arrivals… If you’re looking for the best new yacht to buy in 2020, whether as an outright owner or through one of the latest buy to charter schemes, our guide to what’s coming to […]

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Best new Multihulls for 2020

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XCS XCS is an interesting project from the Beneteau Group. The French manufacturing giant is the parent company of Lagoon catamarans which has experienced consistent and strong growth over the past decade. Aware of the need to draw in new, younger customers, Beneteau has developed the new XCS range. Essentially, these are stripped down versions […]

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Best new Luxury Yachts for 2020

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Contest 85 The Contest 85 is obviously in the dream yacht category for most of us, but there’s no doubt that she’s an extremely alluring yacht. The lines are penned by Judel/Vrolijk and continue the theme of the smaller Contests in that she’s a high quality yacht with a decent turn of speed. This is […]

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Best new Performance Cruisers for 2020

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Speedlounger 8500 The Speedlounger 8500 fits into that bracket of stylish, fast daysailers that aren’t really designed to race but do need to be fun and eyecatching. She’s a Dutch design built in aluminium and features extremely distinctive looks that are modern and sleek. The result is a yacht that is possibly not to everyone’s […]

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