Kiwis SailGP

While New Zealand sailing is on the return path to a full international sailing program, with some good successes, there have been a few ruts along the way. The roughest ride has come from the performance of the Kiwi SailGP team, which has turned in a very indifferent race record since their launch at the […]

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2022 Aspen C120

The C120 offers a stable and efficient ride. Courtesy Aspen Power Catamarans Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Overview Aspen Power Catamarans employ asymmetrical hulls similar to Polynesian proas. These provide stability, seaworthiness, extraordinary efficiency and generous interior space for […]

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Quit your job and live on a yacht? 8 ways to make it happen

Erin Carey talks to a variety of liveaboard yacht cruisers about how they make a living on a yacht and what their days look like When my family and I set off on what we thought would be a two-year sailing sabbatical in 2018, we didn’t have any plans of working along the way. We […]

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How to pick the best downwind sail

How to set up your boat for smooth, stress-free downwind sailing and how to pick the best downwind sail: Rachael Sprot examines the options For the coastal sailor, upwind sailing skills are critical: there’s nothing like a lee shore to focus the mind on tacking angles and leeway. For the ocean sailor the challenges are […]

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Using Google imagery for yacht navigation?

Janneke Kuysters on georeferenced satellite imagery and why it can be a real help to the cruising sailor Every cruiser is familiar with that tingle of doubt: is my chart really up to date, and is that shallow bank still in that location? Careful ‘eyeball’ navigation in tropical waters has become a lot easier thanks […]

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2022 Jeanneau DB/43

The DB/43 mixes stylish looks with a plush ride. Courtesy Jeanneau Overview I like the way the DB/43 looks. It’s got a touch of bodybuilder about it—toned but pumped, with a high freeboard, substantial windshield and hardtop, plumb bow and chopped-off transom.  That profile conceals important surprises. The aft bulwarks fold down, creating two cockpit-extending […]

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2022 Azimut Verve 42

Azimut’s Verve 42 blends dashing looks with spirited performance. Courtesy Azimut Yachts In motorcycle parlance, a cafe racer is a bike tricked out to look like a competition version but only flits from the pub to the bistro. While the new Azimut Verve 42 might look like a waterborne cafe racer for jaunts from Cannes […]

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