The April 2021 issue of Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting is on sale now at your local newsagent, or available through various subscription options via links below.
That sleek machine on our cover? The new Spirit 44E. She’s a game-changer, as environmentally sound a yacht as has ever been built and surely a boat the industry will have to follow. She’s a seamanlike yacht, too, as our editor found out, and she boasts all the gorgeous wooden craftsmanship down below that we have come to expect from the Ipswich masters.
Each issue of Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting is packed with practical and technical articles. This month we look at the latest advice and tech from the world of antifouling. What works best and what’s easiest to use?
If you’re looking for some social distancing, the Lofoten Islands are not a bad bet, but they’re a great cruising destination at any time. We take a look at these barren and beautiful islands from the viewpoint of the yacht – always the best viewpoint!
Our April issue has a full guide to the RYA Dinghy Show, which takes place over 27/28 February, virtually and for free! Among those giving talks at the show are members of the British Sailing Team, Ian Walker, sailing coach Mark Rushall and dinghy cruising man Roger Barnes.
Once registered for the show, you can visit it as many times as you want. There will be lots of things going on all weekend, including the announcement of the winner of the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year.
One of the things we’re most excited about this month is the launch of a series of dinghy cruising trails around the UK. The launch is happening at the RYA Dinghy Show and the series will initially include six trails. More details in our new issue and here.
Each month we feature three interesting boats on the market and this issue takes a closer look at this slippery customer, a very well-kept J/88 lying in the Solent. We always feature boats for racing and cruising sailors.
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Our much-loved writer Bob Fisher died in January, aged 85. Bob was known by sailors the world over and tributes have poured in from the great and the good. In our April issue, Bob’s lifelong friend and colleague Barry Pickthall writes a moving and also hilarious obituary of one of the truly great sailing writers. Bob is pictured here in the boat he shared with Barry Dunning, the West Solent One Design Rosenn.
Is this the boat that is about to win the America’s Cup? As INEOS Team UK pack up and depart after a challenge that gripped countless sailors in Britain and abroad, the Italian outfit goes through to the Cup match itself. But what of the team that lies in wait? We take a closer look at Emirates Team New Zealand.
Boris Herrmann arrived in Les Sables d’Olonne having almost come to grief in the last few hours of his round-the-world voyage. We discuss the extraordinary finish of the 9th Vendée Globe, with analysis of the racing and the colourful characters involved.
We always have useful articles for your own sailing and this month Olympic coach Jon Emmett looks at how to keep fit for sailing while at home. If this position is not something you do before breakfast every morning, then Jon has many others up his sleeve that will help you hit the racecourse hard when we’re allowed to go sailing again.
There is lots more in our April issue. We hope you enjoy it.
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