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February 2021 issue of Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting on sale now!

The February 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.

 

Our virtual British Yachting Awards ceremony was broadcast earlier this month and in our February issue we take a close look at the winners – the Sailor of the Year, the boats and kit of the year, the Outstanding Achievement of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Each catgory is voted for by the readers of Sailing Today with Yachts & Yachting – thankyou for your 31,000 votes. You can watch the ceremony via the link below.

 

Natasha Lambert has just become the first person to sail the Atlantic using her sip and puff method. We caught up with Natasha and her parents as they cast off from the Canaries four weeks ago.

 

 

View Over Old Man Of Storr, Isle Of Skye, Scotland, (c)istock

We have all been dreaming of getting away and this month we look at Skye, a beatiful and rugged coastline to match anywhere in the world. The tides and the midges need to be taken into account, but you won’t forget your visit to this extraordinary part of the world.

 

SkyeMeanwhile Don Street is sailing in the challenging yet rewarding cruising destination that is Madeira. Given its location, you may need fortification from time to time, but what better place to be for that?

 

And for those making offshore passages and even thinking of going around the world, our series on cruising long-term continues, with advice on routes, weather patterns and more.

 

Our boat test is the Beneteau Oceanis 40.1, a modern mix of style, comfort and easy performance. Editor Sam Jefferson finds out if the French giants have produced another winner.

 

In our gear section, we look closely at which ropes are best for cruising and which for racing boats…

 

…and also the interesting topic of faux teak, increasingly popular for many reasons. Who can tell the difference?

 

With the first ever AC75 racing underway in Auckland, our latest issue looks at the four rival teams and their different boats, each hoping to win the America’s Cup.

 

Taken by Boris Herrmann as he speeds through Southern Ocean conditions on Seaexplorer – YC de Monaco in the Vendee Globe

We catch up with the Vendée Globe skippers, who are now deep in the Southern Ocean, most but not all of them having survived the blistering pace and wild seas that this edition of the race has thrown up.

 

 

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