The best route for an Atlantic crossing? It depends when you go

Posted on 5/29/2015 by Intern Account

Sailor and meteorologist Chris Tibbs advises go south for comfort and safety; go north for speed. Weather is a large part of any Atlantic crossing: deciding when to go, which route to follow and the sails to carry.

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5 tips on how to trim your headsail for power and pace on the racecourse

Posted on 5/27/2015 by Intern Account

Jonty Sherwill asks sailmaking guru Peter Kay how to get the best from your headsail to keep ahead of the fleet. The ultimate test of headsail trimming is the white heat of one-design racing and nowhere more so than at the start line.

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Mega Yacht Lift Goes Horribly Wrong

Posted on 5/26/2015 by Intern Account

The ship appears to be the general cargo vessel BBC Spring, which as of Sunday was in Colon, Panama, leading us to believe that this happened sometime in the last few days during the offloading.

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J Class yacht J9 is ready to build and may be “the fastest and finest yet”

Posted on 5/25/2015 by Intern Account

Plans for the unbuilt J9, from a Frank Paine design of 1936, have been developed by Hoek Design and the project is ready to go straight into construction

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5 tips: mainsail trimming. Getting the best from your main can turn it into a tactical weapon

Posted on 5/12/2015 by Intern Account

“More speed!” is the call from the weather rail. The helmsman is telling you he’s got too much helm and all eyes are on the mainsheet trimmer to sort the issue. With other boats close by swift action is needed to get the boat back on her feet and driving forward before she slips backwards into the fleet.

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Aston Martin reveals AM37 Quintessence powerboat

Posted on 5/11/2015 by Intern Account

Aston Martin announced that it will be launching its first powerboat in September in partnership with Quintessence Yachts. You will soon be able to step from your Aston Martin sportscar into your Aston Martin speedboat, as plans for a 37-footer were revealed to the media at Aston Martin’s Warwickshire headquarters.

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Quick Prince Series, Compasso d'Oro Honourable Mention 5th May

Posted on 5/8/2015 by Intern Account

The International jury of the 23rd Compasso d’Oro of the Association for Industrial Design (ADI), awarded the Compasso d’Oro Honorable Mention to Prince windlass, which had already won the prize for the Nautical Design Awards (NDA) category during the selection stage of the products.

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Boat Electrical System Diagram

Posted on 5/6/2015 by Intern Account

Do you have an electrical system diagram for your boat? Do you know where the wires in your switch panel go? If not, you could be in for a nasty surprise should a switch or other component fail.

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Practical Tips for Using a Windlass

Posted on 5/4/2015 by Intern Account

In this article, Karl Pentin, Director of equipment specialists, Safety Marine, looks at what you should bear in mind when choosing, installing, and using an anchor windlass.

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