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Persistence required

There is a modern fibre that is less than easy to use but if you can eventually pull it off the results can be spectacular. ‘You wouldn’t use anything other than Dyneema for your halyards or sheets,’ says Banks Sails’ boss Paolo Semeraro. ‘So why accept anything less in your sails?’

Stonking debut for the new Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300

Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300

Dramatic looking, precisely tailored to its target market, well executed and winning as soon as it hit the water – the new Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 has been a success story from the off. There can be few tougher tests for a new 33-footer than being thrown into the fiercely competitive Rolex

Nautor’s Swan: Thrillingly close racing…

Nautor's Swan

The second edition of The Nations Trophy attracted teams from 14 countries and an impressive turn-out of the world’s best sailors. The second edition of The Nations Trophy, from 8 to 12 October, was a storming success that cemented the position of Nautor’s Swan’s biennial headline event as one of the

Italian showcase…

Genoa Boat Show

With one thousand boats and approaching 200,000 visitors, the Genoa Boat Show is now among the most important in the world. Towards the end of the European boating season, the ancient sailing city of Genoa hosts one of the Mediterranean’s key in-water boat shows. Held every September, the Genoa International Boat

The stuff that AC75s are made of…

In the high-speed, high-stress world of the America’s Cup keeping the beast in one piece is clearly a big challenge. Wessex Resins’ epoxy pushes the performance boundaries even further – just in time for the next edition of the Cup. Structural attachments that require an adhesive bond need a strong yet

North Sails: View from the top

North Sails

North Sails’ director of design and engineering JB Braun explains an innovative engineering solution that brings top-down furling to Load Sharing Sails. ‘Continually pushing the leading edge forward, North Sails has collaborated with Future Fibres to engineer the next refinement to Helix sails – a cord that allows all the performance

Aegean 600: A 600-mile offshore racing Odyssey

One of next season’s most enticing IRC/ORC events has to be the Agean 600 – a brand new non-stop grand tour of the Aegean Sea. Ocean racing has a small number of famous 600-mile races: the Sydney- Hobart, the Fastnet, the Newport- Bermuda, the Caribbean 600 and the Middle Sea Race.

Foiling for (almost) everyone

Wilson Marquine

The thrill of foiling above the sea under sail need not be limited to America’s Cup or Open 60 boats sailed by professionals – thanks to the new 69F from Wilson Marquine. It's the perfect example of a “foiling for everyone” solution with the initial idea going back to 2016: a