New stories, new techniques, new yachts and amazing people
Want to know the mind of an amazing long distance sailor? This week I exclusively interviewed Matt Rutherford, that sailing hero who has just circumnavigated the Americas in an ancient 27ft boat.
Matt arriving at the end of his ten month voyage .. .
The technical world of sailing is forever changing. We tell of several advancement this week – Neil Langford tells of Rogue Wave (but it's not the one you don't want to see approaching); Raymarine has produced a new App to turn your iPad into a multi-function display unit; and for sheer future promise the new mast technology from Safran is well worth a read!
Our yacht of the week is the award-winning Antares III; there's a book you must get if you're interested in the coming Olympics, 'Sailing Gold'; John Jamieson has his own sailing gold to offer in down-to-earth advice, and the ever-present but insidious danger of dinghies is shown again this week when a simple transfer went horribly, and tragically, wrong.
Antares III Aft .. .
Much more too – if you just want to get the vicarious hedonistic feel of sailing the Caribbean without actually going there, read our 'Cruising St Martin' tale, and we begin an episodic tale of what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper before automation and the GPS drove them into other employment.
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