Sails : Sails 28 October November 2014
Conveying a more relaxed pace than the competitive spirit on show in the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, the ever popular Queensland regatta weeks in the Whitsundays and the many competitive club pointscore series underway, this milder mannered October issue is a breather of sorts in the lead up to the historic 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart race come Boxing Day, which is looking set to attract a bumper fleet. This issue our Cruising focus includes Jenifer Wells’ special report on the importance of good seamanship as taught (or refreshed) when undertaking the RYA –YA Yachtmaster course, our Cruising Log feature on the CYCA’s biennial cruise early in the new year to Hobart and around Tasmania simply called “H15” (appealing to the non-racing types who wish to sail south), as well as our Charter feature from Queensland Yacht Charters on getting away from it all, whether or not you’re an experienced skipper. Plus, we publish a bumper 16-page special report on Cruising Multihulls this edition. Compiled by regarded yachting journalist – and ‘truth be told’ a die-hard catamaran enthusiast – Kevin Green, we have selected and profiled our “Top 10 Cruising Cats” for 2014. Given the growing popularity of the multihull market, such a comprehensive guide could not be better timed in the lead up to summer holidays. Plus, back in the world of monohulls, we review the Amel 55 (and big brother Amel 64) bluewater cruisers, among the finest and most comfortable ‘fit for purpose’ cruising yachts you will ever set sail upon. So as not to disappoint the racing set, we have a comprehensive round up of racing and regatta reports from the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race sailed in July, as well as all the action – on water and off – from both Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island race weeks during August. Plus, we report on the resounding success of both Australian and New Zealand Sailing Teams in the 2016 Rio Olympics test event sailed in August and the more recent ISAF Champs sailed in Spain mid September. 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With the amateur Clipper Round the World Race of 2013-2014 now well in the wake, for our Tack & Gybe interview we ask five circumnavigating Aussies what inspired them to take on such an awesome challenge and how the experience has changed them and their lives. Our Aperture photo feature ‘Over the Rainbow’ tells the majestic story in words and pictures of racing aboard the mighty J Class yacht Rainbow during the recent Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup sailed from Porto Cervo in Sardinia. In our Race & Regatta previews this issue we shine a light on the upcoming 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart and the Parade of Sail to feature a historic line-up of classic Sydney Hobart competitors spanning those decades of the great race south. We also chat one-on-one with Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Vorstad about the ocean racing excitement about to set sail as the globe circling professional regatta dubbed the “Everest of sailing” crosses the start line from Alicante, Spain on October 4. And much closer to home, Sydney will host the first ever Southern Hemisphere round of the Extreme Sailing series on Sydney Harbour from December 12th to 14th, which is bound to bring out the crowds and competition around the Farm Cove stadium sailing course. Plus, there’s much, much more... We hope you enjoy the read! W elcome to a more cruising orientated edition of Sails, celebrating the joys of life under sail in a more sedate style. 1 of 20 copies of Rob Mundle’s latest best- seller The First Fleet. Subscribe now and win Subscribe now and not only will you receive every issue of SAILS magazine delivered to your door for a year, but you could be one of 20 lucky subscribers to receive a free copy of The First Fleet by Rob Mundle hot off the press! Plus, you’ll also receive free access to our digital editions, including all of our fully searchable back issues! Go online to subscribe at www. sailsmagazine.com.au. Email subscriptions@ oceanmedia.com.au or call +61 (0)2 9566 1777.
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