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Les Voiles d’Antibes – Day 4

The windy day (all of 12 knots!!) brought a little more action for the final day of Les Voiles d’Antibes. Regatta class wins went to Mariska, Rowdy, Jalina, Leonore, Chinook, EA, Freya, Arcadia & Encounter. Not too many surprises there then!! Panerai also held their first ‘Challenge of Challenges’ which was between the gaff cutters Eva […]

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The Magic of the Swatchways

The Magic of the Swatchways

‘The Griffiths’ magic has been reflected in his writing, so that it has touched the lives of innumerable people. It would be hard to guess just how many of them owe the kindling of their first enthusiasm to some chance passage in The Magic of the Swatchways’. J D Sleightholme In the words of John […]

Classic Yachts

Classic Yachts

Tuiga, Mariquita, Cambria, Shamrock, Eleonora, Zaca, Moonbeam, Lulworth, Sunshine, Partridge, Altair, Nan, Marilee, and Bona Fide: these are the sailing yachts of legend. Restored in the last twenty years, the original splendor of these superb boats is now profiled on the pages of Classic Yachts. A testimony to maritime history, this book tells each sailing […]

Philip Rhodes and his yacht designs

Philip Rhodes and his yacht designs

The book is well organised into periods and families of designs with a fine discussion of the origins of the design, how Rhodes came to be involved, how successful the boats were, and lots of information about their sailing characteristics. Interspersed is a detailed biography of the man and his career. It is also accompanied […]

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Gipsy Moth Circles the World by Francis Chichester

When 65-year-old Francis Chichester set sail on his solitary,eastward journey around the world in 1966, many believed he wouldn’t return alive. But when the old man returned in his 53-foot ketch Gypsy Moth IV nine months later, he had made history’s fastest circumnavigation. Gipsy Moth Circles the World was an international best-seller when it appeared […]

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Gipsy Moth IV – A Legend Sails Again

The dramatic story of Gipsy Moth IV from her epic first circumnavigation to her restoration, wreck and triumphant return. In this beautifully illustrated book, Yachting Monthly’s Paul Gelder tells the remarkable story of Gipsy Moth’s rise, fall and triumphant rise again. It is the definitive history of this sailing icon, illustrated throughout with never before […]