The October issue of SAILING Magazine is out – and as usual is crammed full of great features, articles and news items. But to read them all you will need to go out and get the mag which is available in all good book and magazine outlets.
SUBSCRIBERS. Please not that although the mag has been posted, there is a Post Office strike which may affect delivery – so your mag may arrive later than usual. Regrettably this delay is out of our control.
In this issue we cover the Lipton Cup and spotlight 2 important rule issues which came under scrutiny during the event.
Nick Leggatt reports on his record-breaking passage around Britain and Ireland during the Sevenstar Race.
We interview Gert van der Linde, a cruising sailor, who was recently awarded the SAS Gordon Burnwood Trophy for making a ‘most meritorious passage’.
As the Volvo Ocean race is about to start, there is extensive coverage of this event, the communications systems used, how the power requirements are handled aboard, the sail inventory and info on the ‘Virtual Volvo Ocean Race’.
The cruising feature is entitled ‘Cabedelo Revisited’ – and was written by Sean Delange.
Matthew Thomas reviews the Lagoon 39 cat which he describes as ‘Euro Chic’.
We also have a product review of the latest B&G sailing instruments.
In the Clubs & Classes section there are a great selection of events covered from Dabchicks to 505s and the Dennis Conner Invitational regatta.
The issues closes with ‘Comments’ by Hylton Hale who tackles the thorny issue of yacht racing handicaps.