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How to avoid expensive mistakes when you buy a new or second-hand yacht. 

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REVIEWS

Icom IC-M35We review the Icom IC-M35 handheld.  Read the full review here.

GMDSS A User's Handbook

By Denise Bréhaut

GMDSS A user's handbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) provides a fast and efficient way of calling for assistance at sea, whatever the size of craft or its geographical position. Since it was first published, this book has helped explain the system for anyone using GMDSS and has been excellent pre-course reading for students.

 

SAFASAIL CAP

SafaSail HatThe SafaSail Hard Hat looks just like a sailing cap, but will help protect you if you get a bang to the head.  See our review here

The News

Rounding Cape Horn in a foiling catamaran

A World First!  Franck Cammas, one of the most successful French sailors in the world, has done what no one has done before: rounded Cape Horn in a foiling catamaran - a world first!

As part of the Julbo Sail Session, Franck Cammas rounded Cape Horn in a Nacra F20 Carbon FCS accompanied by a novice sailor -Johannes Wiebel (GER).

Weather conditions were good, with 15 knots of wind and 2.5-metre waves.  

"It's been a really great and successful adventure," Franck Cammas said after getting back on land. "It’s unusual to have a weather window in 10 days for a boat like this to round Cape Horn. It's my third passage and it’s really uncommon to do it with such a small boat." 

 

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