Why get on board with us of the December/January issue of the Sailing Newspaper? For many good reasons. Read on, we already reveal ten of them for you to preview: starting with the extensive coverage we decided to devote to sixty years of cinema that has sailing as its theme, through the nine places to sail at least once in a lifetime and expert advice on choosing the new sail game for your boat.
1. CIAK, SI VIRA.
If there is a world capable of providing excitement, it is the world of sailing. Whether you are looking for the adrenaline rush of a match race or the challenge with the oceans, you can find them aboard a boat. Cinema, the dream factory, could not fail to notice. The sea is increasingly starring on the big screen, not only with pirates and adventurers. Indeed, there are many films starring sports sailors and sailors. We look back on sixty years of cinema devoted to sailing with this feature.
2. YOU DON’T CHANGE THE BOAT? GET NEW SAILS!
Perhaps you have not realized that your sails are blown out. By changing them your boat would be reborn to new life, sailing safer and faster. Guided by Fabio Vitali, a sailmaker for 35 years, we discover the secrets to choosing your boat’s new engine without making a mistake. Learn more about the shape and structure of sails, and finally, we provide an overview of the market, depending on your needs.
3. NINE DESTINATIONS TO SAIL TO AT LEAST ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Tired of the usual navigation areas? Do you want to try something different? There are places that, for sailing enthusiasts, have something magical about them. From glaciers to the tropics, including big cities, we have selected these places because they have one thing in common: they can give unrepeatable emotions.
4. THE BOATS THAT…SAIL ON RAILS
One, the Advanced 44, thanks to the shape of its hull, the other, the Mojito 8.88, even taking advantage of a double edge. Two very different paths that in both cases led the yards to obtain hulls capable of exploiting “controlled” heeling to optimize performance. Two different ways to better navigate. We tell you about them in advance.
5. WATCH OUT GUYS, LASER FLY!
If foils arrive on the world’s most popular boat, we can truly speak of a revolution. Even Lasers have started to rise above the water, thanks to a special foiling kit produced by the Australian company Glide Free and distributed in Italy by Negri Nautica: assemble them in a few minutes and you are ready to transform your boat into an America’s Cup “beast”!
6. OUR EVIDENCE OF THE MONTH
We tested two boats that are completely different in spirit and philosophy: one, the Jeanneau 64, a true production superyacht that has many customization possibilities. The other is called Stream 40 and was born from the pencil of Gianluca Adragna from Trieste. A “bomb” in regattas, but with which you can also enjoy cruising, characterized by more than innovative technological solutions.
7. MIDDLE SEA RACE, THE SYDNEY HOBART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN. OR NO?
Judging from the accounts received in the newsroom, there were two Rolex Middle Sea Races: that of those who threw in the towel in the face of the fury of the elements, and that of those who relatively calmly crossed the finish line in Malta. We tell you about the Mediterranean classic through the impressions of those who were at sea: read on and let us know if you feel the same way as most of the racers, or like the “voice out of the chorus” Pierpaolo Ballerini, according to whom the regatta was nothing more than a “wet cruise”…
8. A WINTER ON THE BOAT–IN THE WARMTH
The cold season is here, and if you want to use the boat for short cruises, or fear that the humidity will do damage on board, a good solution is to get an air heater. They weigh little, are efficient, draw directly from diesel fuel in your boat’s tank, and have power consumption that does not require the installation of an additional battery bank. We explain with expert advice its ideal installation, including providing a practical example of installation aboard a 33-footer.
9. DAJE MATTE’, WE ARE ALL WITH YOU
Matteo Miceli is back in the news with a new endeavor moved by an eco spirit: a solo round-the-world voyage with no stopovers or assistance aboard a zero-impact Class 40, that is, completely energy autonomous. Self-sufficiency will also be food self-sufficiency, thanks to an on-board vegetable garden and… two egg-laying hens!
10. BOATING WITH SUSANNE BEYER
With this issue of the Sailing Newspaper as an optional attachment (and on Nauticplace.com, bookstore section) you can find the third DVD in the “On Boat with Susanne Beyer” series. This DVD will discuss offshore navigation, even in bad weather, as well as safety (with an important focus on life rafts) and night navigation.