Great sailors, sailing tips and magical places: it’s SAIL August

THE PERFECT GIFT!

Give or treat yourself to a subscription to the print + digital Journal of Sailing and for only 69 euros a year you get the magazine at home plus read it on your PC, smartphone and tablet. With a sea of advantages.

copaWhy get on board with us for the July issue of the Sailing Journal? For many good reasons. Read on, we already reveal ten of them for you to preview: beginning with 50 years of sailing told by Cino Ricci, the most likeable Italian sailor who began his career “hating sailors,” through the technology of yarns explained by Italy’s leading expert, Mario Caponnetto, to the story of Joseph Conrad, the inventor of modern sea literature. This and much, much more.

11. CINO RICCI: “I HATED SAILORS.”
If you ask “normal” people, those who do not go to sea, to be clear, who the most famous Italian sailor is, still today a great many will answer Cino Ricci. Italy’s most beloved sailor tells his story, from his childhood days with the fishermen of Cervia to the legendary challenge of Azzurra, passing through the terrible Fastnet of 1979, to revealing his relationship with today’s boats. Fifty years of sailing told in a Romagnolo accent. And that day in Malta with Tabarly…

22. FOILING EXPLAINED BY THOSE IN THE KNOW
Now that foil technology is within everyone’s reach, we asked Mario Caponnetto, two America’s Cups won with Oracle as an expert fluid dynamics designer (now working for Luna Rossa), to tell us how boats are made to “fly.” In addition, Italy’s top expert in the field “tells us about” two foil-equipped catamarans that are making waves: the GC32 and the Flying Phantom.

33. PHOTOGRAPH THE SUMMER AND PARTICIPATE IN OUR CONTEST!
The time has come, let’s set sail! From August 1 to 31, the new edition of our summer photo contest “TAG Heuer Cruise GDV 2014” will start.. Participating is so easy, all you need is a smartphone to become a star by posting your pictures on Instagram and win an Aquaracer 500M Calibre 5 Automatic chronograph. In the meantime, we give you four useful tips for taking the right picture….

44. BOATS OF THE MONTH: BAVARIA 51 AND SOLARIS 58
The renewal of Bavaria’s Cruiser range is complete: the new 51 is the seventh hull to come out of the German shipyard in the past two years. And the winner is always the large spaces on board. We tested it for you. Then we tell you the story of Solaris: by innovating, renewing, exporting today the Italian shipyard has become the first Italian manufacturer in terms of boats produced and turnover. We went to Sardinia to learn how he achieved this record and celebrate the shipyard’s first 40 years. As a preview, we visited the new 58.

55. JOSEPH CONRAD, THE MASTER OF SEA STORIES
He invented modern seafaring literature, sailed when danger was the order of the day, stayed adrift on a lifeboat in the middle of the sea. Joseph Conrad, on display at the Galata Sea Museum in Genoa (the exhibition is titled “Looking for Conrad. Stories and Ships of a Seafaring Writer”), is the greatest sea writer in history. We also reveal the seven must-have books by the writer who died in 1924, from “The Shadow Line” to “The Narcissus Negro.”

66. PROBLEMS AND EMERGENCIES ON BOARD
Knowing how to sail well is not just a matter of being able to steer the boat to the best of one’s ability; equally important is knowing how to take action to solve some common on-board problems. For example, Do you know how to use the respect bar? Or remedy a failure of the windlass? Lots of useful tips on how to best cope with cruising. But that’s not all: we also produced a feature on emergencies on board. From fire to man overboard to stranding. You have everything you need to get out of “tricky” situations this summer!

77. THE TWO SIDES OF THE GIRAFFE
The Giraglia rock has been the symbol of two regattas that, for different reasons, have been the talk of the town. The 62nd Giraglia Rolex Cup, which saw 206 boats (an all-time record) lined up at the start and engaged in the unprecedented course with arrival in Monte Carlo, we tell the story through the words of those who won it. Instead, the GiragliOne, the new solo trial that ran alongside the classic Rome-Giraglia ended in a blizzard of controversy. What is the most infamous accusation for those who do regattas? That of having the engine running during the competition. And that is the accusation levelled by the three soloists Matteo Miceli, Sergio Frattaruolo and Mario Girelli at Tuscan Carlo Potestà, first to cross the finish line in Riva di Traiano aboard his Elan 410 Phantomas…

88. A 37-BAY LONG CRUISE
Like us, are you looking forward to a well-deserved vacation? Or are you instead reading us from the deck of your sailboat still moored waiting to sail off to summer relaxation? In any case, we have thought of you who have yet to decide which bay to point the bow of your hull toward during the cruise. How. By selecting from the 37 volumes of the brand new series of “Nautical Guide + Portolan chart” in an interactive digital version (already available since the end of May for Apple devices, iPad and iPhone) as many fascinating coves that are a must-see during this summer of cruising. From the emerald waters of the Balearic Islands to the wild coasts of southeastern Turkey, our selection was created to give you the best and perhaps least obvious tips for setting the course. Let us know if we hit the jackpot.

99. SEAFARING WOMEN (AND MEN)
Who said women on board can’t do anything? The time has come to dispel the myth.. We present seven “semi-serious” profiles you need to know well to avoid surprises and experience your summer cruise at its best. Women, don’t be angry, we did it ironically and we didn’t forget about boys: in the following pages we asked how much men pull it in the boat. Five types of sailors capable of ruining anyone’s boating life: are you sure you don’t see yourself in one of them?

1010. SARDINIA AND MOUTHS OF BONIFACIO
With the August issue of the Sailing Newspaper you can find enclosed the nautical guide and portolan “Sardinia and the Straits of Bonifacio”: bays, harbors, photographs, restaurants and secrets of one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean, Sardinia, and one of the most picturesque racing locations. Plus for each itinerary, place, and port you will find: cruise guide, weather info, bulletins, distances to major locations, and what’s a must-see.

Remember, there are also many other good reasons not to miss the new July issue of the Sailing Journal. Newsstand,

On iPad, iPhone

and on all Android tablets and smartphones.

Share:

Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Check out the latest issue

Are you already a subscriber?

Ultimi annunci
Our social

Sign up for our Newsletter

We give you a gift

Sailing, its stories, all boats, accessories. Sign up now for our free newsletter and receive the best news selected by the Sailing Newspaper editorial staff each week. Plus we give you one month of GdV digitally on PC, Tablet, Smartphone. Enter your email below, agree to the Privacy Policy and click the “sign me up” button. You will receive a code to activate your month of GdV for free!

Once you click on the button below check your mailbox

Privacy*


Highlights

You may also be interested in.

Register



Sign in