Why get on board with us for the September issue of the Sailing Journal? For many good reasons. Read on, we’re already revealing ten of them for you to preview: starting with our 2015 boat show preview, where you’ll find the boats and accessories you’ll see at the big fall boat shows, to the story of Teddy Ndaro, the Kenyan laserist who dreams of Rio 2016. Plus “cool” boats like the Solari 42 and ICE 33, tricks to make your standard hull “run” and much, much more.
1. 37 BOATS AND ACCESSORIES NOT TO BE MISSED
Shipyards around the world and manufacturers of accessories and equipment are preparing for the new season and uncovering their cards. We unveil a preview of 27 boats and 10 accessories that you can see in Cannes, Monte Carlo, Genoa and Paris to find out in advance about new trends in design and rigging. But that’s not all: we also explain how to choose the right boat and what you need to evaluate to equip it in the best possible way.
2. NAUTA TOUCH
How does one become an archistar of world boating starting from a 7-meter boat and going on to design the world’s largest pleasure boat? This is the story of Nauta Yachts, masters of Italian design: it is told to us directly by Mario Pedol, co-founder of the shipyard in 1985, in a fine interview conducted by Antonio Vettese.
3. KOKI’S SECRETS FOR A “KISSING” BOAT.
Giuseppe Tadini, a.k.a. “Koki,” owner of the Dufour 34 Performance Baciottinho, the new ORC Italian Champion in Class 4, reveals the “secrets” thanks to which he transformed a 2009 production boat into a racing beast. All you have to do is read and take your cue if you want to race your boat and take some great satisfaction in racing!
4. SOLARIS 42, EXCELLENCE WITHOUT COMPROMISE
Stiff, solid, fast and docile. The new 12-meter Solaris, designed by “guru” Javier Soto Acebal, is a cruiser-racer that provides safe sailing without hull creaks and twists. All thanks to excellent construction. We tested it for you in Porto Rotondo.
5. ICE 33, PURE ALL-ITALIAN RACER
Taking to the water is the ICE 33, the all-Italian One Off designed by Felci Yachts. A pure racer, inspired by the hulls of the Open, aiming to win everything in IRC and ORC: we had Umberto Felci tell us about it, who with his pencil drew its lines and churned out a fast and elegant boat.
6. WITH THE SEA ON YOUR SKIN
A very strong connection ties the tattoo world to sailors and seafaring. What are the meanings of the designs imprinted on the skin of those living at sea? A custom that comes from afar (it was imported by Dutch sailors returning from their numerous trade voyages to Polynesia in the 18th century) and reveals why tattoos should never be equal…
7. FROM FRESHWATER SAILOR TO SALTWATER SAILOR
Adriano Gatta tells his story in the first person, from an avid motorist to a sailing “sickie,” which took him from northern Lake Garda to warm Trapani. Brescian DOC, class of 1956, free-rider. mountaineer, former judo national team member, photography enthusiast. He discovered sailing in a resort in ’85, and from a technical point of view, a resort sailor remained…
8. GO TEDDY, YOU ARE ALL OF US!
Teddy Ndaro has a dream: to be the first Kenyan sailor to take part in the Olympics. We tell you about the adventure of a tour guide who aboard his Laser (he is Kenya’s most titled sailor) comes up against the harsh reality of his country, where sailing is a “white man’s” sport and no one invests in sailing.
9. AMONG VOLCANOES, BAYS AND CAVES
Sailing off the coast of northern Sicily, one discovers one of the most fascinating archipelagos in the Mediterranean. And not far away is the magical Ustica, a lonely, mysterious and mythical island. Our “gastronaut” Davide Deponti takes you on a journey to one of Italy’s paradises.
10. CROATIA, IONIC GREECE AND MONTENEGRO
With the September issue of the Sailing Newspaper you can find enclosed the nautical guide and portolan chart “Croatia, Ionian Greece and Montenegro”: bays, harbors, photographs, restaurants and secrets of the most beautiful Mediterranean 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.