On newsstands, September issue: All the boats of 2017 (and more)


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sailFifty-four new boats (and 17 accessories). We reveal in the new issue of the Sailing Journal everything you can see at upcoming boat shows.

If the predominant trend among shipyards around the world is to launch novelties in the forty- to fifty-foot range, the big challenge among the largest manufacturers is moving further upward, effectively creating a real slice of the market, that of boats between 60 and 65 feet with an “affordable” price. All agree, however, that they combine high-performance but easy-to-drive fairings with particularly habitable interiors. The presence of fixed dolphinsails has now supplanted the bowsprit, completing the transition from spinnaker to asymmetrical headsails, now a must on every type of boat. Another key word, which is becoming increasingly popular, is ecology. Electric motors are becoming a reality in the sailing world, thanks largely to modern systems that allow them to be recharged by harnessing wind, solar and even hydrodynamic energy. Then there is also great struggle in the ever-growing multihull segment, with new names, including Italian ones, coming to the fore, ready to challenge the historic transalpine shipyards for leadership.

As for accessories, it’s challenging big among major electronics brands to hit wireless tools, from radars to “mirroring” mounts for glasses. The future, market trends confirm, is wireless. Even the man overboard engine shutdown device becomes wireless, with a wristband that could truly be revolutionary in terms of safety at sea.

This and much more you will find by flipping through the September issue of the Sailing Newspaper, on newsstands and digitally: find out in advance with us, here are some “goodies” you will find.

Screenshot 2016-08-04 at 5:21:40 p.m.1. TABARLY, THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL
In the editorial office, we also wanted to vote for the greatest sailor in history, among the thirty we selected in August and are letting you vote on our website: in the end, Eric Tabarly won. In fact, as you read his story, you will discover why we elected him as the greatest sailor of all time. Always ahead of others, sometimes by years!

Screenshot 2016-08-04 at 5:22:57 p.m.2. SUMMER’S NOT OVER YET
Do you know that there is another SAIL Cup? We invite you to the Gulf of Poets, one of the most beautiful gulfs in the Mediterranean, to participate in the Mariperman Trophy – VELA Cup: from September 23. A way to have a sail with friends and explore one of the most charm-filled areas of Liguria (Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Lerici, Tellaro and more!). We are waiting for you!

Screenshot 2016-08-04 at 5:23:57 p.m.3. WITHOUT SAILS OR ENGINE TO THE ROCKS.
Our editor Eugenio Ruocco found himself in a really bad situation, which he found a way to recount (with great honesty and admitting to some “mistakes”): it was supposed to be a quiet Sunday in the boat with his family and instead it risked turning into a nightmare because of a galley sheet and a cricket. At the end, Eugene takes stock of his misadventure and makes some useful observations.

Screenshot 2016-08-04 at 5:24:58 p.m.4. CROSSWORD PUZZLE TIME.
While you’re in port or roadstead, have fun solving the large nautical-themed crossword puzzle that Davide Deponti has prepared for us, full of nautical terms. We lend you a hand by including eight photographs…. The rest will be up to you and your knowledge of maritime terminology and culture!

Screenshot 2016-08-04 at 5:25:55 p.m.5. NO TO NEW CAR TO PREPARE MY BOAT.
He did not change the car or renovate the office furniture to prearrange his Dufour 405 GL for long sailings (since he wants to participate in the next ARC). Marco Baioni explains where he has intervened to make his boat “Atlantic-like”: lots of useful tips from which you can take inspiration to make your boat more “marine-like” without having to make crossings.

Screenshot 2016-08-04 at 5:27:13 p.m.6. CURSED BUREAUCRACY
Bounties, abstruse and absurd laws, incomprehensible equipment on board. Let’s take stock of the problems facing boaters. To try to make things change. A cumbersome “cauldron,” that of the Italian system, in which even good ideas get bogged down in excessive bureaucracy. By the way, if you want to report inefficiencies and wizards, please write to us at speciali@panamaeditore.it

Screenshot 2016-08-04 at 5:28:22 p.m.7. BOATS OF THE MONTH
This issue is full of tests: we tested the absolute premiere of the new Grand Soleil 58 Performance, an “18-meter superyacht” as we called it, the Oceanis 62, with which Beneteau enters the challenge between “giants,” we spent a day aboard the new Dufour 512 GL. And we have unearthed a derivative that will blow your mind. It is called Reverso and it is a “boat-matrioska”…

Screenshot 2016-08-04 at 5:29:19 p.m.8. BOW, RUDDER, I STILL WIN
Her name is Francesca Russo Cirillo, she is 21 years old, and she has accomplished a, as Dan Peterson put it, phenomenal feat: she won her second 420 rainbow title, but the special feature is that she won it at the helm, having triumphed in 2014 as bowwoman. When a sailor is strong, he is strong, both in the bow and at the helm. No one in the history of 420 had succeeded…. Plus don’t miss our interview with Giovanni Soldini…

At 8 he was already on a 470 in the Atlantic, at 23 on Falck’s Rolly Go around the Globe. He sailed with and against the greats (including Tabarly). Along with sailing, he cultivated another passion, that of kayaking, with which he traveled thousands of miles in and out of the Mediterranean. We tell you the story of Guido Grugnola, who knew how to experience the sea in all its aspects

Screenshot 2016-08-04 at 5:35:14 p.m.10. COUNTERCURRENT IDEAS
After 16 years of raiding all over the Mediterranean, Lele Panzeri has taken his Grand Soleil 46 to the Caribbean. Here he tells us why his boat is the most beautiful in the world and his very unconventional tips for equipping it for long sailings: how to eliminate all the doors on board (except for the bathroom doors)…

Remember, there are also many other good reasons not to miss the new September issue of the Sailing Journal. On newsstands, on iPad, iPhone and all Android tablets and smartphones.



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