The first issue of 2021, a special issue because you can find it on newsstands with the new Accessories Special attached, the only real guide to equipping your boat with hundreds of products divided by category. From on-board electronics to power, from propulsion to systems, from mooring to safety. You are sure to find all the right products to make your loved one more comfortable, safe and up-to-date.
Before I introduce the issue, please know that if you subscribe, you will receive not one but two gifts! The first is the Sailing Newspaper’s 2021 poster-sized calendar: in thirteen images we have condensed all the faces of sailing, so you will never get off board, 365 days a year!
The second will bring the history of sailing to you: all subscribers to the Journal of Sailing receive three newsletters a week with exclusive articles in PDF format that will contain the best of the sea, boat, and man stories published by our magazine over the past 45 years. In addition to the Monday and Thursday editorial newsletters, you will have the big stories of recent sailing in your inbox every day. From the Fogar case to the Moro of Venice, from sailing tragedies to Azzurra-mania. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
And now let’s see what’s in store for you in the 116 pages of the February Sailing Journal.
In this great report, we tell you how on the back of the America’s Cup and the Vendée Globe a technological revolution is already underway that will affect the world of cruising and racing. Is the era of the “ignorant sailor” born, the one in which everyone will be able to go boating without knowing anything about it? Plus we reveal how there are already technologies on the market today that make sailing affordable for everyone!
After you’ve had your fill of technology, we take you on a voyage of discovery to magnificent places where covid does not exist, recounting the marvelous journey of a 110-year-old brig that set out from Antarctica. A shoot with stunning photos that will make you wonder what you are still doing on your couch at home instead of being in the polar ice!
Exclusively for you readers find a beautiful story by writer/velist Pietro Grossi. We recommend that you take your time and read it at your leisure. Only then can you savor all the implied details of this beautiful sea story, set after a very bad storm. A must-read.
Our inquiry this month starts with a simple question that many of you will have asked yourself at least once in your life. Where to go to live by boat and be better off in the world? There are many countries in Europe (and beyond) to which it is possible to move one’s residence even for tax purposes, enjoying excellent benefits and living “sea view.”
Two great sailing figures have left us. Franco Malingri, daddy of ocean sailing, head of one of Italy’s most famous sailing dynasties; and Ernesto Tross, the man who hated mainsail. In the first case, Franco’s profile is profiled directly by his son Enrico, who will give you a sense of what Malingri was to Italian sailing. Of Tross, on the other hand, you will understand why the legacy he left us is important.
Boats, accessories, services, tourism and events. Here’s everything you can touch on at the first permanent digital boat show. From the two-meter tender to the megayacht, from tutorials on how to use the life raft to Luna Rossa’s adventures at the America’s Cup. A guide to the best of the best.
This month we boarded two very different boats. The first is an all-Italian “fuoriserie”: we are talking about the new ICE 54, which amazed us with its comfort and sailing performance. The second is a catamaran made by the French but winks at “Mediterranean” cruising. It is about Excess 12. Two proofs all to read!
We reveal, in this semi-serious guide (trust us, you’ll have a lot of fun reading it and learn more than the musty boating manuals), how to listen to and interpret notices to mariners via VHF. Between incredible news and Totò-style English.
In a lengthy interview, re-elected IVF president Francesco Ettorre has much to tell. From criticism of the world federation that thinks only of business and not of athletes, to support for clubs during the pandemic, to relations with the government. 2021? A pivotal year for Italian sailing…
But this is not the end of the story. In the February issue of the Sailing Newspaper you will find Giancarlo Pedote’s account of Cape Horn, unsuspected sailor Patty Pravo, what changes for boaters under the new Boating Code. You will find all the news from the shipyards, the latest accessories on the market, trivia, sea stories, tips for your cruising and much, much more.
Don’t forget that only on the Sailing Newspaper do you have an extensive “buy and sell” section devoted to ads for used boats and accessories, and an always-updated list of what’s new on the market.