The world tour of the two “old men” from Modena, practical tips, tests and more! The new issue of the GdV is on newsstands now.

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Welcome aboard the April issue of the Journal of Sailing, on newsstands and digitally. An issue packed with practical advice and wonderful sea stories.

Like that of the splendid “old men” of Modena. It all stemmed from a very courteous and well-written email in which they told us their story of vintage sailing around the world. Under the radar, with humility, Vittorio Setti, 70, and Silvano Sighinolfi, 68, shot 42,000 miles visiting the wonders of the world aboard an old Super Maramu.

The two of them, alone, with no fuss and no trouble, apart from sporadic quarrels. An exemplary story that we recommend you read, which shows that we Italians are also a people of navigators. Like them, there are many Vittorio and Silvano who travel the world.

This, and much more, you will find in the February issue of the Sailing Journal. Find out in advance with us, here are some “goodies” that you will find…

sail1. BUT WHERE DO SAILORS WHO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD GO?
Do you want to know what are the favorite places where those (lucky!) people who have decided to drop everything and sail around the world are heading? There you are, to dream of one day going to the most beautiful places in the world in your own boat or a chartered one, too. We present the exclusive ranking that identifies where the world’s great sailing travelers go. Roamers of the seas and oceans guru Jimmy Cornell has compiled it. The great sailor, like a chartreuse, surveyed the stops in 2015 in the ports of key locations of boaters making long sailings around the world.

2. AN ITALIAN HAS STUNNED THE GERMANS
Maurizio Cossutti is the designer of the moment. All the fault of an unexpected call from the Bavaria shipyard that gave birth to the C57 model. And to think they thought of him only as someone who makes boats go fast. We interviewed him.

3. THE STRANGE WINGS SPROUTING FROM MONOSHAPES
Would you have bet, years ago, that boats would use two side appendages to be more stable? DSS foils, from the racing world, have also landed in the cruising world. Watchword: skidding less, increasing comfort and performance.

4. ANTIVEGETATIVE INTERVIEW
Everything, but everything there is to know about antifoulings. How they are born, how they should be applied, even their history (by the way, you know of their use there is evidence from as far back as 412 B.C.), the best manufacturers on the market. A little “bible” to avoid disasters when fairing…

5. OUR EVIDENCE
We went to try out the new Mylius 65 FD: the new 20-meter boat from the Piacenza-based shipyard is the result of a joint effort between the owner and the shipyard, which resulted in a boat with “that certain something.” Then we flew to Sweden to board the Najad 450 CC, a boat that makes quality and many customization options its strengths.

6. ALL THE REGATTAS THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU
An exceptional season for Italian offshore sailing between Worlds, high-level events and for all. You can challenge the best professionals or have fun with your crew of friends. What are you waiting for? We have compiled for you a maxi-table with the 30 must-see regattas of the season…

7. A USED BOAT AS GOOD AS NEW? YOU CAN!
(DAVID ZERBINATI’S WORD)
We asked a leading expert, Davide Zerbinati, for tips on monitoring the nerve points of a used boat and how to assess its wear and tear. Also useful for those who want to carry out proper maintenance

8. WORD OF ORDER: REMOTE
If it is now time to change your dear but old inboard with a more efficient state-of-the-art model? Here’s everything you need to know (and your boat will thank you).

9. THE PLEASURE OF SATISFYING PASSION
You are all invited to the fifth edition of the TAG Heuer VELAFestival in Santa Margherita Ligure (May 4-7). Are you ready for the biggest sailing festival in the Mediterranean? In this juicy preview guide you will discover all the new…

10. THAT DAMN RED BUTTON
The government wants to force boaters to be equipped with VHF with DSC. To use it you need a course to take (at your own expense) in Rome. What else will they come up with next?

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

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