Unforgettable cruises, adventure, but above all “Catamania.” The new issue of the GdV is on newsstands now.

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Who would have guessed a few years ago that catamarans would literally gobble up market share to the monohull world? Yet that is exactly what it is. Data in hand, ten years ago the world boating market saw monohulls dominating with about eighty percent versus twenty for multihulls. Today we are up to sixty/forty
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schermata-2016-12-05-a-10-39-23An impressive growth also because it is global: one only has to walk around the docks at any world boat show, from Cannes to Annapolis via Genoa, Dusseldorf or Paris, to realize the amount of catamarans present. Above all, models of every size, type and dimension. So the focus of today’s newsstand issue of the Sailing Newspaper could only be this, this rampant “Catamania” of which we have analyzed the reasons. A dossier/panoramic where you will also find everything the market offers, from small sports cat to real “houseboats.” This, and much more, you will find in the December/January issue of the Journal of Sailing. Find out in advance with us, here are some “goodies” you will find.

schermata-2016-12-05-a-10-40-101. 50 MUST-SEE PLACES TO GO THIS WINTER 2.
On unknown or famous islands, between art and nature, you are spoiled for choice. So we selected our top 50 places to surf to escape the cold and recharge your batteries. From Albania…to Waiheke, New Zealand!

schermata-2016-12-05-a-10-40-552. WHO GOES IN, WHO COMES OUT
To clear our minds after the big binge of the fall trade shows, we made a selection of the models that entered and left the market. And we found that.

schermata-2016-12-05-a-10-41-423. BACKSTAGE ACCESSORIES
Here are the best products you will see this season, live from METS and international markets (and their official and unofficial “testimonials,” including superboats and sailing bigwigs).

schermata-2016-12-05-a-10-44-184. ALL WE NEED IS GLOBE
We tell you everything you need to know about the skippers involved in the most challenging regatta ever, the Vendée Globe. Who will come out on top in the end? A boat equipped with foils? Our analysis and that of our special correspondent in Les Sables d’Olonne, Matteo Miceli, who tells us exclusively what impressed him and his favorites.

schermata-2016-12-05-a-10-45-525. GUO CHUAN MISSING IN PACIFIC
The legendary Chinese recordman was swallowed by the waves of the Pacific: we tell you his story (and those of other myths killed by the sea, from Colas to Tabarly, Slocum to Arnaud De Rosnay).

schermata-2016-12-05-a-10-46-536. TRIED – SENSE 57
A boat for going around the world. With all the conveniences of a motor boat and an interesting hull that gives good performance under sail. The Sense 57 is a happy surprise: ready to let go of the moorings for a long time?

schermata-2016-12-05-a-10-47-487. THE ONES I LOVE.
We visited Franco Corazza, founder of Italia Yachts, at the shipyard’s new headquarters: between “coherent” hulls and alternative energies, to understand what tomorrow’s boats will look like.

schermata-2016-12-05-a-10-48-238. DEAR FRANCESCO ETTORRE, TO YOU THE HOT POTATO.
The new head of Italian sailing must make the Federvela regain credit with sponsors, young people and fans and win at least one Olympic medal. As an interist, he is used to suffering: this will serve him well….

schermata-2016-12-05-a-10-52-359. J/70, THE SECRETS OF THE TRANSVERSE MONOTYPE THAT CONQUERED SAILORS
Numbers in hand, it is the fastest-growing class in the world, with 1,111 boats launched in less than four years: the president of the Italian J/70 class Vittorio Di Mauro explains the secrets of the resounding success of this fun little sportboat.

schermata-2016-12-05-a-12-58-3010. WELCOME TO THE FABULOUS WORLD OF TEXTILES
Halyards, sheets, forestays and textile shrouds provide top performance and maximum durability on your boat as well. We reveal everything you need to know about choosing and using them, with help from the experts at Armare and Gottifredi Maffioli, the world’s leading Italian companies in nautical “cables.”

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


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