What you can find in the December 2023 issue of the Sailing Journal


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Cover December 2023 Sailing Newspaper (ph Lorenzo Sironi)
Cover December 2023 Sailing Newspaper

Finally. The December 2023 and January 2024 issues of the Sailing Newspaper (issue 537, from back in 1975!) are on newsstands and digitally by downloading our free app(here if you have iOS, here for Android). We tell you about it in advance.

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And now we tell you what you can find in the new December issue of the Sailing Newspaper!


Catamaran Special – Cat World

Catamaran Special - Cat World
Catamaran Special – Cat World

We have designed a 48-page Catamaran Special for you. We surveyed for you 45 of the best shipyards, dealers, and operators in the catamaran market. Learn with us about all multihulls from 6 to 25 meters and the best ways to buy them. The definitive bible for multihull enthusiasts.

Ocean is Italian

Ocean is Italian
Ocean is Italian

For the first time in history, Italians win everything in the Atlantic. Ambrogio Beccaria and Luca Rosetti won the two most important ocean races, the Jacques Vabre and the Mini Transat, “pissing off” the French. We tell you why they won and the magical world of ocean sailing. That of real sailors.

Designer prodigy – and the French respect us…

Designer prodigy - and the French respect us...
Designer prodigy – and the French respect us…

Gianluca Guelfi is the Italian who amazed the French design masters after learning from them. How? He made a boat that went faster than the others at the Transat Jacques Vabre. Our chat with the designer on everyone’s lips (and who couldn’t sail when he was young).

Used Classic!

Used Classic!
Used Classic!

The need is finally being met thanks to a new section of the Journal of Sailing’s website, “Classic Historic Boats” Here are the 187 boats at least 25 years old that are revalued over the others and how you can take advantage of the benefits. Through our appraisal, insurance and buying and selling services.

Deck – Here’s the whole truth about the deck plan

Deck - Here's the whole truth about the deck plan
Deck – Here’s the whole truth about the deck plan

The king of “riggers” Danilo Fabbroni explains what needs to be checked, changed, modified on the deck of a new, a few years old or an old boat. You will find that there is a lot to be done to keep it efficient and up-to-date.

The Bahamas of…James Bond

The Bahamas of...James Bond
The Bahamas of…James Bond

How to organize a unique and unforgettable sailing vacation, exploring islands so beautiful that even 007, the most famous spy in cinema, was captivated.

Rental Inquiry – Happy? Yes, but.

Rental Inquiry - Happy? Yes, but...
Rental Inquiry – Happy? Yes, but.

Renting a boat on the web is getting easier thanks to web aggregator portals. In this investigation we tell you, in addition to the undisputed advantages of web-based boat rental and leasing portals, some emblematic cases where things went wrong this summer and tips for booking boats online with confidence through reliable web portals.

Boats of the Month – NEO 515 – Hanse 410 – Solaris 40 ST

Boats of the Month - NEO 515 - Hanse 410 - Solaris 40 ST
Boats of the Month – NEO 515 – Hanse 410 – Solaris 40 ST

Neo 515 – Thoroughbred Made in Italy

Paolo Semeraro, founder and CEO of Neo Yachts, tells us about the latest creation from the Italian shipyard that specializes in fast/cruisers out of the box. A very special 15-meter designed by Ceccarelli.

Hanse 410 – The full deckhouse boat

The 410 is a true champion of space: thanks to a deckhouse and deck designed to maximize the boat’s interior volume, it is one of the most spacious 12 meters in its segment.

Solaris 40 ST – square top mainsail and goodbye backstay

Here comes a total redesign of one of the successful models, changing rig and cockpit configuration.

What else is in the December issue of the Sailing Newspaper

In addition to these eight super features, in the December issue of the Sailing Newspaper you will find the best of the accessories seen at the Mets in Amsterdam, the report of the VELA Cup 2023, secrets to the perfect mainsail and jib adjustment, this month’s regattas, the harbor phenomenon in Saudi Arabia , and the new harbor to be born in Naples. And much, much more!

What are you waiting for? We look forward to welcoming you aboard, sailors and yachtsmen. Subscribe now!



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