What you can find in the April 2024 issue of the Sailing Journal


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We tell you about everything below in the new March issue of the Sailing Newspaper!


America’s Cup – Here are the new boats

We reveal what America’s Cup Barcelona’s AC75s will look like that no one has seen yet. There will be only one shot to fire, and whoever misses risks losing because the six teams competing in the world’s most famous regatta can only build one boat. We tell you what are the design secrets of the AC75s that will compete from late August in Spain and how they will affect performance. Target: 50 knots.

Inquiry – Save the Seagrass

Posidonia must be preserved, and France bans anchoring near the coast for boats over 24 meters with severe penalties for violators. In Italy, on the other hand, there is either the “Far West” or extemporaneous local regulations lacking vision. What changes if the French law comes to us as well? How can we protect posidonia? Where are the main fields of the seaweed that is the green lung of the Mediterranean?

Marina & Tino – The Odd Couple

She, Marina Spaccarelli Bulgari, had a boat that she wanted to dispose of. He, Admiral Tino Straulino, was tired of sitting around warming the chair. They found each other and founded the winning pair of Italian sailing, culminating in the great One Ton Cup victory with Ydra. It was 1973….

Charter 2024 – Where to go, how much it costs, on what boats

The best time to book a boating vacation, to avoid last-minute stresses, is now. We reveal, from April to October, how much it costs to rent a boat, where to sail in the Mediterranean, what are the latest ultra-comfortable models for a cruise to remember.

Tailored – How the perfect boat is born

One of the best-known designers reveals how the design of an 80-foot prototype came about for an owner who wanted a boat that was comfortable when cruising but also as fast as a racing hull. It all stems from an idea.

Back to Tigullio! – VELA Cup returns

On Saturday, April 27, the VELA Cup returns to Liguria, in the heart of Tigullio, along with the ICE Cup. We look forward to seeing you in Chiavari for the first leg of Italy’s busiest regatta/festival circuit.

High-tech – The sea at your feet

The boat shoe has for years been a great classic of “smart-casual” clothing, that is, that middle ground between elegant and sporty that allows one to dress appropriately in more or less any situation. To the classic moccasin we are used to imagining, however, much more technical and high-performance footwear has been added over the years, with materials and technologies of the highest level. Here are the best boat shoes you wear on board and wherever you want.

President Ettorre speaks – “Never been stronger.”


Italian Sailing Federation President Francesco Ettorre prepares to run for his third term in the year our national team will return to the water for the Paris Olympics, Marseille for sailing, July 28 to Aug. 8. There will be an Olympic gold medal to defend (that of Tita-Banti on the nacra 17 in Tokyo 2020) and other medals to try to win, to close out a four-year period where Italian sailing is reaping good results. Let’s take stock with him.

Your boat’s secret weapon – Full Dinghy


Your boat’s dinghy serves not only as a means of getting ashore. But it can help you in so many situations. This is how it becomes indispensable.

Boats of the Month – Ferns 63 – Dufour Cat 44

Ferns 63 – 100% custom | 100% carbon

How Felci Yacht Design has created a pure fast-cruiser born from a blank sheet of paper and dressed to the needs of its (experienced) owner.

Dufour Cat 44 – Comfortable and Italian

The new 13-meter Dufour Cat 44 catamaran is the perfect synthesis of the Italian way to the catamaran that combines design, comfort and performance. With many solutions that make it different from others.

What else is in the April issue of the Sailing Newspaper

In addition to these super features, you will find in the April issue of the Sailing Newspaper:

  • Developing nautical tourism to change Italy
  • The world’s most feared pirate was a woman. The incredible story of Ching Shih
  • Three new products from the world of accessories: Garmin, Musto, Henri Lloyd
  • The new port of Ponza
  • All Mad About Cole Brauer
  • Discovering the Slovenian coast, an open “door” to the wonders of its hinterland
  • 10 Classic “‘Cult” Boats that increase in value and are real bargains
  • Our updated price list with technical data and price

And much, much more!

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