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The Chilean reed boat built to sail across the Pacific

Viracocha III is unlike any other vessel – this 60ft reed boat was built on a remote Chilean beach for a transpacific voyage. Andy Dare explains all... Adventurer Phil Buck is no stranger to reed boats, having twice before sailed from Chile to Easter Island...

Sunseeker’s Flagship 161 Yacht Set to Launch in 2022

Sunseeker has announced the sale of the company’s first 161 Yacht in late October, with the client signing a Letter of Intent. The deal was brokered by Sunseeker Monaco, part of the Sunseeker London Group. The Sunseeker 161 Yacht will be built by Icon in the...

Meet the Beneteau Antares 11

The Antares 11 was created in collaboration with Sarrazin Design in France. She has a flush deck between the cockpit and helm, and a sunpad for lounging on the foredeck with a Bimini top. In the main cabin space, two of the four glazed roof windows are opening...

Everything you need to know

Meteorologist Chris Tibbs explains how Southern hemisphere cyclone systems develop and what sailors need to know about them Although New Zealand is not in the tropical cyclone (hurricane) belt, the remains of Tropical Cyclone Gita hit the west coast of both the...

Could sailing’s biggest disaster ever happen again?

This year marked the 40th anniversary of a race never to be forgotten. Elaine Bunting looks back at crews’ experiences of the 1979 Fastnet Race Back in 1979, Ted Turner’s Tenacious took line honours in the Fastnet Race, finishing in 3 days 8 hours. Over the...

Camper & Nicholsons Selling Asia-Based Megayachts

Camper & Nicholsons has been appointed as the Central Agent for the sale of the 65m Benetti Ambrosia, one of Asia’s most famous superyachts. Launched in 2006 and extensively refitted in 2017, Ambrosia has had just one owner and is his fourth superyacht...