On sale now, Yachting World April 2017 issue kicks off with photos of the New Zealand America’s Cup team cycling down the racecourse, plus rogue waves: we separate fact from fiction.


Emirates Team New Zealand pulls a surprise with pedal power, Spanish team Mapfre officially announce entry to Volvo Ocean Race and Crew of ex-Clipper Race  yacht rescued after wave strike


Rogue waves
Real-life accounts from sailors and the latest scientific explanations for how and why these monsters of the sea appear

5 of the best yachts of the year
Toby Hodges was part of the jury reviewing 25 short listed yachts for European Yacht of the Year. He reviews the five winners

Night sailing with Chris Tibbs
Weather expert and circumnavigator Chris Tibbs on how to prepare and execute the perfect overnight sailing routine (see also Helen Fretter’s Top tips from the experts for safer night sailing)

British Virgin Islands revisited
Chartering with The Moorings out of Tortola, Elaine Bunting and friends enjoyed great Caribbean conditions

Alone and adrift in the Pacific
American artist and author Webb Chiles on his brush with death crossing the surf line of a Pacific island in an inflatable dinghy

New gear and yachts

New launches at Düsseldorf
Brand new yachts at Düsseldorf Boat Show from Beneteau, Dufour and Hallberg-Rassy – see Toby Hodges’s first look videos online.

Mid-layers and gloves tested
A season-long  jacket test and glove test plus plenty of brand new kit too


Special report: Why the Canary Islands are more than just a stopover

Extraordinary boats: The newly rejuvenated S&S sloop Blitzen

Masterclass with Pip Hare: Tidy your lines, sheets and halyards

Weather briefing: The facts about wind chill when sailing in spring

Get out of that: Rob Greenhalgh on starting at the starboard end