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  1. On the Water / Resources

    Sailing boats: sailboat types, rigs, uses and definitions

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 9, 2017

    Sailing boats, sometimes referred to as sailboats, come in a wide range of sizes and types with different keels, rig types and sails. Here's what you need to know to understand the basics. …Read More

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    Downwind sails: spinnakers, asymmetrics and code zeros

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 6, 2017

    Many owners of cruising boats ponder what the best option is for reaching and downwind sails. Rupert Holmes looks at the options. …Read More

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    Fairline announces plans for Targa 43 Open

    Alex Smith
    Feb 1, 2017

    British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, has announced plans for a new Targa 43 Open. …Read More

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    ‘Boston to Boston’ in a Boston Whaler

    Alex Smith
    Jan 30, 2017

    A unique voyage will take place this year to celebrate Boston Whaler's 60th anniversary. …Read More

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    Torqeedo upgrades: electric propulsion for 2017

    Alex Smith
    Jan 25, 2017

    We take a look at electric outboard specialists Torqeedo's upgrades for 2017. …Read More

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    Boat jumbles

    Rupert Holmes
    Jan 23, 2017

    Boat jumbles are a very handy way to get all kinds of boating-related gear on the cheap, as well as providing a fun day out. Read our top tips to ensure you make the most of your trip. …Read More

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    Vendee Globe 2016-17: Le Cleac'h wins, Thomson second

    Gael Pawson
    Jan 19, 2017

    The 2016-17 Vendee Globe was packed with drama, with France's Armel Le Cleac'h winning and Britain's Alex Thomson second. We tell the story of the amazing race in pictures. …Read More

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    Vendee Globe race set for dramatic photo finish

    Rupert Holmes
    Jan 17, 2017

    British skipper Alex Thomson is pushing Vendee Globe leader Armel le Clach hard in the closing stages of the non-stop solo round the world race. At 1400 today the French skipper was 480 miles from the …Read More

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    New Aquador 35 AQ: space-age style

    Alex Smith
    Jan 11, 2017

    Finnish builder, Aquador, is preparing to showcase its new 35 AQ model at January’s international boating exhibition in Dusseldorf. …Read More

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    Gavin Reid is 2016 Yachtsman of the Year

    Gael Pawson
    Jan 10, 2017

    The winners of the 2016 boats.com YJA Yachtsman of the Year Award and Young Sailor of the Year were announced today in London. …Read More

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