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In the January 2017 issue of Practical Boat Owner...

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Alex Thomson's yacht Hugo Boss © Cleo Barnham/Hugo Boss/Vendee Globe

The British skipper of Hugo Boss has managed to maintain a lead of 100 miles over his nearest rivals, Armel Le Cléac'h and Sébastien Josse in spite of damage to…

212 yachts depart from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and head for Saint Lucia. ©James Mitchell/WCC

Following years and months of planning, plus two weeks of final preparations and provisioning, 212 ARC 2016 yachts set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

I often sail single-handed and picking up mooring buoys can be awkward, so I’ve constructed a lasso line consisting of a 1m length of 6mm chain with 12mm line woven…

Norman Eastwood assembles a bucket pump to remove the final few bits of water from his boat’s bilges