Laura Hodgetts

Features editor

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.

Overall DAME award winner ©NFP

The overall DAME award 2016 went to Torqeedo GmbH for its Cruise FP range of electric saildrives, with a further 28 products named as category winners and commended with special

Dismasted yacht under tow. Credit: RNLI/Ian Cannon

Ramsgate's all weather lifeboat was launched to assist a small yacht which had been dismasted after a collision with a container ship 24 miles east of the town.


In the December 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...