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Fastnet Special
30 years ago, a storm exploded over the Fastnet Race fleet and turned a classic race into a tragedy. To find out if today’s yachtsman has learned its harshly taught lessons, Chris Beeson asks ‘What will happen next time?’

New boat: Regina 40
Swedish deck saloon specialist Regina has launched a new 40-footer. Chris Beeson flies north to take his seat in the lap of luxury

Why selling your boat is worse than divorce
Michael Buerk, still very happily married to his wife Christine, describes the two other ‘mistresses’ in his life – a Westerly Oceanquest 35 and a younger, classier more seductive Swedish model

Charente Maritime
Ken and Mary Endean discover sun, salt and fine new wines on an
island-hopping exploration of the Vendee