• Giacomo on the cover of Australian Sailing Feb/Mar 17. Photo by Andrea Francolini.
    Giacomo on the cover of Australian Sailing Feb/Mar 17. Photo by Andrea Francolini.
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In the Feb/March issue of Australian Sailing magazine, we take a look back a the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and why Perpetual Loyal won line honours. It was definitely the perfect race conditions for the front few boats. We also have a look at the differences in the big boats and why the conditions favoured a design like Perpetual Loyal.

Our expert navigators give some advice on using polars and whether or not you should upgrade your system. PredictWind, Expedition and Squid all have updates and Will Oxley has tested them out.

James Boyd has spoken to Russell Coutts about the RC44 as the class celebrates its 10th anniversary. It is such a great boat with some very close racing.

We also test the MC31, have a look at reaching sails and give some tips on two boat training.

There is also a great subscription offer where you will get two amazing books, The Adventures of Chas from Tas and Flotsam and Jetsam, plus a year subscription for under $40. Make sure you check it out, they are such amazing books.

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