We asked historians, round the world race winners and legendary sailors to name the yachts that changed the sport for good.
The 1997-98 Whitbread Round the World Race was won by Paul Cayard and his EF Language team, who won three of the first five legs, en route to a convincing victory. His team was composed of many sailors from his 1999-2000 America's Cup campaign, and they brought an as yet unseen intensity to their approach on the water.
The 1989-90 Whitbread Round the World Race was a true classic, ending in a clean sweep of all six legs by Peter Blake and the crew of Steinlager 2.
No computers and internet, no GPS, no mobile phones! A produced and written documentary about the incredible Volvo Ocean Race, a competition where teamwork is essential, fatigue is standard, and death is always just a few steps away.
Lionel Péan would skipper L'esprit d'équipe to victory over 14 other teams, marking the first time a French team would win the race.
Conny van Rietschoten returned to the third edition of the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1981-82 determined not just to defend his title but to win both line honors on every leg, and the overall race on handicap. Impressively, with his Flyer II, he was able to accomplish just that.
Nautica and Yates M@gazine have prepared a small selection of 11 nautical documentaries related to the world of sailing and navigation that you can enjoy with your family. Some tell great adventures, others great achievements and stories of overcoming but what unites them all is the passion for the sea of its protagonists.
Náutica y Yates M@agazine has prepared a selection of 15 Youtube channels for sailing around the world. Its protagonists are Americans, French, Australians, Spanish, Canadians..
The official film about the first Whitbread Round the World Race has been digitalised recently. Winner was the Swan 65 Sayula II of Ramon Carlin MEX, who finished the race in 133 days. 17 teams participated. 3 sailors lost their live at sea.
Turkey-based Bilgin Yachts has launched what it claims to be the largest and most eco-friendly yacht in the country
The yacht — aptly named the Bilgin 263 — is 80 meters long, about 262.47 feet. Bilgin states that this impressive length is what allows the yacht to be the largest of its kind in Turkey. It also claims that the 263 is the most environmentally friendly yacht in its class, in part because of the boat's clean air emissions exhaust system.