Multihulls World - issue 132
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Where, when, how?
Good ideas for chartering a cat...
The essential destinations
The destinations to be discovered
The Louis Vuitton Cup in pictures
2013 Jacques Vabre / 2014 Route du Rhum: it’s going to be crazy!
Aboard Arkema with Lalou Roucayrol
Aboard Prince de Bretagne 80 with Lionel Lemonchois
The opposing forces
- Chronicle of a family around the world: The Galapagos
- Four years as a family in a trimaran
Banana 43 by Garcia
Second-hand test: Lagoon 440
GETTING TO KNOW
Doctor M: all about knots...
The Multihulls World match: Code D or gennaker when ocean cruising?
News from the pontoons
The world’s builders
Leaving and enjoying...
Every year at the same period, the editorial team starts bubbling with excitement. There is of course the boat show period and the new boats we discover there. But that's not all. Autumn is also the ideal moment to organise the next tests in good wind conditions, which allow us to get the best out of the boats. But again, that's not what is creating the excitement amongst the magazine’s team!
No, what is important at this time of the year is organising the winter cruises... There are those who swear by the West Indies, and return there again and again, maintaining that they discover new even wilder and more beautiful anchorages there each time. There are those who try a new cruising area each time: Atlantic, Caribbean, Indian or Pacific, there are no secret gardens for these lovers of discovery. There are those who are currently sailing round the world as a family, and are looking for their next stopover (Gilles is in the Gambiers), and those who have come back and look at us, a little blasé, but with longing in their eyes (eh, Olivier?)...
The wish to go cruising remains anchored deep down in each of us. And it’s to experience and share this unique and indefinable emotion that we like to set off in boats. To experience that magic moment when you arrive in an unknown bay, the helm in one hand and the chart of the area in the other, scrutinising the sea and the waves, trying to guess what the seabed is made of and where the wind will be coming from during the night, and finally finding the best place to anchor... Another anchorage, to be shared with the family, your friends, and...the readers of this magazine.
One thing is certain, this winter I’m going back to the West Indies. And you?