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Multihulls World #161

Multihulls World

Issue no: 161

Published: September / October 2018

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Multihulls World #161 - September/October 2018

All you need to know about the autumn shows

Contents Multihulls World #161

Boat shows
All the boats to discover and those you mustn’t miss

Route du Rhum
A gentleman driver in the Rhum

On test
Leopard 50
Astrea 42 by Fountaine Pajot!
Lagoon SEVENTY 8

Practical
Catamaran basics: Making a good course upwind
Diagnostic: Liferafts

Cruising
Charter: Sicily
Where to sail: Los Roques
Chronicle of a family around the world: Komodo
Let’s all quit and set off!

Features
Downwind
The photographer’s eye
The editor’s favorites
News from the pontoons
Equipment
News from the shipyards
Power multihulls
MultiYachts
Multihulls Match: "To fly, or not to fly?"
Classifieds

Editorial
A story about shows

From our point of view (and I'm talking about professionals here), the period of the boat shows is always a highlight, requiring long and careful preparation so that we’re all ready on show opening day. Shipyards, salesmen, naval architects, equipment manufacturers, insurers or financiers and of course, journalists, we are thoroughly into it from June onwards, preparing for the "marathon" of trade shows that traditionally starts in August in Sydney, and ends... in April with the best show of all, the International Multihull Show at La Grande Motte in the South France!

The shows from our point of view (and I’m talking about enthusiasts here), are a magical moment, and we’re just like kids on Christmas Day. What will we discover? Will there be new boats that have not been announced (this year again, there will!), and the new ones we know about - are they as beautiful and attractive as their glossy brochures suggest?

So everyone, let's go! Let's meet up again to celebrate the multihull - and boats in general, let's not be sectarian - on the occasion of all these "autumn shows" that continue year after year to make us dream.

In the meantime, enjoy the summer and discover some new anchorages.

J-C Guillaumin
Editor

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