30 days to go until The Round Martinique Regatta
The first race of The Round Martinique Regatta will start from Fort de France in just a month’s time, eagerly awaited by both the competitors and the event’s organizers. However, before trimming the sails and sharpening tactics, the most important step is first to register for this 2019 edition.... Read more
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490, natural born cruiser
The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 shows good performance at all points of sail  and a high level of comfort, both above and below decks. More or less all you need for a perfect cruise by Niccolò Volpati – photo by Bertrand Duquenne  When you are driving a car, what happens if you... Read more
Grand Soleil 52 LC, in medio stat VIRTUS
 The 46 was extremely popular, and the 48 has just been launched, but the new boat that has got itself noticed this year is the Grand Soleil 52 LC. We tried out a “hybrid” version of it, which is half-way between a sport boat  and a cruiser by Niccolò Volpati,... Read more
Saffier SE 37 Lounge, super EASY
On your marks, get set, go:  Saffier SE 37 Lounge, flagship of the Dutch yard,  has a deck set-up that makes this boat very easy to sail, even if you are on your own by Niccolò Volpati photo by Bertel Kolthof We had just left behind the mooring and... Read more
Bénéteau Oceanis 55.1, always safe
The Bénéteau Oceanis 55.1 is a sixteen-metre pure cruiser which is easy to handle, even with a small crew. The interior design, by Nauta, is very elegant. The naval architecture is by Berret Racoupeau  by Luca Sordelli, photo by Gilles Martin-Raget It has to be said that there are... Read more
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 319, a surprising amount of  space 
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 319 is comfortable, easy, with a very generous amount of space, but the smallest boat produced by the Jeanneau yard doesn’t much like light winds  by Niccolò Volpati “It prefers winds that are medium to strong”. How many times, perhaps during a boat show, have you... Read more
Tofinou 10, the day (sailer) after tomorrow
Th new Tofinou 10 is fast and stylish, but also with interior volumes which mean you can stay on board for a few days without missing out on comfort by Niccolò Volpati, photo by © Jean-Marie Liot Tofinou 10 is the first model made by the Latitude 46 yard... Read more
Bénéteau Oceanis 51.1, never nervous 
Bénéteau Oceanis 51.1: space, performance and comfort. The Oceanis range has been updated, starting from the hull and the waterlines, so as to meet the needs of modern owners  by Niccolò Volpati, photo by Guido Barbagelata and Gilles Martin-Raget The 51.1 is the seventh generation of the Oceanis range.... Read more
Marée Haute Django 9.80, effort rewarded
Django 9.80: technical but easy to handle. Excellent performance in all points of sail, and spaces below deck well designed for cruising  by Niccolò Volpati You never want to give up at the start. There might not be much wind, but you always hope that, somehow or other, the... Read more
RM 1370, the ocean sailor
Solid, robust and high-performance, RM 1370 is teh new version of the queen of the oceans: offers increased space both above and below deck, for even more comfort, including on a cruise by Niccolò Volpati Outside La Rochelle we sail into the wind for quite a while. It’s a nice... Read more