Neo 570c
Bari-based Neo Yachts has followed the success of the 400 and 350 with its most audacious reach yet for the edge of the racer cruiser envelope. The Carkeek designed Neo 570c is targeting the performance of a modern TP52 with the comforts of a cruising design.

October 2018


Gone with a whoosh

Not bad
Topsy-turvy in Cascais. ROB WEILAND

The possibilities are endless but whatever the details it won’t be boring. We asked our former editor to dig into the ‘Volvo’ race’s nuptials with Imoca. MARCUS HUTCHINSON, JOHAN SALEN and ANTOINE MERMOD

The unruly beast
Not your everyday Wall Street tycoon but THOMAS W LAWSON was responsible for some remarkable ‘contributions’ to the history of yacht racing. JOHN ROUSMANIERE

The bare facts
Veteran America’s Cup technical director ANDY CLAUGHTON strips away the froth…

No coincidence – Part II
There has been consolidation – and moderation – for the scows invading the Mini 6.50 class but all-out incursion in the Class40. And MARC LOMBARD seems to be getting it about right

We come in peace
The Cogito Brotherhood has been at it again… but now ‘everyone’ can benefit. DAVE CLARK




Thank you! Merçi!!

Don’t be fooled

Thought through

Take 50!

Life saver

Room to move


Commodore’s letter


The clock is ticking fast for America’s Cup 36… and for the Volvo Ocean Race. And the New York YC challenge is already feeling it. JACK GRIFFIN, ALISTAIR SKINNER, TERRY HUTCHINSON

World news
SAM’S got several good reasons to smile, like RUSSELL COUTTS in his new life, but not like young IKER MARTINEZ… SCOTT DONALDSON is basically nuts, bumpy battles in Oz and a fruitful vacation in the Netherlands. GAVIN BRADY, IVOR WILKINS, CARLOS PICH, BLUE ROBINSON, DOBBS DAVIS

Rod Davis – Mood shift
You just have to treat them differently

ORC – A step in the right direction
And MATTEO POLLI is broadly encouraged

Seahorse build table – A (real) new boat is coming
SEBASTIAN CARLINI’S gift for designing stylish but very clever sailing boats has delivered again

RORC news – Never undersold!

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
We do ask a lot of you sometimes