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.

March 2019

FEATURES

Sneak preview
JEREMIE BEYOU

Life at 40
Room for one more at the inn... ROB WEILAND

(Still) the greatest game in town
Hello, Mr Bond... a new boat from the east and a ‘new’ crew put to the test. ANDI ROBERTSON

Suits you, sir
In very few years foiling has gone from being a single area of focussed development to a sphere of experimentation. ANDY CLAUGHTON

Coal face
Buying a new Mini Scow is not the answer in itself... just the first step on a complex journey JOE LACEY

The Figaro milieu
Be there or, well, at least be ready to get left behind. And this year an extraordinary influx of great champions of shorthanded ocean racing will only make your task harder, but potentially also more instructive. MARCUS HUTCHINSON

Fresh start?
Offering your best critical, high performance foils to regular racing customers is really not smart. CASPAR NIELSEN and ØYVIND BJØRDAL

Mr Rules
And not just rules, LUIS SAENZ could surely write an ‘interesting’ book of America’s Cup tales

Anatomy of a project
Take a detailed brief from an experienced client who knows exactly what they want, but nobody really knows how to get there... ERIC GOETZ

TECH STREET

Making the unfamiliar familiar

Market disrupter?

Lifesaver

Start as you mean to go on

The real deal

A long way from Tokio

(South Seas) legend

REGULARS

Commodore’s letter
STEVEN ANDERSON

Editorial
ANDREW HURST

Update
Sad times –November 1969 and the first edition of Seahorse has just appeared. Now ANTHONY CHURCHILL who started the whole story off has gone; TIM JEFFERY and LUCY PUMFREY remember a polymath with Sydney-Hobart and Admiral’s Cup victories on his CV. Plus, just where is that Hobart race headed, who’s showing at the party and loving the mule. JACK GRIFFIN, TERRY HUTCHINSON and DAVID SALTER

World news
An Imoca explosion... VDH’s rearguard action, small race big challenges, Storm Trysail does not stand still, exporting a (rainy) Solent to (balmy) Block Island. PATRICE CARPENTIER, IVOR WILKINS, BLUE ROBINSON, DOBBS DAVIS

Paul Cayard – Taking responsibility
Meet the chairman of the board!

IRC – Breathing new life
Last year’s combined offshore worlds in the Hague turned out to be a win-win all round and the benefits keep flowing. JASON SMITHWICK

Seahorse build table – Look behind the curtain
PATRICE CARPENTIER twists the arm of Pogo Structures founder CHRISTIAN BOUROULLEC

RORC news – Fastnet frenzy
EDDIE WARDEN-OWEN

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
Couldn’t be less similar but both are making an indelible mark (also less similar...) on sailing