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.

April 2019

FEATURES

Winging it
GILLES MARTIN-RAGET

Fun (aka value for money)
Maybe it’s time at last? ROB WEILAND

Life in the cheap seats
As one fortunate Vendée Globe hopeful has it all land in their lap Germany’s best solo ocean racer is still fighting on like a dog… JORG RIECHERS

Coming of age
Oak trees and acorns indeed but the small handful of finishers in the 2018 Golden Globe Race should be seen against the early entries that are already in for the next race in 2022. ROB KOTHE talks to the race’s creator DON MCINTYRE

Vision
When Baltic Yachts and the Farr office agreed to throw their weight behind the biggest DSS project yet they did not hold back. The result is certainly going to be watched unusually closely. GORDON KAY, SOREN JANSSON, SIMON EVEREST, KEN READ, BAS PEUTE, BILL FAUDE, JAMES WILKINSON, BRITT WARD and DOMINIQUE PEDRON

A winner
No other way to talk about the most successful IRC skipper anywhere, GERY TRENTESAUX shares ‘a few’ of his secrets with his sometime crew and sometime rival FRED AUGENDRE

Too easy
People often talk about the Stephens/Burgess designed Ranger as the ‘Super J’ with a hull shape that no one could compete with. DON STREET argues that is really just a small part of the story

TECH STREET

Happy days!

A whole new world

Second life

(More than) busy

All going to plan

Into action

REGULARS

Commodore’s letter
STEVEN ANDERSON

Editorial
ANDREW HURST

Update
That spirit of friendly competition, why looking backwards is rarely a good look (especially if you’re over 84kg), first (Figaro) impressions and a racing success that stands out above most others. JACK GRIFFIN,WILL HARRIS, TERRY HUTCHINSON and MIKE WOODHEAD

World news
Happy ‘blue’ birthday (amazing, really), the gods are smiling on CLARISSE CREMER, BILOU’S three boats and counting, multitasking with a vengeance from SHARON FERRIS, steady start fast finish for SailGP… and for TOM SLINGSBY. Plus the world’s smallest 65-footer is back in action. HALVARD MABIRE, PATRICE CARPENTIER, IVOR WILKINS, BLUE ROBINSON and DOBBS DAVIS

Rod Davis – Where exactly?
Before taking sailing ‘forwards’ we first need to work out which way forwards actually is…

ORC – For the next trick
Time to lose the lead… LARRY ROSENFELD and DOBBS DAVIS

Seahorse build table – Italian Magic
Designer MARK MILLS is pretty happy with what just came out of the shed at Maxi Dolphin

RORC news – Encore
EDDIE WARDEN-OWEN

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
But not for the more obvious reasons why you might have expected this duo to be nominated