April 2013


Nice start
Super Series manager ROB WEILAND had cause to feel satisfied having taken his fleet to Florida

No small undertaking
RICHARD BRISIUS is again immersed in the Volvo Race and with his second all-women team

The entertainment business
ED DUBOIS explains his choice of description for his field of operation within the growing superyacht arena

Small boats, big lessons
BEN MOON looks at development in the A-Cats and contrasts it with their larger America’s Cup cousins

Under the covers
ROBERT HOPKINS makes a strong case for improving the onboard measurement of leeway

This dog is going to hunt – Part 2
PAUL LARSEN tells BLUE ROBINSON why he is keen to see his speed record come under threat


Commodore’s letter


TERRY HUTCHINSON returns to Key West, IVOR WILKINS watches as DALTON’s new baby goes afloat, PETER HOLMBERG explains the changes (for the better) on the Caribbean circuit, a satisfactory HPR debut, plus PATRICE CARPENTIER has been tracking some significant changes in the ranks of the G-Class multihulls

World news
Those Vendée Globe lessons in full, the keel sagas continue, Imoca 60 budgets, young blood on a charge in New Zealand, a new-look Barcelona World Race, TP52s thriving down under and a good night’s fundraising! BLUE ROBINSON, PATRICE CARPENTIER, DOBBS DAVIS, CARLOS PICH, IVOR WILKINS

Rod Davis
And a fly-on-the-wall America’s Cup insight

ORC column
It all comes down to the fleet splits

Design – Outside assistance
Even North 3Di chief BILL PEARSON can be surprised by today’s sailboat technology

Seahorse build table – Off to a remarkable start
STUART JOHNSTONE looks behind the seeming instant success of J/Boats’ new little flyer

Seahorse regatta calendar

RORC news

Sailor of the Month
Tenacity, seamanship and a very big contribution