April 2014


A long-lasting commitment
DONA BERTARELLI and a serious step up in the sailing activities of her new sponsor Mirabaud

Making the difference
MIKE SANDERSON, IAN WALKER and JULES SALTER look at what it will take to win the first ever one-design race around the planet

Reaping the benefits
Quantum sail designer BRETT JONES discusses the real-life benefits of using the VSPARS system

My next dream has no rules
FRANÇOIS GABART is indeed the man of the moment and now he is involved in launching a new round-the-world race

Strength in depth
… And then some. We look at the impressive resources of Premier Composite Technologies in Dubai

A fundamental shift – Part II
STEVE KILLING on full flight and wiggle boards

Veni, vidi, vici
Now among the world’s most ‘winningest’ designers, GUILLAUME VERDIER reflects upon his first C-Class experience… with Groupama C

Behind the scenes – Part II
Rope versus hydraulics – moving those AC72 foils


Commodore’s letter


TERRY HUTCHINSON on tour and IVOR WILKINS takes a close look at some of the new technology that worked so well… and at some that did not, at the 2014 A-Class worlds in Takapuna

World news
YANN GUICHARD’s big commitment… Imoca rule changes, new blood hits the ground running at Emirates Team New Zealand, the remarkable and multi-talented CHRIS NICHOLSON and a nice result down in San Diego… DOBBS DAVIS, BLUE ROBINSON, CARLOS PICH, IVOR WILKINS, PATRICE CARPENTIER

Rod Davis
Building that (most) perfect America’s Cup sailing team

ORC column
And the 2014 ORC worlds look fit to burst

Design – High performance… sensible price
BARRY CARROLL introduces the new C&C30

Seahorse regatta calendar

RORC news

Seahorse build table - The biggest yet
Here comes the new Gunboat 101

Sailor of the Month
It’s an all-Australia battle this month