June 2012


Facing the future
ANDY CLAUGHTON and ALESSANDRO NAZARETH discuss the micro of sharpening up ORCi, and IRC star designer JASON KER looks at the much wider picture… including HPR

How else do you describe a man with eight Laser world titles plus three in the Star? ANDY RICE talks to Olympic legend ROBERT SCHEIDT

Alpari World Match Racing
And can maestro IAN WILLIAMS really win a fourth world crown…

Funny old world
The ‘modern’ J Class matches the Maxi fleet in size, with at least three new boats on the way… JEROEN DE VOS of Dykstra Design and CEES REM of Holland Jachtbouw consider how we reached this extraordinary point and analyse the steps required in the creation of a new J Class

Big rigs...
… Plus MARK HAUSER of Southern Spars and former Oracle rig adviser KEITH CAREW look at applying the latest technologies to a J Class rig

The toughest game in town
US Finn representative and 2008 silver medallist ZACH RAILEY tells ANDY RICE his plans for taking on a certain Finn class rival in Weymouth

A most remarkable man – Part I
BLUE ROBINSON reflects on the many and varied achievements of FRANK BETHWAITE

Design for manufacture
Rocketman ROBERT LAINE believes that to move forwards you need to admit where you are

Nothing is for ever
MIKE SANDERSON discusses the introduction of a new Volvo One Design. Plus a particularly strategic study with WOUTER VERBRAAK


Commodore’s letter

ANDREW HURST - It’s time to throw open the catchment once again

TERRY HUTCHINSON dodges a wing, ROB WEILAND is not a happy hooker. Plus, do rating systems really make so much difference…

World news
Jean Maurel remembered, SLINGSBY is a happy fellow, GAVIN BRADY is not, COLMAN’s triumph, Caribbean refinement, ‘only in America’. DOBBS DAVIS, IVOR WILKINS, PATRICE CARPENTIER, BLUE ROBINSON, PETER HOLMBERG, ROB MUNDLE

Rod Davis
And a real team is a beautiful thing

Technical soapbox - Setting new standards

Design – From first to last
Swede JOHN HEDBERG has never owned a boat with an engine – but at age 82 he is still creating innovative and fast new sailing boats

Seahorse build table – A lone voice too long
CAM LEWIS raises unballasted awareness with a look at a (very) fast NIGEL IRENS cruising tri

RORC news

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
A feline for felines and time very well spent