August 2013


Leading edge
ALON FINKELSTEIN explains how his team at Farr Yacht Design set about improving both performance and value with foils for the VO65

Gravitating eastward
ROB WEILAND is starting to look to the Adriatic

The story unfurls…
Ronstan’s new range of low-profile big boat furlers were developed with top down applications very much in mind

Building the wee beasties
Amid all the drama of the 34th America’s Cup, boatbuilders TIM SMYTH and MARK TURNER have been hitting both their weight targets and their deadlines with an incredible degree of professional rigour…

The wizard of Santa Cruz – Part II
How could you ever write a story about BILL LEE without looking at the mythical tales of Merlin...

Another way
With the advent of Stratis laminate technology Doyle Sails in New Zealand has found itself at the very epicentre of this growing company’s activity

Seamless – Part II
ERIC HALL presents a case study of Bella Mente


Commodore’s letter


TERRY HUTCHINSON is glad to be back out there racing 52s, BILL LEE addresses ‘that’ gorilla in the room, RODNEY PATTISSON is cautious about ‘inshore’ attempts on ‘offshore’ records and NIKLAS ZENNSTROM goes for the treble…

World news
Transatlantic history, the wider importance of Team New Zealand, Caribbean wrap, Oracle Racing’s third contender and US America’s Cup reflections. DOBBS DAVIS, BLUE ROBINSON, PATRICE CARPENTIER, IVOR WILKINS

World news
The Mini Transat returns to its roots, new boats fly out of La France, young Kiwis prepare for San Francisco, McConaghy go all classical and a Transpac preview. DOBBS DAVIS, BLUE ROBINSON, PATRICE CARPENTIER, IVOR WILKINS

Rod Davis
On ways to distinguish the finest wheat from the very best of the chaff

ORC column

Design – Catching the wave
Multihull design guru MARTIN FISCHER is extremely proud of his new mid-sized offering

RORC news

Seahorse build table – Fantastica!
A ‘very’ one-off from GUILLAUME VERDIER

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
This one is going to be hard…