August 2016


Find the good problems
With NATHAN OUTTERIDGE on the team BRIAN CONOLLY is not short of good feedback

A delicate balance
But TP52 and Maxi72 manager ROB WEILAND is just the sort of benign dictator to pull it off...

The life of a sails man
Of course there is a great deal more to three-time America’s Cup winner TOM WHIDDEN than that – as SEAN MCNEILL finds out

It had to happen
Reichel/Pugh make their long-awaited move into large offshore performance multihulls. TONY BEALE

Changing guard, changing philosophy?
As MARK TURNER settles in as Volvo Ocean Race CEO, race-winner IAN WALKER puts forward some thoughts about future editions

This game has changed
As the World Match Racing Tour follows the Cup onto two hulls, ANDY RICE finds that some of the old-school moves can still come in very handy

How fast?
BRUNO ZIRILLI and ROB WEILAND debate the battle for supremacy between TP52 and Maxi72

Growing story – Part 2
BRITT WARD, CHARLES BERTRAND and BRETT BAKEWELL-WHITE offer some designer opinion on the Dynamic Stability Syst


Commodore’s letter


With events slipping on and off the AC World Series programme JACK GRIFFIN looks at logistics and practicalities, PETER HOLMBERG is a big fan of ‘not broke-don’t fix’ and TERRY HUTCHINSON on filling the America’s Cup void

World news
The last pre-Vendée dance, Cowes awaits this year’s rosbif vs froggy shuffle, ‘Anarchy’ strikes in Auckland, Newport shrugs off those supposed rating dilemmas and skiff champion DAVE WITT prepares for the next (rather big) challenge. DOBBS DAVIS, IVOR WILKINS, BLUE ROBINSON, PATRICE CARPENTIER

Rod Davis
Don’t expect to make too many friends when you’re in charge of the selection process for your country’s Olympic sailing team

World Sailing
Keep looking forwards. RICHARD ASPLAND

ORC column
And the world of offshore handicap racing seems to be in surprisingly rude health. DOBBS DAVIS

Design – Elegantly targeted
Two-handed offshore sailing is one of the biggest growth areas in the sport and so the Ofcet 32 shorthanded IRC racer is a timely new offering. YANN DUBE, ERIC LEVET and JOE LACEY

Seahorse regatta calendar

RORC news

Seahorse build table – Everywhere you look
ROLAND GAEBLER joins the foiler revolution

Sailor of the Month
Different eras but two extraordinary yachtsmen