December 2013


Start your engines…
BOB FISHER tags a ride as Team SCA start sailing in earnest on the first Volvo Ocean 65

Passion, madness and hope…
52 Super Series manager ROB WEILAND

Unmanned… but far from unmanageable
RICHARD JENKINS reports on ‘another’ interesting sailing project in San Francisco…

One week in September
So how did Oracle turn things around so very dramatically? Key Oracle USA team members including PAUL BIEKER, SCOTT FERGUSON, EDUARDO CARROLL, MICHEL KERMAREC and PHILIPPE PRESTI provide some of the answers

Hell, yes!
JOCELYN BLERIOT sits down with Vendée Globe iron man YANN ELIES


Commodore’s letter


TERRY HUTCHINSON advises caution for AC35, IVOR WILKINS looks at the scale of the Emirates TNZ design programme and ANDY RICE catches up with NATHAN OUTTERIDGE

World news
CAMMAS again, GABART’s big reward, the JIMMY SPITHILL story in full, a refreshing repatriation for Emirates TNZ and some other big boats get to go racing on San Francisco Bay… DOBBS DAVIS, BLUE ROBINSON, CARLOS PICH, IVOR WILKINS, PATRICE CARPENTIER

ORC column
BRUNO FINZI and a satisfactory year to date

Rod Davis
Remarkably, Emirates TNZ never blinked once

Design – Intelligent design
PAUL BOGATAJ gives an illustration of the level of development that is taking place among the top end of the most competitive one-design fleets

RORC news

Seahorse build table - A (swift) new baby
PETER JOHNSTONE introduces the rapid new Gunboat G4

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
More prizes than you could shake a stick at