February 2022


Trial & error

A good save
Somehow 2021 turned out better for the Maxis that it might have done. ROB WEILAND

Hardly midgets
ALAN ANDREWS and DOBBS DAVIS revisit the mighty tiddlers of the USA’s ‘Morcey-movement’

A spiritual force
Sometimes a simple yacht name can be so much more than that. GERMAN and ZELMIRA FRERS share the story of Recluta

Pinning a tale on the rating donkey
The latest DSS design from Infiniti Yachts is something very special indeed... but it still had to secure itself a fair rating. HUGH WELBOURN

The legend continues
IAIN MCALLISTER relives the saga of the first, second and then third restoration of the most famous ocean racing yacht of the last 100 years


Keeping it working

Little giant

Too good to keep

No introduction necessary

An elite club


Commodore’s letter


Good news (almost) all round... after 10 years of (tedious) Cup rumour-mongering, Alinghi is back. Flying foilers are here to stay but (America’s Cup) history offers useful pointers, a most marvellous trip to Brittany and the 30-footers go supersonic. Plus remembering the ‘third Marx Brother’. JACK GRIFFIN, BARRY CARROLL, PAUL BIEKER, CHRISTIAN FEVRIER, DAVE HOLLOM

World news
An almost clean sweep for GUILLAUME VERDIER in the TJV, the imperious march of CAMMAS and CAUDRELIER continues at the head of the Ultime fleet, an overdue first win for RUYANT and LAGRAVIERE, and the tightest of contests in the Class40... where nevertheless the ‘First-Family’ came out on top. Plus SIMON VAN VELTHOOVEN ‘may’ be back in the saddle, SailGP business with MARIA DEL MAR DE ROS and the Women’s Pathway Programme. CARLOS PICH, PATRICE CARPENTIER, NINA CURTIS, IVOR WILKINS and BLUE ROBINSON

Rod Davis – Flawless
Rod goes racing in San Diego, however this time he doesn’t leave his yacht at the bottom of the sea

RORC – A record start
... and a lot to celebrate. JEREMY WILTON

Seahorse build table – Not one for beige
Something different but from a familiar name

Seahorse regatta calendar

SUPERYACHTS – Optimised aluminium
Royal Huisman Shipyard are nearing completion of the first yacht to be built with their new hi-tech Featherlight construction method, closing the gap between aluminium and composite construction

Sailor of the Month
Great sailors, great supporters, long overdue