February 2024


Gold everywhere

Sensible targets
We all want ‘sustainability’ but aim too high and your feet get stuck in the mud. ROB WEILAND

Driven by data
How the French Orient Express Cup challengers got up to speed in the AC40s in no time at all… BRUNO DUBOIS

Dropping little white plastic balls – Part II
From the Vanguard Glue Pots to the slickest racing hardware to iceboats and on to the America’s Cup. CAROL CRONIN and PETER HARKEN

The greatest race
But the epic conclusion to the 1980 Finn Gold Cup was really just the start of it all. PETER MONTGOMERY, ROBERT DEAVES, JOHN BERTRAND, LARRY LEMIEUX, GUS MILLER

Man of the hour
ANTOINE KOCH talks with PATRICE CARPENTIER about his long and instructive journey from ocean racer, to ocean race designer, and now to handling both roles at the same time!

A man at ease
GRIFF RHYS JONES is of course a funny man, but he still has ‘his moments’ especially if it’s not going to plan on the helm of his lovely S&S classic Argyll… as he confesses to DAN HOUSTON


Beautiful design masterful construction

A speedster for all seasons

Sustainable future

Rewriting the playbook


Commodore’s letter


The new-new bright young things, unravelling what you are seeing, the rescue of USA-55 and RICHOMME crushes it on the journey home. JACK GRIFFIN, TERRY HUTCHINSON, PATRICE CARPENTIER, SAM GOODCHILD

World News
MARCO and RUGERRO make quite the ‘splash’ in Jeddah, XABI FERNANDEZ would like to see more time on the water, four years late but the solo Ultims are about to take off, a great British yachtsman, Kiwis put it out there and another sale at SailGP. IVOR WILKINS, CARLOS PICH, PATRICE CARPENTIER, PETE BURLING, DOBBS DAVIS, MAGNUS WHEATLEY, BLUE ROBINSON, FRANÇOIS GABART

Rod Davis – Worry less sail more
… and don’t get hung up in pursuit of perfection

Seahorse build table – We like it!
And good design comes in all shapes and sizes

RORC – All change

Seen on the dock

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
A lot of wisdom… plus a fair dose of experience