January 2013


Zero tolerance
Head of VO65 rule compliance JAMES DADD and Green Marine CEO MARCEL MULLER describe what it takes to create a 65ft one-design

Last of the Mohicans – Part 1
As you might expect, BILL GOGGINS found spending time with ocean-racing legend LOICK PEYRON to be an illuminating experience

Box office
JONAS HOGH-CHRISTENSEN provided the drama and intrigue to make the 2012 Olympic Regatta one to remember… ANDY RICE has the back story to a crazy week in sailing

BLUE ROBINSON talks to Oracle skipper JIMMY SPITHILL about ‘that’ capsize and with team manager GRANT SIMMER about the consequences

Old school
A change of pace for round-the-world racer WOUTER VERBRAAK as he gets to grips with the demands of racing a modern J Class monster

Understanding the task
Epsilon Optics founder ROB KNAPP explains the advantages and practicalities of making wider use of real-time load monitoring in structures


Commodore’s letter

ANDREW HURST And surely the secrecy game is finally up?

TERRY HUTCHINSON has a handy new friend, cruelty and joy mark the 2012-13 Vendée Globe start, WOUTER VERBRAAK checks out the choices and RODNEY PATTISSON says the moment is here to call time on the Medal Race

World news
MICHEL DESJOYEAUX shares his Vendée Globe tips, a happy time in La Corse, PATRIZIO BERTELLI gets a Cup voice, Aussie Olympic reflections and peace breaks out offshore… DOBBS DAVIS, IVOR WILKINS, BLUE ROBINSON, PATRICE CARPENTIER

Paul Cayard
And the Artemis CEO is disappointed with reaction to extending the America’s Cup World Series

IRC column
Decide for yourself. JAMES DADD

Design – Stiffer, faster, but every bit as glorious
Yachting Developments head IAN COOK describes taking a major step into new territory with the rebuild of the mighty Endeavour

RORC news

Seahorse build table – Cutting edge
The best you can get in Imoca 60 steering… with DENIS JUHEL and MICHEL DESJOYEAUX

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
Two worthy contributors to the wider game