January 2019


Man and dog

Watching the show
Places to be (and not to be). ROB WEILAND

Going native
Another Imoca, yes, but the new Charal signifies a wholesale change in design philosophy. PAOLO MANGANELLI and KATIA MERLE

Hydrogen power… Vendée Globe?
ØYVIND BJORDAL talks to PHIL SHARP about winning the next Vendée Globe in 2020 while saving the world

Half term report
Aarhus to Enoshima. ANDY RICE

Stayin’ alive
Not so obvious. BRIAN HANCOCK

And fortunately it works
ERIC HALL likes most of what he sees with the new America’s Cup class. But he always would!

Solid trajectory
Australia, Switzerland, the USA and now the UK (again). GRANT SIMMER talks to MARK CHISNELL about his latest choice of Cup team

Remarkable as it is the 2018 Route du Rhum marked the first time in recent memory that FRANCOIS GABART lost a major ocean race. But losing to FRANCIS JOYON can sometimes feel like an honour… as he tells JAMES BOYD


How simple is that?

We’re getting smarter

Heart of the action

All-star cast


Commodore’s letter


First came the CFD (or at least first came all the pretty pictures) and then came the simulation – with Emirates Team New Zealand leading the way – and now comes the simulator. Plus the remarkable Dr Stuart Walker, breaking an Ultime from one who knows, first days with the Mule and ‘going back to San Francisco’. JACK GRIFFIN, ADRIAN THOMPSON, MALCOLM PAGE, TERRY HUTCHINSON, DOBBS DAVIS

World news
Some Route du Rhum… not so sweet for ALEX, but a nice future for ARMEL, an expensive lunch, rolling already for the ‘Volvo’. Plus GARY JOBSON pulls it off. PATRICE CARPENTIER, IVOR WILKINS, BLUE ROBINSON, CHRIS NICHOLSON, DOBBS DAVIS

Paul Cayard – really?
… plus not too shabby for an old fella

James Dadd – the only game in town?
… or why all that glistens really is not gold

Seahorse build table – Bow trash
It was an obvious thing to look at – but it still took us all a while. GIULIANO LUZZATTO

RORC news – Got there in the end

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
No disrespect but this is really raising the game