January 2023



The next decade
When is it ever the right time to change something that’s already going so well? ROB WEILAND

One of a kind
TIM JEFFERY was there when Peter de Savary made it into the finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup with Australia II in Newport in 1983 to become the most successful British Cup challenger of modern times

Farewell, friend
CHRISTIAN FEVRIER is the Godfather of modern multihull racing. He was also a very close friend of Canadian MIKE BIRCH, most private of souls and most skilful ocean racer

Kings of the hill – Part II
As Sparkman & Stephens move into the modern America’s Cup and the 12 Metre class JULIAN EVERITT tracks their groundbreaking successes, as well as some notable but instructive failures

Lex: Leading the way in marine insurance


Upping the game


Better and better

Straight into the major league


A broader view
T’raa… VPLP present those new 25kt beds

Spot on!
How to build yourself an AC40…


Commodore’s letter


Garbage in will always give you garbage out, American Magic are steadily clocking up the miles, as are Alinghi, wrapping up 2022 the right way, CHARLES CAUDRELIER… flawless as ever, Ocean 50s… work in progress, FRANÇOIS GABART is getting closer. JACK GRIFFIN, TERRY HUTCHINSON, CHARLIE DALIN, PATRICE CARPENTIER, ARMEL LE CLÉAC’H

World News
Good reason to wait, but don’t just follow the fashion, DE TURCKHEIM is first to Malta at last, slower than forecast in Kiwi, anti-climax in Barcelona, Alinghi is quietly doing its thing (again…) helped by Lady Data, a great British institution. Plus, up on stage… JONATHAN MCKEE, BRUCE FARR and friends. ANDREA EMONE, MAGNUS WHEATLEY, XAVIER MACAIRE, NICOLÁS BAILYS, DOBBS DAVIS, PATRICE CARPENTIER, JEAN LE CAM, IVOR WILKINS, BLUE ROBINSON, CARLOS PICH

ORC – For a better cocktail
A VPP that is increasingly embracing multihulls while also speeding up its monohulls… at last. DOBBS DAVIS

RORC – Final furlong
Organise well and even from central London and the banks of the River Thames you can still see the Fastnet Rock. RAY CAMPION

The end of the beginning

Seahorse build table – On its feet at last

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
Champion racer vs champion match racer