July 2013


State of play
ANDREW HURST talks to Volvo Ocean Race CEO KNUT FROSTAD about progress to date

Level spirit
ROB WEILAND is very clear that a good rule or sporting regulation needs to be easily enforceable

Fastnet focus
Quantum Sails are leaving nothing to chance with their customers for the big race

The wizard of Santa Cruz – Part I
BILL LEE wrote the original TP52 rule, is heavily involved in HPR and launched an entire sailing movement

Class struggle
No-one understands the modern Imoca 60 class more than GUILLAUME VERDIER – so who better to comment on the recent rule changes...

Seamless – Part I
ERIC HALL gives us a lesson in (carbon) history

A rare breed – Part II
A designer tour of MARK MILLS’ new Maxi

Back story
A famous name and from humble beginnings


Commodore’s letter


TERRY HUTCHINSON celebrates a birthday... Class40s grab a US beachhead, IVOR WILKINS reviews the Cup reviews, VASCO VASCOTTO continues to enjoy life (and win races). Plus a trinity of rating experts sets out the UMS stall

World news
Transatlantic history, the wider importance of Team New Zealand, Caribbean wrap, Oracle Racing’s third contender and US America’s Cup reflections. DOBBS DAVIS, BLUE ROBINSON, PATRICE CARPENTIER, IVOR WILKINS

Paul Cayard
Remembering two great sailors

IRC column
The mystery of inclination...

Design – A fascinating year
ADOLFO CARRAU describes some of Botín Partners’ most recent design output

RORC news

Seahorse build table – Glamour
A look at that speedy new Botín 40-footer

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
Extremes of the displacement spectrum