July 2015


(Very) big business
Building and then testing a 70-ton captive reel winch is not something for the faint of heart

More or less?
ROB WEILAND looks at the strides made in the TP52 class and at the line-up for the Super Series

Sweet 16
JOCELYN BLERIOT talks to SEBASTIEN JOSSE and ANTOINE KOCH about two new oceanic racers now in the pipeline for Gitana Team

Are we chasing the America’s Cup spectacle in the best direction and why a foiler Moth (really) could be the solution… DAVE HOLLOM

Big task – little time
BRANDON LINTON concludes his review of the (very) speedy build of the 100-footer Comanche


Commodore’s letter


Mini escalation, plus TERRY HUTCHINSON has a very special regatta in Annapolis, JULIAN EVERITT wonders about the current obsession with one-design and JACK GRIFFIN unravels the mystery of the ever-changing America’s Cup Class

World news
Gitana work towards full (offshore) flight, FRANCK CAMMAS welcomes the ‘budget’ AC, mixed signals as New Zealand ‘backs’ Oracle, NICHO prepares to go afloat (again) and the USA (at last) wakes up to round-the-world racing. BLUE ROBINSON, IVOR WILKINS, PATRICE CARPENTIER, CARLOS PICH, DOBBS DAVIS

Paul Cayard
And a very different sailboat race

IRC column
So why all the fuss about transparency? JAMES DADD

ISAF column
Reaping the rewards on a worldwide scale NAZLI IMRE

Design – Winning formula
PATRICE CARPENTIER catches up with his old buddy CHRISTIAN BOUROULLEC at Structures Shipyard to talk about two of the company’s rapid new designs... at least one of which has some beds

Seahorse build table – (More) style and performance
GIOVANNI CECCARELLI is working on a follow-up to his highly successful NEO 350

Seahorse regatta calendar

RORC news

Sailor of the Month
Behind the scenes... but time for some recognition