July 2021



Silly me
ROB WEILAND is underwhelmed as he tries to apply some logic to the Olympic medal debate

The accidental designer
Long before he was restoring beautiful old English houses DICK CARTER made a pretty good fist of yacht design. And JULIAN EVERITT was there

Learning from experience
From the sometimes crude overnight tweaks that could transform a skiff’s performance to hull tolerances of less than 0.5mm. JULIAN BETHWAITE

Match Race!
At anchor on a warm Clyde evening after some gentle racing to smashing a path around Ailsa Craig. MARTIN BLACK slips back to 1901

Very fine
After stepping off the foredeck of his Volvo racer JASON CARRINGTON soon established himself as one of the world’s finest builders of high-tech racing yachts. JAMES BOYD paid him a visit


A no-limits production!

Nimble is good

Irresistible wins

The heart of the matter

Not all sails are created equal

He should know

There is another way


Commodore’s letter


Getting that silverware flowing again, the latest attempt at setting an America’s Cup Framework Agreement… and nationality controls – the good and bad. Plus looking ahead to a very different Olympic Regatta, we hope, and a new offshore one-design initiative… or do we have the answer already staring us in the face? JACK GRIFFIN, TERRY HUTCHINSON AND JON EMMET

World news
Don’t underestimate the state of play for that offshore medal, similar but different… two new Ultims go afloat, as the only ‘super-ultim’ gets a haircut, the first new Imocas for the 2024 Vendée Globe (really) have already started building… 80 containers, a lot of bits and a permanent shortage of time… welcome to SailGP, the worst of the worst, a (Spanish) family affair. Plus something new, carbon fibre and provocative, from the USA. ANNA CORBELLA, CARLOS PICH, DIDAC COSTA, STEVE BENJAMIN, TOM SLINGSBY, JEREMIE BEYOU, XAVIER GUILBAUD, BRAD MARSH, DOBBS DAVIS, IVOR WILKINS, BLUE ROBINSON, PATRICE CARPENTIER

Paul Cayard – The long haul
The new head of US Olympic sailing gave his final decision so much thought for a reason

IRC – Records for all
An initiative intended to get more people out on the water more often must be a good thing. CHARLES DARBYSHIRE

RORC – Change isn’t new
New CEO JEREMY WILTON reminds us this is not the first time the Fastnet has changed course

Seahorse build table – What’s green and goes fast?
Another good reason to back a two-handed medal

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
And without them nothing would ever happen