June 2012


State of the art
Earlier than we could have hoped... Gonzalo Kouyoumdjian and Andres Suar of Juan Yacht Design review design development for their latest rather good Volvo Open 70s...

To make Nelson proud
Former Figaro racer and also Seahorse editor MARCUS HUTCHINSON describes the working and philosophy of the Artemis Offshore Academy programme

Before light was (obviously) right
C-Class pioneer ALEX KOSLOFF talks about the dawning of the light...

Design for manufacture – Part V
IVOR WILKINS reports on a High Performance Yacht Design conference that remained heavily focussed around the recent crop of VO70 failures

Franck’s way
BLUE ROBINSON grilled Groupama’s PHIL HARMER about life with FRANCK CAMMAS


Commodore’s letter


TERRY HUTCHINSON finally gets his hands on an AC72 wing, KNUT FROSTAD has been delving into the history books, DEE SMITH has interesting observations on the Fast 40s and PATRIZIO BERTELLI is back in America’s Cup town – and for quite a while it appears

World news
Oracle’s kiss of life, Class 40 bans ‘raking’, le bon Spi, Fling flung, Core go all Russian, fresh plunder down under, IKER and XABI’s dazzling future, shorthanded uptick in Noo York. PATRICE CARPENTIER, PETE HOLMBERG, ROB MUNDLE, IVOR WILKINS, CARLOS PICH, DOBBS DAVIS, GIULIANO LUZZATTO

Rod Davis
Why do certain people perform much better under pressure than others...

Olympic and small boat news – Judgment day(s)
ANDY RICE catches up with some of those who were doing the hard yards at the recent ISAF Olympic skiff and multihull trials in Santander

Technical soapbox

Design – Study guide
Swiss high speed design specialist SEBASTIEN SCHMIDT is looking ahead at least 30-years in his search for the next generation of flying foiler

Seahorse build table – Study guide
Spanish designer Ignacío Olíva-Veleze takes us over his clever new micro canting-keeler

RORC news

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
It’s design(er) time...