June 2015


Bol d’Or Mirabaud
And the first classic of the 2015 European season

Keeping it in proportion
ROB WEILAND asks if the big regattas have not become too dependent upon sponsor largesse…

Less complex than we thought
BURNS FALLOW and the Emirates Team New Zealand aero team talk to IVOR WILKINS about AC wing design

All the king’s horses…
JAMES DADD looks at the challenges of resurrecting Team Vestas Wind and ensuring that the rebuilt VO65 remains in class

Nothing is indestructible
BLUE ROBINSON sits down with Volvo Ocean Race boatyard manager NICK BICE

A rough guide
MIRANDA MERRON on the trials and pitfalls of preparing a Class40 for the Route du Rhum

Big task – little time
BRANDON LINTON and his build team did a pretty remarkable job in delivering the 100-footer Comanche within a rather challenging timeframe

Spreading the word
The new Vismara 46 Mills

It’s twins – well, not quite
Two more glam TP52s from Persico


Commodore’s letter


ANDY CLAUGHTON of BAR is happy to be working on the AC48, TERRY HUTCHINSON is not quite as enamoured with the AC35 changes, JULIAN EVERITT sums ‘things’ up and BLUE ROBINSON talks to SCA’s SOPHIE CISZEK

World news
‘Nipper’ LUKE PARKINSON stars onboard Azzam, BERNARD STAMM is back in the saddle, China turns red, yet more multi-tasking from CAMMAS, Auckland launches raceboats again, RIBES and ALTADILL on the BWR and lukewarm Cup reactions from the USA. BLUE ROBINSON, IVOR WILKINS, CARLOS PICH, PATRICE CARPENTIER, DOBBS DAVIS

Rod Davis
Some hard truths about leadership

ORC column
Rating the Superyacht monsters. DOBBS DAVIS

ISAF column
And sailboat racing is officially now a six-continent sport

Design – Oak trees and acorns
TRISTAN VANDERHAEGHE and a keen group of Canadian students in Montreal intend to be on the startline of the next Little America’s Cup…

Seahorse build table – Magnificent achievement
PETER JOHNSTONE confounded the doubters when Gunboat’s new G4 foiling cat graciously took to the air on its debut in Sint Maarten

Seahorse regatta calendar

RORC news

Sailor of the Month
Two people who scored very well this month…