June 2017


(Taking it) in the right order
With the launch of the ClubSwan50, Nautor has rewritten the book on how to ensure the best possible one-design racing with a new offshore class

With just a few weeks to go the AC technical teams are still getting surprises. KEN READ

A bad mix – wolves and sheep
Which is why we must work hard to keep them apart. ROB WEILAND

Flying fever
Mini sailing (flying) at 28 knots, anyone? FREDERIC AUGENDRE jumped at the invitation...

Act 2 scene 1
CHARLES CAUDRELIER took a surprise podium in the last Volvo Ocean Race with Dongfeng (a surprise to some)

Better (motor) boats
Low drag has played a central part in the long and successful design career of NIGEL IRENS. And nothing’s changed with his latest venture...

Founding father – Part I
Traditional boatbuilder ADRIAN MORGAN was glad to have lost his press badge before sitting down with SIR ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON

Behind the throne – Part II
America’s Cup sails but with more handwork – BURNS FALLOW talks Superyacht rigs


New kid comin’
For shiny carbon parts from small to very large indeed… look no further

One of the (very) toughest jobs in yacht racing
Recognition for the men and women behind our best ‘moving pictures’

A shrine to sailing speed
Newport News, Virginia seems a fitting new home for a rather special ‘yacht’


Commodore’s letter


LUCA DEVOTI does not wholly agree with HUTCHINSON worries the America’s Cup is being turned into just another regatta and JACK GRIFFIN tries (hard) to explain what is about to happen with the scoresheets in Bermuda!

World news
SEBASTIEN JOSSE prepares to meet his monster, as THOMAS COVILLE speeds his up, scows rule (again), timeless in Auckland, gagged in the USA and who got there first? PATRICE CARPENTIER, IVORWILKINS, ROB KOTHE, DOBBS DAVIS

Rod Davis – Looking ahead
Quite a long way ahead as it happens

ORC column – Justice prevails
Yes at last we have a 2016 European Champion!

Design – Old school fast
Crafty PAUL BIEKER has been blending very old technologies with spankers new applications of seemingly quite mundane modern composites

RORC – In the chocolates

Seahorse regatta calendar

Seahorse build table – Practical... and a thing of beauty
ORION SHUTTLEWORTH reminds us of a famous name in multihulls with a new design which we’d definitely be clearing out the shed for

Sailor of the Month
A little light controversy with today’s marmalade