June 2018


Read – or weep
Finn sailor Miguel Ángel Morales (inset) is not in the mood for a flyweights-only Olympic regatta…

A wall of improvement
Now that’s a comeback. ROB WEILAND

This will be interesting
There has been America’s Cup trickledown… it just never seems to trickle down very far. This time could be different. BURNS FALLOW and JAMES BOYD

Sign of the times
MARTIN TASKER is encouraged to learn that some space is going to be kept for humans at the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland

Master designer – Part II
And we hope that you have learnt as much in this series as we have. JOHN ROUSMANIERE

Not bad (for a Beatle)
The first of a two-part potted biography of one of the kings of the regatta waterfront. JIM PUGH sits down in San Diego with DOBBS DAVIS

Bigger than the Vendée?
Well, nobody can say Les Sables d’Olonne has not sewn up the market in singlehanded ocean racing. ROB KOTHE and DON MCINTYRE

Not over yet
When we first heard of the plan to resurrect the rotting former Whitbread racer Maiden we admit that we were ‘sceptical’. BRIAN HANCOCK



Critical mass

Never a dull moment

A very personal relationship

The will to change

Prime location

No end in sight

A club worth joining


Commodore’s letter


Lots of Cup stuff, some outstanding multihull stuff and lots more Cup stuff (it’s that time of year). PATRIZIO BERTELLI, BOB FISHER, JACK GRIFFIN, TERRY HUTCHINSON

World news
And ‘Oops’ went ARMEL, a smart way out for the Volvo Ocean Race, happy birthday in La Trinité, dancing with wolves… in a challenging place for a big yacht race, relief in New Zealand, a cruel place to sail and why RANDY DRAFTZ is king of regatta organisers. CARLOS PICH, PATRICE CARPENTIER, DOBBS DAVIS, BLUE ROBINSON, IVOR WILKINS

Rod Davis – Reset
Make it easy… and don’t let them near their cars

ORC – About time
And there’s no hiding this one

Seahorse build table – Gap in the market?
We certainly want one… MICHAEL AEPPLI

RORC news – Severe test

Sailors for the Sea

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
(Almost) too much talent to jam onto one page