June 2023



Just how much more might UFFA FOX have achieved had he not been permanently scrabbling around to pay the bills? CLARE MCCOMB

Getting on with the job
The remarkable Spanish navigator extraordinaire JOAN VILA has been involved in the last nine America’s Cups, winning on three occasions and with two different teams. CARLOS PICH

Music to the ears
Twelve years after winning the first of countless races JASON KER’S former 51-footer Varuna just completed her most radical reincarnation to date

Easily overlooked
SIMON TONKS looks at what is fast becoming one of the most challenging and potentially most costly campaign ticket items


Scaling it up

Grand prix-level tactical tools... for everyone

Ultimate glide surface

Take your pick

A new generation has arrived

Game-changing green power generation


Narrowing the gap
Master yachtbuilders Royal Huisman have taken another big step forward to reduce the weight and rigidity advantages of composites with a new and very untraditional type of aluminium construction

Much more than just a supplier
To say that Rondal have been spreading their engineering wings would be an understatement


Commodore’s letter


There’s never been an America’s Cup like this one, Ineos go for a back-to-the-future check-in, a new design pairing takes over at Spi Ouest and looking back at the remarkable life of SYD FISCHER. TERRY HUTCHINSON, JACK GRIFFIN, PATRICE CARPENTIER, SAM MANUARD, DIDIER GAUDOUX, BERNARD NIVELT

World News
Against the odds… La Grande Route, a one-design and mixed-gender Transat, Kiwi Olympic sailing back on the up escalator again, a breeding ground for 5.5 Metres, two SPITHILLS on a roll and USA heads to sea. IVORWILKINS, DOBBS DAVIS, BLUE ROBINSON, PATRICE CARPENTIER, MANFRED RAMSPACHER, DAVE HOLLOM, MAGNUS WHEATLEY, PETER MORTON, ANDREW PALFREY, CHRISTIAN DUMARD

Feeling positive
With two and soon three (and then four) round the world race successes. ROB WEILAND

Rod Davis – Don’t whine
… do something. Make sailing fun again and within a few years all the problems will be solved

IRC – Headsail heartache

Seahorse build table – The man’s got style
Put together GIOVANNI CECCARELLI and ROBERTO LACORTE and you are always going to approach yachting perfection

RORC – Fast start
DEB FISH takes on the French two-handed, more Admiral’s Cup snippets from JEREMY WILTON


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Sailor of the Month
According to you guys, it gets harder every month