Right place right time
Sixty years young the RYA Dinghy Show still stands unique in the world of small boat racing

My time
BEN AINSLIE and BLUE ROBINSON discuss keeping non-participants off the field of play...

Design for manufacture – Part II
SP-High Modulus chief engineer ROD FOGG responds to some of the points raised in last month’s opening feature

Oak trees
We knew that we should soon expect to see more offshore scows, but not that the next one would be a Maxi. JIM PUGH and MICHAEL ROBERTS

No rest for the wicked
DELAYNE SALTHOUSE will in future think twice before answering his phone after midnight

Strategic review
WOUTER VERBRAAK looks at the lessons to be taken from racing between Monsoon seasons

The top of the jigsaw
A new breed of Maxi looks set to tip the balance in the class back to boats that go... fast. LUCA BASSANI, ROLF VROLIJK, JAMES AUSTIN, JIM PUGH, SIR LINDSAY OWEN-JONES


Commodore’s letter


ANDY RICE looks at the Olympic state of play, IAIN MURRAY updates us on the good and the bad in Cup World and at Key West TERRY HUTCHINSON is awarded some time out for good behaviour onboard a good ’ol one-huller

World news
The relentless professionalism (and charm) of LOICK PEYRON, the tenacity of ROSS (and CAMPBELL) FIELD, STAN HONEY adds a quick Hobart success to an already mighty resumé and the local USA talent gets a welcome boost. PATRICE CARPENTIER, CARLOS PICH, IVOR WILKINS, BLUE ROBINSON, DOBBS DAVIS

Paul Cayard – The game starts here
Why 2012 is going to be the make-or -break year for America’s Cup teams

IRC – Weighty matters
Why did we ever think that theory would ever beat a set of ‘weighing scales’? JAMES DADD

Design – Changing the game(sa) – Part III
MERFYN OWEN and PHIL ANNIS wrap up with the rig options for an Imoca 60 in 2012

RORC news

Seahorse build table – Something groovy from the East
A new entrant to the folding trimaran market

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
And a rather magnificent contest... (we think)