February 2014


A whole new ball game
ANDY RICE talks to MARK TURNER about returning to the Volvo Ocean Race after 25 years

Not so new kids
A look at Milan-based Advanced Yachts

Behind the scenes – Part 1
We spend some time with the technical gurus at Harken in an effort to get to grips with what was really going on out of sight onboard USA 17

A fundamental shift – Part 1
C-Class and AC72 design star (and also designer of some slippery rowing shells) STEVE KILLING traces the emergence of the full foiling catamaran

The Tour
Like the Tour Voile only somewhat warmer… EFG Bank Sailing Arabia

Ruling the waves
JOCELYN BLERIOT paid a visit to FRANCK CAMMAS at the headquarters of his Groupama Racing Team in Lorient


Commodore’s letter


TERRY HUTCHINSON heads south, things begin to evolve at Team New Zealand, a plea for simplification, a stylish new offshore regatta sees IRC making inroads into the Adriatic, Scheidt really is the king (in Nassau as well as Oman). Plus the reality of that San Francisco weather…

World news
A death-defying performance from BERNARD STAMM and DAMIEN GUILLOU… and some unknown unknowns, New Zealand gets all misty eyed over IOR, BOB OATLEY trounces his upstart rivals (again) and the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation moves up a gear. DOBBS DAVIS, BLUE ROBINSON, CARLOS PICH, IVOR WILKINS, PATRICE CARPENTIER

IRC column
It comes down to the racecourse – JAMES DADD

Design – Fit for purpose
CROSBIE LORIMER talks high performance ocean racing with the team behind MATT ALLEN’s new Carkeek 60 Ichi Ban

Seahorse regatta calendar

RORC news
Some leading indicators from the latest World Yacht Race Forum – EDDIE WARDEN OWEN

Seahorse build table - Champion evolution
The great (but modest) PAUL BIEKER describes his latest International 14 design development

Sailor of the Month
Two experts in the art of persistence