March 2020



No need for the big bucks
ROB WEILAND takes some lessons from the Sydney Hobart to argue that good media does not have to be crazy expensive media

Big deal
Why that Transat Jacques Vabre fourth place in the Imoca class was priceless. CHARLIE ENRIGHT and JOCELYN BLERIOT

The greatest sailor you’ve never heard of – Part II
CLARE MCCOMB reflects on the achievements of SIR WILLIAM PARKER BURTON in later life... having very nearly won the America’s Cup

Best of the best
The Star Sailors League is doing exactly what it set out to do. JAMES BOYD travels to Nassau

Evolutions and revolutions
FRANÇOIS CHEVALIER takes a painstaking and immaculately researched journey through the first decade and a half of the remarkable Class40

That ‘man’ again
Round-the-world record holder DEE CAFFARI is delighted to have finally got hold of the research she needs... less happy it took a friend to pay for it

Have cake eat cake
JAMES BOYD looks at developments ahead of the start of the 2020 GC32 Racing Tour

Who was Arthur Merron?
The world of boatbuilding throws up some remarkable parallels. CHARLES LAWRENCE


Some evolution

Upscale upmarket

No limits at all

(Don’t) shake it about


Commodore’s letter


Early Cup words from Sardinia, the Cup mist refuses to lift, a complex Cup task, (good) wood is good and KENNY’s on the money. Plus why the French are ahead from the start, JACK GRIFFIN, TERRY HUTCHINSON, ADRIAN MORGAN, ANDREW SINCLAIR, MIKE GILLUM

World news
What you didn’t see in New Zealand, everything’s new in France in 2020, happy face for FRANCK CAMMAS, sad face (for now) for YANN ELIES, it’s only au revoir from GERY TRENTESAUX, a different Sydney Hobart future (perhaps). Plus US Olympic sailing, US offshore sailing, does none of it ever get any easier? DOBBS DAVIS, IVOR WILKINS, PATRICE CARPENTIER, BLUE ROBINSON, DAVE HUGHES, PETE MELVIN

Paul Cayard – Emotional
You say cost-reduction, I say advantage creation

IRC – When less is more
The trend to shorthanded racing is having some interesting consequences. JASON SMITHWICK

RORC news – How do they cope?

Seahorse build table – The fish’s new friend
GIULIANO LUZZATTO talks to innovative Italian engineer PIETRO PARMEGGIANI

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
And a good month for both of them