May 2015


Gaining (serious) momentum
DAMIAN FOXALL, SIDNEY GAVIGNET and ALEX PELLA were a few of the big names who joined EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour for 2015

Still growin’
JOSH IMPEY and SCOTT VOGEL bring us up to date with Southern Spars’ rig developments

ROB WEILAND tries to avoid being run down in the flood of new TP52 launches

Perfect combination
As two of the best-known names in high-tech and large yachts join forces

How did we get here?
BAR technical director ANDY CLAUGHTON looks at the backdrop to the genesis of the AC62s that will race in Bermuda

Better data
PHILIP AIKENHEAD and PAOLO MANGANELLI review the engineering behind the VO65 fleet and look at the unprecedented learning opportunities on offer in the current race

Leap of faith
BLUE ROBINSON attempts to prise information out of foiler Moth guru ANDREW – Mach2 – MCDOUGALL about his new people’s flyer…

Mobile campaign HQ
The German P-Star creator and Olympic Star sailor MARC PICKEL has been diversifying…


Commodore’s letter

Les Ultimes, a fast saucepan and the Waszp

PATRICE CARPENTIER pays tribute to his old transatlantic rival FLORENCE ARTHAUD, JACK GRIFFIN looks at the big changes to performance profiles needed to succeed at AC35, DAVE HOLLOM praises his sailors, TERRY HUTCHINSON tips a hat to DEAN BARKER and Emirates Team NZ. Plus DOBBS DAVIS reports on the latest Superyacht rating system

World news
New Imoca 60s are almost as prolific as those TP52s… though currently they all hail from the same designers, a new Class40 for HALVARD, turbulent times at Team New Zealand and JAY HANSEN joins US Offshore. BLUE ROBINSON, IVOR WILKINS, GIULIANO LUZZATTO, PATRICE CARPENTIER, DOBBS DAVIS

Paul Cayard
And finally there is a new Maxi class worthy of the name. Plus old school in the Molokai Channel

IRC column
And JAMES DADD wonders if we really are on the cusp of some genuine dual-purpose winners

ISAF column
And it’s a warm welcome back to these pages, with the first edition of our newest column penned by ISAF President CARLO CROCE

Design – Offshore potential
DOBBS DAVIS takes a close look at the latest, tasty and offshore-capable 33-footer from the combination of JASON KER working alongside McConaghy Boats

Seahorse build table – Game changer?
The new Vrolijk 52 that got chief measurer JAMES DADD ruminating about just how much it is possible to do with the ‘modern racing yacht’

Seahorse regatta calendar

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