May 2022



Facts and figures
The will is there but the reality remains more challenging. ROB WEILAND

In every corner
Another of ocean racing’s most influential historic figures who you may never even have heard of. CLARE MCCOMB introduces us to ALGERNON MAUDSLAY

In the palm of his hand
Is there a more impressive offshore sailor out there? JOCELYN BLERIOT sits down with the remarkable DAMIEN SEGUIN


Simple simple simple

Believably unbelievable

Hang on tight

Step by step

Fewer troubles

Calibration is the key

Full reset


No Paris 2024 but ANDREJ JUSTIN’S clever L30 design is back on a roll. RODION LUKA

Groundbreaking stuff
If his new 45-footer hits the sort of numbers (and foxiness) of his head-turning P30s then HANS GENTHE’s market disruption will go up a notch

Good to get going
It’s been a long time in the making but the new HUGH WELBOURN-designed Infiniti DSS 52 is now putting down markers. STU BANNATYNE


Commodore’s letter


Lighter, faster, higher... but no less expensive, riding two horses ‘as fast as we can’, catalyst for many, hero to thousands, Mr Pink’s lunch is cut. Plus ROGER VAUGHAN on PETE BARRETT. BARRY PICKTHALL, TERRY HUTCHINSON, JACK GRIFFIN and SIR CHAY BLYTH

World news
A solo season, ‘Global’ ambition, a heritage worth celebrating, life returns along the seaboards (and the lakes), preserving the (Aussie) gold standard. CHARLIE DALIN, DOBBS DAVIS, IVOR WILKINS, GUILLAUME VERDIER, PATRICE CARPENTIER, DAMIEN GUILLOU, BLUE ROBINSON, MICHAEL BLACKBURN

Paul Cayard – Tradition and excellence
Forty-five years in for Paul Cayard and 100 world championships and counting for the Star Class

ORC – Attention to detail
Two-handed vs fully-crewed… some of the first hard numbers make for interesting reading. DOBBS DAVIS and ANDY CLAUGHTON

IMA – Much bigger questions
And even with several of your fleet chained to the dock there is justifiable cause for optimism

TP52 Super Series – Stand by
And yet again picking a winner before game-time is a fool’s errand. ROD DAVIS, ED REYNOLDS, JORDI CALAFAT and ANDI ROBERTSON

RORC – Not welcome here

Seahorse build table – Proper little big boat
Mini Wally, sophisticated weekender or just very stylish day-sailer? Your call. CEES DECKER

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
This one will test your heartstrings