October 2013


Keeping in touch
‘A camera with a mast on it’, says RICKY DEPPE

Chasing gold in Bermuda
Will the whippersnappers’ role continue?

A sunnier outlook
ROB WEILAND must feel as if he has toughed it out through a fiery (economic) battleground

A structure of excellence
BLUE ROBINSON talks 1983 and Aussie Olympic swimming… with JOHN BERTRAND

Innovation… and evolution
GEOFF STOCK reflects upon the first 216 boats launched by Green Marine…

A necessary step
IVOR WILKINS was paying close attention as Emirates TNZ took their third Louis Vuitton Cup victory

Marlow go loopy
Greasing the loops and other tricks of the trade

The 34th America’s Cup match truly had it all and IVOR WILKINS was there to see it. Plus, those critical opening salvoes for America’s Cup 35…

Principles – Part II
The world of soccer tries hard to lure away one of Olympic sailing’s most respected characters


Commodore’s letter


TERRY HUTCHINSON on the Cup, IVOR WILKINS on crowd support and Team New Zealand’s secret lakeside laboratory. Plus the Youth America’s Cup and NYYC invitational

World news
Does Groupama have an eye on the Cup, Fastnet heroics, more multihulls (in Kiwi), ERNESTO [BERTARELLI] opts for Hamilton Island, XABI the missionary and the ‘domestic’ US market. DOBBS DAVIS, BLUE ROBINSON, CARLOS PICH, IVOR WILKINS, PATRICE CARPENTIER

IRC column
Resurgent Mini Maxis. JAMES DADD

Paul Cayard
And the (magnificent) Star class is calling once again

Design – (It’s all about the) proportions
Designer PASCAL CONQ tells the story of Finot-Conq’s bracingly powerful new 100-footer

RORC news

Seahorse build table - (More) genius
IAN FARRIER’s affordable and speedy new trimarans start to roll out of the factory at last

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
And some long-overdue championship plaudits…