November 2015


The quest is on
The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award, Tour Voiles’ wrap up and Spindrift 2 in the blocks. BERNARD SCHOPFER

And now the grand finale
Class manager ROB WEILAND takes a stab at spotting the best (and not so best) features of this year’s TP52 fleet

The Ullman magic – Part I
DAVE ULLMAN’s three-time world champion 470 crew TOM LINSKEY delves into the archives

Pedalling fast
BAR Technical Director ANDY CLAUGHTON sets out some of the tasks ahead for his team

Does length matter?
Not as much as it did and not as much as we might still think says JUAN KOUYOUMDJIAN

A lateral question – Part III
KEVIN ELLWAY, ALAN SMITH and ANDY RICE bring us the story of the Vampire


Commodore’s letter


Maxi 72 world champion tactician (sounds good!) TERRY HUTCHINSON has a good month, JACK GRIFFIN on the increasing pace of AC45F... and now AC50 development. But FREDERICO PINHEIRO is not impressed

World news
Can GERY TRENTESAUX be beaten (offshore), a more international Mini Transat, Mach40.3 debut, 25-and-counting with VASCO VASCOTTO, Quarter Ton news (and not from Cowes), GRANT SIMMER on ‘that’ Cup win, above average at Hamilton Island and new offshore attractions in the USA. IVOR WILKINS, BLUE ROBINSON, PATRICE CARPENTIER, GIULIANO LUZZATTO and DOBBS DAVIS

Paul Cayard
Sometimes it’s fastest to lift off a little

ISAF column
Not perfect but certainly getting there – Rio 2016

IRC Column
Weighing some very big boats... JAMES DADD

Design – All change
Getting behind closed doors with those sometimes mysterious rating calculations...

Seahorse build table – Light or heavy
Indeed, is there (at last) a design crossover occurring between the ORCi and IRC systems ... or is it all about the weather? DOBBS DAVIS

Seahorse regatta calendar

RORC news

Sailor of the Month
How many titles, how many offshore victories?