October 2013


Making it pay
Extracting maximum value from that Volvo Ocean Race campaign. RICHARD BRISIUS, SAM DULKA and KEVIN FYLAN

Fast and fun… the 52 way
With a new TP52 rule in the offing for 2015 ROB WEILAND celebrates having as many as five brand new builds in the pipeline

Sails at the extreme
BILL PEARSON draws attention to some of the significant milestones in the evolution of the latest offshore racing sails

Building (two) better Mini Maxis
Those raceboat builds are getting rolling once again. MARCELLO PERSICO

Quietly evolving
ANDY RICE catches up with foiler Moth guru KEVIN ELLWAY ahead of this year’s worlds

Living the dream
America’s Cup sailor PETER HOLMBERG gives a step-by-step guide to planning a successful programme of racing in the Caribbean (mon…)

In the first part of his extended interview with Australia’s secret sailing weapon – VICTOR KOVALENKO – BLUE ROBINSON reflects on life immediately following London 2012


Commodore’s letter


Emirates take a shower, TERRY HUTCHINSON makes it home (briefly), STEVE BENJAMIN is working hard to promote the virtues of HPR, a new take on racing shorthanded offshore plus mangling the science… a physicist writes

World news
The Class40 continues to boom, a speedy new beast from ROB SHAW, Australian sailing prepares itself for Rio 2016 and some good old-fashioned match racing. DOBBS DAVIS, BLUE ROBINSON, CARLOS PICH, IVOR WILKINS, PATRICE CARPENTIER

Rod Davis
Just treat AC34 like any other sailboat race…

ORC column
Taking stock… DOBBS DAVIS

Design – A thing of beauty
DOMINIK SCHEURER and GONZALO REDONDO present the delectable new D3

RORC news

Seahorse build table - Pressing on
SHAUN CARKEEK is on a roll with HPR

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
Ladies first… that’s up to you, the reader