October 2014


A (polite) plea for simplicity
TP52 class manager ROB WEILAND cautions against the ever growing complexities in the sport

It all started in a garage – Part 1
DOBBS DAVIS sits down for a serious history lesson with J/24 designer ROD JOHNSTONE

Take good care
And try not to take your crew for granted…

(A fine) case study – Part 2
Rán 5 build manager JASON CARRINGTON moves on to look at systems, foils and final detailing

A most remarkable man – Part 1
BLUE ROBINSON sits down with fellow Finn class alumni IAIN PERCY, BEN AINSLIE and ANTHONY NOSSITER to pay tribute to close friend and confidante BART SIMPSON

Caribbean racing circuit
Former Alinghi helmsman and champion match racer PETER HOLMBERG gives his own unique insights and guide to a successful winter season

The Holy Grail (of sail materials)
UK Sailmakers are upping the innovation stakes with the introduction of Uni-Titanium…

And the best man won
ANDY RICE talks to 2014 Moth champion NATHAN OUTTERIDGE and designers KEVIN ELLWAY and ANDREW MCDOUGALL about the status quo and also the pros and cons of a little bit of possibly fortuitous tightening of the rules…

Staying dry – Part 1
Designer CHRISTIAN STIMSON interviews former Oracle Team USA software specialist ANDREW MASON about the strides being taken in the field of America’s Cup class simulation

EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2015
And a growing event has now truly come of


Commodore’s letter


TERRY HUTCHINSON grabs a little time out, a successful 2014 ORC world championships in Kiel, more success for the Cowes Classics, plus a breathtaking and extremely professional performance from SIDNEY GAVIGNET’s team around Britain

World news
STAMM and LE CAM team up for the Barcelona World Race, SOUBEN beats CAMMAS to the Tour Voiles, no Atlantic records (for now), the Irish close out the French in Cowes, another ‘new’ Half Ton launch (in Kiwi), plus a new Class 950, IAIN MURRAY on making ‘that’ difficult decision… and design data for all courtesy of STAN HONEY and friends. BLUE ROBINSON, IVOR WILKINS, PATRICE CARPENTIER, DOBBS DAVIS

Rod Davis
An illuminating reprise of coaching methodology from one of the latest recruits to Artemis Racing

ORC column
Class warfare

Design – Acceptable no more
Gunboat founder PETER JOHNSTONE explains the all-new thinking that has gone into the breathtaking (and fast) Gunboat 55 series

Seahorse regatta calendar

Seahorse build table – Welcome back
Time for a new raceboat from STEPHEN JONES

RORC news

Sailor of the Month
A couple of battlers… and champions