October 2019


Behind you...

On the sea
Are wind-powered vessels returning to their historic operating habitat? ROB WEILAND

The impossible journey
Windjet to Saildrone to oceanic data harvesting, a remarkable 20 years. RICHARD JENKINS

Crossing an ocean
Transpac by DSS was great but there were bigger lessons beneath the speed and glamour. GORDON KAY

Foiling toiling
The numbers continue to stagger the imagination but the market will always remain limited… ANDY CLAUGHTON

Friendship plus talent
VINCE BRUN is the speed king. And the speed king is one of the most popular and respected racing sailors on the planet… CAROL CRONIN

A Vendée amuse-bouche
A couple of tonnes of water where it really shouldn’t be… whatever. SAM DAVIES

Multiple challenges
How much new ground should you ever try to take on in a single project? NORBERT SEDLACEK talks to MATT SHEAHAN


Beastie boy! - Dehler 30 One Design

A lab to die for - Quantum Sails

Beam me up - Eagle Yachts

Making headway - 11th Hour Racing

Very tidy - Hall Spars

The field of play - Navico

Old friends - Beneteau First 53

On the march - Rapido Trimarans


Commodore’s letter


The America’s Cup’s steady march back in time, Maxi gestation, a special yacht is no more, back to the Candy Store and synchronised capsizing in Cowes… DON STREET, BOB FISHER, ANDY RICE, JACK GRIFFIN, TERRY HUTCHINSON

World news
The (flying) Imoca rush begins, an extraordinary gift for design, LOÏCK PEYRON tries something ‘new’, teach foiling while racing… not easy. Plus how has America missed the ‘boat’ yet again? CARLOS PICH, IVOR WILKINS, BLUE ROBINSON, PATRICE CARPENTIER, DOBBS DAVIS, CHARLIE DALIN, PHIL ROBERTSON

Rod Davis – A lot going for it
And he did literally write the book

ORC – Time to work
Get off the beach and tell it like it is. MATTEO POLLI and MAURIZIO COSSUTTI

Super Series – Still king of the hill
Twenty years later and the premier Grand Prix class is still exactly that. ANDI ROBERTSON

RORC news – Never a dull moment
And a trip across the water with a difference EDDIE WARDEN-OWEN

Seahorse build table – Doing it yourself
MATS BERGRYD is not a man to compromise

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
A Fastnet tribute edition