September 2012


Got my toys back
BRIAN THOMPSON is plenty thrilled to be part of the revival of real offshore multihull racing

Outlook bright
MIKE SANDERSON is taking a very positive view of the switch to a one-design Volvo Race

Up front and personal
However, master raceboat builder KILLIAN BUSHE is ‘somewhat’ less enthused… and not only for the more obvious reasons

End of term
Navigator and router WOUTER VERBRAAK wraps up with a look at the final winning moves by Franck Cammas and his hard-pushing team

A growing wave… with bumps
Up til now it has passed many of the keenest racers by, but the growth in classic competitions large and small – and in their competitiveness – has been little short of explosive. But it has not all been pain-free along the way. NIC COMPTON

Backing himself
The Olympic sailor who is going to need the broadest shoulders in Weymouth opens up to BLUE ROBINSON about his plans for ‘and then’

A most remarkable man – Part II
Check out an Olympic class, skiff or Paralympic boat park and you will see the influence of FRANK BETHWAITE in almost every corner


Commodore’s letter

ANDREW HURST - A good step… but the real work has barely begun

TERRY HUTCHINSON confronts the reality of sailing AC72s on the often wild waters of San Francisco Bay and Global Ocean Race winner CONRAD COLMAN explains the attractions of an ‘accessible’ round-the-world yacht race. Plus Pauger Composites strike gold at the first attempt with their innovative new twin-rig cat

World news
FRANCK CAMMAS in his own words, a fight for territory in New Zealand, PEDRO CAMPOS and team are underwhelmed by the big Volvo Race change, how Australia raised its Olympic game and those MOD 70 trimarans wow the US of A. DOBBS DAVIS, IVOR WILKINS, PATRICE CARPENTIER, BLUE ROBINSON, CARLOS PICH

Back in the major league again…

SuperSeries – Onwards!
The 52 SuperSeries is on the rise. We quiz ROB WEILAND on the secrets of its successful debut

Paul Cayard
And a change of America’s Cup plans at Artemis

RORC news – Duty of care

Design – Born again
Designer-builder JOHN CORBY has been successfully diversifying his field of operations

Seahorse build table – Bigger, faster, higher
And JASON KER is also moving up a peg or two

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
Old sea dog (sorry, chum…) vs rising star