August 2013


Time is on our side
Groupama may not be returning to defend their Volvo Race title but skipper FRANK CAMMAS tells PATRICE CARPENTIER that with the switch to a new one design he is not ruling it out

On track for 2016
ROB WEILAND’s calm persistence is paying off with a new TP52 build and three more on the way

Hard work pays
Quantum’s DAVE FLYNN looks at the out-of-the-box thinking applied to one of the latest IRC 52 rig configurations

Two in a row
Swedish skipper BJORN HANSEN successfully defends his Swedish Match Cup title and in dramatic style

Support structure
TIM SMYTH and PAUL BIEKER talk to IVOR WILKINS about the remarkable challenge of building lift foils for the new AC72 fleet

Master teacher
BLUE ROBINSON sits down with the coaching magician at Emirates TNZ… GLENN ASHBY

The old lady needed a facelift
LOICK PEYRON’s thoughts on the state of the America’s Cup are more gallant than they may sound – as he explains to JOCELYN BLERIOT


Commodore’s letter


TERRY HUTCHINSON is concerned about the opening deltas in the Louis Vuitton Cup, DEE SMITH has been enjoying getting behind the science of San Francisco Bay, ANDY RICE talks to ROBERT SCHEIDT and other Olympic luminaries about proposed changes for Rio 2016 and sailing bids its sad farewells to TED HOOD

World news
FRANK CAMMAS grasps the Tour Voile, YANN GUICHARD considers going solo on ‘Banque Pop’, Manuard designs to the (Class40) fore, Kiwis’ race rethink, ALEX PELLA enjoys his first taste of the big multihulls and the ballast comes unravelled at the ORC worlds… DOBBS DAVIS, BLUE ROBINSON, CARLOS PICH, IVOR WILKINS, PATRICE CARPENTIER

World news
The Mini Transat returns to its roots, new boats fly out of La France, young Kiwis prepare for San Francisco, McConaghy go all classical and a Transpac preview. DOBBS DAVIS, BLUE ROBINSON, PATRICE CARPENTIER, IVOR WILKINS

Paul Cayard

IRC column
Finding the right tools for the job. JAMES DADD

Design – Relentless
Introducing the Akilaria RC3 Class40 with MARC LOMBARD and LIONEL HUETZ

RORC news

Seahorse build table - A new generation
A ‘very’ one-off from GUILLAUME VERDIER

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
Two men who always go it alone…