October 2015

October 2015

FEATURES

The place to be
This year’s Yacht Racing Forum is set to take place beside Lake Geneva – very appropriate!

A definite thumbs up
Super-close, super-tough racing; this year’s TP52 world championship saw some welcome new faces on the podium. ROB WEILAND

Imoca spreads its wings
Building one-design rigs for the toughest racers on earth demands considerable concentration… VINCENT MARSAUDON talks with JOCELYN BLERIOT

None too shabby
KAROL JABLONSKI’s racing CV is not only remarkable in volume but it is also far from typical

A lateral question – Part II
KEVIN ELLWAY and ALAN SMITH develop their argument against J foils with ANDY RICE

First semester
The VO65s came through their first test pretty well, but much was learnt to be put into technical refinements before the next race. JAMES DADD

Too good to miss
BILL CANFIELD makes a formidable case for looking at a winter programme in the Caribbean

REGULARS

Commodore’s letter
MICHAEL BOYD

Editorial
ANDREW HURST

Update
TERRY HUTCHINSON dodges the calms of the Irish Sea, JACK GRIFFIN puts the first AC World Series into perspective and ROB WEILAND assesses the first season for the new Maxi 72 class

World news
The mighty Courrier, a successful Tour switch to Diam 24s, ASHBY takes charge as DALTS consolidates, Italy’s latest Vendée Globe challenger, CHINK LONGLEY on 1980 bendy rigs… plus Transpac with a twist. IVOR WILKINS, BLUE ROBINSON, PATRICE CARPENTIER, GIULIANO LUZZATTO and DOBBS DAVIS

Rod Davis
Hauling yourself back up off the canvas

ISAF column
A return to Sanya… and with plenty to discuss

ORC Column
Fast boats to the fore – but nothing is that simple

Design – Straight out of the box
MATTEO POLLI’s instant champion!

Seahorse build table – Upping the ante
The latest designer to enter the WallyCento market is French talent PHILIPPE BRIAND

Seahorse regatta calendar

RORC news
EDDIE WARDEN-OWEN

Sailor of the Month
First-time winner and record-breaking champion