March 2015


Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2014
Winner of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2014 Alfred Farré (ESP) tells us about the beauties and difficulties of a job like no other

Why not now?
The time and market situation are now right for a relaunched Admiral’s Cup, says ROB WEILAND

The (other) Pope
DOBBS DAVIS was fortunate enough to count LOWELL NORTH among his early skippers. He reflects on a quite extraordinary journey…

GIULIANO LUZZATTO talks to Luna Rossa designer MARCELINO BOTÍN and BLUE ROBINSON catches up with BEN AINSLIE…

There was never going to be any shortage of enthusiasm when LUCA DEVOTI sat down with designer JUAN KOUYOUMDJIAN to create an all-new Finn

The Magic Carpet story
Maxi champion SIR LINDSAY OWEN JONES discusses one of the most successful big boat projects with longtime crew BLUE ROBINSON


Commodore’s letter


TERRY HUTCHINSON is the 2014 Rolex USA Yachtsman of the Year, JACK GRIFFIN unravels the testing process for 2017 America’s Cup teams and insurance specialist RICHARD POWER takes a lateral look at the Team Vestas grounding

World news
LOÏCK PEYRON is France’s Sailor of the Year, the new Tour Voile is an instant sell-out, the Vendée Globe is in rude health, the boys are having (foiling) fun on Auckland harbour, the Wild Oats holds off the Comanche to Hobart (as ‘HICKO’ wins again), and a new sailing initiative finds its way into the USA. BLUE ROBINSON, IVOR WILKINS, PATRICE CARPENTIER, DOBBS DAVIS

Paul Cayard
Sympathy for NICHO and a (mostly) successful return to Star boat sailing

IRC column
JAMES DADD looks at Maxi 72 development and puts the case for a ‘new’ mid-sized offshore racing fleet

Design – Three hulls or two...
French multihull designer RENAUD BAÑULS interrupts his recent series of catamaran launches in order to try something a little bit different…

RORC news
How fast was the Fastnet entry filled up… 300 boats in 24 minutes! EDDIE WARDEN-OWEN

Seahorse build table – A Spanish artisan
Masters of the TP52s… Longitud Cero founder XIMO LÓPEZ tells CARLOS PICH about the development of one of the most prolific and sophisticated raceboat builders in Europe…

Seahorse regatta calendar

Sailor of the Month
Champion sailor vs champion yacht designer