September 2015


Very different animals...
YANN GUICHARD has been very busy indeed and FRANÇOIS GABART enjoys Lake Geneva

The definition of refined
Project manager MICKY COSTA talks to class manager ROB WEILAND about the detail developments that have gone into this year’s latest crop of Super Series TP52s

Winter sun (and wind)
Why EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour is increasing its attraction as a well-organised winter warm-up

Big toys and big ideas
KENNY READ is best described as prolific. Maxi racer, Volvo and Cup racer, one-design champion, senior industry figure… time to catch up

DSS gives you wings
HUGH WELBOURN and GORDON KAY describe the evolution of the increasingly mainstream DSS concept

Real progress
ANDY RICE talks to JOHN CRAIG and WILL HOWDEN about Rio 2016 in general and about the Nacra 17 catamaran class in particular

For the fun of the thing
Time to celebrate the 90th Fastnet anniversary – with the help of some of the 1925 competitors


Commodore’s letter


PATRICE CARPENTIER on LAURENT BOURGNON, JACK GRIFFIN on the limited AC48 design options, TERRY HUTCHINSON chases breeze… and why such fragile 1/4 Tonners?

World news
CAMMAS’s Cup campaign gets rolling, Figaro Race controversy, back to the future with PETER LESTER, successful ORC Worlds, ALAN BOND… the full story and big new plans for Key West. BLUE ROBINSON, IVOR WILKINS, PATRICE CARPENTIER, CARLOS PICH, DOBBS DAVIS

Paul Cayard
Have we lost something important?

IRC column
Be careful what you wish for. JAMES DADD

ISAF column
With solid investment the TV coverage of sailing is only getting better – GARY JOBSON

Design – Sticky stuff
Feather-light product, strength by the tonne. PIETRO PARMEGGIANI

Seahorse build table – Fast and funky
The best way to describe the latest from FRED BARRETT and BRETT VAN MUNSTER...

Seahorse regatta calendar

RORC news

Sailor of the Month
And a feather in both of their Volvo Race caps