October cover

NEWS

Sir Robin hails Clipper fleet after the most challenging race so far

Champagne sailing at Cowes Week

Fast and wet at Cowes on a Farr 280

NEW GEAR AND YACHTS

New gear: Trackers put to the test: which unit suits your style of sailing

RACING

Stories from the Olympics: Our man in Brazil, Andy Rice, reveals the personal narratives behind the medals of the most thrilling Olympic regatta yet

CRUISING

A work of art: David Glenn joins leading New Zealand marine artist Steven Dews on the beautiful schooner he built to carry him home

Tropical Sailing: There’s more to the Tropics than easy downwind running. Chris Tibbs provides an essential guide for tradewind cruising

From Finland to Sweden: Chilly beats then barbecues in T-shirts at midnight. Pip Hare gets the full set of Nordic experiences on a summer delivery cruise

ON TEST

ClubSwan 50: The most slippery,radical and fun boat of the year, say Toby Hodges as he tests the launch that marks Swan’s 50th year

PRACTICAL

Special report: The astonishing polar adventures of David Cowper

Extraordinary boats: We look at the resurrection of Swan 43 Runn

Short-handed sailing: Pip Hare on gybing a symmetric spinnaker

Weather briefing:  Chris Tibbs offers tactics for dealing with fog

Get out of that: Sam Davies on how to reduce the risk of MOB

REGULARS

From the Editor

Letters

Matthew Sheahan

Skip Novak

Great Seamanship

Yachts for sale

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