Racing correspondent Andrew Preece was in Auckland to witness Team New Zealand's 5-0 demolition of the Prada team $70 million America's Cup challenge.
- Electronic charts
On their voyage across the Pacific Brian Savage tested six PC-based chart plotting programs and the variety of electronic charts on which they run
- 114 year old classic
It has taken 20 years to restore Partridge, a Beaver Webb designed cutter built by Camper & Nicholsons in 1885. Now she is competing at classic regattas throughout the Med
Robin Knox-Johnson on the virtues of the sextant.
- Millenium Cup:
James Boyd flew to Auckland to take part in this unique event for superyachts on board the Andre Hoek classic Sapphire and the giant carbon fibre ketch Mari Cha III
- Best of Dusseldorf –
we report on the new 40 Dragonfly folding trimaran; the Hanse 371; Infinity a Judel/Vrolijk dinghy; M41 performance cruiser; Grand Soleil 34.1; Elan 45; Farr 56, 31ft Surprise
three new J Class yachts to be built, including the Super J, Ranger; the launch of Ellen MacArthur’s Open 60 Kingfisher for the Vendee Globe; Admiral’s Cup loses Champagne Mumm; Yachting World’s Pacific Edition; Sunsail buys Stardust; the Jubilee Sailing Trust and Sail Training Association launch their new giant yachts
- Cruising Log:
satcom piracy prevention; Aegean rally notice; free Scottish moorings under threat; visa free cruising in Venezuela; $180,000 bill from lightning strike; Detlef Jens cruises the north Spanish coast; Voyaging – Brian Savage and Colleen Ryan report on their findings crossing the Pacific
- What’s New:
new products reviewed this month includes a 15 or 18x magnification image stabilised binocular from Canon; a new handheld VHF and DSC controller from Icom; discount products from Compass -Watersport; new Tacktick self contained instruments; Imray chart wallets; SwissTech mast ladder; Musto update; SeaPro 2000 ClubRacer performance software for the PC; PLUS Communications update – Brian Savage on the SuperHub Select email system and Pocketmail – easy email from anywhere.
David Glenn reviews the controversial book Bruce Farr, Russell Bowler: The Shape of Speed
- New Yachts:
Southern Wind’s Farr 95; 112ft cutter from Royal Huisman; Trintella 52C, Ron Holland Discovyer 55; new Farr 52 one design
- Leading Edge –
Matt Sheahan reveals details of Volantis, a new foiler trimaran for speed sailing to be built in Hawaii.
- Extreme Sailing:
James Boyd looks at how the Open 50 class is increasingly being used as a stepping stone for up and coming single-handed sailors.
yet more on water displacement in the Panama Canal; anchoring, mooring and the law; PlayStation bow burying;
- Racing Round-Up:
Andrew Preece on the America’s Cup plus reports from Key West Race week, Cape to Rio Race PLUS problems with the Adecco Maxi One Design class; three new signings for the Volvo Ocean Race; Olympian Ian Walker on his progress in the Star class
- Forty-two –
editor Andrew Bray on the virtues of a good bimini
Bob Fisher on Nat Herreshoff’s America’s Cup secret weapon – bronze cladding