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From the Editor
Don’t let piracy stop you cruising
On the Wind
A multi-challenger America’s Cup sailed in multihulls? The latest in the courtroom saga; keel failures – new report; fewer stops for next Volvo
Never mind the beer kegs, why not make new boats from old ones?
Vendée entries by natural selection?; know your friends – the coding question; no balls in the Caribbean
A skipper’s work is never done
Onboard wi-fi booster; professional-quality smock; lighter one-touch winch handle; sleeker sneakers; Navico’s Broadband Radar on test
F1 technology to help you sail faster
Cosworth’s black box for onboard analysis on Formula One cars finds a niche in racing boats
Safer keels the object of a new report
Pilot Classic range from Hoek; Baltic Yachts launch 45ft speedster; Botin Carkeek’s GS46
On test – Moody 45 Classic
German-owned Moody look to classic qualities for a new 45 and 41. We sail both
The future’s Green
Bamboo/epoxy? The competition-winning Green Cruiser 50 has some innovative ideas
Piracy – a growing menace?
A brutal attack on two British cruisers in Thailand, a French yacht taken hostage off Somalia. Should cruisers worry about an upsurge in piracy? We consult the experts
Fit to drop?
The punishing Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race had a big impact on crews’ health. We take a statistical look at their declining fitness
Where Gazelles meet Grande Dames
The St Barths Bucket is the fun side of superyacht sailing. David Glenn sampled big boat life in the fast – and rather slower – lane
Sardinia scraps luxury tax on yachts; check in plan for UK eBorders stalls; new holder of the ‘Captain Calamity’ title
A serving of Spice
Smoking volcanos, Komodo dragons, rivers of diamonds – Tom Zydler explores the Spice Islands of Indonesia
With honour at stake the square rigger Arctic Stream pulls out all the stops to beat a German rival home via Cape Horn in 1899
IRC new for old – how to choose and optimise a good racer from the brokerage pages, such as Boat of the Month the BH41. Plus: rules that apply just after the start
Close shaves at St Barths have organisers’ hearts in their mouths over safety issues
Yachts for sale
One Amazing Day
Andrew Wood tackles the North West Passage