We interview Steve Fossett on his crew's completion of the fastest ever round the world...

  • From the Editor
    The proposals for drink sailing laws are a complete and utter nonsense for private yachts

  • On the wind
    We interview Steve Fossett on his crew?s completion of the fastest ever round the world passage in Cheyenne. New drink sailing laws; the latest on America?s Cup involvement; Olympic selection shenanigans and the clash of the J-Class ? Ranger v Velsheda in Antigua

  • Ellen MacArthur
    Alone again in the ocean. Ellen sails her B&Q trimaran home from the Falkland Islands

  • Letters to the Editor
    In defence of fast-track Yachtmaster qualifications; hats off to Peter Harrison and his GBR Cup campaign; and the rule when meeting a ship is ?pass astern?

  • Robin Knox-Johnston
    Robin takes a trip down Memory Lane when he returns to Bombay where Suhaili was built 40 years ago

  • Gear Summer special
    hot kit for the coming season, from sunglasses to portable barbecues. Plus watertight hatches, a pump with extra oomph and a range of electric winches

  • Switched on security
    The modern way to protect your boat is to use the latest remote technology to keep an eye on it for you. Mike Kopman reports on alarms, tracking devices and electric fences

  • Leading Edge
    Radar sets as small as a micro-chip? New technology is in the pipeline

  • Yachts
    Gerry Dijkstra?s retirement cruiser; a new 48 from Hallberg-Rassy and a 55ft high-speed catamaran


  • On test: Space Sabres
    Matthew Sheahan takes a look at a pair of spacious new cruisers from the USA ? the Sabre 486 and 362 ? which both offer plenty of boat for your money

  • On test: J/133
    The latest practical sprit boat from the creators of the genre J Boats Inc

  • Modern Classics: Hinckley Bermuda 40
    Continuing the American theme, we look at the ever-green B40, which has enjoyed the longest production run in US boatbuilding history

  • Ranger J/5
    The newest boat to join the swelling ranks of J Class yachts, this Ranger is not the Super J of 1937 restored but an interpretation by John Williams. David Glenn sailed her in Antigua and found her awe-inspiring

  • Lone rangers
    Rangers of an entirely different breed are the competitors in the single-handed transatlantic race, now rechristened The Transat. Elaine Bunting previews the race and discusses the form of both monohull and multihull contenders

  • Rookies in Mexico
    Mexico is to West Coast USA sailors what the Caribbean is to East Coasters ? an escape to warm waters. Tom and Vicky Jackson went to find out what this varied cruising ground has to offer

  • Cruising
    The RNLI reports that an average of 21 people a day were rescued in 2003; tax rumours in Mallorca and Thailand, and a special report by a cruiser who was boarded and shot at in Venezuela. Plus: living the good life in the Chagos Islands

  • Cruising Essentials
    Tenders and outboards. Brian Savage and Colleen Ryan wrestle with the awkward problem of choosing the right tender for your cruising boat

  • Great Seamanship
    In June 1980 American Bill Doelger was sailing the 31ft trimaran Edith in the OSTAR when he was dismasted a few days from the finish. As the mast was not badly damaged, he simply stepped it again ? by himself, out at sea . . .

  • Racing
    Everybody?s ?foiling? these days ? Andy Rice looks into how hydrofoils are lifting dinghies onto a new level of performance. Meanwhile, Matthew Sheahan finds out what?s happening in the GBR America?s Cup camp and talks to an Olympic sailor whose road to the Games has been harder than most

  • Inside track
    At the 49er worlds in Athens, Andrew Preece found the British Olympic team?s well-heeled organisation drawing nods of approval, and some envy, from the rest of the world

  • SuperSail
    Mirabella V goes sailing and gets into the Guinness Book of World Records; a classic Fife is relaunched and we discuss new laws on crew drinking on board

  • Yachts for sale
    1000s of yachts for sale in our brokerage pages

  • Classified ads
    Boats, bits and books in our classified pages

  • Last word
    Andrew Preece interviews Steve Fossett, the new king of speed