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From the Editor
How our Atlantic surveys have helped improve yacht equipment over ten years

On the wind
Cat fight continues in the America’s Cup as the Kiwis turn their attention to the TP52 circuit; opening moves for the 2011/12
Volvo Ocean Race; a new XOD for £10,000

The Walrus
Pop a pirate. Revealing a new type of holiday off Somalia for ‘sun, sailing and slaughter’

Shame of the blame game – readers respond to our major feature on the Fastnet Race 1979 and share some of their own memories

Robin Knox-Johnston
A happy jostle round the Isle of Wight in the 2009 Round the Island Race

Innovative MOB device; smart battery charger; slippery stuff for hulls

The Great Atlantic Gear Test
For the tenth year running we present our in-depth survey of equipment used by over 200 competitors in the ARC

A show of solidarity
Builders have pulled out all the stops and managed to present 30 new boats for this year’s Southampton Boat Show – yes, 30!

Leading Edge
Decisions, decisions! The scientific approach

Perfect pair from Poland; Rustler’s 58-footer; ‘beauty in simplicity’ from Dykstra

Liveaboard test: Oyster 54
Matthew Sheahan sets off on a shakedown cruise around the Channel Islands and Brittany to check out the new Oyster 54 he
and the owner helped to create

On test: Rustler 44
Swell performer. Some lively conditions off Falmouth gave a thorough work out to Rustler’s new displacement cruiser

Pizzazz back in Palma
A new regatta venue, more effective race management and 18 top-quality superyachts on the startline put the punch back into the Superyacht Cup in Palma, says David Glenn

Overview of weather info online; scramble for ‘youngest round the world’ record; high spirits at the Classic Malts; Portrait of an artist – Iain Oughtred’s lovely wooden boats

Great Seamanship
Artist Charles Pears proves a wordsmith too on a wave-tossed crossing to Holland

Performance World
Power to the people – why it’s all gone quiet on deck among the top professional crews; Pro-File – Alicia Ageno, one of the few female navigators in pro racing; Boat of the Month – Artemis 5, one of this season’s most radical TP 52s; Rules: weather mark to starboard

An energy-efficient superyacht? Bill and Shannon Joy’s 198ft Ethereal shows off her carbon footprint to David Glenn

Yachts for sale

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One Amazing Day
Jo Richards takes a tumble on Lake Geneva