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On the Wind
British America’s Cup team has serious backing for the next two campaigns; London Boat Show in decline? News from the January show; big changes for Antigua Sailing Week; Aussie Fastnet yacht dismasted after Sydney Hobart

The Walrus
A cruise as space travel, a boat made of vitamin C? Some of the projects in hand at the moment prove that truth is stranger than fiction. Will the Walrus be out of a job?

London is more like a trade show; Durban is a great city; a reader has a brush with Maltese Falcon in the Caribbean

Robin Knox-Johnston
Sir Robin’s saga so far. Halfway round the world on his yacht Saga Insurance, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston tells of his experiences in the arduous Velux 5 Oceans solo race with extracts from his e-mail diaries

Spotted at the London Boat Show: the latest foulweather gear from Musto; a handheld VHF that floats; an upgraded fuel cell; and some impressive compact flares

Power rangers
It’s the one issue that exercises the minds of modern cruisers more than any other: power management. We speak to a selection of ARC skippers about their strategies

Leading Edge
A new service for downloading weather files on board could make life easier for long distance cruisers – and it’s free

Interiors rule on the Show boats. We feature ten new yachts exhibited at the London Boat Show, from a 65ft Oyster to a modern-day Wayfarer-type dinghy

European Yacht of the Year 2007
And the winners are . . . We present the five top European yachts in categories from Under 10m to Over 1m, plus an Innovation category

Generation X
The latest generation of Open 60s are faster, more powerful and more demanding than ever. So what kind of sailor will it need to sail these beasts solo round the world? Elaine Bunting investigates

French Polynesia in style
The lovely 180ft ketch Adèle, last seen by Yachting World readers in northern Norway, cruises the islands of the Pacific, with stunning photography

Practical cruising
Rig checks. It is often a failure of the smallest part that can bring down a mast, so it’s important to
make checking over the rig a regular part of your inspection routine. Andrew Roberts shows you how

Investigation: why a yacht lost its rudder and sank in just 40 mins; solo cruisers in difficulties in the Southern Ocean. Plus: Herb Hilgenberg and his outstanding free weather service

Great Seamanship
On a Flyer. Conny van Rietschoten was an uncompromising skipper who ran his Whitbread yacht Flyer with discipline. It paid off when she took a pounding in the Southern Ocean

Backroom deals in the America’s Cup?; a tough Sydney Hobart; suntan in Key West

A Kiwi comeback in the stars
Can Emirates Team New Zealand win the America’s Cup? Ask an astrologer . . .

Inside Alinghi
The America’s Cup Defender is honing crew skills in Dubai while the shore crew ready the new boat

Going for Gold
Train hard, fight easy is the message from the British Olympic camp where tough winter training is preparing Elite sailors for competition

Plans for a transatlantic superyacht race; 70 expected for the Superyacht Cup Palma in June; berthing bother in Valencia; Malaysia extends a welcome to luxury yachts

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One Amazing Day
A rare day of progress in the North West Passage for Arctic adventurer Eric Brossier