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On the Wind
?500,000 award in fatal lifejacket failure; 50-knot speed record may be broken this year; America’s Cup sailors sharpen their skills in the TP52 class while legal battle goes on; giant classics to be seen in the UK this summer

The fox, the jackal and the whale
It was carnage for cetaceans as Artemis Transat competitors ploughed through their migration routes. Meanwhile, an old fox had other prey to hunt . . .

It’s cold, wet, miserable, painful. Why yachtsmen have such short memories

Embrace the easy life with Moody 45; how rating groups work at Caribbean regattas; hurricane ‘experts’ blown away

Robin Knox-Johnston
Sir Robin looks back 40 years to the day he started his epic round the world race

Moment in The Times
A younger solo celebrity says an emotional farewell to her faithful steed

The Great Atlantic Gear Test
More than 200 ARC skippers give their verdict on the gear they used over 3,000 miles of Atlantic Ocean. Marks for reliability, user friendliness and value

Leading Edge
When does a sailing speed record become an air speed record? A boat with only a vestige of a hull is blurring the boundaries, says Matthew Sheahan

Speedboat, the 98ft Australian-built hot rod aiming at the Newport-Bermuda Race record, is the newest supermaxi to create a stir on the circuit. Could she do 40 knots?

On Test: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 50
Nice and easy does it. Cautious innovation is a winning policy when you’re looking at the mainstream market. And no one does that better than Jeanneau, says David Pugh, who put the 50 through her paces in the south of France

On shore
Fashion essentials for the UK summer season. Classic looks for classic regattas

In the court of King Louis
Louis is a chihuahua belonging to Peter de Savary and woe betide you if you sit on him during tacks aboard the lovely 103ft Whitehawk. This and other eccentricities from the Antigua Classic Regatta

Man of Mystery
Forget exotic wingsailed catamarans, Pete Goss is engrossed in a new project, to build a Mounts Bay lugger and sail her to Australia, recreating the voyage of a Cornish family in 1854

‘Wrong way’ sailor has to abandon; rush to buy British boats; booking open for World ARC 2010

Mayday in Pirate Alley
A yacht skipper describes a nightmare 48 hours as boats are picked off by pirates all around him

Great Seamanship
The intrepid dorymen of the Grand Banks

Performance World
All the action at Antigua Sailing Week; boat of the month: Blondie IV, a King 40 from Argentina; rules advice for tackling obstructions. Plus: lowdown on the international teams for the Commodores’ Cup

Going for Gold
Why Ben Ainslie is top dog in a catfight

Big Class schooner racing gets a boost from the launch of a Westward sistership called Elena. Plus: can Britannia be extricated from Russia?

One Amazing Day
Ian Walker takes an emotional Silver in Sydney

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