Team Philips bow breakage - dramatic photos of one of the most high profile incidents of yachting carnage we have witnessed in the UK.


Team Philipsbow breakage – dramatic photos of one of the most high profile incidents of yachting carnage we have witnessed in the UK.

20-pageTeam Philipsspectacular – Crewman Paul Larsen on the initial impressions of sailing Pete Goss’s mammoth catamaran. – Elaine Thompson profiles Goss, the former Royal Marine and the catalyst of this extraordinary project. – Former mast maker and Technical Editor Matt Sheahan talks to Barry Noble aboutTeam Philips’unique twin unstayed rotating wingmasts. – Extreme Sailing editor James Boyd talks to Adrian Thompson, the free thinking brains behind the catamaran’s futuristic design.

Kingfisher, the new Open 60 for Ellen MacArthur was launched recently in Auckland. James Boyd was on board for her early sea trials

Antarctica- the post-apocalyptic ice explorer schooner is now in the hands of Peter Blake and the Cousteau Foundation

Dick Durham sails the Barracuda 45Moonbootson a cruise to Norway and the Shetlands

On Test: We sail the globe trotting Contest 55CS

News- handheld satcom provider Iridium goes bankrupt. Their satellite constellation will be spun out of orbit. – Her Majesty the Queen launchesTeam Philips- Ellen MacArthur capsize testsKingfisher. – Replica of Nat Herreshoff’sWestwindlaunched in Holland – Giovanni Soldini receives the Legion d’Honneur for his rescue of Isabelle Autissier in the Around Alone – Sydney-Hobart disaster: organisers were slow to send competitors storm warnings.

Cruising Log- ways to keep cool on board – bumper entries in ARC and Yachting World ARC Europe – Somalian/Yemen pirate attacks rise to one a month – Pottering down the coast of Portugal – marina price war – Stopping Chichester Harbour’s East Head eroding – experimental lifeboat for RNLI – Dispatches – World Cruising Club seminars, new radio services chart, Hartlepool install ne wtravel lift, RIN awards

Letter from the Pacific- Brian Savage and Colleen Ryan sail from Tonga to New Zealand

What’s New: Simpson Lawrence braking windlass; Mini Rutland wind generator; tidal computer; Cebe lightweight shades; Lewmar’s new products; Vetus smart alternator; Scanstrut antenna mounts; PLUS the latest EPIRBs explained

New Yachts: Moody’s new 54 launched; first IRM 9m yacht launched; Yeoman 31 relaunched; Lagoon 570 cruising cat; Najad 490 Judel/Vrolijk makeover; 1930s yawl;

Book reviews:Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Seaby Gary Kinder; Spindrift by Brian Hancock; Using Pcs on Board by Robert Buttress and Tim Thornton

Dogwatch: John Passmore on the trials and tribulations cooking afloat

Forty-Two- editor Andrew Bray on moving into a new boat

Robin Knox-Johnsonon the Sail Training Association’s new 195ft brig Stavros S Niarchos

Extreme Sailing- Grand Dalton’sClub Medsoon to launch in France; Emma Richards enters the Europe 1 New Man STAR

Racing Round UpAndrew Preece comments on the America’s Cup outcome;Acura SORC report America’s Cup 2003; Bacardi Cup; Majorica Cup; Heiner pulls out of Volvo

Fishtales- Guardian and Observer columnist Bob Fisher recounts the tale of Mike Birch’s dramatic win in the first Route du Rhum

Letters: Electronic charts; America’s Cup a non-event and yet more correspondence about Panama Canal water usage

Superyachting:Blue Leopard, the classic 1960s 111ft motor sailor has just undergone a refit at C&N

Superyachting news: extended course for Transatlantic Challenge 2002; Gerry Dijkstra’s schooner wars; Andre Hoek’s new 150ft cutters; Campers open Gibraltar big boat facility; 148ft motoryachtShiraleesinks off Puerto Rico