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Taking a position
Alternatives to GPS are in the pipeline from Russia, China and the UK. What do they have to offer?

On Test: Arcona 460 and Brenta 60
A Swedish performance cruiser? Sounds like a contradiction in terms. We test the Arcona 460 and the minimalist Italian fast cruiser, the Brenta 60

On Shore
Sue Pelling’s new fashion pages look at what the well-dressed yachtsman and woman should be wearing at this year’s key international regattas.

Jimmy Cornell’s 10 commandments for successful cruising
Renowned authority on world cruising Jimmy Cornell picks out his ten most important tips to help you enjoy a trouble-free voyage

Performance World

Quarterly special of our hands-on racing section: the Melges 32 hits Europe – why is the 24’s bigger sister such a success?; Pace Notes on Antigua; trim clinic – setting your targets; racing gear on test

Leading Edge
Boots that mend themselves

Mylne designs dusted off for a design regatta in Scotland; students launch their own boats from Lyme Regis boatbuilding academy

Rescuing Eilean
How Italian watchmakers Panerai saved one of the last remaining Fifes and took her to Italy to undergo an impressively skilled restoration

Slow route to the end of the world
There is only one reason why cruisers gather in Mar del Plata and that is to sail to Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn. But why the hurry? Ruth Gerritse enjoys a slow cruise through Patagonia

Abandoned yacht drifts intact to Antigua; poor show for yachts in Cuba; RNLI facts for 2007 – machinery failure main culprit. Special Report:the world’s highest yacht race on Lake Titicaca

On the Wind
More keel problems for Open 60s as Vendée skipper calls for limits; America’s Cup in catamarans in October?; we talk to the new Volvo Ocean Race CEO; classic summer in Cowes; Moody 45DS unveiled

What the well-dressed yachtie is wearing

The dangers of go-faster design; a stranger on board can be a tonic. PLUS Letters Special: feedback on keel failures

Robin Knox-Johnston
How the Olympics is feeding China’s taste for sailing

Moment in The Times
Edward Gorman on gutsy Mike Golding and his determination to complete the 2001 Vendée Globe race

Bronze-look components for classic boats; waterproof your iPod; no more squeaky mooring

David Glenn goes to the Yacht Vision 08 design symposium in Auckland, New Zealand, and finds a superyacht industry going green

One Amazing Day
Meteorologist Chris Tibbs breaks a record