In this month’s issue, Helen Fretter takes a look back at the 2010s – a decade of innovations that have changed sailing forever. Toby Hodges tests the Rustler 57, Pete Goss cruises up the East Coast of the US to Maine, Ernesto Bertarelli discusses the America’s Cup, plus a special report on how to understand your diesel engine better.


As Ben Ainslie’s INEOS Team UK launches its AC75 Britannia, what’s the design thinking?

Spirit Yachts’ new superyacht

Cruising guru Jimmy Cornell’s new yacht will be a catamaran


Plan your big escape

Just when is the right time to cut loose and sail away? Any time, as Helen Fretter discovers

A decade that changed sailing

Helen Fretter takes a retrospective look at the years from 2010-2019, a decade of innovations that changed sailing forever

Maine attraction

Pete Goss heads up the east coast of the US to Maine, to enjoy chance meetings and all the quirks of life

Ernesto Bertarelli

The Swiss billionaire shook up the America’s Cup with Alinghi. could he be lured to rejoin the radical competition?

Built to rule the waves

Rustler’s stunning new flagship may cause you to re-evaluate what comfort is all about when cruising…

New gear and yachts

Impressive debuts: Beneteau First 53, Oyster 565, Swan 48

Be seen at sea with smarter AIS – developments and limitations

Tested: Globalstar Spot X budget satellite communications

Practical Features

Special report

Understanding how your diesel engine works

Extraordinary boats

Matt Sheahan on the ETF26

Masterclass with Pip Hare

Crossing an ocean in good shape

Road to the Cup

Ben Ainslie on soft wingsails

Navigation briefing

Sailing in extreme heat and humidity

5 tips

Communicating with the bow team to avoid crew mutiny

Cover picture

The ideal yacht for a big escape? Rustler’s new flagship 57. Photo: Richard Langdon