July Preview

More and more bluewater cruising yachtsmen are using e-mail as their primary means of communication, Rationing the ZZZZZs with long distance solo sailing.

A new column from the inimitable Bob Fisher on famous disasters in yachting history, plus a report on the Clipper round the world race’s toughest leg yet.

Transpac 99 news

40th Biennial Transpacific Yacht Race Los Angeles-Honolulu 2,225 nautical miles Starting Dates Cruising Class: June 29 Monohulls: July 2 Multihulls: July 6 New Elapsed Time Trophy a Creation of Inspiration…

Champagne Mumm announces Admirals Cup challengers

EIGHT TEAMS CHALLENGE Two More In The Wings United States To Mount Strong Defence Britain’s Royal Ocean Racing Club today announced that eight teams have lodged challenges for the 1999…

Doing the doldrums shuffle

Garside regains his advantage over Mouligne, extending his lead, but hold on tight - here comes Yazykov!

Man on a mission

Mouligne continues to charge, slashing Garside's lead to 66 miles; Soldini flies north

Garside: Stuck here forever

Now stuck in the doldrums with a rapidly vanishing lead over Mouligne, Garside sends this report and offers thanks to the current pushing him north

California dreamin’

Native son Van Liew is back in business with a new mast; Garside is cookin' up a storm

Clipper Leg finishes early

Lack of wind on the leg to Singapore has meant that Leg 4a of the Clipper race has been cut short

Queasy does it

In the first of his reports from on board Magellan Alpha in the Around Alone's final Leg, Mike Garside tries to find his sea legs

Mast down, spirit intact

Brad Van Liew recounts the final moments before his dismasting in Leg 4 of the Around Alone as he heads back to Punta under jury rig