Southern Ocean Hero: Autissier's Capsize, Spirit of Diana and are Open 60's too dangerous?


Southern Ocean rescue
In the remotest part of the world’s oceans, Isabelle Autissier’s Open 60 PRB capsized. Fellow Around Alone sailor Giovanni Soldini raced to the spot

Are Open 60s too dangerous?
James Boyd asks, has development of these solo racers gone too far?

Portishead Radio signs off
After nearly 80 years of providing ship to shore communications, Portishead Radio is closing. Elaine Thompson looks back at the heyday of this world-renowned maritime organisation

For the future, look to the skies
No more SSB, so what next? We test two of the new handheld satellite communication systems

Millennium Farr 65
David Glenn sails Spirit of Diana, the first of the yachts built for the Millennium Round the World Race


Skirting all dangers
Jeremy Swetenham and his wife Sandrine sail unscathed past bush fires, lightning strikes and lurking predators in Indonesia

Voyage to the forbidden island
Perched off the Horn of Africa, Socotra has long been a no-go area for yachtsmen. But that didn’t stop Alexandre Starker and his wife from sailing there . . .

Brit Skiff conquers Aussies
For the first time in 60 years a British sailor has beaten the Australians in the top 18ft Skiff event

We look at some extraordinary designs for large sailing yachts with telescopic masts and folding keels

Sail of the Century
Steve and Claire Davies take time out in the Caribbean

Europe’s best
News from Düsseldorf Boat Show

Cruising in steel
David Glenn visits the IJsselmeer to sail the Puffin, a ‘retro look’ 50ft cruiser built in steel


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