Within a few weeks of each other five top level crew went overboard...

  • From the Editor
    Within a few weeks of each other five top level crew went overboard during races. One died. Why did they not take appropriate measures?

  • On the wind
    Bruno Peyron plans a ?giant class? world circuit; Maiden II cracks the 24-hour record; what next for the Volvo Ocean Race?; silly season at the America?s Cup; and Bernard Hayman and Maralyn Bailey remembered. Plus reports from the Round the Island and Norwegian Faerder races

  • Countdown to the Cup
    Who is winning the battle for the hearts and minds of the public in Auckland? America?s Cup syndicates woo the crowds

  • Preece comment
    The huge new maxi-cats have a 700-mile day in their sights. Now their problem is not their own speed but the speed of the weather systems

  • Letters to the Editor
    Comparing the Panama and Suez Canals; putting a few details straight on the speedster Clifton Flasher; and keeping records in perspective

  • Leading Edge
    Noise on some of the latest racing machines is the biggest danger to crews

  • Dogwatch
    Dropping some small and vital component overboard is just one of those things that makes sailing so character building . . .

  • The rescue of the yacht Persuader
    It was one of the biggest search and rescue operations of recent times, involving two ships, two Nimrod aircraft, two Hercules air tankers and two USAF helicopters. Elaine Bunting explains how satellite communications came to the aid of injured crew aboard the dismasted Swan 651 Persuader in the North Atlantic 51 Robin Knox-Johnston
    The story of The Perfect Storm as told by the US Coast Guard

  • Cruising Log
    The 2002 ARC entry list is already full; Thailand and Turkey make changes to encourage yachtsmen. Plus a special report on the risks of cruising in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean

  • Letter from East Coast USA
    First bite of the Big Apple for Tony Collingridge and his wife Jenny as they cruise the eastern seaboard of the USA

  • The Great Atlantic Gear Test
    Part 2 of our survey of ARC skippers looks at generators, watermakers, comms equipment, radar, winches, wind instruments and fridges

  • Illbruck ? the perfect campaign?
    Such was the team?s dominance of the Volvo Ocean Race, Illbruck could become the standard by which future teams are judged. How did they do it?

  • Ladies of the lake
    The Bol d?Or is an extraordinary race. Sailed on the fluky waters of Lake Geneva, it attracts some extraordinary racing machines

  • Root searching in Tasmania
    Why is the sheltered water south of Hobart so significant for Vicky Jackson, cruising there on the 40ft Sunstone? 88 Standards for stability
    Twenty-three years after the Fastnet ?79 disaster, are we any closer to ensuring that boats are less likely to be knocked down in breaking waves? Matthew Sheahan considers a new international standard on stability

  • The right formula?
    The Rolex Commodores? Cup is now embarking on its third revision of rating systems in ten years. Will IRC win back the foreign competitors?

  • Cowes commitment
    It looks like being another bumper year for Skandia Life Cowes Week

  • What?s New
    Portable flat-screen television, classy watches from the GBR and Alinghi America?s Cup teams. Plus a close look at Raymarine and their products

  • New Yachts
    South Africa is the new place for boatbuilding, Bowman is to become the ?Bentley of the sea? and a special report on the latest Dutch boats

  • On test: Elan 40
    Tim Thomas tests a family cruiser-racer with big ambitions

  • SuperSail
    High performance 115ft cruising yacht for GBR Challenge boss Peter Harrison, plus new Spirit of Tradition Society and news from the Med

  • Year of the schooner
    Borkumriff IV is a 166ft schooner inspired by Newfoundland fishing boats but using some of the latest thinking in big boat technology, including sailcloth which is a spin-off from the Mars space probe

  • Yachts for sale
    1000s of yachts for sale in our brokerage pages

  • Classified ads
    Boats and bargains in our classified pages

  • Ellen
    Ellen MacArthur joins Yachting World for a regular new column on the prestigious back page. This month: sailing round Britain