In this month's issue of Yachting World....

Leading Edge
Move over Kyoto, an Edinburgh professor thinks unmanned trimarans with cylindrical funnels could help save the planet.

Going back to basics with dayboats and Saskia Too from Composite Works; SIG45, one flash cat; plus new boats from two world shows: specialist numbers in Sweden and storm-struck Annapolis.

On test
Arched rivals the Etap 46DS and Wauquiez 47PS have ditched Eurobland styling in favour of lines reminiscent of sportscar the Audi TT. Matthew Sheahan discovers curves on 40-somethings can be very sexy indeed

Best of 2005
The YW team refl ect on a year when records tumbled as sailing shifted into overdrive, from Ellen’s astounding round the world triumph in B&Q to the America’s Cup in a new format.

50 sailing greats
Barry Pickthall salutes a half-century of outstanding seamanship and personal
achievement by acclaimed – and controversial – winners of the Yachting Journalists’
Association’s Yachtsman of the Year trophy

West to east in company
In the Azores, David Pugh catches up with ARC Europe crews heading home and hears stories of crews and yachts well and truly put to the test.

Pilgrim’s progress
Wally Yachts’ new 200-footer takes their light, fast, stylish designs into the future while still looking back 100 years. David Glenn reports

Dramatic foundering off Oban; Aussies get tough on hull-borne pests; the latest news of the on-going plight of a British delivery crew member gaoled in Morocco; a fatal gas explosion near Hayling Island – and how to prevent it on your yacht; plus Andy Dare puts drogues to the test.

Great seamanship
Erling and Julie Tambs and their dog ‘Spare Provisions’ kept their Colin Archer-designed Teddy afloat and sailing after her seams opened up in the Pacific

Matthew Sheahan brings all the latest from the last Act of the America’s Cup (at least for ’05), whose new formula lured almost a million spectators through the
turnstiles. Plus Swedish Match snuffed, Nick Moloney in the Volvo Ocean Race and a record tumbles in Trieste.

Slow down? What slow down?! David Glenn marvels in Monaco at full order books and astounding plans for extraordinary yachts, all unveiled at the superyacht
industry’s most important (and most glitzy) show. Plus classics galore in Monaco, Cannes and St Tropez

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Last word
Unlike Ben Ainslie, Brazilian rival Robert Scheidt remained in the Laser saddle and is still winning.