The Atlantic crossing is the big hurdle for cruisers...

  • From the Editor
    The Atlantic crossing is the big hurdle for cruisers. Once that?s over they can relax and enjoy some gentle Caribbean sailing . . . Wrong!

  • On the wind
    Fast thinking and false bottoms to Team New Zealand?s ACC boat have the remaining Challengers reeling ? Matthew Sheahan on Semi-Finals and strange appendages. Plus, a flurry of new round the world and transatlantic races announced, rave reviews for Cornwall?s museum and halon is banned in fire extinguishers

  • Preece comment
    On the eve of his departure round the world with Ellen MacArthur aboard Kingfisher 2 our racing correspondent contemplates getting cold feet

  • Letters to the Editor
    Was Peter Harrison sold short by lack of time for GBR Challenge? Did you know why Earls Court in January was chosen for the Boat Show?

  • Leading Edge
    Moulded sails for the average racer could be possible with a new machine

  • Dogwatch
    Why would a girl not fancy spending 1,000 days at sea with her skipper?

  • Ellen takes on the world
    Ellen MacArthur joins her team in France to prepare for a Jules Verne record attempt in her maxi-catamaran Kingfisher 2. Only two of the original five contenders for the attempt are still in the running, but Ellen must still fight off old campaigner Olivier de Kersauson

  • Robin Knox-Johnston
    The dangerous challenge of ocean racing is its greatest attraction, but when you have a debacle like the Rhum trimarans, a rethink is required

  • Cruising Log
    Brian Savage and Colleen Ryan investigate war risks clauses in yachts? insurance policies and we go saltwater sailing on Utah?s Great Salt Lake

  • ARC extremes
    The tragic death of Philip Hitchcock and the scuttling of F2 overshadowed this year?s Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, which had, ironically, the best conditions the rally has had in years

  • Letter from the Chilean channels
    Heading south towards glacier country from Golfo de Peñas in south-west Chile, anchoring Chilean-style and the lowdown on topping up

  • Ocean Ready: Atlantic routeing
    ?Go south until the butter melts? might have been good advice in times past, but now cruisers have fridges! Stokey Woodall and Andrew Bray discuss the timing and planning of an east-west transatlantic crossing

  • Countdown to the Cup
    Our man takes his tucker box aboard Team New Zealand as 17th man

  • Driving force
    The sails are the engine of any racing yacht, but when you?re talking about the rarefied Formula One world of America?s Cup racing, the fine tuning and development of a sail wardrobe takes time and money

  • Arctic cruising in an Open 50
    No heating, no insulation, a stripped-out racing interior ? the Open 50 Wolfie?s Toy seems an unlikely choice of yacht in which to cruise to Baffin Island and Hudson Bay. Wolfgang Quix and his crew are obviously tougher than the rest of us

  • Reviving a Herreshoff favourite
    David Glenn visits the rustic Nova Scotia yard of Covey Island Boatworks to sail a smaller version of the immortal Ticonderoga

  • Endurance test for Archipelago raiders
    Neal and Lisa McDonald thought a race in an 18ft Hobie cat in the Swedish and Finnish Archipelagos would be a doddle after the Volvo . . .

  • Rising solo stars
    Ellen MacArthur isn?t the only female solo sailing sensation around. Hot on her heels are Emma Richards and Miranda Merron, who once sailed together but are now making waves in their own solo racing fields, the Around Alone and Route du Rhum respectively

  • What?s New in 2003
    The editorial team visited the Marine Equipment Trade Show in the Netherlands, where Europe?s newest gear is introduced to the trade, to find out what?s in store for 2003

  • New Yachts
    A good-looking 85ft performance cruiser, a Judel/Vrolijk design for the new Atlantic race, canting keels for the maxZ86 Class

  • On Test: Catana 522
    Catamaran is just a misspelling for ?caravan?, right? Wrong. Tim Thomas visits Catana in France to find out all about modern cruising cats and sail a high class version of the new breed

  • SuperSail News
    Carbospars? demise leaves clients stranded, big yacht transports, Whirlwind