We are preparing ourselves for what could be the biggest issue in the sport of sailing this decade. Read more . . .

  • From the Editor
    We are preparing ourselves for what could be the biggest issue in the sport of sailing this decade. Read more . . .
  • On the wind
    Young British racer Alex Thomson breaks the 24-hour solo record during Le Défi Atlantique race; Olympic sailors angry over ?no discard? rule; Skip Novak launches new Pelagic for chartering in Antarctica; new rule splits opinion in the America?s Cup and a couple are found swimming naked off St Lucia, 15 miles from land . . .
  • Andrew Preece
    As up to four teams prepare to set off round the world this winter in an attempt on the Jules Verne record, Andrew recalls his own attempt with Ellen MacArthur on Kingfisher 2 last year
  • Letters to the Editor
    No secrets in the America?s Cup? We must have read that wrong. Plus, Bruce versus CQR ? anchors discussed, a welcome to the new grand-prix rule and the leisurely way to sail the ARC
  • Competition
    To be won ? two sets of award-winning Tacktick Micronet instruments, worth £1,560 each
  • Leading Edge
    Green, clean and silent, fuel cells look to be the answer to the environmentalist?s dream. But is there a trick in the tail?
  • Arctic triumph
    Eric Brossier and his crew on Vagabond became the first to complete the North East Passage and the North West Passage under sail in consecutive seasons and without icebreaker assistance. He describes the two-year project to conquer this last frontier of exploration
  • Robin Knox-Johnston
    Deserving to rank high in the records of great ocean voyages in small craft is the Kelynack family of Newlyn who sailed to Australia in their 36ft mackerel lugger Mystery
  • Cruising Log
    A British yacht makes it through the North West Passage alongside Eric Brossier and yachts join a demonstration in the Tobago Cays. Plus: a medical emergency in mid-Atlantic
  • Letter from the Caribbean
    Chris Doyle finds a warm welcome for cruisers in Trinidad
  • High Spirits
    Losing a stone in two weeks of freeze-dried food and lack of sleep, Mike Kopman joined the crew of a Volvo 60 called Spirit for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers and found there are compensations. Plus his report on the easier passage of the other 209 ARC competitors
  • On the RAC
    ARC?s overspill event, the Rubicon Atlantic Challenge, had a shaky start when one competitor died and the fleet took a pasting days into the race
  • The £3.8 million refit
    To prepare for another gruelling round the world race in the autumn, the Challenge 72-footers are undergoing a thorough refit in which 13,000 items are checked or replaced. Elaine Bunting reports
  • Cruising in the Southern Ocean
    Preparing a cruising boat for the rigours of the Roaring Forties is a daunting task, but Beth Leonard and her partner set up their boat for the rough stuff, along with several fellow cruisers. She also reports on storm tactics and the use of drogues in heavy weather
  • Impossible Dream
    In creating this extraordinary catamaran for disabled sailor Mike Browne, Nic Bailey has come up with some great ideas relevant to all sailors
  • What?s New
    The latest gear for the discerning sailor, plus a report on a new collision avoidance system and a full test of a web-based weather forecast
  • New Yachts
    Wacky new Full Pelt from Jo Richards, Humphreys-designed Oyster 82, Swan?s lift-keel 46ft cruiser and the newly launched Farr 520
  • On test: Fun in your forties
    Two ?cruisers? your granny wouldn?t like. The Open 40 and DK46 are what Technical Editor Matthew Sheahan calls the road-going rally car copies of the sailing world, but which is the Subaru Impreza and which the modern day Audi Quattro
  • SuperSail News
    David Glenn reports from the Nicholson Antigua Charter Yacht Show, where organisers and community alike are getting worried about the threat from a rival charter show in St Maarten
  • Whisper in the wind
    The 116ft Whisper is refreshing in that she is a comfortable, conventional, heavy displacement cruising yacht with beautiful lines and an elegant interior, a rarity in the crazy world of superyacht design
  • Yachts for sale
    1000s of yachts for sale in our brokerage pages
  • Classified ads
    Welcome in the New Year with a look at the bargains
  • Ellen MacArthur
    Ellen can?t wait to get back out into the ocean on her own in her new catamaran B&Q Castorama