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  • From the Editor
    Is there no end to Ellen MacArthur?s talents? Her emphatic win of the Route du Rhum would seem to suggest not . . .

  • On the wind
    Victory for Ellen and Mike Golding a close 2nd, as Brits dominate the French Route du Rhum single-handed race. Meanwhile, in Auckland, British hopes are dashed as GBR Challenge drops out of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Plus: reports on the Farr 40 Worlds, Around Alone and a tribute to adventurer David Lewis who died in October, aged 85

  • Preece comment
    Sudden exits ? 15 Route du Rhum trimarans crash out in spectacular fashion and GBR Challenge are bemused at their defeat in Auckland

  • Letters to the Editor
    Doug Peterson answers criticism in the face of his removal from Prada; Syllogic?s rotating keel; and lessons on sail names for schooners

  • Leading Edge
    PBO, the latest high-tech fibre for sails and rigs, is creeping into cruisers

  • Dogwatch
    Peace of mind is having your boat in sight ? well, round the corner then . . .

  • Disaster hits Rhum race
    Out of 18 trimarans that set off from St Malo on the Route du Rhum, just three finished the race. A catalogue of capsizes, dismastings, structural damage and sheer terror in the ferocious storms of Biscay in the first days of the race put paid to 15 of them, plus eight monohulls. What went wrong? asks Elaine Bunting

  • Out but not down
    OK, GBR Challenge are out of the America?s Cup, beaten by Team Dennis Conner in the Quarter-finals, but while the crew are still coming to terms with the change in their fortunes, team boss Peter Harrison is upbeat about Britain?s future in the event. Andrew Preece reports

  • Cruising Log
    As insurers add Indonesia to their list of ?war risk? areas, Brian Savage and Colleen Ryan paint a very different picture of cruising in Bali. Plus two more through the NE Passage and a Voyaging special to Spitsbergen

  • Letter from the Chilean channels
    From thermal springs to glacier ice ? Beth Leonard heads south through Chile, keeping a weather eye out for storms

  • Ocean Ready: Weather by e-mail
    e-mail has made accessing weather information much easier for yachtsmen cruising far afield. Brian Savage and Colleen Ryan have been testing a number of specialist programs designed to provide forecasts tailored to your needs. They present their findings

  • Robin Knox-Johnston
    Why were the starts of two ocean races postponed due to bad weather when the boats were likely to meet worse on passage? Robin explains

  • Capsize in the Tasman
    Sailing solo in his Mini 6.50 in the Tasman Sea from Sydney to Auckland, Chris Sayer heard a splintering sound that made his heart sink. The canting keel was hanging by a thread and worse was to follow . . .

  • Countdown to the Cup
    Faced with the conspicuous consumption of some of the wealthier Challengers, New Zealanders rally round their team and dig deep to help fund their team and keep the Cup in Auckland

  • Well-chartered waters
    Andrew Bray charters a Moorings catamaran from Göçek in Turkey and explores the multitude of lovely anchorages of the Skopea Liman, where those with modest ambitions need never get bored, the food is good and cheap and the anchoring is a challenge. Shame about the flight, though. . .

  • Goodbye Earls Court
    This will be the last year that the London Boat Show squeezes into the strange-shaped halls of Earls Court. After 44 years, the Show will be heading for Docklands in 2004. Andrew Bray, who claims to have been to 35 London Boat Shows, looks back on some of the memorable scenes of Boat Shows past

  • Earls Court ? the final curtain
    Meanwhile, Tim Thomas gives us a preview of boats and gear you can expect to find at this, the last Earls Court London Boat Show

  • New Yachts
    Poncin range of lightweight, good-looking yachts; Mark Mills high-performance 46-footer; and top Maine builders join forces

  • Arcona 400/Dufour 40
    Tim Thomas describes these boats as ?nautical cross dressers?. The Dufour is a racy-looking cruiser, the Arcona a comfortable-looking racer but both are leaps of faith by their builders in this tough market sector

  • SuperSail News
    Business may have been a little slow at Fort Lauderdale but the ?Super Bowl of shows? still brings big boats and big money to the city

  • Inside Mirabella V
    The largest sloop in the world is still nine months away from her sailing trials but her owner is keen to show off the technology used to build this 246ft monster and advertise her for charter at US$250,000 a week

  • Next month in Yachting World
    Cruising on the edge, in Nova Scotia and Baffin Island

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    Seasonal bargains in our classified pages

  • Ellen MacArthur
    The Rhum race behind her, Ellen brings her formidable determination to bear on her next project, a Jules Verne attempt on Kingfisher 2