We give our verdict on the choice of venue for the next America's Cup...

  • From the Editor
    Your anchor should be your ultimate insurance, but how many people really know what?s happening to it down at the bottom of the sea?

  • On the wind
    We give our verdict on the choice of venue for the next America?s Cup; bring you pictures of the giant Mirabella V taking to the water; discuss new plans for the Volvo Ocean Race and bring you the latest on a new grand-prix racing rule

  • Competition
    Ever dreamt of a career in ocean racing? This fantastic competition could be the answer to your dreams. The winner will get a three-year full-time contract to join Emma Richards and the Pindar sailing team, £15,000 gross annual salary and a comprehensive training programme

  • Andrew Preece
    With Open 60 Virbac?s victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre, designer Bruce Farr has stamped his authority on yet another branch of racing yacht design

  • Letters to the Editor
    Plea for a cruiser-racer rule, a reminder of the role of cruising gurus
    Eric and Susan Hitchcock and the six-year compass

  • Leading Edge
    A press conference goes badly wrong and gives a chilling warning to anyone considering buying a lifejacket for their child

  • Match fit?
    After a disastrous transatlantic race last year, would the 60ft multihulls and Open 60s in the Transat Jacques Vabre be able to survive another Biscay pasting? Despite an early scare or two, this race to Brazil gave competitors no harder lesson than that of being well prepared

  • Ocean Ready: the ultimate anchor test
    Buying an anchor is an act of faith. You trust to experience, advice or manufacturers? claims to ensure your boat?s security. But rarely do you know exactly how well the anchor is holding until it is too late. This comprehensive test of 14 anchors of various types and makes assesses holding power in various conditions, and brilliant underwater photography gives graphic evidence of their performance

  • Robin Knox-Johnston
    Blockbuster. Sir Robin gets to grips with some old wooden blocks he found in a box and describes the sheer pleasure to be had on a winter afternoon at the kitchen table overhauling bits of boat gear

  • Cruising Log
    Crossing Biscay in November; a sailor who is rescued and then arrested; and the voyage of an extraordinary craft created from temple carvings. Plus: stories from the last of the Cape Horners, that tough breed of men who have rounded the Horn in sail trading ships

  • Letter from the Caribbean
    Chris Doyle finds a glorious hideaway in Barbuda 68 Ten of the best
    We asked ten top yachting photographers for their best image of the year to bring you a feast of spectacular photos from around the world in 2003. All images will be on show at the Schroders London Boat Show

  • Cruising Vancouver
    Gulf of plenty. Tom and Vicky Jackson explore the newly established Gulf Islands National Park and discover a few of the many attractions that make this part of British Columbia an ideal cruising ground Wild and wonderful. Andrew Bray has a taste of a unique Sunsail charter in the islands to the north of Vancouver

  • Will ExCel excel?
    Old Earls Court hands have been expressing fears about the new venue for the Schroders London Boat Show. Mike Kopman went to Docklands to find out what the ExCel complex can offer show goers

  • Atlantic foulies
    We give four ranges of top foulweather gear a thorough assessment during the delivery of the Editor?s Firefly across the Atlantic

  • New Yachts
    Dashew?s long-distance ?unsailboat? takes shape, Erdevicki?s three-fin bulb sparks debate and one of the last great restoration challenges is underway in Viareggio

  • On test: Wally 60
    It may be a ?baby? in superyacht terms, but this 60-footer is bringing the minimalist Wally style into the range of high end performance cruisers

  • Review: Farr 36
    What?s all the fuss about this new one-design flyer? Matthew Sheahan caught up with one in Sydney to find out

  • SuperSail News
    The UK superyacht industry gets a boost from government; introducing the Whistlejacket Club and their 425ft private yacht; and three beautiful cruisers spotted at Fort Lauderdale show

  • Lean, mean maxi machines
    Matthew Sheahan heads Down Under to take a look at a new wave of supermaxis being launched in New Zealand and Australia

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

  • Classified ads
    Bargains for the festive season in our classified pages

  • Ellen MacArthur
    Ellen?s new B&Q trimaran will be launched in Sydney on the opening day of the London Boat Show and pictures will be beamed to the show