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From the Editor
Beware of dangers – practise safe sailing . . .
On the Wind
At last a date for the next America’s Cup – have the legal wrangles damaged our sport?; ‘friends and family’ – where do the
code rules draw the line?; ARC yacht sinks in the Caribbean; ISAF weighs in on piracy
PICTURES: J Class beauties Velsheda and Ranger collide in Antigua
Mine’s bigger than yours – the psychology of superyachts
Cruising humbly and respectfully; J Class rules of combat; keels sell-by date
The lost art of stress-free mooring
Light your sails at night with luminous stripes; anemometer for your iPhone
AIS – biggest breakthrough in our sport
Kestrel 100: the upside of downsizing; a beautiful Friendship at 75ft
Liveaboard test – Hallberg-Rassy 372
A new style of test for a new sportier type of Hallberg-Rassy. We take the 372 on a cruise around the Swedish archipelago
On test: Regina 40
Comfortable hand-built cruiser with superb finish from a small Swedish family-run yard
Taking on the world
The World ARC takes crews on an 18-month romp round the globe. Elaine Bunting catches up with the fleet near the finish to
find out how they fared
Knut Frostad’s vision for the Volvo
With tough economic times ahead, how does the Volvo Ocean Race CEO see its future?
What a Week!
Racing yachts were scarce, but cruisers and bareboats turned out in force for an Antigua Sailing Week under sublime conditions
Cutting the red tape in Grenada -islands combine to ease formalities for yachts; clarification on crewing codes; anatomy of a rescue off the west coast of Ireland
Up the creek in The Gambia
Amelia and James Gould take a detour up the Gambia River in their 35ft catamaran and find a richly rewarding maze of creeks and mangroves, friendly villagers . . . and hippos
Wild Ride in the Atlantic. This extract from Pete Goss’s Close to the Wind aptly proves just how mad you have to be for solo racing!
Danger zone – a spate of serious injuries remind us of the dangers. Boat of the Month: Ran 2. Rules: penalty turns
94 Pace Notes: Round the Island Race
Last year’s Gold Roman Bowl winner describes how they went round in 4h 20m
Marina and property special – new developments from St Kitts to Portsmouth
Yachts for sale
One Amazing Day
Ben Ainslie’s dad Roddy on a day in Helford