British Gold medallists Iain Percy and Ben Ainslie go abroad for the America's Cup...

  • From the Editor
    We are on the verge of another equipment revolution, as electronic charts begin to take over from paper

  • On the wind
    British Gold medallists Iain Percy and Ben Ainslie go abroad for the America?s Cup and don?t sign up to GBR Challenge; we report on the action of Antigua Sailing Week and Tobago Sail Week; Mirabella V sails away and world speed record contender Sailrocket is launched

  • Ellen MacArthur
    In her last column for Yachting World, Ellen explains why sailing solo is not a solo pursuit

  • Letters to the Editor
    Should there be a probationary period for fast-track Yachtmasters?; opinions on the new drink sailing laws; and more Euro dilemmas

  • Robin Knox-Johnston
    Robin salutes the crew of the maxi-multihull Cheyenne for her round the world record and wonders how the 50-day barrier might be breached without going for yet bigger boats

  • Gear
    Great news for the galley ? cookbook, spice wheel and fast snacks; plus a duo of modern start-timers, a wind transducer with no moving parts and a wireless connection for your bow thruster

  • The Great Atlantic Gear Test
    Our annual survey of cruising gear has once again come up trumps, as 140 ARC skippers give us their report on the performance and reliability of the equipment they carried in last year?s rally. In Part 1: autopilots, sailing instruments and charting software. Part 2 next month

  • Leading Edge
    Hands free. The ultimate in automatic sail handling from a British company

  • Yachts
    Moody and VT Halmatic join forces to build a new 49; Baltic?s turbo-cruiser; a Luca Brenta 38 and a South African 60

  • On test: Elan 434 Impression/Elan 37
    New from the Slovenian yard are an exciting aft cockpit deck saloon cruiser, the 434 Impression, and an attractive performance 37-footer

  • Clash of the Super Js
    Some of the most spectacular J Class racing of the modern era took place at the Antigua Classic Regatta when the new Ranger locked horns with Velsheda. We report from the deck of Ranger

  • Sparkman & Stephens special 75th anniversary feature
    At 94, legendary designer Olin Stephens shows no sign of slowing down. And neither does the design office that he and Drake Sparkman started back in 1929. From the innovative racers Dorade and Stormy Weather, through J Class, 12-metres and evergreen cruising boats, S&S became the most influential design firm on the planet. Nic Compton traces the history of the design office over 75 years and Matthew Sheahan interviews the man himself in London

  • Modern Classics: Swan 65
    What better tribute to S&S?s success than the Swan 65, Whitbread winner and a masterpiece in many people?s eyes. Jonty Sherwill reports

  • Cruising
    Dramatic rises up to 20 per cent expected in insurance premiums; beware bogus yacht buyers; crime clampdown in Marigot Bay; and Tobago Cays plans on hold

  • Cruising Essentials
    Electronic charts are going the way of GPS and becoming more of an essential than a luxury. But how to assess your requirements and choose between the main systems? Brian Savage and Colleen Ryan offer a checklist for you to consider and take a close look at the UKHO/RYA system

  • Great Seamanship
    US artist Rockwell Kent recounts the story of a voyage in 1929 to the coast of Greenland, where he fought his way through fog and finally pulled off a navigational coup

  • Racing
    String theory ? how the latest racing sails were developed and what?s coming up in the future.
    Plus: what has happened to the much vaunted grand-prix rating rule?

  • Walking the course
    Mark by mark guide to how to play the tides and snatch the seconds on the Round the Island Race

  • Inside track
    Why is it that the match racing circuit has never lived up to its early promise to be a branch of the sport in its own right?

  • SuperSail
    The mighty 295ft Athena is about to be launched in Holland. We take a look at this extraordinary schooner which will put Mirabella V in the shade

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

  • Classified ads
    Summer bargains in our classified pages

  • Last word
    Andrew Preece interviews Chris Dickson, now leading Oracle BMW Racing to America?s Cup battle