We hear a lot about equipment that went wrong...

  • From the Editor
    We hear a lot about equipment that went wrong, but the results of our Great Atlantic Gear Test imply that things are getting better

  • On the Wind
    Clay Oliver, Team New Zealand designer, reveals what went wrong aboard NZ82 in the America?s Cup Final, Bruno Peyron has some interesting news about new maxi-multihulls, we report from the first Swan Caribbean Rendezvous and the BVI Spring Regatta, visit the new Bavaria factory and introduce Bluewater Challenge, a new race from Challenge Business

  • Competition
    Win a day?s racing aboard Volvo for life ? Team Tonic with Olympic Gold medallists Ben Ainslie and Shirley Robertson

  • Preece comment
    It has gone awfully quiet on the big race event scene. With no America?s Cup, or Volvo race in the offing, what will the professional sailors do?

  • Letters to the Editor
    Advice on anti-roll tactics for ocean sailing, credit where it?d due for the S&S Argyll, just what is a ?performance cruiser?? Plus more Thorny Questions

  • Leading Edge
    Why do whales and dolphins leap? Is it just playfulness, or could the answer to this question have implications for a yacht?s antifouling?

  • Dogwatch
    In which we reveal that a very serious yachtswoman wins this year?s Dogwatch Award for Achievement in the Face of Absurdity . . .

  • Ellen?s new weapon
    It will be the biggest multihull specially built for solo record-breaking, a 75ft trimaran by Nigel Irens. Elaine Bunting talks to Ellen MacArthur about her latest project and to Irens about the design

  • The Great Atlantic Gear Test
    In the biggest ocean survey of equipment ever run, Yachting World polled skippers on ARC 2002 about the performance and reliability of the equipment they carried. In Part 1, we cover autopilots as well as wind, water and diesel generators

  • Robin Knox-Johnston
    Once ships carried a spare to meet all eventualities. Yachtsmen today do not have the space or the skill, so must be cannier in what they carry

  • Cruising Log
    Mystery of the yacht found floating off Spain is solved; advantages of the cruising Nets; news on Skip Novak?s new boat and a special report on robbery in the Caribbean and security measures you can take

  • Letter from South East Asia
    Brian Savage and Colleen Ryan rejoin us on their voyage home from Australia. First stop: Indonesia, where an unexpectedly warm welcome awaits them

  • Ocean Ready: fuel and water
    Getting tanked up for an ocean crossing. Tim Thomas looks at how much fuel and water you?ll need for the voyage, Brian Savage and Colleen Ryan offer some tips on looking after your watermaker and keeping clean fuel in your tanks, and Andrew Bray considers the wear and tear on his water systems during two years in the Caribbean

  • Maine attraction
    The sense of maritime history is strong as you cruise the intricate coast of the north-eastern US state of Maine, finds Tom Zydler. From fishermen to windjammers, lovely new Hinckleys to ancient harbours, Maine offers a feast of exploration for seafarers

  • Small treasures
    The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, recently opened in Falmouth, is not only an architectural triumph and a high-tech maritime resource, but it provides an enthralling education in small boats, housing as it does the nation?s Small Boat Collection. David Glenn reports

  • What?s New
    New plotters and echo sounders from Lowrance and Eagle; a handy alarm/lock for your outboard; an award-winning bilge pump; a folding bike in a bag and a lightweight scooter. We test an easy-stow hammock

  • New Yachts
    One-design match racer from Ceccarelli; new designs from the New Zealand yard Vaudrey Miller, inlcuding a cedar-core 72-footer, the Hauraki 45 and a number of Mini Transat boats. Plus, the new Hylas 66 and a Frers 80 being built in a two-part mould

  • On test: OceanStar 56.1 and Dufour 34
    The high-quality OceanStar 56.1 is built in Greece for the charter/owner market and is rated highly by Tim Thomas for value for money. Meanwhile, the Dufour 34 is a mid-range performance cruiser with which the yard is hoping to continue the success of the Dufour 40

  • SuperSail news
    Three extraordinary yachts are due for launch: Athena, the 295ft three-masted schooner from Royal Huisman, Mirabella V, at 246ft the largest sloop in the world and the replica J Class Ranger

  • The rebirth of Ranger
    A new version of the 1937 Super J Ranger is being built in Denmark. When she is launched she will be the first of her class to sail in 66 years. David Glenn visited Danish Yacht where Ranger is taking shape amid a revolution in Denmark?s superyacht building fortunes

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    From charts to charter, pumps to properties in our classified pages

  • Ellen MacArthur
    Ellen looks forward with enthusiasm to her next project, the 75ft Nigel Irens trimaran for solo record-breaking