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From the Editor
New ideas for the Admiral’s Cup

On the Wind
61 knots and over – French foiler crashes out during record run; keel failures in the Southern Ocean – why does this keep happening?; skipper shot dead in Antigua

The Walrus
Why get wet? Go desktop racing . . .

Growing dangers in Antigua; why Volvo boats break; a DIY dayboat

Robin Knox-Johnston
How to escape from pirates

A moment in The Times
The Admiral’s Cup loses its way

Three innovative VHFs; electronic logbook; lower-priced Tacktick

Sails pitch
Why so many blown-out sails on a light-wind ARC? Tips from crews on how to save your sails

Leading Edge
Virtual Regatta – online obsession for sad sailors or useful piece of research?

Daysailers galore, from an Argentinian rocket and a lake speed machine to ‘performance art’ from Fairlie

European Yacht of the Year
Announcing the winners of this hotly contested annual award. Categories for
Cruiser, Performance, Luxury and Special

On test: Zeydon 60
A futuristic-looking, spacious fast cruiser with input from BMW, this is thinking outside the box at its best

Race of attrition takes its toll
Only 12 boats left of the original 30 Vendée Globe solo racers. Elaine Bunting looks at the fall-out rate and the capsize of Jean Le Cam

High flyer
Technical Editor Matthew Sheahan sails at 45 knots aboard the legendary foiling tri l’Hydroptère as she chases the speed record

Volvo Ocean Race – two key legs
The hardest and the longest. Volvo crews are in for two punishing new legs of the course

Heads ban grows apace; heavy taxes in Spain

Great Seamanship
Polynesian challenge. An impromptu race from Bora Bora to Maupiti in 1933

Performance World
Return of the Admiral’s Cup? RORC president Eddie Warden Owen gives his views. Rules expert clarifies Omark-room’. Focus on Sydney Hobart winner ‘Quest’

New Britannia ‘disappears’ in Russia; Düsseldorf show reveals cracks in industry

Yachts for sale

Classified ads

One Amazing Day
TV presenter Peter Snow sails into Venice