The first five seconds of the first race in the America's Cup Final will be...

  • From the Editor
    The first five seconds of the first race in the America?s Cup Final will be when we know if either boat has a speed advantage

  • On the wind
    As Ellen MacArthur?s giant cat is poised for the off for a Jules Verne record, our man on board files his first report; eight down, one to go ? Alinghi sees off the last of the Challengers for her place in the America?s Cup match. Plus the youngest Atlantic record-breaker and the European Yacht of the Year

  • Preece comment
    It looks like being the closest America?s Cup match for many a year, but Andrew Preece won?t be there ? he has other fish to fry

  • Letters to the Editor
    Why did the 60ft trimarans suffer so in the Route du Rhum?, discussions on Docklands for the next London Show and challenging Archimedes

  • Dogwatch
    So what?s wrong with a little sunbathing now and then, even if you are sailing in a single-handed race?

  • Countdown to the Cup
    Losing teams are devastated as their Cup bids come to an abrupt end

  • Dark horses, white knights?
    Team New Zealand always have something up their sleeve. This time it is the Hula appendage but will it be enough to turn this young team, who lost so many key members to the opposition, into the heroes of all New Zealanders? hopes? Matthew Sheahan investigates

  • Riding a knife edge
    To win a solo round the world race you must find a precarious balance between pushing hard and preserving your boat. At the end of Leg 3 of Around Alone, Elaine Bunting finds out how the solo sailors fared

  • Robin Knox-Johnston
    Technology may help their chances of survival but the Southern Ocean is just as much of a challenge to yachtsmen as it ever was

  • Cruising Log
    Awards for high-latitudes cruising, red tape in the Caribbean and a special report on two separate dramatic incidents during last year?s ARC, when a man died and a boat was scuttled

  • Letter from the Chilean channels
    Beth Leonard and Evans Starzinger are contending with kelp and poisonous mussels in the Magellan Straits

  • Ocean Ready: Atlantic eastbound
    The return passage from the Caribbean to Europe can be tough and demanding, which is why so many yachts are professionally delivered or shipped, but planned carefully, it can be a great challenge and give you a wonderful sense of achievement, says Stokey Woodall. And what?s more, you get to visit the Azores

  • Take five 60s
    As long-distance cruising becomes ever more popular in rallies like the ARC, the size of production boats has been steadily growing. Now there is a wealth of 60-footers on the market from some of the world?s top builders. We look at the latest offerings from Moody, Trintella, Nautor?s Swan and X-Yachts plus a Dixon design which has been built in New Zealand

  • Sails on the Silk Road
    In the heart of Asia in Kyrgystan, astride the old Silk Road, lies Lake Issyk Kul, 1,600m above sea level, nestling under the shadow of the Himalayas, the second highest natural lake in the world. Travel writer Christopher Pala finds a boat to charter and discovers a remote, yet surprisingly diverse cruising ground

  • Next Month in Yachting World
    In the April issue we conclude our America?s Cup coverage with a report on the Cup match itself, look at power generation for our Ocean Ready series and keep track of Kingfisher 2 in her race around the world

  • Last orders
    The final sales are completed, the last pint of Guinness drunk and we report from the Schroders London Boat Show, the last to he held at Earls Court. Tim Thomas introduces the new boats, new gear and people spotted at this year?s show

  • New Yachts
    On the Warpath, a Sydney 60 IMS racer turned by Chris Stimson into a family cruising boat. Plus a new 40ft cat designed to provide exhilarating sailing and a hot little classic from Hoek

  • In the Spirit of Tradition
    The wonderful Spirit Yachts, run by a couple of enthusiasts from a cowshed in Suffolk, are celebrating their tenth anniversary with the launch of a 70ft version of their wooden metre-style yachts and have plans to go even bigger. David Glenn reports

  • SuperSail News
    More news about Oyster Marine?s Rob Humphreys-designed 100-footer revealing that they are close to selling the first yacht and giving the go-ahead to builder McMullen & Wing in Auckland. Still in New Zealand, we list the big name entries in the Millennium Cup

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

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    Fitting out? Look no further than our classified pages

  • Ellen MacArthur
    As Ellen rushes to complete final preparations for her Jules Verne attempt, nerves give way to anticipation at the privilege of leading such a team