Global Warring - with three major races and several record attempts...

  • From the Editor
    Is Ellen MacArthur Britain’s greatest ever solo sailor?

  • On the wind
    Global Warring – with three major races and several record attempts all going on at the same time, there were probably more yachtsmen battling around the world at one go than ever before. For some the battle was already lost – we analyse the loss of Nick Moloney’s keel and detail key incidents in the Vendée Globe. Plus: why Mirabella V hit the bricks

  • Tsunami – the yachtsmen’s story
    The fate of yachtsmen in the Boxing Day tsunami in the Indian Ocean may warrant only a small chapter in the huge unfolding tragedy, but nevertheless their stories give a fascinating insight into the stream of events before and after the waves struck

  • Mongoose
    The concept of the Concept Boat design competition and are solo sailors going beyond the limit?

  • Letters
    Insurance in the hurricane belt; a tsunami encounter, plus the chance to star in a TV programme

  • Robin Knox-Johnston
    Why the Southern Ocean is still the ultimate challenge

  • Show report
    The second Schroders London Boat Show to be held at ExCeL in London’s Docklands didn’t attract the crowds and many thought the show lacked sparkle, but there were some interesting new boats to report on and some great new gear

  • Boot Düsseldorf
    More new boats from Europe’s top show

  • Leading Edge
    Modern ropes are strong but often the slippery core can cause problems in clutches. A new additive, which you paint on, could solve the problem

  • European Yacht of the Year awards
    From an initial list of 60 boats, the judges have chosen the top models launched in Europe last year in four categories for this prestigious award

  • On test: Farr 525 and Marten 49
    What is a performance cruiser? The term has been abused in the past but these two new boats, the Farr 525 and Marten 49, leave you in no doubt what is truly meant by the phrase

  • Close call in the Southern Ocean
    The weather might have been kind on the second leg of the Global Challenge from Argentina to New Zealand, but that does not mean the race was without incident. Far from it: a medical emergency many miles from land and an extraordinarily close finish made it a leg to remember

  • The Pindar factor
    Andrew Pindar pops up everywhere a sponsor could be these days, supporting women sailors and helping stranded racers, but who exactly is he, and why is he one of the biggest names in sponsorship?
    Elaine Bunting asks him about his motivation

  • A helping hand
    We find out how crews in the ARC and elsewhere chose crew for the Atlantic crossing – did it work out or was it a major headache? Plus crew describe their good and bad experiences. Mike Kopman reports

  • Three-winged Falcon
    Three free-standing, rotating carbon masts, 15 furling squaresails and 18 yardarms make the 289ft Maltese Falcon one of the most intriguing new superyachts to be designed for a long time

  • Cruising
    How the Indian Ocean tsunami affected harbours and anchorages in the region, the anatomy of tsunami and why they’re always plural. Plus: draconian Turkish pollution fines

  • The curious incident of the ship in the night-time
    How an ARC competitor was shadowed by a mystery ship for several days in mid-Atlantic

  • Great Seamanship
    Yves Parlier’s extraordinary feat of rebuilding his mast single-handedly without assistance and sailing on to complete the Vendée Globe 2000

  • Racing
    Structural questions arise over modern maxis as Skandia turns turtle and Konica Minolta comes close to breaking up in the Rolex Sydney-Hobart race. Plus: latest Volvo news and King’s Cup report

  • Inside Track
    Just how much of a beast will the new Volvo 70 be?

  • SuperSail
    How green is your superyacht? An environmental initiative by Royal Huisman and the forward-thinking Bill Joy’s Ethereal. Plus some supersailing gems from the Düsseldorf Super Yacht Show

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  • Last word
    Robin Knox-Johnston looks back on his sailing career