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From the Editor
Sunday roasts round the world

On the Wind
Owners taking guests aboard should know the coding regulations, says MCA; fake valves endanger lives; disabled sailor to tackle Atlantic

Staying the course
Steve White’s story of his Vendée Globe reads like a parable of
perseverance, but he returns a hero

The Walrus
We’re suckers for the latest gadget

Skip Novak worries about publicity driven sailing ‘adventures’ by
amateurs; when crew fees don’t pay; Vendée payback

Robin Knox-Johnston
A gentle cruise around the Horn

‘Softies’ rope shackles; bilge pump monitor; pocket lifesaver; preview of Wiley Digital Almanac. Plus a report on Europe’s Galileo GPS system

Leading Edge
Grow your own new fingers?

Dixon’s 68ft Opus with open-plan interior; rebuilding S&S Bolero; wooden Wolfhound

On test – Brenta B42
Luxurious, impractical, but utterly desirable 42ft dayboat – with heads!

Custom cruiser with attitude
A semi-stayed rig, lifting keel and water ballast – all in the 40ft Sports Cruiser Alisara

This impressive custom 70-footer is a sweet offering from Van Dam Nordia

Last ditch
Pete Goss and the crew of Spirit of Mystery were almost at the end of their re-enactment voyage to Australia when disaster struck . . .

Long haul, close call
Leg 5 was the longest leg of the Volvo Ocean Race and boats were expected to scatter. That wasn’t the case as they bunched off Rio

Liara tackles Fastnet Race
The new PY-100 combines the freedom of custom build with the savings of production

In search of enchantment
Thailand is as magical as the clichés tell you and now you can charter close to Cambodia in the islands around Koh Chang

Panama Yacht Club destroyed over night; rescue in mid-Atlantic; Atlantis found? Plus: special report on cruising the Red Sea

Great Seamanship
The triumph of Vigilant in the America’s Cup of 1892 was a lesson in spectacular seamanship from Nat Herreshoff

Performance World
Slippery customers – using nanotechnology to coat your hull; pin end starts – how to nail them and stay legal; Boat of the Month –
Santa Cruz 37; Pace Notes – Loch Fyne

Huisman’s Hanuman leads the J Class revolution as the fleet doubles in number

Yachts for sale
Classified ads

One Amazing Day
Robin Aisher races in the 1975 Admiral’s Cup