How on earth are they going to police a drink driving campaign up to 12 miles off our coasts?

Broken records, broken boats
Sixty two days round the world, 655 miles in 24 hours, Club Med and the other Race cats have been shattering all kinds of records. But at what cost to the boats and their crews? James Boyd reports

On the wind
Will the 2001 Admiral’s Cup be cancelled?, breath testing for pleasure boat crews, injured crew in the BT Global Challenge, our man sails Shamrock V

Letters to the Editor
Demise of the Admiral’s Cup?, the way to run a website, warning of dangers of carbon fibre

The good thing about a small cabin is there’s not so far to fall

Sights and sounds of South Island
Like its namesake in Norway, the Fiordland of New Zealand’s South Island offers a glorious cruising ground of winding sounds and high mountains. Tom and Vicky Jackson cruise from Milford Sound to Stewart Island in their 38ft Sunstone

Cruising Log
Foot and Mouth affects UK sailing, antifouling ban in the pipeline, duty-free diesel to continue. Plus: an unplanned visit to the mainland of Ecuador

Letter from the Caribbean
Chris Doyle signs off his column with a return to Montserrat and its smoking volcano

Sprint leg drama
The first of the BT Global Challenge’s ‘sprint’ legs, from Wellington to Sydney, began with a collision which took two boats out of the race and ended with a duel to the line in the dying minutes. Dramatic stuff!

Foreman shipwright Ted Ford, appalled at the liberties taken with the J in 1978, would have approved of the latest ‘proper’ restoration of Shamrock V

Forgotten heroes of the Vendée
While Mich Desj and Ellen MacArthur enjoyed the adoration of thousands at the finish of the Vendée Globe single-handed race, two men were still fighting their own private battle to finish. Elaine Bunting and James Boyd talk to Mike Golding and Yves Parlier about disasters and determination

Fibre tactics
Cuben Fibre, the revolutionary new sailcloth used on Team Adventure in The Race, could be of great interest to cruising sailors, says Brian Hancock

Anchors aweigh! Choosing the best hook for the job

Racing Round-up
Racing to the wire at the SORC in Miami and the Steinlager Line 7 Cup in Auckland, Caribbean fun at the Heineken Regatta, Brits on top in Palma

Xtreme sailing
A rash of new Open 60s and new events for them

Leading Edge
Could the oilskins of the future monitor your health, eliminate odours and cure you of seasickness?

What’s New
A must-have for gadget freaks mini TV/radio, ‘fit and forget’ solar-powered anchor light, no-maintenance ‘teak’ decks and new gear from Splashdown

New Yachts
We sail the lively John Corby-designed Harley C25 and look at new IR2000 designs from Chris Stimson, the latest Spirit 37 and new Corby race designs

On test – J/145
Matthew Sheahan tests J Boats’ latest, the J/145, to see if she fulfills her racer-cruiser label

Restored glory – Shamrock V returns to the water
The last of the original J Class yachts to receive a full makeover, the lovely Shamrock V is relaunched after a comprehensive refit at Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth. Now she is preparing to meet Velsheda and Endeavour in a spectacular series of racing at the America’s Cup Jubilee in Cowes this summer

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