From the Editor
It was Dick Newick who railed against his fellow designers for putting performance before safety in their ?Greed for Speed?
On the wind
Steve Fossett plans more record attempts on his maxi-cat PlayStation; the ?yellow boat?, ex-Aqua Quorum, has been spotted drifting in the Atlantic; a rash of Arctic adventures in yacht, kayak and motor boat. Plus a new column leading up to the Louis Vuitton Cup
How to put the ?wow? factor back into the Volvo Ocean Race. Could a move up to 80-footers do it?
Letters to the Editor
Should the Antarctic Peninsula really be called the Palmer Peninsula? A mystery solved and a final word from the owner of The Lady Anne
Kite power has been looked at by speed pioneers as well as thrill seekers but a new idea from Dave Culp could have kites used to tow ships
Done well, there is no greater pleasure than sailing off the anchor . . .
Greed for Speed
Ever since men first put to sea, the search has been on for a faster craft. This 26-page special feature looks at record-breaking designs and the yachtsmen who have pushed back the speed limit
David Pelly introduces some of the brilliant, innovative and at times plain wacky inventions from the Portland Speed Week
From 19th Century tea clippers to the maxi-multis of today, the search for speed across oceans has spurred new designs, writes James Boyd
Breaking the 50-knot barrier?
Some believe that 50 knots is a barrier that will be impossible to crack; others are striving to prove it can be done, reports Matthew Sheahan
Pushing the boundaries
The next wave of bigger, faster, lighter ocean speedsters are already on the drawing board, says Elaine Bunting, but is where is the limit?
Speed isn?t only the preserve of the racers; there have been developments in cruisers, too. Plus Andrew Bray reports on rain and rate rises in the Grenadines and Sally Andrew asks where is it safe to cruise these days?
Letter from the South Pacific
Brian Savage and Colleen Ryan sign off from Australia at the end of their Pacific voyage with a look at kangaroos and quarantine
Wild North Shore
On the north shore of the Gulf of St Lawrence lies a remote cruising ground where bears and bake apples, lobsters and lee shores can make your cruise a true adventure
Countdown to the Cup
Would anyone expect an America?s Cup design guru to tell the whole truth at a design symposium in Auckland? Maybe not, but Tom Schnackenberg was spell-binding in his explanations of Cup design
The ultimate design challenge
You can?t win the America?s Cup without a fast boat, no matter how good your crew, says Matthew Sheahan. That is why syndicates spend millions tinkering with variables and velocity prediction programs. This time all are starting from the same benchmark, the winning NZL60, but where will they end up?
Rainbow II was the one-tonner that put the Kiwis on the racing map