What is most amazing about the Jules Verne Trophy is that...

  • From the Editor
    What is most amazing about the Jules Verne Trophy is that boats can average speeds close to 20 knots for 30,000 miles under sail
  • On the wind
    We publish pictures of the failed rudder of the ARC boat F2 which had to be abandoned during her transatlantic crossing and talk to the boatbuilder about why they use glassfibre for their stocks. Plus: a new era for the Jules Verne?, Mike Golding?s new racer, Skandia?s global plans, and plans of another sort in a book of Olin Stephens designs
  • Preece comment
    Is the idiosyncratic America?s Cup about to change? What we don?t need is another level-playing field regatta, says Andrew Preece
  • Letters to the Editor
    Electronic ideas to save a man overboard, defence of wingmasts and a message from a secret location in the desert . . .
  • Leading Edge
    A 60-footer capable of reaching 60 knots under sail? Surely not possible. Lateral-thinking Frenchman Yves Parlier has other ideas
  • Dogwatch
    They just don?t make bilges like they used to . . .
  • Pitchpoled at Cape Horn
    Around Alone competitor Derek Hatfield was approaching Cape Horn in his Open 40 Spirit of Canada when he was caught in one of the worst storms of the season. He talks to Elaine Bunting about what happened when he encountered a rogue wave
  • Kingfisher 2 dismasting: how we B&Q?d it
    Yachting World?s Racing Editor Andrew Preece describes exactly how the experienced crew of Ellen MacArthur?s Kingfisher 2 created a jury rig when the maxi-catamaran was dismasted in the Southern Ocean
  • Robin Knox-Johnston
    With all the high-profile dismastings should we still use carbon fibre?
  • Cruising Log
    A special report on piracy in the Red Sea describes several instances of yachts being attacked at gunpoint, despite the increased military presence in the area. Plus: wireless Internet in UK marinas and oil off Spain
  • Letter from the Chilean channels
    Beth Leonard and Evans Starzinger sign off their Chilean Letter with a look at cruise logistics and sailing on to Antarctica
  • Ocean Ready: alternative energy
    It?s perfectly possible for a modern yacht to run all the necessary systems yet burn no fossil fuel on an Atlantic crossing. Elaine Bunting talks to the crew of the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey Matuta and looks at the pros and cons of wind, water and solar power
  • Countdown to the Cup
    Our New Zealand correspondent Martin Tasker takes a last look back over the America?s Cup and reflects on loyalty, big bucks and lost dreams
  • ?2nd was not an option?
    Russell Coutts & co steered Alinghi to victory but their publicity-shy backer Ernesto Bertarelli was the man behind the Swiss America?s Cup team. Just who is this 37-year-old who ran the Challenge as he runs his successful pharmaceutical business, with firm goals in sight
  • A racer?s cruiser
    Bruno Troublé is better known for his high-profile racing exploits in the America?s Cup and French ton cup teams. So what kind of cruiser would such a man choose to build? Matthew Sheahan finds out in New Zealand
  • Making merry in the skerries
    The mild south coast of Norway makes a welcome change from the fjords of the ?wild west?. Detlef Jens found the picturesque anchorages, pleasant seaside towns and humpback skerries as good as a rest
  • Northern highlights
    There?s a strong touch of Norse in the islands of the Orkney archipelago off northern Scotland, as Peter Cumberlidge discovered when he chartered a boat for a mid-summer cruise
  • What?s New
    Multi-purpose VHF, a marinised colour screen for your computer, a new GPS Navigator from Simrad, a portable weather station from Davis Instruments and tested: Xerotherm thermals and the Musto Wheely Bag
  • New Yachts
    A high-performance Shipman 50-footer, unveiling of the Mystery 35, Carl Schumacher?s last designs, a 65ft fast ocean cruiser from Vismara, a 77ft Tripp ketch and an extraordinary 50ft cruising proa from the Netherlands which has to reverse to change direction
  • On test: racing demons
    We test three fast and fun newcomers in the 30-35ft range ? the Max Fun 35, JS9000 and Sea Quest 36. All are attempting to woo the racing sailor; each however offers something different in the way of exciting sailing, reports Tim Thomas
  • Britannia comes in from the cold
    A replica of the famous G. L. Watson-designed Britannia, built in 1893 for Edward VII when he was Prince of Wales, is nearing completion in the icy wastes of northern Russia at Arkhangel. Trygve Bratz and David Glenn explain why such an unlikely location was chosen and find out how close to the original the new yacht will be
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  • Ellen MacArthur
    All hopes of a Jules Verne record were dashed when Kingfisher 2?s mast came down halfway round the world, but even as she nursed the cat to port, Ellen was looking forward to her next challenge