Are there so many round the world epics these days

  • From the Editor
    Are there so many round the world epics these days that we are suffering from global fatigue?
  • The Orange revolution
    The phenomenal speed of the maxi-cat Orange II brought her not only the round the world record of just over 50 days, but also introduced a whole new way of sailing and playing the weather. Elaine Bunting talks to skipper Bruno Peyron
  • On the Wind
    SPECIAL REPORT Mirabella V ? official report raises questions about rules on anchor weight and seamanship issues; freak wave injures Global Challenge crew in his bunk; the Kiwis in full training for the America?s Cup. Plus WIN a chance to take part in the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review this summer

  • Mongoose
    A new take on round the world events
  • Letters
    Not our anchors! Mirabella?s anchors may have looked like Bruce but they?re not; medical issues discussed; the sticky question of rusty bolts

  • Robin Knox-Johnston
    Ellen?s record demonstrated her consummate professionalism, says Robin

  • Gear
    Hide your furling gear below deck; try on some new lightweight deck shoes; relax in a super-comfy exclusive hammock and adapt your iPod for playing in the cockpit. Plus: medical matters for yachtsmen
  • Leading Edge
    Looking aloft at halyard locks

  • Yachts
    Polish builders steal the limelight; feel the G-force from the Netherlands; latest from Swedish builders; Patience restored

  • On test: Oceanis 523/Ocean Star 51.2
    Two big-volume people-carrying 50-footers from two different European builders ? the Oceanis 523 from Bénéteau and the Ocean Star 51.2 Exclusive from the Greek Ocean Yachts

  • The gospel according to Mark
    Mark Turner is the man behind Ellen, the business partner with big ideas about the future of offshore sailing. Elaine Bunting finds out how their company Offshore Challenges is expanding into new areas

  • Irens on fire
    Nigel Irens is the designer on form, having created Ellen MacArthur?s record-breaking B&Q Castorama. But this unassuming man is just as happy drawing motor boats or wood epoxy lug-rigged cruisers

  • And the last shall be 1st
    The last of the ?home team? to finish the Vendée Globe, Conrad Humphreys is not at all dismayed by his run of bad luck and potential disasters ? he?s already planning how to win next time

  • King of aluminium
    No yard can list a roll-call of honour as distinguished as Royal Huisman and David Glenn salutes the man behind the Dutch company?s rise to success, Wolter Huisman, who took the yard from 32ft production boats to the biggest superyachts in the world

  • Seychelles sea change
    Looking for a change from the Caribbean, which is easy to get to and the anchorages are free from crowds? Try a charter in the Seychelles

  • Hold tight, start praying
    You?re travelling at four times the wind speed, your head just inches from the surface and your vessel on the point of capsize . . . This is ice yachting. And then you send your 12-year-old out to reach speeds of 40 knots in an Optimist? Matthew Sheahan enjoys some exhilarating family fun in Sweden

  • Cruising
    A starving sailor is rescued in the Pacific; risks of a tsunami in the Caribbean; piracy off the Galapagos; plus how to set up a Radio Net

  • Great Seamanship
    Cat?s cradle. In 1955 James Wharram set off across the Atlantic with two German girls and a dog in a tiny home-built catamaran, a story he told in his classic tale Two Girls Two Catamarans

  • Racing
    The Rolex Farr 40 World Championships in Sydney were yet another vindication of the success of the owner/driver rule, where pro sailors help their ?amateur? drivers to racing glory. Plus: America?s Cup and Volvo news

  • Inside Track
    To the limit and beyond? Orange II raises the bar

  • SuperSail
    Maxis and superyachts line up for the Rolex Transatlantic Challenge; Tony Castro?s all-carbon
    82-footer and news from the Captain?s Corner

  • Yachts for sale
    1,000s of boats in our Brokerage pages

  • Classified Ads
    Fitting out? Find some early season bargains

  • Last word
    Ernesto Bertarelli divulges the secrets to his success