This month...


On the Wind
BMW crashes out – why the wheels came off the America’s Cup juggernaut; Volvo race to visit Galway; radar reflectors – the official verdict; four lost in Atlantic storm off Cape Hatteras; Sue Pelling races a Mini 6,50 with top British yachtsman

The Walrus
The Walrus meets a man who boasts that he didn’t once change his underwear on an Atlantic crossing

Merchant seaman explains why yachts are not spotted, even when there is a lookout on the bridge; save our weatherfax – why you should support the SSB service

Robin Knox-Johnston
After three close calls on his 5-Oceans race, Sir Robin thinks ships don’t know or don’t care about yachts in their path

A square frying pan on a square stove; electric dinghy pump; waterjet bow thrusters; budget DSC and a feast of footwear for the up to date yachtie

If all else fails
Who do you call on for help when you’re out of range of the RNLI? David Pugh flies a Nimrod with the search and rescue centre at RAF Kinloss

Leading Edge
The weather has kept many America’s Cup experts guessing, but there’s no excuse not to have the very latest information at their fingertips

Zeydon 60 – a high-performance cruiser; new-look Moody range from Germany; generation 5 50-footer from Oyster; 50ft daysailer from Brooklyn

On test: Brenta 38 and Brenta 30
Creators of the beautiful Wally superyachts Luca Brenta have turned their attention to smaller yachts to create these two stylish daysailers

Four up, seven out
The story of the two Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robins that brought about the end of the dream for seven America’s Cup Challengers

Calypso and Corinthians
David Pugh celebrates the 40th anniversary of Antigua Sailing Week on an out and racer, a Gunboat 48 cat and a family cruiser

Vintage Bucket
In superb conditions the world’s top superyachts did friendly battle for the annual St Barths Bucket. An impromptu gig by Jimmy Buffet added lustre

War and wildlife in the Falklands
It’s 25 years since the Falklands conflict and Sir Victor Walker went to find out what the islands are like today with Ewen Southby-Tailyour as a guide

Stolen Moody is found in Lancashire; Norwegian pilot as an e-book; waiting list already for the ARC. Plus: are you barking to take pets aboard?

Emergency! 2. Going down
Water’s coming in and the boat filling up. What do you do? Mike Kopman gets organised in this ultimate emergency situation

Great Seamanship
Hurricane approaching. Bill Robinson endures an agony of suspense as his 32-footer waits six days tied up to the dubious shelter of a motu in Tonga

Know your rules. The first part of a new series by international umpire John Doerr covers protests and how to avoid them. Plus, Extreme 40 on tour and TP52s in Alicante

Inside Alinghi
The Defender signs off in confident mood as the stage is set for the final showdown

Going for Gold
America’s Cup duties over, Iain Percy turns his focus and his fitness training to his Star campaign

Return of Charlie Barr’s record-setting Atlantic
in Holland; S&S assess their J Class heritage; a 100-footer for British builders Oyster
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One Amazing Day
Peter Holmberg, racing with Alinghi at the America’s Cup, remembers his first Olympic medal in the Finn in 1988