In this issue

Contents November 2007

From the Editor
The ARC may be the Milk Run, but sometimes it turns sour

On the Wind
The lessons learnt from the loss of Hooligan’s keel – worrying construction issues; British America’s Cup team – who’s in?; Geoff Holt sails Round Britain by the skin of his teeth – literally; BT sponsor Team Ellen, but Ellen herself isn’t sailing

What turns you on at Southampton show? All that lovely gear

Fastnet – who should take responsibility; wear your lifejacket at all times; definitive Dutch answer on diesel

Robin Knox-Johnston
What to do when your anchor snags

Moment in The Times
Edward Gorman looks back on Lawrie Smith’s campaign in Silk Cut in the 1997-98 Whitbread Round the World Race

Cut-out jibs, ion fabric, warm togs for autumn; stackable cookware; and make your own PBO

Leading Edge
Why Alinghi’s rudder got taken to hospital

A home-build with a difference and how to learn boatbuilding in 38 weeks

Pick of the bunch
Yachting World’s favourite new yachts from the Southampton Boat Show

ARC and Caribbean Special

The cost of a crossing
How to prepare your yacht for the rigours of the Atlantic and how much it will cost you

20 Caribbean delights
You’ve made it across. Now where to go next? Chris Doyle’s top 20 favourite experiences

Out at World’s End
If you don’t want to sail for three weeks to find that little piece of Paradise, you don’t have to. Elaine Bunting heads for the Moorings charter base just four miles from the Tobago Cays

Return by special delivery
Don’t want to face the rigours of the return journey? Have your yacht delivered

Together they stand
A two-handed race round the world introduces a new dynamic. Will crews push harder? Will it ease life aboard? Or will they just not get on? Elaine Bunting previews the Barcelona World Race

The maxi factor
Big boats, huge egos, spectacular racing – why the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, is shaping the future of our sport

Adventures in the ice; drugs charge crew are released; two injured in gas explosion; sharks – spot the difference

Great Seamanship
Wartime escape by yacht from Norway

Try an M24 for the drive of your life – wild racing at the Melges 24 Europeans; Know your Rules: John Doerr clears up the issue of keeping clear

Going for Gold
A great haul of medals this summer, but Team GBR manager Sparky wants to peak next year

A clash of regattas on the superyacht circuit, a dearth of good crew and nowhere to park your new 100-footer – all hot topics of discussion at the Monaco Yacht Show

Yachts for sale

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One Amazing Day
Great Olympic memories of RYA’s chief executive Rod Carr