Harbingers of doom?
Do we depress you? Andrew Bray comments

On the wind
Manslaughter skipper – prosecution call for re-trial; Chay’s new Open 60 solo race – $1million prizemoney

Letters to the Editor
On stability and shipping collision hazards

Passmore in search of an oar

COVER STORY – Battle of the Js
The three surviving J Class yachts do battle in Antigua – a spectacular photo-feature

Yes! I’ll take a Sleighride
James Boyd has the pick of the fleet at Antigua Sailing Week

Cruising Log
Finnish sailors released, St Vincent boat boy crackdown plus cruising news from around the world

Letter from the Mediterranean
Our roving correspondent receives a warm welcome in Bulgaria

COVER STORY – A new generation of cruiser
Steve Dashew describes an unseasonal Pacific crossing, dodging hurricanes two-handed in a 78ft ketch, at an average speed of 12 knots. What on earth would Eric Hiscock have thought?

Rebecca on trial
We’ve promised this report twice before and at last David Glenn gets to sail Pendennis’s latest superyacht, the 140ft Rebecca

More red faces as Bob Fisher recalls the day it all went pear-shaped for a well known racing boat

COVER STORY – e-mail on board
e-mail has been hailed as the communications revolution. In the first of a two-part feature we look at the options for cruising boats 80 Soldini’s triumphant return Soldini the survivor wins Around Alone after a race that will be remembered for the rate of attrition

America’s Cup 2000. What rights to the Cup course?
The political battle begins; Plus: Inside Track – a new column from AmericaOne crewman Josh Belsky

Sail of the Century
Stephen and Claire Davies survive Panama and begin their Pacific passage

Racing round-up
Are America’s Cup nationality requirements effective? British CMAC team complete

COVER STORY – How to win the Hoya Round the Island Race
Previous winner Peter Bruce shows the way

Forty two
Diary of the Editor’s new H42 – electrical systems

Leading edge
A 262ft Wally revealed, complete with heli-pad

What’s new
Gerber multi-tool, water heaters, 12V television and video. Musto foulweather gear tested

New yachts
Bénéteau’s First 47.7, 80ft Dixon design for NZ build, new Etap 24

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On test
Matthew Sheahan puts the X-362 and the innovative Mystic 55 through their paces

Busy year ahead for C&N, biggest ever Dutch yacht launched by Oceanco

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