New boats and gear from London Boat Show


Swan 80
– Yachting World flew to the Cote d’Azur to be first on board this most desirable of yachts. Matthew Sheahan looks at how Swan have changed under their new Italian owners

FREE 2000 calendar of events:
from Olympics to Vendee Globe, all the top races, regattas and boat shows of the sailing year are listed here, together with organiser contacts.Will the Kiwis win the America’s Cup?
The Daily Telegraph’s Tim Jeffery examines the form of Team New Zealand, the defenders.

Hard man of the seaJohn Ridgway abandons his hideaway in Scotland for a round trip to Iceland and Greenland.

With the fleet now arrived in the Caribbean, Elaine Bunting looks at three boats which crossed in distinctly different styles. PLUS: full ARC results

New boats and gear from London Boat Show:
Oyster news; Gib’Sea 33, Channel 31, Beneteau 47.7, Westerly Ocean 37, Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40 deck saloon; Furuno DSC VHF radio, waterproof handheld VHFs from Raytheon, Garmin and Simrad; Simrad radar/plotters

Canaries to Brazil via the Cape Verdes:
David Glenn sailed on the MaxiBols Sportson the Yachting World ABC Rally

PlayStation’s Newport-Bermuda record; IACC boats in Britain; breath testing for boaters; Colin Jessey acquitted; boat pile up in La Rochelle

Cruising Log:
four sailors drowned mid-Atlantic; 70 year old Jap’s circumnavigation; Falklands boat not welcome in Argentina; marina price rises; PLUS Steve Dashew on heavy weather motor sailing

Extreme Sailing:
its all happening in Britain this year with the OSTAR start, UK competitors in the Vendee Globe and The Race and the Figaro visiting Falmouth. PLUS: design details revealed on Ellen MacArthur’s newKingfisher.

Racing Round-Up:
Volvo 60Nokiademolishes the Sydney-Hobart record; new pro sailing league; Cape to Rio

H-42- YW Editor Andrew Bray tells of the latest trials getting his new boat up and running

Hyperionwas not big enough for Netscape boss Jim Clarke. He has now commissioned the 292ft schooner,Athena

Robin Knox-Johnston on the importance of spring linesLeading Edge:
Matt Sheahan is gobsmacked after visiting the Goss HQ in TotnesRacing Round Up:Andrew Preece tells of his short-lived voyage onPlayStation/i>
Bob Fisher pays homage to Mr Americas Cup, Dennis Conner
On Test:
Moorings 4500 catamaranBooks:
illustratedLongitudeand nautical almanacs reviewed.Dogwatch:
sailing with FrenchmenLetter from the Pacific:
our correspondents trawl round the Society IslandsWin a day racing the new Toyota Celica