Death on the High Seas, South American Odyssey, the Farr 50 on test and more.


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Death on the High Seas

In November 1995, two years into a circumnavigation, the Sleavin family from California were closing the New Zealand coast when their yacht, Melinda Lee, was run down by an unidentified ship which, although apparently aware of the incident, did not stop. Judith Sleavin was the sole survivor.

Only now, nearly four years later, does she feel able to tell her story, how she survived, how the killer ship was tracked down and how she fought for justice, a lone figure against a huge Korean shipping corporation.

This story is shocking, but from it all yachtsmen can learn valuable lessons

South American odyssey

Tim Trafford won the Challenge Cup, the Royal Cruising Club’s premier award, for a 29,000-mile voyage to South America. Here we feature his passage from Panama via Easter Island, through the Chilean canals to the southern tip of the continent

Ready to sail
We reviewed the development of Rebecca, the superyacht that just grew and grew, in November last year. Now she’s afloat and we take her sailing


Farr 50 on test; cruising in the Middle East; report on Road to America’s Cup Regatta