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On sale 9 June 2005

An Act to follow
We’ve a special 12-page section looking at the America’s Cup Acts to be staged over this summer
in Valencia, Malmö and Trapani. How will the modified Version 5 boats saill. Which crews look
hot? Can Ernesto Bertarelli’s all-conquering Team
Alinghi stay ahead of the pack? Find out.

Bavaria challenge
There’s no doubt that Bavaria Yachts have changed the boatbuilding scene with their budget-priced
range of yachts. And there’s no doubt their success has hurt some of Europe’s volume producers. Now
Bénéteau have hit back with their Cyclades range, good-looking boats that sail well, and another
contender, Harmony, have thrown their hat in the ring too. We test-sail the Cyclades 43 and Harmony 42

Round the Island Race
Our guide to the new course and race-winning tactics

Charting a revolution
A quiet revolution has been happening in electronic charting systems. They have grown from being only
charts displaying electronic position to a virtual almanac and pilot book combined. Click a button and you have a
tidal atlas, another and the radar overlays on the chart. It’s all a million miles from the green-screen early plotters
and we’ve test driven some of the latest systems.