Leopard taming : Leopard of London, Mike Slade's new 90ft super-maxi, is a push-button racing machine


As news reaches us of another breakage among The Race fleet, isn’t it time to consider delaying the start?

On the wind
Round Britain fever grips solo sailors, 60ft tris break the 600-mile-day mark, a tribute to ‘Spud’ Spedding and it’s ‘about time and the right time’ for Britain to get back into the America’s Cup

Xtreme Sailing
James Boyd looks at the state of readiness of the ten or so potential starters in The Race

Letters to the Editor
Some feel safer playing it safe, why a wingmast is safer without stays, beware the anchorage at Hvar. Plus a new Thorny Question to get your teeth into

Some families collect boats like you collect old boots

Compliments of the season
As the UK summer racing season draws to a close, Matthew Sheahan revisits some of the major events like Ford Cork Week and Skandia Life Cowes Week and asks designers what they thought of the first season of racing under the new IR2000 rating rule

Cruising Log
A new type of VHF exam, warnings of ciguatera poisoning in reef fish and a special report on how VHF helped to save a crew sinking in the Pacific

Letter from the Mediterranean
Tunisia is the 12th new country the Collingridges have visited in the Mediterranean but the excitement and apprehension of a new landfall never palls

A flavour of Scotland
If cruising the dramatic Western Isles of Scotland between distilleries producing the best of country’s single malt whisky sounds like your idea of a good time, join Elaine Bunting and Mark Pepper on the Classic Malts Cruise

The business
Matthew Sheahan finds out what the carefully planned BT Global Challenge 72 is really like to sail

It doesn’t have to be the end of your race when the mast comes down. All you need is a bit of ingenuity and a pretty tough crew

Design 2000 competition
Introducing a Yachting World Design Competition with a difference

Racing Round-up
Kenwood Cup cliffhanger as the outcome rests on time allowances awarded, the King wins the King’s Cup in Spain, Italians perform on wine and pasta

Leading Edge
Racing in the Channel may never be the same again, as the RORC tests a new data logger designed to record a yacht’s movements every ten seconds

Offshore Essentials: 1 Water
In the first of a new six-part series on the essential issues facing long-term cruisers, Brian Savage and Colleen Ryan examine how to obtain, manage and use water when cruising

What’s New
A commemorative CD Rom from Virtual Spectator, flexible solar panels and an adjustable bimini top

Southampton Boat Show
planner Plan your visit to the Show with our pull-out guide to exhibitors, stands and boats on display

New Yachts
The unusual One 40 with a huge cockpit and swing keel, the W-46 from America and a new 32ft Etap

On test
A Najad with performance – the new 460

Leopard taming
Leopard of London, Mike Slade’s new 90ft super-maxi, is a push-button racing machine and five star charter yacht rolled into one. David Glenn reports

Some big names will be sponsoring the America’s Cup 150th Jubilee in Cowes in 2001

Yachts for sale
1,000s of yachts in our brokerage pages

Classified ads
Browse for hours in our ‘for sale’ pages

Robin Knox-Johnston
Yachts can claim credit for regenerating our old docks