On the wind

Etap issue a safety warning; the Eclipse experience; the Clipper race comes home and Andrew Preece assesses the form of the America’s Cup challengers

Letters to the Editor

Lax safety regulations on Fastnet race?; a gentleman’s agreement among the J Class; identifying ships


Passmore in trim for the Town Regatta

Sun-baked Cowes

We report on a Cowes Week where the weather played ball and the balls were buzzing

Fast lane to the Fastnet

Andrew Preece grits his teeth and hangs on tight as Ellen MacArthur’s Kingfisher completes the classic race in 49 hours

First time Fastnet

Not so fast, but just as much fun! Tim Thomas trains up in a month to join the crew of a Clipper Reflex 38 for the race of his life

Testing the Reflexes

So what is this race charter boat, the Reflex 38, like to sail? Matthew Sheahan gives it the once over

Cruising Log

Will this be an active hurricane season?; more time in the Galapagos; on-line cruise planning

Letter from the Mediterranean

Exploring the ancient sites of Lebanon

America’s Cup 2000

Our 26-page preview of the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ features interviews with the ‘Great Pretender’ Paul Cayard and the ‘Great Defender’ Russell Coutts, plus all the teams, dates and information you need to follow the progress of New Zealand’s defence of the America’s Cup

Sail of the Century

En route to Auckland for the Cup action, Stephen and Claire Davies find a Pacific idyll


Bob Fisher on the history of the Lutine Bell

Heading for the reefs

Our second extract from Adlard Coles’ Heavy Weather Sailing. Maggi and Robin Ansell’s yacht Orca heads for the reefs off Queensland, Australia

Mavericks or madmen?

Why do they do it? Race a 21-footer, little bigger than a dinghy, across the Atlantic single-handed? James Boyd talks to Britain’s new Mini men

Racing Round-up

Analysis of the Admiral’s Cup; protests in the Tour de France a la Voile; Solitaire du Figaro

Extreme sailing

New blood in the 60ft trimaran class

Forty two

With Firefly close to launch, Andrew Bray talks of taking on water

What’s new

New marine binoculars from Nikon; breathable drysuit; plus, Iridium call charges plummet


Book of the month: Heavy Weather Sailing

New yachts

Reichel Pugh-designed 84ft performance cruiser-racer; new research vessel; 35m cat for The Race

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Preview of the Refit & Repair Show 1999 in Palma

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