ET and the space age machine- In France he's known as the 'extraterrestial', a solo sailing hero...

  • ET and the space age machine
    In France he?s known as the ?extraterrestial?, a solo sailing hero who rebuilt his broken carbon rig at a remote Southern Ocean island during the last Vendée Globe. Yves Parlier is back in the fray with a revolutionary racing catamaran. Looking a bit like Pete Goss?s ill-fated Team Philips, she has a una rig in each hull but any resemblance ends there. Matthew Sheahan went to France to see the extraterriestial?s new starship

  • Roaring Forties with Ellen
    Matthew Sheahan had a busy time in late January as he also flew out to New Zealand to join Ellen MacArthur on sailing trials on her new B&Q trimaran. But this was a sailing trial with a difference. He reports from on board, deep in the Roaring Forties

  • Unravelling radar
    Do you know your VRM from your EBL, your CPA from your ARPA? In this issue we report on how incorrect use of radar contributed to a collision between a yacht and a ship. Next month we look at the radar features you really need, how to use them and what is available on the market
  • PLUS: the incredible voyage of Francis Joyon who, at the time of writing, was on the brink of shattering the solo round the world record; Oyster?s superyacht, the 82; a 62ft charter cat in the BVI and cruising western Denmark