MAn Overboard! - 'Safety is yellow and comes in a plastic bag...

?Safety is yellow and comes in a plastic bag? are the words used by one hugely experienced seaman when lecturing on the subject. How many of us actually try out our safety gear, especially man overboard kit? We did, and discovered some serious shortfalls in what should be unquestionable front-line equipment and techniques

The Great Atlantic Gear Test
In Part 2 of the world?s biggest field test of marine equipment, we bring you the verdict on watermakers, wind and diesel generators, radio and satellite communications. Plus the ARC skippers vote on the most useful gear

Competing at Cork, racing at Cowes?
Then our special guide to these two popular regattas is a must, with the experts giving their Top Ten Tips to winning at both venues

Modern Classics
When the Contessa 32 first came onto the market a brand spanking new boat cost £6,250 with no VAT, as it had yet to be introduced. Today Jeremy Rogers will build you one for over £120,000 and such is the legend of this boat that he has a queue of customers. We revisit this evergreen classic


Two Bénéteaus, the Oceanis 323 and 373, along with Bavaria?s latest race boat, the Match 42

A Snake in the grass, our latest columnist lifts the lid on racing crews; Great Seamanship, the day Uffa Fox fell overboard in mid-Atlantic; the Transat story, winners and losers