Firefly 10,000 miles later, 2003 cruising review, 2004 racing preview

10,000 miles and two years later
Editor Andrew Bray looks back at two years of keeping his 43-footer Firefly in the Caribbean and at the practicalities and costs of long-distance cruising while still working full time

A great summer season
In the summer of 2003 we had the best sailing season for at least 25 years and we look back at the highlights as seen through the eyes of Yachting World

The show’s back on the road
When the doors closed as Alinghi left Auckland, the lights went out on major sailing events and except for a couple of regattas it has been the quietest year for a long time. That’s all about to change. In December we look at the Transat Jacques fleet and the Mini Transat as well as the classic Voiles de St Tropez and anticipate a busy 2004