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Swimming in the Southern Ocean
In an extract from his new book about his solo circumnavigation in the Velux 5-Oceans, Force of Nature, Sir Robin Knox Johnston recounts how he had to go over the side, deep in the Southern Ocean, to cut Saga Insurance free from fishing nets.

TP or not TP
The sensations on the racing circuits this year have been the TransPac, or TP, 52s. By any definition, they are wild and wacky and have attracted the world’s top sailing talent and substantial sponsorships. Matthew Sheahan looks at class developments and the people involved, while David Pugh examines the latest kit on board.

Things that go bang
What can you do when major components of your boat start breaking? In the latest of our Emergency! series we look at coping with structural failures.