The last frontier? There are few sailing endeavours left...

  • The last frontier?
    There are few sailing endeavours left that can truly claim to be firsts. One of the very last, if not the last, has recently been claimed by Frenchman Eric Brossier when, over the course of two summer seasons, he succeeded in circumnavigating the Arctic by both the North East and North West Passages.
    We bring you the full story in his own words

  • Storm rig
    Not many of us aspire to or even achieve a cruise across the Southern Ocean, a wild and remote stretch of water normally reserved for the hard men and women of the racing world. But that?s just what Beth Leonard did and in this article describes a sail wardrobe for stormy southern waters which is very relevant to anyone who goes offshore and risks being caught in bad weather. Plus she evaluates the use of drogues in survival seas

  • A new meaning to fitting out
    With the next Global Challenge Race just months away, the entire fleet of 72-footers is undergoing a £3.5 million refit. This means a lot more than a polish and antifoul; it involves stripping out and replacing everything from wiring, electronics, engines and generators, deck gear, winches, spars and sails. We visit Berthons to see just what is involved

  • PLUS ? sailing the ARC in a Volvo 60; Musto cruising award winner; judging the European Yacht of the Year