Greed for speed As speed records tumble and yachtsmen and women queue up to sail round the world in times Phileas Fogg could only dream of...
- Greed for speed
As speed records tumble and yachtsmen and women queue up to sail round the world in times Phileas Fogg could only dream of, we look at the phenomenon of speed.
We start with updates on the current Jules Verne attempts and then look back at the inventive days of Weymouth Speed Week, where Heath Robinson-style machines flew, sank, crashed and occasionally sailed in spectacular fashion. David Pelly recalls those pioneering attempts.
Matthew Sheahan looks at new designs for the out and out world speed sailing record, James Boyd examines today’s state of the art offshore speedsters and Elaine Bunting discusses what is round the corner – multihulls that could demolish even today’s ocean records.
- Anatomy of an America’s Cupper
As GBR Challenge prepares to launch Britain’s first new America’s Cup yacht for 15 years, and the first ever of the new generation, we take a look at what goes into the latest designs. While we can only guess at what the real dimensions and shapes will be, we attempt to describe the mechanics of the most technically advanced sailing machines afloat.
A look at the yard building the new Mari-Cha in France, tests on three new Jeanneau production boats, the latest from the Volvo and top comment from Andrew Preece, Martin Tasker and Robin Knox-Johnston.