A new Jules Verne record?..

  • A new Jules Verne record?
    By the time this issue is published Olivier de Kersauson?s Géronimo will be close to finishing her Jules Verne record attempt. With Kingfisher 2 out of the equation, the pressure is off her crew in one respect, but they still have their ?race? against the existing 64-day record. We go to meet the giant trimaran as she arrives back in France and talk to her skipper and crew

  • By sun, wind and water
    One of the trademarks of the true bluewater cruiser is the array of equipment stacked around the aft end of the boat: bimini, wind generator and solar panels. In the Ocean Ready feature in May we look at several case studies of how long term cruisers are making ?free? energy work for them, including one boat that crossed the Atlantic without once having to run their engine to charge batteries

  • Northern cruising
    Perhaps the North Sea lacks the glamour and challenge of the far north, but it still offers some interesting and spectacular cruising, as Peter Cumberlidge describes as he sails in the Orkney Islands. Meanwhile, Detlef Jens cruises the Skaggerak, along the south coast of Norway

  • Just for the fun of it
    We try out four new high performance boats, the Max Fun 35, award-winning First 27.7. the radical Australian JS9000 and the Seaquest 3