February 2018

February 2018

FEATURES

Chapeau

And so the dam breaks
It’s taken a while but the Mini fleet has woken up. JOE LACEY and FRED AUGENDRE sit down in Lorient with scowman DAVID RAISON

Some journey
Today the company that bears his name covers everything from iceboating to America’s Cup racing – and a lot more besides. But that’s a very, very long way from where it all began. PETER HARKEN

To boldly go
That AC75 – FRANCK CAMMAS, GRANT SIMMER AND DEAN BARKER talk to JAMES BOYD

The materials were different
We’ve looked in some detail at certain technical aspects of the original J-Class. Now DON STREET considers the challenges as well as the dangers of getting them around the racecourse

TECH STREET

Single-purpose tightly focused mile muncher
The demand for dual-purpose yachts suitable for small crews is growing. The demand for fast yachts is always growing

A suitable new home
The Gunboat brand helped invent a new genre of multihull sailing. Now that brand has found its perfect spiritual home

Saving the phone bill
Moving large yachts, especially fragile race yachts, around the globe is never easy… but it’s becoming a great deal easier

REGULARS

Commodore’s letter
STEVEN ANDERSON

Editorial - Sad times
ANDREW HURST

Update
The clock is ticking for Cup teams and there is way more to the Star Sailors League than meets the eye. Plus stretching the entente with the Golden Globe

World news
(Very) uncomfortable boats, soft wings, America’s conundrum and Australia cranks it up (even more). PATRICE CARPENTIER, CARLOS PICH, BLUE ROBINSON, DOBBS DAVIS, IVOR WILKINS

Rod Davis – Jumping the (development) curve
You just gotta remember to listen with your eyes…

ORC – Late to the party
TOM HUMPHREYS

World Sailing – Closing the gap
EDUARDO SYLVESTRE

Design – The master of (multihull) intuition
Very tough – IAN FARRIER

RORC – Gathering dust?
EDDIE WARDEN-OWEN

Seahorse regatta calendar

Seahorse build table – Busy times
And Finot-Conq are back in the raceboat business

Sailor of the Month
Determination plus persistence equal delivery

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