February 2014

FEATURES

Sold to the man at the front
BOB FISHER talks to Dutch skipper BOUWE BEKKING about his latest Volvo Ocean Race entry – backed by Dutch conglomerate Brunel

Driven by technology
MARCELLO PERSICO describes the fascinating range of projects his team currently has underway

Getting over it – Part 2
MAGNUS CLARKE looks at the construction foibles of the Little America’s Cup fleet while ROLAND WHITEHEAD gives the historical context to the C-Class’s biggest ever gathering

Chasing affordability
ANDY RICE talks to project leader ALAN ROBERTS about a new initiative in the International 14 Class

New broom
ØYVIND BORDAL interviews ISAF president CARLO CROCE

A Gucci product
Sparbuilder ERIC HALL traces the gestation of his company’s latest carbon rigging solutions

24-hour solution
The remarkable resource that is Mauri Pro Sailing

REGULARS

Commodore’s letter
MIKE GREVILLE

Editorial
ANDREW HURST

Update
TERRY HUTCHINSON is slumming it in Key Largo, BORA GULARI reveals the detail behind his success to BILL GOGGINS and ROB COOK offers a nice lateral twist for the next Cup planners

World news
GABART and DESJOYEAUX meet their match, blisteringly close Class40 racing, PEDOTE drops the ball at the end, KARL KWOK’s latest speed machine, SLINGSBY and friends off to Hobart, bumper Key West line-up. DOBBS DAVIS, BLUE ROBINSON, CARLOS PIC

Rod Davis
Good times among New Zealand’s dinghy fleets

ORC column
ALESSANDRO NAZARETH

Design – Diligent and dominant
MAURIZIO COSSUTTI describes the evolution behind his all-conquering ORC racers

Seahorse regatta calendar

RORC news
EDDIE WARDEN OWEN

Seahorse build table - Pocket rocket
JIM DONOVAN’s GP26 flyer is in production

Sailor of the Month
Two genuine giants go head to head

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