December 2014

FEATURES

More, more
Job (very) well done… but ROB WEILAND is no longer ‘just’ the TP52 Super Series class manager

World Yacht Race Forum 2014
… DOBBS DAVIS takes a sneak preview

(Not so) new kid on the superyacht block
MALCOLM MCKEON certainly hit the ground running when he established his new yacht design studio at the end of 2012

Fashionable logic
MERFYN OWEN is fulsome in his praise of twin-rudder installations… if and when they are being applied correctly

J-Class leads the way
How C-Designs gave Velsheda a welcome boost

Masters of their field
JOCELYN BLERIOT meets JPK Shipyard’s Breton founder JEAN-PIERRE KELBERT

Among the best of the best…
So says no less a figure than SIR RUSSELL COUTTS in describing the Transpac classic

The man who launched an industry
Car and yacht designer, fashion entrepreneur, Olympic sailor and a Star World Champion, PELLE PETTERSON looks back across a remarkable career with ØYVIND BORDAL

REGULARS

Commodore’s letter
MIKE GREVILLE

Editorial
ANDREW HURST

Update
TERRY HUTCHINSON wraps up the year that was 2014 and ANDREAS KLING and SVANTE DOMIZLAFF remember German offshore yachtsman par excellence HANS-OTTO SCHUMANN. Plus who needs lift-foils?

World news
France replaces New Zealand (ouch) as the most populous Volvo Race nation, stonking Class 40 line-up in the Rhum, ANDREW REID turns to BRETT BAKEWELL-WHITE for his new racer, reflections from outgoing Yachting Australia CEO PHIL JONES and ISAF lights the blue touchpaper… BLUE ROBINSON, IVOR WILKINS, PATRICE CARPENTIER, DOBBS DAVIS

Rod Davis
And an upbeat State of the Union address

ORC column – Good problems to have
DOBBS DAVIS

Design – Orange crushed
The already rapido Gunboat 66 Turbo Phaedo has undergone a further dramatic upgrade programme. Project design engineer DAVE MCCULLOUGH walks us through…

RORC news
EDDIE WARDEN-OWEN

Seahorse regatta calendar

Seahorse build table – Branching out (and up)
MATTEO POLLI has drawn a very pretty and pretty fast new 34-footer for Italia Yachts

Sailor of the Month
Just keep plugging away (and you’ll get there)

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