Category: Construction & design / Profile Author: Toby Hodges Description: Built in Britain
British top yards, craftsmen and designers: Northshore, Rustler, Discovery, Spirit Yachts, Green Marine, Butler and Co, Cornish Crabbers, Mystery, Fairlie, Oyster, Contessa, Gunfleet.
America's Cup Dog Fight - Alinghi V, BMW Oracle's USA Jan
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Category: Construction & design / Race & racing Author: Matthew Sheahan Description: America's Cup preview: Part 1
The America's Cup has always been the world's greatest design race, but the 33rd edition has produced two of the most extreme multihulls ever built, for a Deed of Good Match. So forget all the wrangling over date and venue, these beasts are worth a close
Category: Races & racing / Construction & design Author: E.Bunting/D.Horeau/M.Golding/P.Conq/M.Shehan/K.Bus Description:
A look at the yachts designed for the Vendee Globe and Volvo Ocean Races are up to the job
Category: Construction & design / Race & racing Author: James Boyd Description: Greed for speed
From the 19th Century tea clippers to the maxi-multihulls of today, the search for speed across oceans has spurred important design developments
Category: Construction & design / Race & racing Author: Elaine Bunting Description: Greed for speed
Designing a boat 25 per cent fast than Club Med is not impossible, believes French designer Gilles Ollier - he has such a boat on his drawing board. But where is the limit to size and speed?
Category: Boat tests / Construction & design / Profile Author: The YM team and contributors Description: Supplement: Special souvenir magazine collector's edition
The making of a legend; The race to save Gispy Moth IV, The anatomy of the boat; How does she sail?; The fastest boats of their times, how to Gispy Moth IV measure up to 2005's world record holder?; Cruise account; UKSA owners of the GMIV.
Category: Book reviews / Construction & design / Races & racing Description: Schooner Atlantic
In this special feature on 'Atlantic' and the transatlantic record she held for almost 100 years we examine the yacht's history, look at transatlantic record breaking and feature a book extract describing how hard Charlie Barr drove 'Atlantic' in 1905
Category: Construction & design / Profile / Race & racing / Races & racing Author: Matthew Sheahan Description: Performance boat of the month: 'Bullit' - Quarter Tonner
In July 'Bullit' won the Quarter Ton Cup for the third time since her first victory in 1979. Matthew Sheahan discovers why her current owner was so keen to track her down.
Category: Construction & design / Used boats Author: Jake Kavanagh Description: Made to Measure - Steel boat conversion
Determined to retire to the Med, Bob and Charlotte King converted the empty steel shell of a Staniland Hylander into the perfect liveaboard vessel.
Category: Boat tests / Construction & design / New boats / Race & racing / Races & racing Author: Matthew Sheahan Description: Performance - Boat of the Month
In her first season this 32ft cruiser-racer has been successful in both offshore double-handed racing and fully crewed round the cans. Matthew Sheahan finds out how she combines the best of both worlds.
Category: Construction & design / Profile / Race & racing / Races & racing Author: Tom Cunliffe Description: Jolie Brise
As she hits her centenary the famous Le Harve pilot cutter 'Jolie Brise' is set to sail once again in the Fastnet Race, the first edition of which she has won in 1925. Tom Cunliffe traces her history, from working boat to ocean racer.
Category: Construction & design Description: Design
Taking shape at the famous German yard of Abeking & Rasmussen is this 118ft aluminium-hulled ketch. The hull has been turned at A&R's Lemwerder yard and the distinctive shape of Ron Holland's big boat bulb keel is quite evident.
Category: Construction & design / Race & racing Author: Matthew Sheahan Description: Performance World - Boat of the month
The ultimate dinghy design and performance, the 18ft skiff continues to inspire a generation of designers. Matthew Sheahan investigates
Category: Construction & design Author: Peter Poland Description: Boats - The history of yacht design
20 fast cruisers from £10,000. Peter looks at 30ft classic half-ton derived cruisers... Sigma 33, First 30, 30E, 30ES, First 305, First 310, First 31.7, Dehler 31,34. X-95, Sunlight 30, Arcadia 30, Gib'Sea 90.
Category: Construction & design / Practical / Race & racing / Races & racing / Racing technique / Sails, rigs & rigging / Technical Author: Jonty Sherwill Description: Performance: 5 tips
Designers work hard to create fast yachts, but much can be done to optimise a boat's rating. Jonty Sherwill asked measurement experts for their tips.
Category: Construction & design / Profile / Race & racing / Racing technique Author: Paul Larsen Description: Sailrocket's speed record - When Paul Larsen's outlandish machine 'Vestas Sailrocket 2' smashed the world sailing speed record it was the biggest step forward ever recoded and left experts scratching their heads.
Matthew Sheahan finds out how the projects started with models and studies in hydrodynamics and ended up with a pencil and a hacksaw.
Category: Buyers' Guide / Construction & design / Used boats Author: Leon Schulz Description: Total refit Part 1/2 - Hallberg Rassy 46
In the first of a two-part series, Leon Schulz describes how refitting a second-hand Hallberg-Rassy 46 gave a yacht that was just as good as new, but at about half the cost. Plus he explains how to choose a boat with an eye to long-term investment.
A better boat for your money, new for old - Hallberg Rassy 46 Sep
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Category: Construction & design / Practical, maintenance & repair Author: Leon Schulz Description: Total refit Part 2/2 - Hallberg Rassy 46
In the second part of his description of a major refit of a second-hand Hallberg-Rassy 46, Leon Schulz gets down to the nitty-gritty of the work done and how much it all cost.
Category: Construction & design / Sails, rigs & rigging Author: Toby Hodges Description: Gear focus: 3Di - North sails
The newest technology in sailmaking is North's 3Di, a method of producing firmless moulded carbon sails that are stiffer, lighter and longer-lasting even than 3DL. Toby Hodges unravels the secrets of the mysterious 'black sails'
Category: Construction & design Author: Dick Everitt Description:
Adrian Flanagan is to attempt to complete the first non-stop circumnavigation via Cape Horn and the Arctic on stainless steel yacht Barrabas
Category: Construction & design Author: David Marsh Description: Special report - Greenline 33 Hybrid
This spacious 33ft craft could pave the way for a new generation of motor boats thanks to its hybrid engine and low price
Category: Boat tests / Construction & design Author: Tony Jones Description: Lifeboat-motor cruiser conversion Lyonesse
Gerrit Gerristen put the life back into lifeboat ON1087 - and the RNLI's Brede was reborn as an all-weather cruiser. Tony Jones witnesses the recommissioning.
Category: Construction & design / Profile Author: Nic Compton Description: Profile: Graham Greene's 32ft double-ended cutter, 'Nausikaa'
Nic Compton uncovered a link to Graham Greene when researching a 32-footer.
A clever bit of gear - Simple engine and gearbox for a fishing boat Dec
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Category: Construction & design / Engine / Engines / Gear & equipment / Practical Author: Neville Marsh Description: PBO Practical: Homemade simplified gearbox
Could you build a fishing boat for £300, with a new inboard engine and an innovative gearbox, and some recycled parts? It's not impossible, claims Neville Marsh. (Students at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy design power for a fishing boat.)