The issue has a great feature by Aussie Bray on how equipment has progressed and improved over the years.
The latest Maverick 440 cat is reviewed by Matthew Thomas, while for the dinghy sailors Paul Allardice reviewed the Sonnet dinghy.
In our Book Review section get all the low down Cruising in the Leeward Islands, while those who race will be interested in the “Skipper’s Cockpit Racing Guide”. The technical fundis will enjoy “Essential Boat Electronics”.
As always “From the Archives” has some interesting old pics, this time a selection of historic Dabchick pics as the class is looking to grow itself for its 60th Anniversary.
Part 8 of our Multihull feature by Gregor Tarjan covers critical issues in catamarans.
A Tale of Three Musketeers hones in on three designers who played a pivotal role in the last Cape to Rio Race.
For the cruising types we conclude the “Cruising Wife’s Guide with part 2 covering items from M-Z.
For the racing snakes, “Speed & Smarts” by Dave Dellenbaugh’s covers tactics and good advice which will enhance performance on the water.
A host of key regattas are covered in this issue including the 505 Nationals; Hobie Nationals; various inter-school regattas and the MAC 24-hour.
For the rule fundis there is a great read on “Protests, National Judges and International Judges”.
As always the Harken events calendar gives insight as to what’s coming up soon, while the Free Classifieds have some great deals on boats and equipment.