The Austin Farrar Memorial Article 2010: Forty Years of Around-the-World Yacht Development

By Robin Knox-Johnston, published November 2010


The author details the evolution of yacht design and developments in navigation and communication since the first transatlantic yacht race in 1960. These changes have led to lighter and faster craft resulting in shorter journey times – an advantage for the solo sailor. Improved communications mean that journeys can be monitored, improving the chance of rescue in case of difficulties.

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Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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