Busting the hull speed myth Modern hull forms, like this Jeanneau SO440, use chines to create volume forward while keeping a narrow entrance at the waterline

Waterline length is not the defining factor in maximum boat speed that we all think it is. Julian Wolfram busts the hull speed myth

The full-length hull chine on the Beneteau Oceanis 34.1 increases volume as well as righting moment when heeled.

Theo Stocker takes a look at the Beneteau Oceanis 34.1, the new replacement for the Oceanis 34, which is set up for simple sailing

Was the Sutton Hoo Ship rowed or sailed? Building a replica of the vessel should answer this question once and for all. Credit: Daniel Fisher/Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company

82 years after the ghostly remains of the Sutton Hoo ship were discovered the debate still rages - was the longboat propelled by sail, oar or a mixture of both?…