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The finish of champions

Equally beloved of Vendée Globe racers and leaving-it-all-behind world cruisers, Nautix’s highly-regarded range of specialist yacht finishes is hitting the international mainstream. Most sailors know Nautix

The Yacht Racing Podcast: Hannah Mills

Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest edition of The Yacht Racing Podcast is British Olympic medallist and SailGP competitor Hannah Mills. Hannah won silver in the

Wahl the Wizard casts his spell over 400+ boat fleet to claim record setting eighth victory in the Bol d’Or Mirabaud

Swiss skipper Christian Wahl claimed a record setting eighth line honours victory in the 83rd edition of the Swiss classic Bol d’Or on Switzerland’s Lake

The Wizard of the Lake

There are not too many races in the world like the legendary Bol d’Or Mirabaud, the eighty-third edition of which takes place this weekend on

11th Hour Racing Team arrives in Newport, Rhode Island after 10-day transatlantic training run

11th Hour Racing Team has completed its first major fully-crewed ocean crossing. The new IMOCA race boat Mālama arrived in its home port of Newport,

52 Super Series: Quantum Racing take first blood in 2022 season opener in Baiona, Spain

American owner-driver Doug DeVos steered Quantum Racing to overall victory at the ABANCA 52 SUPER SERIES Baiona Sailing Week lifting the first regatta title of

IMOCA 60s ready to take on The Ocean Race 2022-23

IMOCA boats in The Ocean Race is a big departure and a new adventure for the Class – some even call it a revolution –

Breathtaking stuff

The stunning and stunningly affordable Aeolos P30 is about to get a big sister: Hans Genthe introduces us to his latest concept – the new

Good to get going…

Stu Bannatyne worked up the following article for Seahorse Magazine on his experience of sailing the boat, but of course with recent events we just


How many yachts can you think of that combine 20-knot plus performance and one design racing in decent-sized fleets with Category A offshore certification and

Calibration is (always) the key

But to do it well means the tools have to be not only excellent but also easy to operate. Founded in 1956 by Major R.N.

The Ocean Race sets 2030 gender equity target

The Ocean Race has set a target of having an equal number of male and female sailors in the round the world yacht race by

Fewer parts fewer troubles

And there is nothing out there to keep your sails up that boasts fewer moving parts than Eric Hall’s superbly reliable Alphalock system... Minimise what can

Step by step

We like to assume that sailing is inherently sustainable, powered by renewable energy. Sails themselves, however, are the elephant in the room when it comes

Hang on tight…

Getting a good grasp on things has been at the heart of Spinlock’s business for over 30 years and many of their innovative products have

Making the unbelievable believable

What do you do when even top-grade Dyneema has too much stretch to keep your luff straight? You ask a ropemaker for something even better.

Simple simple simple

Cyclops Marine is making big strides in helping sailors make accurate, data-driven adjustments to their sails while they race. The latest example is SmartLuff, an

The Ocean Race: GUYOT environnement – Team Europe confirmed as fourth IMOCA entry

A new IMOCA team is confirmed to participate in The Ocean Race 2022-23. The campaign sees French offshore sailor Benjamin Dutreux joining forces with Offshore

Stand by

On the threshold of the 52 Super Series’s 10th year of competition it is pleasing to see this season shaping up with so much promise.

Much bigger questions

A timely update from International Maxi Association general secretary Andrew McIrvine… This column should perhaps come with a health warning: ‘not entirely about Maxi yacht racing’. The

The Yacht Racing Podcast: Rosalin Kuiper

Justin Chisholm’s guest this time is Dutch offshore sailor Rosalin Kuiper. Kuiper has just been announced as a member of Boris Herrmann’s Team Malizia IMOCA 60

Full reset

ClubSwan Racing did a brilliant job delivering a super-successful 2021 racing season after all of the global challenges – and 2022 is promising to be

Kevin Escoffier – Ready to take up where he left off aboard the new PRB

For the IMOCA Globe Series, British writer Ed Gorman checks in with French solo skipper Kevin Escoffier ahead of the launch of his all new

The Yacht Racing Podcast – Freddie Carr

Justin Chisholm’s guest is British yachtsman Freddie Carr a five time veteran of the America’s Cup who has recently signed on for his sixth campaign

Team Malizia announces two new sailors for The Ocean Race 2022-23 campaign

Team Malizia has announced two new members of its sailing lineup for The Ocean Race 2022-23. Skipper Boris Herrmann, 40, will be joined by co-skipper Will

Bringing the mountain…

For many years they have been fastidiously creating some of the world’s finest yachts. One small drawback is that for many clients Baltic Yachts has

Carolijn Brouwer and Sailing Team NextGen confirm VO65 entry in The Ocean Race 2022-23

Sailing Holland and DutchSail have announced that they will compete in the VO65 class in the upcoming edition of The Ocean Race with 'SAILING TEAM

The Yacht Racing Podcast: Morgan Reeser

Justin Chisholm’s guest is American Olympic silver medalist and renowned performance coach Morgan Reeser. Reeser won a silver medal in the 470 class at the 1992

Ever changing feast

Nowhere is this more the case than in the constantly evolving world of superyacht racing but the Superyacht Cup in Palma maintains its position as

Now for some sport!

Claes Eliasson, lead designer Maurizio Cossutti and the Bavaria Yachts team all agreed that now is the time for something a bit different. Have you ever

Canada SailGP Team Athletes Announced

When SailGP Season 3 commences on May 14 in Bermuda, it will mark an historic moment for Canadian sailing. Canada’s first-ever fully professional sailing team

Paul Meilhat’s Biotherm team announces The Ocean Race and Vendee Globe participation

French skipper Paul Meilhat will fulfil a lifelong dream in January 2023 when he leads Biotherm across the starting line of The Ocean Race on

Canada SailGP Team announces partnership with Algorand

Canada SailGP Team has unveiled a significant three-year partnership with the Algorand Foundation. The agreement marks the first major partnership announcement for the Canadian team

Increased interest in Classe Mini brings new challenges

Organisers of this year’s Classe Mini series are having to deal with an unprecedented demand for spaces for the 2022 series which recently kicked off

A welcome addition

Autopilots are an absolute hotbed of performance development – the news that a market leader in superyacht electronics is joining the party will raise the

The Yacht Racing Podcast: Damian Foxall

Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast is Irish around-the-world yachtsman and ocean health advocate Damian Foxall. When it comes to

No problems – no competition

Two-handed racers Jules Hall and Jan Scholten left all of their Sydney Hobart Race rivals trailing and many of them quite literally speechless. The product

North Sails Performance – making history by looking ahead

North Sails Performance clothing delivers ‘3DL technology for humans’ – and some of the world’s fastest humans at that. ‘Our first year has been an outstanding

Life’s too short to sail a slow boat

Combining the expertise of Fibre Mechanics and Multiplast with that of VPLP Yacht Design under Gunboat’s reputation for design, build quality and finish it’s no

A new name but a formidable heritage

The Arcona 435 has been racking up silverware since its launch in 2018 but the recent addition of One Ton Cup-winning designer Niels Jeppesen has

Challenging and fascinating (and scenic)

The Round Britain and Ireland race lives on long in the memory of anybody lucky enough to have competed in a previous edition.... But winning

Barcelona to host 37th America’s Cup In 2024

Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are pleased to announce Barcelona, in the region of Catalonia as the Host Venue

Tom Slingsby snatches one million dollar prize at SailGP San Francisco

Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm reports exclusively from the SailGP Season 2 grand finale in San Francisco on a final day packed with drama,

SailGP delivers on opening day in San Francisco

Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm reports from San Francisco on the first day of the final event of SailGP’s second season. There’s been plenty of

Bad breakup…

Breakups are never easy and they are even more troublesome when they are played out in the public eye – as was the case with

SailGP: Electric atmosphere in San Francisco ahead season finale

Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm reports from San Francisco on the eve of the final event of SailGP’s second season. The SailGP bandwagon rolled into

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The Yacht Racing Podcast – Tom Slingsby

The latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast was recorded in San Francisco, California where eight international professional sailing teams have been practising out on

Transquadra spéziale!

But Ben Rogerson’s foxy new 41ft hybrid design offers high performance offshore racing in both fully-crewed and shorthanded formats. Shorthanded or fully crewed, the smart layout

SailGP – Teams train on San Francisco Bay ahead of Season 2 finale

With exactly one week to go until the SailGP Season 2 Champion is crowned, teams took to the iconic San Francisco Bay for the first

The Yacht Racing Podcast – Matt Gotrel

Justin Chisholm speaks to British America’s Cup sailor and Olympic gold medalist rower, Matt Gotrel, who has just re-signed as a member of the powerhouse

More dates and more teams for SailGP Season 3

SailGP’s Season 3 calendar has expanded into 2023 with the announcement of two further events including fan favourite destination San Francisco and a debut trip