America's Cup

Dunphy Kiwi Home Defence campaign ‘underhand and deceitful’ says Defender

Future proofers…

With so many different electronic system aboard the modern yacht getting them to work properly together is where this new young UK company aims to

International Maxi Association Update

A season update from International Maxi Association secretary general Andrew McIrvine.  The Maxi world is at last having a chance to return to some more normal

The same but (very) different

The new Bavaria C38 follows hard on the heels of the multiple award-winning and super-successful C42 – but the design of Bavaria’s new slightly smaller

America's Cup
37th America’s Cup decision deadline extended

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) together with Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ), announced today that they are extending the selection period for the

America’s Cup: It ain’t over ’til it’s over

It’s the nature of yacht racing that nothing is ever certain. No matter how big your lead, victory is never assured. No matter how far

Missing you

Owners and 52 Super Series crews past and present cherish their favourite venues and there are many different reasons why. Big winds, Atlantic waves and

Olympic sailing
Yacht Racing Podcast: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Regatta Review with Andy Rice

Justin Chisholm's guest is British yacht racing journalist Andy Rice who had just returned from Enoshima, Japan where he had been reporting on the Tokyo

Recapturing its heritage

The Royal Western Yacht Club in Plymouth, England was there at the very start of shorthanded racing so it’s no surprise to see them creating

Classe Mini 6.50
Classe Mini 6.50: A leader in sailing innovation

For over 40 years, Classe Mini has proved a testing ground for the next generation of professional sailors and innovations in boat design. Competing alongside

America's Cup
America’s Cup: Defender and Challenger of Record announce AC40 foiling monohull

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) and Defender Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) along with the Royal Yacht Squadron Ltd (RYSL) and Challenger of

America's Cup
Where now for the America’s Cup?

Less than two weeks out from the deadline to reveal the dates and venue of the 37th America’s Cup and – despite what some might

Class 30 One Design
Can the new Class 30 One Design restart offshore club racing?

There is exciting news this week of a newly commissioned design for a non-foiling 30-foot fully crewed offshore racer aimed at reigniting international club level

A way in

With Persico standing behind these carefully tested one design foilers and Santi Lange in charge of training up their young crews, grand prix foiling suddenly

Make your own rules

The philosophy and delivery of the DSS Infiniti 52 was always going to ask a lot of the builders and engineers involved in this dramatic

A career without end

Michael Schmidt has won ocean races, closed big brokerage deals, launched the successful Hanse Yachts brand and now with Y Yachts he has created a

When the best partner with the best

Forty-five years ago Royal Huisman went looking for a new spar building partner, ideally one also able to supply the latest superyacht sail handling

A taste of what could have been…

The International Olympic Committee's rejection of the mixed-sex double-handed offshore event proposed by World Sailing for the the Paris 2024 Olympic regatta in Marseille means

Fast clothing – why not?

Assemble a group of top international sailors for their ideas. Add one of the most famous names in the development of technical clothing for his

On top of his brief

Hamble based Sea Ventures’ day to day operations sees the company continue to be the most active of the Jeanneau distributors, but several of their

America's Cup
Ben Ainslie Interview – Part 2

In this second installment of an exclusive interview this week with the British SailGP and America’s Cup skipper, Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm finds

52 Super Series teams return to action in Puerto Portals Mallorca

When the 52 Super Series returns to competition next week with a bumper fleet of 16 TP52s racing Bay of Palma, Mallorca, the form book

America's Cup
Ben Ainslie interview – Part 1

In the first installment of a two-part interview Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm speaks to Ineos Team UK and Great Britain SailGP skipper Sir

Voiles des Saint Tropez
Spectacular Maxi fleet expected at Les Voiles des Saint Tropez

With 45-plus boats competing, ranging in size 18 to 42 metres (59 to 138 feet), the second week of Maxi Yacht racing at the Les

America's Cup
Grant Dalton gives update on America’s Cup 37 venue search with one month to deadline

Grant Dalton, CEO of America's Cup holder Emirates Team New Zealand, has issued a statement laying out the current state of play with regard to

America's Cup
American Magic reveals new lead designer for 37th America’s Cup Challenge

American Magic – the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup – has confirmed that it is moving ahead with performance development work in preparation

Killer cool

Combine Humphreys Yacht Design for outstanding sailing performance and Studio F A Porsche for some quite outrageous good looks and the result? Well let’s just

Tailored to perfection

It’s not just top raceboats that require customised line solutions. Marlow Ropes’ Grand Prix series has revolutionised the way sailors specify and order their high

Close racing throughout the Fastnet Race IMOCA 60 fleet

Ed Gorman weighs in on the stunning winning performance delivered by French IMOCA 60 duo Charlie Dalin and Paul Meilhat aboard Apvia in the Rolex

Dalin and Meilhat dominate high quality Fastnet Race IMOCA 60 fleet

French double-handed pairing Charlie Dalin and Paul Meilhat on Apivia has convincingly won the IMOCA 60 class in the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race. Dalin, an

Skorpios claims Fastnet Race monohull line honours win on maiden outing

Dmitry Rybolovlev’s ClubSwan 125 Skorpios has taken line honours in the Rolex Fastnet Race after completing the 695 nautical mile course from Cowes to Cherbourg

You cannot be serious!

Challenge the engineers at Harken about just how light they plan to go with their next generation Air winch and you are in for a

Rolex Fastnet Race
Gitana Team establishes benchmark time for new Fastnet Race course

The extraordinary 32m long Ultim Maxi Edmond de Rothschild showed a clean pair of heels to the rest of the fleet in the 49th Rolex

11th Hour Racing Team reveals new IMOCA 60

Ed Gorman reports on the 11th Hour Racing Team's newly revealed brand spanking new IMOCA 60 which emerged from the shed at CDK Technologies in

Faster and faster

Within the space of just a few weeks two of the most aggressively campaigned big trimarans had between them broken and re-broken two great ocean

What’s in the 11th Hour Racing Team Sustainability Toolbox?

Sustainability is good for business. Customers expect it and so does the workforce, but where do you even start? It’s just got a whole lot

Olympic sailing
Tokyo 2020 – Belcher/Ryan (AUS) and Mills/McIntyre (GBR) win 470 gold

Andy Rice brings us the blow by blow from the 470 medal races on the final day of racing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta

Olympic sailing
Tokyo 2020 – How the medals were won…and lost

Underlying skill and spirit the Olympic sailing medallists have put into their successful Tokyo 2020 campaigns is the raw,  GPS tracking data from the 11

Top IMOCA 60 pairings prepare for Fastnet Race with an eye on Transat Jacque Vabre

Ed Gorman previews the high-quality 14-boat IMOCA 60 class racing double handed in the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race starting this Sunday from Cowes, UK. The IMOCA

Olympic sailing
Tokyo 2020 – Brits scoop two golds and a silver as Brazil and Italy also win gold

Andy Rice reports on a fast and furious day of racing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta in Enoshima, Japan that saw thrilling medal races

Gitana Team
If you only watch one sailing video today…

Coffee break coming up? A perfect time to check out this fascinating behind the scenes video from the master of on board reporting, Yann Riou,

Olympic sailing
Tokyo 2020 – Light wind delay sets up quadruple medal race day for Tuesday

Andy Rice reports from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta in Enoshima, Japan where a lack of wind on Sagami Bay meant no racing on Monday,

Olympic sailing
Tokyo 2020 – Laser gold for Wearn (AUS) and Radial gold for Rindom (DEN)

The latest update by Andy Rice from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta in Enoshima, Japan where the medals in the Laser and Laser Radial classes

Olympic sailing
Tokyo 2020 – Windsurfing golds for Yu (CHN) and Badloe (NED)

Andy Rice breaks down the thrills snd spills of today's medal races for the Men's and Women's RS:X Windsurfer at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta

Olympic sailing
Tokyo 2020 – Australia’s Wearn puts Laser Men’s Gold beyond doubt

Andy Rice reports from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta after the sixth day of racing in Enoshima, Japan. Matt Wearn has wrapped up the gold medal

Olympic sailing
Tokyo 2020 – Flying Dutchman with one hand on RS:X Windsurfer gold

Andy Rice's latest daily update after the fifth day of racing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta taking place in Enoshima, Japan. There were tears of

There is another way

Dr Edit Olasz Harken, MD, PhD, a practicing dermatologist with a research background and expertise in the field of skin cancer prevention, talks to Jimmy

Olympic sailing
Tokyo 2020 – Big wave Wednesday in Enoshima

Andy Rice gives his take on the the tumultuous fourth day of racing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta in Enoshima, Japan. Enoshima is famous, notorious

Olympic sailing
Tokyo 2020 – Whacky racing on third day in Enoshima

Andy Rice checks in from Enoshima, Japan after gusty and shifty third day of racing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta. The excitement kicked up a

Olympic sailing
Tokyo 2020 – Making sense of the chaos in Enoshima

Andy Rice's analysis of the second day of racing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta taking place on the waters off Enoshima, Japan. There was more

Olympic sailing
Tokyo 2020 – Favourites struggle to shine on tricky opening day

Andy Rice breaks down what turned out to be an unpredictable first day of racing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta in Enoshima, Japan. After two

Olympic sailing
Tension mounts on eve of Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta

Andy Rice checks in with an update from Enoshima, Japan the day before the start of racing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta. It’s the eve