United States SailGP Team

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Retour à la Base
32 IMOCA skippers switch to solo mode for Retour à la Base transatlantic sprint

So here we go, the beginning of the final build-up to next year’s Vendée Globe as single-handed racing returns to the IMOCA Class, with the

Foiling superyacht
Baltic Yachts foil assisted superyacht

Most developments in yachting are evolution, not revolution but every once in a while a boat is launched that’s a complete game changer, difficult to

Only the best

SLAM CEO Enrico Chieffi talks about how the Italian company's partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand helps it make better products for sailors. Enrico Chieffi, CEO

Transat Jacques Vabre
Ruyant wins again on the transatlantic course but his focus remains the Vendée Globe

In France they call him “The King of the Transat” and with good reason because, with his dominant victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre-Normandie le

Tools to be used

From grand prix raceboats to superyachts, Synapse is taking load sensing to a whole new level and turning America’s Cup style data analysis into a

Transat Jacques Vabre
North or South to pay dividends?

After 10 full days of open ocean racing the battle for the IMOCA podium places in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2023 continues to rage. The

Rigging Projects
Pushing boundaries

Structured luff sails have created fresh challenges for deck and rig hardware designers with working loads going through the roof. These new challenges have spurred

Luke Parkinson
Yacht Racing Podcast: Luke Parkinson

Just in case you missed it, the latest guest on The Yacht Racing Podcast is Australian-born Luke Parkinson – a high-performance sailor who has carved

Tom Slingsby Kirsten Neuschäfer
Worthy winners

Sailing’s highest achievers were honoured at a glittering World Sailing Awards ceremony in Málaga. The 2023 Rolex World Sailor of the Year awards were presented

When great ideas become reality

Super simple and super efficient, the ACCWing holds great promise for a wide range of watercraft. There have been many attempts at popularising wing sails but

Transat Jacques Vabre
Le Cléac’h and Josse cruise to Ultim victory in Martinique

French duo Armel Le Cléac’h and Sébastien Josse sailing Maxi Banque Populaire XI crossed the finish line of the 16th edition of the Transat Jacques

Transat Jacques Vabre
Can’t stop watching…

It's been hard not to get sucked into following every tactical move being played out on the waters of the eastern edge of the Atlantic

Karver headsail furler
Classically modern

After 20 years as a leading supplier of A-sail and code sail furlers, Karver has finally designed a headsail furler – with some fresh ideas. When

International Maxi Association
No surprises

An update from International Maxi Association secretary general Andrew Mc Irvine on the final stage of the IMA's 2023 season... We are back in peak Maxi

Transat Jacques Vabre
Pictures worth a thousand words (and more)

Never more true is the old adage that 'a picture is worth a thousand words' – as evidenced by this sensational gallery from British photographer

IMOCA performance numbers tell a spectacular story of innovation

Anyone who has followed the growth of the IMOCA Class in recent years will be well aware that the boats are now going faster than

Nautor Swan
All the best bits

Elegance is a major preoccupation for the top brass at Nautor Swan and when they began to design their new flagship Swan 108, one of

McConaghy Boats
Down to business

After the Kiwis’ impressive America’s Cup win in Bermuda back in 2017 few could have predicted how big the changes were going to be in

UK Sailmakers
A guide to asymmetrical spinnakers

To explain the thinking that goes into designing asymmetrical spinnakers, we interviewed three sail designers from UK Sailmakers: lead designer Pat Considine, UK Sailmakers Chicago;

Some daysailer!

Inspired by YYachts presents a solution to challenges faced by the sailing yacht industry – the Y Breeze 75 daysailer. This innovative vessel combines the elegance

Just the job

The RC44 class has always had a particularly strong collaboration with Harken. ‘Back when the boat was launched, the RC44 came with the best winch

Caribbean Sailing Association
Give yourself a break…

Every season, the best of the best from Europe, North America and beyond converge in the Caribbean for a healthy mix of sun, sailing, racing

Sea Ventures
Changing things up

The vibrant (and growing) shorthanded racing community in the UK has a plan for further growth – inspired by even greater success in France. Shorthanded racing

52 Super Series
Pure Perfection

Credit is due, once again, to Alegre owner Andy Soriano. In summer 2017 he was first to commit to building a new TP52 for 2018

Doyle Sails
Smart choice

For four years Brad Marsh, now chief technology officer at Doyle Sails, arguably had one of the most stressful jobs in international sailing. As technical director

Halifax, Nova Scotia to host first Canadian SailGP event in 2024

Halifax has been selected as the first-ever city in Canada to host a Sail Grand Prix. The inaugural ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix will take

Raising the performance bar

Balance Catamarans is a fast-growing brand of comfortable ocean cruising cats, built to a strict ethos, that sail remarkably well. Here’s how they achieve that

SailGP partners with Women’s Sports Group to accelerate Women’s Pathway programme

There is no denying that in recent years professional yacht racing’s four top properties – The Ocean Race, America’s Cup, SailGP, and Olympic sailing –

When reputation leads

X-Yachts announces the latest model in its Xc series of blue water cruising boats with bold claims and some new design features. Few brands in the

Image © SailGP
Ben Ainslie’s British SailGP crew seal back-to-back wins in Italy

Ben Ainslie’s Emirates Great Britain SailGP Team has leapfrogged from fourth to second in the overall SailGP Season 4 standings after a consummate performance in

Image © Nico Martínez
Platoon crew claims 52 Super Series season on tie break

After finishing on the end of season overall podium five times, Harm Müller-Spreer and his German flagged Platoon crew finally clinched the 2023 52 Super

Alex Pella
Alex Pella leaves Bilbao on around Spain record attempt

Spanish ocean racer Alex Pella and a four person crew aboard the revamped 33-metre (109.1-foot) maxi catamaran Victoria have set off from Bilbao on a

Sevenstar Yacht Transport
All calm on the surface

Examining what happens behind the scenes at Sevenstar’s Racing Yachts’ logistics division reveals the huge amount of work, knowledge and experience needed to reliably and

A+T Instruments
The best just got better

A+T’s new processor offers a wealth of new user-programmable features. A+T Instruments specialise in very well-designed and engineered displays and processors for superyachts and race boats

Good time for a rethink

Winches for operating sails have been around for roughly 50 to 60 years, and they still look more or less the same. Even technically, winches

Stronger and smarter

The IMOCA class can be said to be in a period of transition. Rudder elevators are (still) prohibited so designers and teams have been putting

Southern Wind
When upscaling works

The Southern Wind shipyard has been developing and evolving its own innovative construction techniques over the last 20 years, with 42 boats built – and

Shogun 43
A very new world

Forget what you thought you knew about performance cruisers – this rather aggressive-looking beast is anything but average. In a world where nearly all new products

Dhream Cup
Dare to Drheam…

The Drheam Cup is a class act from start to finish with interesting and testing courses designed for different types of boats – including a

Saudi Sailing Federation
Playing the long game…

Saudi Arabia is preparing to host its first ever America’s Cup event as it reconnects with sailing and the sea. The second preliminary regatta of the

MDL Marinas Ocean Globe Race
It worked before

The further the Whitbread Race and its successors move away from its roots the more the event struggled. Something that has not escaped the attentions


Designed for fast-paced inshore regattas where the sailors’ agility is just as crucial a factor as their strength is and endurance, Musto’s lightweight LPX collection

Diverse Yacht Systems
In the blink of an eye

Faster tacks, smart logic, easy operation. Diverse Performance Systems has found some intriguing new ways to improve on the standard water ballast system. Fully crewed IRC

International Maxi Association
Still on the fence?

An update on the International Maxi Association from the class secretary general Andrew McIrvine. I started writing this in Livorno, Tuscany, sheltering from yet more torrential

52 Super Series
Turkish delight

Despite great expectations the start of the 2022 52 Super Series was pretty awful for Provezza. Between afterguard illness requiring reshuffles and a broken forestay

Southern Wind
Optimised for peak efficiency

Southern Wind’s new 100X is both a return to their roots and a step forward into the future with a strong focus on efficiency –

HH Catamarans
A view to the future

HH Catamarans has embraced a philosophy of ‘future-proofing’ its luxury multihulls with a wide range of cutting-edge technologies. It's rather common to make claims in the

Rolex Fastnet Race 2023
IMOCA fleet turns on the style in fast and furious Rolex Fastnet Race

The 50th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race proved to be a particularly thrilling ride for the 29 competing skipper duos in the 29-strong IMOCA

Jeanneau Sun Fast 30
Entry level offshore racer

Designed for the next generation of ocean racing sailors, the Jeanneau Sun Fast 30 one design has a huge amount of potential. The growth of the

All the performance with a bit more comfort

A new semi-custom racer from judel/vrolijk and Oceantec takes the Class40 concept back to its roots – with an extensively optimised IRC rating and a

Doyle Sails
Built without barriers

However big you build it, Doyle Sails can design and deliver a tailor-made package of high-performance sails. What do more than 80 per cent of Southern