It’s not just about having the tools…

Big picture

Following an initial collaboration with The Ocean Race Europe in 2021, Warner Bros. Discovery, the leading global media and entertainment company, and The Ocean Race,

An elite heritage

The legendary North Sea Regatta Week is back on the world stage and firing on all cylinders. Germany’s North Sea Week is celebrating its comeback to

You start at 30 per cent

Seldén Mast continues to perfect the art of delivering fast lightweight carbon spars – and at accessible levels of cost. If there’s one area where the

Light in every sense

Put designer Malcolm McKeon together with McConaghy Boats and the result could never be less than extraordinary – in every sense. McConaghy Boats have partnered with

Saddle up

At first light on Monday, 12 September, Canada SailGP Team athlete Isabella Bertold set off from Saint-Tropez on her Factor road bike to travel over

Tarte Tropézienne (again)

At last we are getting back to near normal post-pandemic with most of the Maxi race fleet returning with full programmes – writes International Maxi

Hats off to Larry….and Russell

Anyone in doubt that SailGP has anything but a bright future ahead of it will surely have their doubts allayed by the news that the

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A good day to be heavy

Andy Rice reports from the 470 Euros in Turkey... The wind was whistling through the rigging for the second day of the 470 European Championships in

Full production

11th Hour Racing Team – the US entry in the the 2022-23 edition of The Ocean Race – has announced the five-person lineup that will

Creative intuition

The skills required of today’s finest sailmakers must now extend far beyond ‘just’ delivering the fastest and most durable product... While modern sailmaking is a product

Given to fly

Who said the foiling technology developed for the recent editions of the America's Cup wouldn't ever trickle down to the lower echelons of our sport? The


Winning an impressive four races from this week's five starts at the Maxi Worlds is overall J Class winner Svea (SWE). Co-owned and co-skippered by three

Long time coming

Amazingly, this weekend saw the first SailGP event victory for two-time America's Cup winner Jimmy Spithill's United States SailGP Team. Spithill's international line up – which

Next gen regatta management

How the new device-oriented Phlotilla package does do it all Newport, Rhode Island is the home of Phlotilla, formed in 2019 by experienced sailors, technologists and

Putting performance first

Modern in-mast and in-boom furlings systems really can allow you to enjoy the right sail shapes... (but not all of them!) Mainfurl is the brainchild of

Scott Shawyer launches Canada Ocean Racing campaign with backing of Alex Thomson

Canadian yachtsman Scott Shawyer has launched a new ocean racing campaign – Canada Ocean Racing – with the goal of  competing in the the Vendée Globe solo non-stop

Rooted in experience

When a piece of clothing becomes as much a statement as a practical solution for outdoor life, as a company you’ve hit the bullseye. Footwear

Kevin Escoffier announces The Ocean Race 2022-23 entry with IMOCA Holcim-PRB

Kevin Escoffier, a previous winner of the event, will enter his new generation IMOCA, Holcim-PRB, in The Ocean Race beginning 15 January 2023 from Alicante,

Foiling into the future

The most recent America’s Cup cycle demonstrated the pros (and cons) of achieving high performance on a large monohull with designs and builds focused on

All the performance with none of the guilt

Marlow’s Blue Ocean ropes are identical to their conventional lines, but with just a tiny fraction of the usual carbon footprint. Many of the eco options

We can do better!

Diverse Performance Systems have built a reputation as world leaders in the design and manufacture of highperformance sailing systems, with their expertise encompassing marine electronics,


We’ve yet to meet the sailor who has raced the historic Bacardi Cup on the glorious waters of Florida’s Biscayne Bay who did not want

A winning formula – improved

If it looks right, it probably is right. Generations of sailors, boatbuilders and yacht designers used to swear by that simple rule of thumb. Even

What price a couple of seconds?

In almost every respect, as a new venue to the 52 Super Series, Baiona and a first trip to Galicia proved a triumph – writes

Hannah Mills & Ben Ainslie launch gender equal Athena Pathway Programme

Hannah Mills OBE and Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful female and male Olympic sailors of all time, have today announced the formation of the

Sam Davies: Still getting better and ready for challenge of her first new boat

She has waited a long time for a new boat, but now she has it – a gleaming bright red Sam Manuard-designed flying machine, in

Starting from the top

Perfectly matching rig, rigging and superyacht at the first attempt takes on new meaning when the key suppliers can be many thousands of miles apart

The same but different

The Farr-designed SW105 platform lends itself well to customisation. Sørvind is a full carbon build with an extra-large Hall Spars rig, and a new cockpit

Making the exceptional standard

Superyachts haven’t just been getting larger in recent years. They’ve also become far more strongly focused on sailing performance and helm response in light airs.

100 days to start of La Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe 2022 race

Today Friday July 29, at 1302hrs CEST marks exactly 100 days before the start of the 12th edition of La Route du Rhum – Destination

34 solo skippers expected to compete on this summer’s 53rd La Solitaire du Figaro

The starting gun for the first stage of the 53rd edition of La Solitaire du Figaro will sound on August 21, off Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef in the

Best for your yacht…better for the environment

When yacht instruments start to reach the end of their life or a lighting strike forces the issue it is tempting to think only of

We’ve got it covered

Persico Marine is in the throes of delivering everything from a new IMOCA for brilliant skipper Paul Meilhat to the first batch of Persico FLY40s

52 Super Series – Phoenix rises to the occasion to claim comfortable win in Mallorca

The Plattner family’s South African flagged Phoenix laid to rest the ghosts of November past when they today clinched the third regatta title of the

Entries open for 16th Transat Paprec

Plotting a course of nearly 3,900nm between Concarneau in Brittany, France and Saint-Barthélemy in the Caribbean, the Transat Paprec, formerly the Transat Ag2r - la

Boris Herrmann’s Team Malizia launches new IMOCA for The Ocean Race & Vendée Globe campaigns

Boris Herrmann’s offshore sailing team launched its new race yacht on schedule today after 18 months of innovative design and construction. With its spoon bow

When time is money

Hexcel’s new range of G-Vent pre-pregs solves many of the biggest challenges for composite yacht and component manufacturers... including allowing a much-accelerated production process Hexcel is

Hike harder for longer

Improved hiking is perhaps the biggest single key to improving Laser/ ILCA sailor performance. Musto have tackled the task head-on with specific and focussed innovations. It

A new boat and the force driving Jérémie Beyou back to the Vendée Globe

  Having started four Vendée Globes and finished two of them, once on the podium in third place, once after starting a second time nine days


Grand Soleil has a new flagship. Or arguably two, because the Performance and Long Cruise versions of the Grand Soleil 72 have distinctly different decks.

Eighteen knots without disturbing the potted plants

Seahorse Magazine reviews the latest offering from renowned raceboat builders Marsaudon Composites – the recently launched the largest addition to their spectacular series of Ocean

Exploit the noise

Between the conceptual model of a new sail design and its real-life performance is a no-man’s land occupied by what Jordi Calafat refers to as

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