Straight into it

Stiffer, lighter, faster – and bigger

Elan Yachts’ E-Line range of performance cruisers has a brand new flagship. It’s been about five years since the last new model in the range

Infiniti Yachts
Creating the groundbreaking Infiniti 52

'Nail-biting anticipation' is no overstatement when it came to awaiting the arrival in Europe for sea trials of the first DSS-equipped – unarguably dramatic and

Transat Jacques Vabre: Redman takes Class 40 win

The Class 40 victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre has gone to Redman, co-skippered by Frenchman Antoine Carpentier and Pablo Santurde Del Arco of Spain.

(Don’t) treat me with care

No longer does the use of bio-resins and fibre in composite manufacturing mean increased production costs because of the need for much more delicate material

Through the looking glass – gloriously

The creation of Maxi Swan as a standalone entity promises to both stimulate and shake up the top end of performance sailing all the way

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: IMOCA 60 pairings fight to the finish

The IMOCA podium will soon be complete as the battles in the chasing fleet intensify. The damaged Ultime, Sodebo 3 is expected to end her

Why wait?

Even if you are using a hybrid mix of new and existing hardware there is no longer any reason why your data should not be

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Ruyant and Lagravière storm to victory in IMOCA 60 class

On a beautiful morning off Fort de France in Martinique, the blue and white Guillaume Verdier-designed IMOCA LinkedOut, sailed by Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagravière

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Damage and delays as bad weather strikes

The winner of the last edition of the race in the Class 40 has sustained keel damage, whilst bad weather off Martinique may delay the

America's Cup
Cork still gunning for Ireland to host 37th America’s Cup

The dream of staging the 37th America’s Cup in Cork, Ireland is still very much alive. Far from giving up on the quest to secure the

The green-eyed monster

Almost as if a cork had been removed from a very expensive bottle of champagne – or perhaps Prosecco – the Maxi world burst back

Next edition of The Ocean Race to start January 2023 in Alicante, Spain

The start date for leg one of The Ocean Race 2022-23 has been confirmed with both IMOCA and VO65 fleets scheduled to burst from the

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: IMOCA 60 leaders close in on Martinique finish

The breeze looks patchy over the final miles to the finish at Fort de France on Martinique, but Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagravière are firmly

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Ultimes Banque Populaire & SVR-Lazartigue second and third into Martinique

The Ultimes podium is complete. Late last night SVR-Lazartigue took second place ahead of Banque Populaire XI. The leading IMOCAs are due in Martinique on

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Cammas and Caudrelier victorious in Ultimes

Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier have won the Ultime class title of the 15th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre aboard Maxi Edmond de Rothschild.

HH Catamarans
On the money

Big, fast, ocean-capable cats are where it’s at right now and the ever-expanding Hudson Yacht Group range is right at the front of the action.

Tested formula (spectacular) new solution

Several ClubSwan regattas have already been run successfully in 2021 and these typically well-organised and great fun – and very competitive – events have also

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Ocean Fifty podium complete in Martinique

Primonial has taken line honours and the Ocean Fifty multihull title in the 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre race. French pair Sébastien Rogues and Matthieu Souben

All in a day’s work

Every time Reckmann supplies a new superyacht sailing system they surprise us by going one step further. With the Judel/Vrolijk 146-footer Path and 196-foot Sarissa

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Ultimes on final approach to Martinique

The first boats are expected to arrive in Martinique overnight. The three fastest classes are slipping slowly through an area of light winds whilst the

44Cup: Aleph wins convincingly in Lanzarote

Over four of the most difficult days of racing in 44Cup history, an impressive seven races were still held at the 44Cup Calero Marinas Lanzarote

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Racing still close after two weeks at sea

All four classes are on a direct route to the finish. The Ocean Fifty multihulls lead the race with just 645 miles to the finish

America's Cup
America’s Cup: Design and preparation work continue after release of AC37 Protocol

American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup [AC36] and a prospective Challenger for the 37th, was pleased to receive the AC37 Protocol

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Full speed ahead to the finish

The hoped for grandstand finish to the 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre in Martinique is beginning to look likely as Ultimes and Ocean Fiftys begin their

44Cup: Hero to zero and back again

Conditions off Lanzarote’s moonscape south coast took on a different character for day two of the 44Cup Calero Marinas Lanzarote, with much improved sailing conditions

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Torn sails, food rationing and …. birthday cake

Thirty knot Samba sailing for the Ultimes as the IMOCAs escape the Doldrums. Class 40’s on a Cape Verde slalom course whilst the Ocean Fifty

44Cup: Aleph wins only race on challenging opening day in Lanzarote

The 44Cup Calero Marinas Lanzarote, final and deciding event of the 2021 44Cup, got off to a difficult start today. To race the nimble RC44s

America's Cup
PlanetSail: The Blueprint for the 37th America’s Cup

The Protocol for the 37th America's Cup has been published and while there are still some crucial details that are yet to be completed, there

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Class 40 HBF-Reforest’action pulls out after damage

A broken bowsprit on HBF-Reforest'Action means Kito de Pavant and Gwen Gbickfirst are the first Class 40 pair to abandon the Transat Jacques Vabre. Meanwhile,

44Cup: British big guns sign on for Lanzarote RC44 season finale

The final event of the 2021 44Cup sets sail tomorrow out of Puerto Calero, Lanzarote with technically any of the five top teams still able

The Yacht Racing Podcast: Alex Thomson

Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast is British solo racing skipper Alex Thomson. Thomson is a veteran of no less

Back in action…

Like the sun coming out after a storm, competitive sailing has resumed in the Caribbean. It might not be readily apparent, especially for those not

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: 48 hours that could change everything

The next two days could be crucial in deciding the winners of the 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre. Lead changes are expected across three of the

America's Cup
America’s Cup 37 Protocol announced featuring cost reduction and smaller crew numbers

The Protocol of the 37th America’s Cup was released today by the Defender, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Emirates Team New Zealand and

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Tricky weather on the way in a close-fought transatlantic Grand Prix

After nine days in the 15th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre, the leading boats in the IMOCA Class are heading west under the Cape

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Tense days lie ahead

After nine days of racing the monohulls are still bunched together in cat and mouse battles in which any mistake will prove costly. Maxi Edmond

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Just another manic Monday out on the Atlantic

The Doldrums are reducing Maxi Edmond de Rothschild’s lead in the Ultime class, whilst Primonial is extending her lead over the other Ocean Fifty boats.

Team DutchSail -Janssen de Jong takes impressive victory in Sicily at the 69F Pro Cup

Team Dutchsail - Janssen de Jong pulled off the most impressive win of their 2021 season that has been full of victories from start to

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Race wide open after a week of racing

We’re exactly one week into the 15th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre race. On the whole the racing is close with many of the

Outrider no more

It took no time at all for the spectacular Drheam Cup – a multi-course event for the world’s very fastest yachts – to make a

The blink of an eye

Racing an F50 cat in the SailGP series you will be lucky to get as long a a blink of an eye to react. The ability

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Wear, tear and tiredness across the fleet

After six days of racing in the Transat Jacques Vabre the first signs of wear and tear are appearing on board the boats and fatigue

Transat Jacques Vabre: IMOCA 60s LinkedOut Charal and APIVIA battle it out near Madeira

With five days of racing completed in the 15th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre, the now 20-strong IMOCA fleet is making good progress to

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Lead changes and overnight repairs

There was a lead change in the IMOCAs this morning but as the Ultimes power south to Cape Verde, many of the Class 40 are

Olympic and America’s Cup sailors ready to battle in the 69F PRO CUP

As the days shorten in the northern hemisphere and the sailing season draws to a close, there remains one bright spark in international sailing. The

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Collisions and duels during a night of action

Sodebo Ultim 3 is being assessed following last night's collision with an unidentified floating object. 11th Hour Racing Team - Alaka'i have officially abandoned the

Beyond sailing – How the Transat Jacques Vabre is building on its environmental legacy

The four different boat classes are now heading across the Atlantic, battling for a podium finish in this year’s Transat Jacques Vabre. Meanwhile, back in

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: A tale of two races

The fastest classes at the head of the fleet have now escaped the high-pressure zone that becalmed them for days, however the Class 40 fleet

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: Slow going and hard work for the IMOCA 60 crews

We knew this was going to be a slow Transat Jacques Vabre, but the 15th edition of this two-handed biennial classic has been a real

Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre: IMOCA 60 Bureau Vallée dismasts

A dismasting, spring tides and light winds have made the first 36 hours of the Transat Jacques Vabre very tricky for the fleet of 79

52 Super Series
52 Super Series: Sled scoops world and season titles as storms prevent racing on final day

Winning by the slimmest of margins Takashi Okura’s TP52 Sled team were crowned 2021’s 52 SUPER SERIES champions and Rolex TP52 World Champions Saturday in