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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

Leaving the world behind

Imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery for the generous folk behind Doyle’s brilliant Structured Luff technology. Greater forward thrust, kinder on your rig,

RIP Sam Richmond

The international yacht racing community is reeling from the news of the tragic death of the British sailor Sam Richmond following an accident while training

Yacht Racing Podcast: Laurence Mead – Cowes Week Regatta Director

Justin Chisholm’s guest is British sailor Laurence Mead – the regatta director at the world’s oldest and largest regatta week: the annual UK spectacular that

America’s Cup: NYYC American Magic announces core sailing team for AC37

Newport, R.I. – Today, New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. sailing team challenging for the 37th America’s Cup, confirmed the initial core sailing

All in the planning

A long overdue return to a full TP52 Super Series season kicks off at a new venue, Baiona, and ends with the 10th anniversary of

Yacht Racing Podcast: Phil Robertson

Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast is the New Zealand high performance foiling supremo, Phil Robertson. Robertson made his name

America’s Cup – Powerhouse grinder Matt Gotrel re-signs for Ineos Britannia

Matt Gotrel, Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist rower, has re-signed with INEOS Britannia as a sailor for the team’s 37th America’s Cup campaign. This is

Emirates Team New Zealand confirm core sailing team led by Peter Burling

Auckland, New Zealand - 25th February 2022: Emirates Team New Zealand’s core sailing team line up has been confirmed. The core sailing team consists of 6 key

To good to keep quiet about

Champion raceboat designers Carkeek Design Partners thought they were drawing a new one-off world cruising cat for an experienced yachtbuilder’s personal use. Things didn’t quite

A chat with British Vendée Globe skipper Pip Hare

British solo skipper and 2020-21 Vendée Globe competitor Pip Hare was Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast. The article below

Little giant

The new Oyster 595 takes many features – technical and styling – from its bigger sisters to create an exceptional mid-size yacht which feels much

RORC 600 club heads north for Baltic Sea Race

After 10 years of success with the well-established RORC Caribbean 600 along comes another fascinating and challenging course for offshore enthusiasts. It’s every bit as

No introduction necessary

The granddaddy of them all and the model upon which so many great international regattas have been based – Cowes Week – is approaching a

Yacht Racing Podcast: Pip Hare

Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast is Pip Hare – the British solo sailor who set the social media

Keeping it working

Rondal were honing their rig servicing skills for superyachts long before such things became a mandatory requirement. Rondal rigs have earned a reputation for reliability. That’s

Phil Robertson announced as Canada SailGP Team skipper

Canada SailGP Team has announced two key appointments as the team’s preparations continue in the lead up to the start of Season 3 in Bermuda. Leading

ClubSwan’s spectacular season finale

A beautiful fleet of fast modern offshore one designs, a glorious venue, close racing and one of the friendliest groups of competitive sailors you will

Simple moves that soon add up

You would expect the environmentally-driven 11th Hour Racing Team to push harder than most when it came to building their latest IMOCA 60. They did

High expectations

In just about 12 months’ time Chris Nicholson will have his seventh go at winning The Ocean Race (née Volvo Ocean Race and Whitbread). And

GC32 World Championship returns to Lagos in 2022

After considerable effort went into laying on a successful series in 2021 despite the pandemic, the new GC32 Racing Tour season will see the show