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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

Magnifique

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

Resurgent

How many yachts can you think of that combine 20-knot plus performance and one design racing in decent-sized fleets with Category A offshore certification and

Calibration is (always) the key

But to do it well means the tools have to be not only excellent but also easy to operate. Founded in 1956 by Major R.N.

The Ocean Race sets 2030 gender equity target

The Ocean Race has set a target of having an equal number of male and female sailors in the round the world yacht race by

Fewer parts fewer troubles

And there is nothing out there to keep your sails up that boasts fewer moving parts than Eric Hall’s superbly reliable Alphalock system... Minimise what can

Step by step

We like to assume that sailing is inherently sustainable, powered by renewable energy. Sails themselves, however, are the elephant in the room when it comes

Hang on tight…

Getting a good grasp on things has been at the heart of Spinlock’s business for over 30 years and many of their innovative products have

Making the unbelievable believable

What do you do when even top-grade Dyneema has too much stretch to keep your luff straight? You ask a ropemaker for something even better.

Simple simple simple

Cyclops Marine is making big strides in helping sailors make accurate, data-driven adjustments to their sails while they race. The latest example is SmartLuff, an

The Ocean Race: GUYOT environnement – Team Europe confirmed as fourth IMOCA entry

A new IMOCA team is confirmed to participate in The Ocean Race 2022-23. The campaign sees French offshore sailor Benjamin Dutreux joining forces with Offshore

Stand by

On the threshold of the 52 Super Series’s 10th year of competition it is pleasing to see this season shaping up with so much promise.

Much bigger questions

A timely update from International Maxi Association general secretary Andrew McIrvine… This column should perhaps come with a health warning: ‘not entirely about Maxi yacht racing’. The

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

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