High expectations

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

Nobody does it better (really)

With great performance and a comfortable as well as practical interior, the new J/45 offers sparkling cruising performance as well – should you so wish

Easy call?

After two years of planning and anticipation, the inaugural running of the Aegean 600 in July 2021 provided the proof of concept needed to have

When size is your friend

Over 100 years after the first (successful) diesel-electric yacht, Southern Wind explain how hybrid marine power is taking a big step forward in a size

America’s Cup: Cup Insider interview with Ineos Britannia chief designer Martin Fischer

For Cup Insider, Yacht Racing Life’s editor Justin Chisholm talks exclusively to the new Ineos Britannia lead designer Dr. Martin Fischer about his move from

America’s Cup: NYYC and American Magic announce AC37 challenge

US America’s Cup team American Magic has announced that it has partnered with the New York Yacht Club to mount a challenge for the 37th

The Yacht Racing Podcast: British Olympic Silver Medalist John Gimson

On the latest edition of The Yacht Racing Podcast Justin Chisholm chats with British Olympic campaigner John Gimson whose 16-year Olympic career culminated last year

J Class reveals 2022 regatta schedule

After a 2021 season which comprised only mixed fleet racing under various handicap rules, the J Class have made provisional plans to convene at three

Rolex Sydney to Hobart race lives up to its gruelling reputation

The lead up to the 2021 Sydney Hobart Race was overshadowed by the prospect of a brutal first 24 to 48 hours of strong southerly

Fuelling the revival

An unexpected development in the last 18 months is that participation in traditional dinghy classes has gone through the roof – but the dinghies of

The Ocean Race
The Ocean Race: Stopover dates announced for 2022-23 edition

The Ocean Race 2022-23 will visit nine iconic international cities over a six-month period, with leg one starting from Alicante, Spain, on 15 January 2023. The

Too easy?

As yachts get bigger and bigger, simple tasks become more demanding. When you’re manoeuvring and then securing a superyacht in a tight anchorage there is

SailGP: Slingsby championship favourite after victory in Sydney

Tom Slingbsy delivered when it mattered for his Australia SailGP Team. Dominating the final race after an inconsistent weekend of results, the home team claimed

GBR/JPN pre-start collision dominates headlines on opening day of Australia SailGP

Under perfect Sydney skies it was anything but a perfect day of racing for Great Britain and Japan as a major crash happened moments before

Making it personal

Thirty years of racking up ocean racing titles plus high-level engineering expertise gave Stu Bannatyne the perfect grounding to help create and refine two of

Eight international Sail GP teams ready to battle on Sydney Harbour

As the seventh and penultimate event on the global championship calendar, the SailGP international high performance yacht racing league returns to iconic Sydney Harbour tomorrow

2022 Foiling Week awarded World Sailing Special Event Status

World Sailing has awarded the upcoming 2022 Foiling Week Special Event status, ensuring the competition can grow, reach more people, and partner with international and

Meet the 2021 TP52 world champions – Takashi Okura’s Sled

After the tightest of finishes to what has surely been the closest-fought season ever, Takashi Okura’s Sled crew won the 2021 52 Super Series title

International Maxi Association 2021 season round up

Overall this year has been remarkably successful for the International Maxi Association, especially given the global picture at the start of 2021 – writes International

2022 a crucial year for World Sailing mission to reinstate Para Sailing at LA28 Games

2022 is set to be a crucial year for Para Sailing as the international federation, World Sailing, pursues its ambition to see sailing reinstated for

Alinghi Red Bull Racing
America’s Cup: Defender welcomes Swiss AC37 Challenger announcement

Emirates Team New Zealand has welcomed today's announcement of the Alinghi Red Bull Racing team as Challenger for the 37th America’s Cup representing the Swiss

Alinghi Red Bull Racing
America’s Cup: Alinghi Red Bull Racing launches AC37 Challenge

A new team will be challenging for the next America's Cup, as Red Bull joins forces with double America's Cup–winning syndicate Alinghi in a campaign

World Match Racing Tour
World Match Racing Tour announces 19 event global circuit for 2022

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has announced its 2022 world championship season with a 19 event schedule across 12 countries including new World Tour

Punching above its weight

In a picturesque and quiet corner of south west England there is a yacht club whose part in the development of the sport of top

Not a trickle but a cascade…

The trickle-down effect is supposed to happen slowly but this time its pace is very fast indeed.  Just five months after the end of the

52 Super Series
Baiona and Barcelona regattas to top and tail 2022 52 Super Series season

The 52 Super Series, the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit, will mark its historic tenth year of continued success with an exciting five regatta

Technology and teamwork

When you are striving to develop a surprisingly complex technical solution to a deceptively steep challenge – then it is often best to focus your

First eight cities unveiled for expanded SailGP Season 3

SailGP returns in its third season with additional new teams, more iconic cities and thrilling racing as it reaffirms its status as the most exciting

The IMOCA 60 skippers itching to return to the class

There is nothing like an IMOCA sailor who is stuck on land. Just ask Pip Hare, the British Vendée Globe finisher who did not take

Solving the performance and sustainability paradox

In the endless search for performance, how can sustainability be embedded into new boat builds? Would it surprise you to know that the carbon footprint of

Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre and Tom Slingsby win 2021 Rolex World Sailor of the Year awards

Olympic gold medalists Hannah Mills MBE (GBR) and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) were voted female 2021 Rolex World Sailor of the Year on Thursday 2 December

Straight into it

2021 has been an inherently short, compact season and with two regattas sailed and just four points covering the top six teams it looked near

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