52 Super Series

52 Super Series World and Season titles up for grabs in Palma winner-takes-all finale

Paralympic sailing
World Sailing launches campaign to reinstate sailing at 2028 Paralympic Games in Los Angeles

World Sailing, the international federation for the sport of sailing recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), today officially kick-started their campaign for sailing to

Alex Thomson Racing
Britain’s Alex Thomson steps down from racing and turns focus to the next generation

British sailor Alex Thomson has announced he won’t compete as a skipper in the 2024 Vendée Globe, the solo, non-stop race around-the-world, but doesn’t rule

Fred Pye’s new Canadian syndicate completes 10 team line up for SailGP Season 3

SailGP has announced that the line-up for Season 3 – starting May 2022 – will be further enhanced with the addition of Canada joining the

Transat Jacques Vabre
The Transat Jacques Vabre 2021 – A tough challenge to end a great IMOCA season

Ed Gorman previews the IMOCA 60 class in the upcoming double-handed Transat Jacques Vabre transatlantic race from France to the Caribbean island of Martinique. The IMOCA

Windy second day at SailGP Cadiz delivers the goods for us spectators

Finally, what the F50 sailors and fans have been waiting for – a properly windy day of racing at a SailGP event. Yacht Racing Life

Double devastation on final day of Spain SailGP regatta

The home team went from hero to zero when a capsize ahead of the final day of racing in Cádiz, Andalusia, took the Spanish team

Great Britain team targets improvement at Spanish SailGP event

After a frustrating finish in Saint-Tropez saw the Great Britain SailGP Team drop to fourth in the overall Championship leaderboard, the British team, led by

United States SailGP Team aims to defend overall podium spot at Spain event

The United States SailGP Team faces a crucial test at this weekend's Spain Sail Grand Prix, defending second place on the overall podium more than

Female sailors to race at SailGP Cadiz this weekend

SailGP’s road to creating a more inclusive championship reaches another milestone this weekend at the Spain Sail Grand Prix taking place in Cádiz-Andalusia. The sixth

Ben Ainslie buys majority share in Great Britain SailGP Team

The Great Britain SailGP Team has become the first of the existing eight SailGP teams to evolve to a third party owned franchise with Ben

America's Cup
INEOS Britannia launches world-class team to challenge for 37th America’s Cup

INEOS Britannia today confirmed its core leadership team to lead the British challenge for the 37th America’s Cup live from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team

The Yacht Racing Podcast: Sam Holliday – The Race Around

Justin Chisholm's guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast is fellow-Brit Sam Holliday, co-founder of the Race Around – a single and

When competition brings luxury

Who likes the idea of leaving the TP52s behind in a boat that costs half the price and also makes a fantastic family friendly cruiser?

Designed for two

Two-time winner of the Silverrudder Hans Genthe explains his radical new double-handed raceboat concept. Aeolos Yachts is addicted to scientific approaches. The base for our yacht

A most robust pedigree

Twenty years ago, in an old-school Auckland sail loft, Doyle Sails’ Richard Bouzaid began experimenting with a new way of building sails utilising an adapted

Tailored beauty

For the past 15 years, stayinphase has been quietly fulfilling the demanding engineering requirements of some of the most iconic racing yachts of modern

America's Cup
Dunphy Kiwi Home Defence campaign ‘underhand and deceitful’ says Defender

America's Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand has formally broken off communication with the Kiwi Home Defence campaign lead by New Zealand businessman Mark Dunphy. ETNZ

Future proofers…

With so many different electronic system aboard the modern yacht getting them to work properly together is where this new young UK company aims to

International Maxi Association Update

A season update from International Maxi Association secretary general Andrew McIrvine.  The Maxi world is at last having a chance to return to some more normal

The same but (very) different

The new Bavaria C38 follows hard on the heels of the multiple award-winning and super-successful C42 – but the design of Bavaria’s new slightly smaller

America's Cup
37th America’s Cup decision deadline extended

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) together with Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ), announced today that they are extending the selection period for the

America’s Cup: It ain’t over ’til it’s over

It’s the nature of yacht racing that nothing is ever certain. No matter how big your lead, victory is never assured. No matter how far

Missing you

Owners and 52 Super Series crews past and present cherish their favourite venues and there are many different reasons why. Big winds, Atlantic waves and

Olympic sailing
Yacht Racing Podcast: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Regatta Review with Andy Rice

Justin Chisholm's guest is British yacht racing journalist Andy Rice who had just returned from Enoshima, Japan where he had been reporting on the Tokyo

Recapturing its heritage

The Royal Western Yacht Club in Plymouth, England was there at the very start of shorthanded racing so it’s no surprise to see them creating

Classe Mini 6.50
Classe Mini 6.50: A leader in sailing innovation

For over 40 years, Classe Mini has proved a testing ground for the next generation of professional sailors and innovations in boat design. Competing alongside

America's Cup
America’s Cup: Defender and Challenger of Record announce AC40 foiling monohull

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) and Defender Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) along with the Royal Yacht Squadron Ltd (RYSL) and Challenger of

America's Cup
Where now for the America’s Cup?

Less than two weeks out from the deadline to reveal the dates and venue of the 37th America’s Cup and – despite what some might

Class 30 One Design
Can the new Class 30 One Design restart offshore club racing?

There is exciting news this week of a newly commissioned design for a non-foiling 30-foot fully crewed offshore racer aimed at reigniting international club level

A way in

With Persico standing behind these carefully tested one design foilers and Santi Lange in charge of training up their young crews, grand prix foiling suddenly

Make your own rules

The philosophy and delivery of the DSS Infiniti 52 was always going to ask a lot of the builders and engineers involved in this dramatic

A career without end

Michael Schmidt has won ocean races, closed big brokerage deals, launched the successful Hanse Yachts brand and now with Y Yachts he has created a

When the best partner with the best

Forty-five years ago Royal Huisman went looking for a new spar building partner, ideally one also able to supply the latest superyacht sail handling

A taste of what could have been…

The International Olympic Committee's rejection of the mixed-sex double-handed offshore event proposed by World Sailing for the the Paris 2024 Olympic regatta in Marseille means

Fast clothing – why not?

Assemble a group of top international sailors for their ideas. Add one of the most famous names in the development of technical clothing for his

On top of his brief

Hamble based Sea Ventures’ day to day operations sees the company continue to be the most active of the Jeanneau distributors, but several of their

America's Cup
Ben Ainslie Interview – Part 2

In this second installment of an exclusive interview this week with the British SailGP and America’s Cup skipper, Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm finds

52 Super Series teams return to action in Puerto Portals Mallorca

When the 52 Super Series returns to competition next week with a bumper fleet of 16 TP52s racing Bay of Palma, Mallorca, the form book

America's Cup
Ben Ainslie interview – Part 1

In the first installment of a two-part interview Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm speaks to Ineos Team UK and Great Britain SailGP skipper Sir

Voiles des Saint Tropez
Spectacular Maxi fleet expected at Les Voiles des Saint Tropez

With 45-plus boats competing, ranging in size 18 to 42 metres (59 to 138 feet), the second week of Maxi Yacht racing at the Les

America's Cup
Grant Dalton gives update on America’s Cup 37 venue search with one month to deadline

Grant Dalton, CEO of America's Cup holder Emirates Team New Zealand, has issued a statement laying out the current state of play with regard to

America's Cup
American Magic reveals new lead designer for 37th America’s Cup Challenge

American Magic – the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup – has confirmed that it is moving ahead with performance development work in preparation

Killer cool

Combine Humphreys Yacht Design for outstanding sailing performance and Studio F A Porsche for some quite outrageous good looks and the result? Well let’s just

Tailored to perfection

It’s not just top raceboats that require customised line solutions. Marlow Ropes’ Grand Prix series has revolutionised the way sailors specify and order their high

Close racing throughout the Fastnet Race IMOCA 60 fleet

Ed Gorman weighs in on the stunning winning performance delivered by French IMOCA 60 duo Charlie Dalin and Paul Meilhat aboard Apvia in the Rolex

Dalin and Meilhat dominate high quality Fastnet Race IMOCA 60 fleet

French double-handed pairing Charlie Dalin and Paul Meilhat on Apivia has convincingly won the IMOCA 60 class in the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race. Dalin, an

Skorpios claims Fastnet Race monohull line honours win on maiden outing

Dmitry Rybolovlev’s ClubSwan 125 Skorpios has taken line honours in the Rolex Fastnet Race after completing the 695 nautical mile course from Cowes to Cherbourg

You cannot be serious!

Challenge the engineers at Harken about just how light they plan to go with their next generation Air winch and you are in for a

Rolex Fastnet Race
Gitana Team establishes benchmark time for new Fastnet Race course

The extraordinary 32m long Ultim Maxi Edmond de Rothschild showed a clean pair of heels to the rest of the fleet in the 49th Rolex

11th Hour Racing Team reveals new IMOCA 60

Ed Gorman reports on the 11th Hour Racing Team's newly revealed brand spanking new IMOCA 60 which emerged from the shed at CDK Technologies in

Faster and faster

Within the space of just a few weeks two of the most aggressively campaigned big trimarans had between them broken and re-broken two great ocean