Victory on home waters marks first Australian win of SailGP Season 4

SailGP: Danes and Australians top the leaderboard on opening day in Sydney

Tom Slingsby and his Australian crew have delivered for the home crowd at the opener of the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix, securing a solid

Ten teams ready to race in Sydney

With just one day remaining until the highly awaited KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix takes place on the picturesque waters of Sydney Harbour, anticipation builds

Arkea Ultim Challenge
Storm Louis delays Caudrelier’s victory parade

Arkea Ultim Challenge race leader Charles Caudrelier and the ULTIM Maxi Edmond de Rothschild have been in the Azores port of Horta since Wednesday morning

Sustainable future

Lifecycle assessment was the important first step in Southern Wind’s drive to reduce their carbon footprint. Now they’re making positive changes. 'Sustainability is moving away from

An intriguing new chapter in the 470’s Olympic history

It’s just over a week until the 470 World Championship begins in Palma, Mallorca. Taking place from 24 February to 3 March, 63 international teams

Arkea Ultim Challenge
Rudder damage forces second Brazilan stop for Le Cléac’h

In a message distributed late this morning, the Banque Populaire team has confirmed that Armel Le Cléac'h’s ULTIM Maxi Banque Populaire XI, racing in second

Clarisse Crémer
Clarisse Crémer refutes Vendée Globe cheating accusations

A story published by France's international news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) has named French yachtswoman Clarisse Crémer as the Vendée Globe skipper accused of cheating

Upwind by MerConcept
Upwind by MerConcept female high-performance multihull racing program launched

MerConcept, the high-performance hub for offshore sailing and sustainable technologies based in Concarneau, France, has announced the launch of its brand-new racing program to provide

The Ocean Race
German city Kiel to host 2025 start of The Ocean Race Europe

The organisers of The Ocean Race have confirmed Kiel.Sailing.City as the host of the start of The Ocean Race Europe during a press conference in

Elan Yachts
Elan Yachts – A speedster for all seasons

Elan Yachts made a big splash two years ago with its GT6 performance cruiser. Soon there will be a new version optimised for ocean cruising. If

470 World Championship 2024
Olympic places at stake at 470 World Championship on Palma Bay

Sixty-three 470 teams from nations as diverse as Angola, Ecuador and Mozambique are gearing up for the first big challenge of the 2024 season, the

America's Cup
Cup Insider – LiDAR in the America’s Cup

Ever wondered what those funny looking units are on the side of the latest crop of America's Cup test boats? Turns out they are LiDAR

Arkea Ultim Challenge
Caudrelier leads Arkea Ultim Challenge fleet around Cape Horn

Long time leader of the Arkea Ultim Challenge solo multihull race around the world, French skipper Charles Caudrelier on the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild has

RM Yachts
Beautiful design and masterful construction

RM Yachts’ new 1080 is a more powerful and spacious version of one of the marque’s most successful boats – and it will be even

A record breaking life

This month, Shirley Robertson's Sailing Podcast hosts one of offshore sailing's most accomplished names, as multiple world record holder Brian Thompson drops in for a

Arkea Ultim Challenge
Cammas on Caudrelier Arkea Ultim Challenge performance…

With Arkea Ultim Challenge leader Charles Caudrelier far enough ahead the rest of the six boat fleet to push the pause button to allow a

America’s Cup: New Territory

Aside from the Swiss Alinghi Red Bull Racing squad who had arrived in Jeddah well ahead of the other teams to train, few people knew

Taking care of the beast

Charles Caudrelier's solo performance aboard the 100-foot Ultim Maxi Edmond de Rothschild has been nothing short of mind blowing over the three and a half

Francesca Clapcich
11th Hour Racing announces Francesca Clapcich sponsorship deal

On the heels of The Ocean Race win by its sponsored team, 11th Hour Racing is expanding its work beyond sustainability and ocean health to

Gunboat 80 – Rewriting the playbook

Technology and design tools from the America’s Cup, Ultim trimarans and IMOCAs have been combined to phenomenal effect in the Gunboat 80. The Gunboat 80 belongs

Caudrelier record setting performance has designer Verdier on edge of seat

There are few individuals who you could imagine tracking the progress of Arkea Ultim Challenge race leader Charles Caudrelier any closer than Guillaume Verdier –

HH Catamarans
Looked at differently

HH Catamarans is on a mission to redefine the concept of a luxury performance multihull – from 44ft all the way up to superyacht size. With

Giovanni Soldini
Italian ocean racer Soldini swaps his Trident for a Prancing Horse

There I was earlier this week, feeling sorry for iconic Italian yachtsman Giovanni Soldini, after he announced his 11-year collaboration with the luxury car manufacturer

Arkea Ultim Challenge
Mixed fortunes befall the Ultim solo around-the-world skippers

We are now roughly two and a half weeks into the Arkea Ultim Challenge and there is a contrasting mix of fortunes for the six

31 IMOCA solo skippers registered for New York Vendée – Les Sables d’Olonne race

While the IMOCA fleet is in winter refit, the organisers of the Vendée Globe are unveiling the details and line-up of their transatlantic race, the

Wow Factor…

The design brief for the 65m ketch Aquarius II posed challenges for the rig and winch designers at Rondal – who delivered some creative solutions. The

Arkea Ultim Challenge – Caudrelier scorches across Indian Ocean

Charles Caudrelier, leader of the Arkea Ultim Challenge, is passing the NE corner of the Kerguelen Islands exclusion zone, racing on a south easterly course

12 days to Cape of Good Hope for Arkea Ultim Challenge leader Caudrelier

At 13:32:22 UTC today the Arkea Ultim Challenge leader Charles Caudrelier on Maxi Edmond de Rothschild passed the longitude of South Africa's Cape of Good

Arkea Ultim Challenge – An extraordinary solo race around the world

A race around the world for solo-skippered 32-metre foiling trimarans has never been attempted before. In fact to date only four people have ever completed a

All in one

Vakaros’s wireless instruments just got even better. The technology to provide performance information in a wireless format is not new, with on-deck display units introduced over

Arkea Ultim Challenge
Arkea Ultim Challenge – Laperche in safety mode as Caudrelier sets blistering pace

This week's compelling high-speed open ocean match race between the two leaders of the Arkea Ultim Challenge around-the-world race came to an unfortunate end overnight

Yacht-Match – Now you can always get what you want…

Yacht-Match is a yacht broker, dealer and service provider that is founded on a fundamentally different way of doing business. Yacht-Match, Italia Yachts’ dealer for the

Arkea Ultim Challenge
Le Cléac’h to pitstop in Brazil for vital repair work

There is bad news for Maxi Banque Populaire XI skipper Armel Le Cléac'h tonight in the Arkea Ultim Challenge who is having to head to

SailGP: New Zealand closes in on top spot after ultra light airs victory in Abu Dhabi

The New Zealand SailGP team did the double in the UAE to secure back-to-back victories after winning the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Sail Grand Prix presented

Aegean 600
Instant classic…

The Aegean is one of the best places in the world to stage an offshore race – as the Aegean 600 has shown. It’s not easy

Ben Ainslie explains SailGP step down

PlanetSail's Matt Sheahan talks to Sir Ben Ainslie about his recent decision to step down from helming the British SailGP F50 foiling catamaran. Despite a couple

Nathan Outtteridge to helm Danish F50 at Abu Dhabi SailGP

ROCKWOOL Denmark SailGP Team will have a new face on the wheel in Abu Dhabi – as Nathan Outteridge temporarily replaces Danish driver Nicolai Sehested. Sehested,

A+T Instruments
A big year (and for one so young)

Many of the most successful yachts this summer have A+T instruments. A+T was only founded in 2015 and has now developed a complete range of extremely

One week to go to SailGP debut event in Abu Dhabi

There’s just one week to go until SailGP’s first ever visit to the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi for the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Sail Grand

America's Cup
America’s Cup: Why the AC40 is so special…

For 162 years the basic principles of sailing in the America’s Cup remained the same – one person would steer the boat, the rest of

ClubSwan Racing crews enjoy another spectacular season

ClubSwan Racing has enjoyed a vintage season of racing this year, not just in its core one-design classes but in ORC handicap racing too. When Leonardo

Ben Ainslie
Ben Ainslie steps down as helmsman of Emirates Great Britain SailGP Team

There’s big news from the Emirates Great Britain SailGP team this morning with the announcement that the team’s skipper and CEO, Ben Ainslie, has stepped

International Maxi Association
All good up top

International Maxi Association secretary general Andrew McIrvine reports on a highly successful 2023 season and looks ahead to even more activity in what promises to

best sailing boots
Best Sailing Boots

The best sailing boots feature non-slip rubber soles and are made from water-resistant or waterproof materials to keep feet dry. Insulation is another key aspect—many

Arkea Ultim Challenge Brest
Preview: Arkea Ultim Challenge Brest

As the vast majority of us prepare to wave goodbye to 2023 and look ahead to what 2024 might hold in store for us, in

Nautor celebrates two new ClubSwan releases

With two next-generation ClubSwan models not just announced but already in build, it’s been another cracking year for Nautor. There are very few luxury boatbuilders who

Beneteau First 36
Built to take it

With a slew of the industry’s highest awards to her name, the Beneteau First 36 clearly warrants some investigation. Seahorse journalist Øyvind Bordal chooses the

America's Cup
America’s Cup: Difference between an LEQ12 AC40 and AC75 explained

Ever wondered what is the difference between an LEQ12 AC40 and AC75 America's Cup yacht? You are certainly not alone, but fortunately you need wonder

Wessex resins wooden foiling motor launch spirit bar foiler
Spirit Yachts and BAR Technologies collaborate on wooden foiling motor launch

When Spirit Yachts and Ben Ainslie’s BAR Technologies set out to create a wooden foiling motor launch, they chose West System and Pro-Set epoxies. Wood is

IMOCA 2023: A season like no other

More boats, more sailors and more races – the 2023 IMOCA season was a blockbuster that was followed by fans all over the world, gripped

Easily up to the biggest challenges

Reckmann is constantly refining and developing its headsail, code sail and mainsail furling systems, keeping pace with changes in the types of boat that its