P40 Class

P40 Class gets off to a promising start

Alexa of London
Britannia refined

Now seriously for sale, the majestic gaff cutter Alexa of London is an improved version of the iconic Royal Yacht, with great potential for long-distance

Lessons learned

Lessons learned from racing two-handed in a rough 2023 Fastnet Race. The 2023 RORC Rolex Fastnet Race had its toughest weather conditions in recent years. Three

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High-wind crescendo sees Nolot & Maeder win 2024 Formula Kite European Championship

Winds gusting close to 30 knots brought spectacular conditions for the climax of the 2024 Formula Kite European Championship in Mar Menor, Spain. Reigning World

Black Foils win ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix

New Zealand’s ‘Black Foils’ – driven by Peter Burling – today claimed victory in front of an adoring hometown crowd at the the second-annual ITM

The incredible race

Before the six skippers had even started the solo race around the world in their 32m giant trimarans it was clear that the Arkea Ultim

Doyle Sails
Building on success

Doyle Sails builds on success with a renewed focus on next-level R&D. A stellar showing at the 2023 Maxi World Championships might have been just cause

Southern Spars
Life forward of the beam

The new generation of large, high-performance luxury cruising catamarans are making great use of the latest developments in AC rig technology. You simply can’t miss them,

53 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mallorca set to showcase Olympic classes

With the first entry registration period now closed, most of the racers who will compete at the 53 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mallorca by Iberostar have

Clarisse Cremer
Clarisse Crémer and Tanguy Le Turquais cleared of misconduct by international jury

French yachtswoman Clarisse Crémer and her husband Tanguy Le Turquais have been cleared of anonymous allegations of cheating during the last edition of the Vendée

Shirley Robertson
Shirley Robertson takes over as manager of the Super Yacht Racing Association

The Super Yacht Racing Association (SYRA) as announced Shirley Robertson as the new manager of the association. With a wealth of experience and success in

470 World Championship
470 World Championship – Xammar and Brugman reign in Spain

Jordi Xammar and Nora Brugman (ESP) have been crowned 470 World Champions of 2024. After five days of competition in a variety of conditions on

America’s Cup: Changing gear

Just as teams were getting used to the heat of competition and squaring up to their opponents at the two America’s Cup Preliminary Events, the

Pete Goss
Offshore legend

This month on Shirley Robertson's Sailing Podcast Shirley talks to British offshore adventurer Pete Goss, an accomplished offshore sailor famed for executing one of the

Arkea Ultim Challenge
Charles Caudrelier wins inaugural Ultim solo around the world race

French solo racer Charles Caudrelier, skipper of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crossed the finish line off the coast of Brest, this Tuesday morning at

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

Tom Slingsby and his Australian crew have been crowned champions of the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney, flying home in front of an

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

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

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

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