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Conrad Humphreys on the Yacht Racing Forum

Conrad Humphreys on the Yacht Racing Forum

Conrad Humphreys is a former professional sailor who has raced around the world three times (Volvo Ocean Race, Vendee Globe, BT Global Challenge). He is the founder of Ocean Academy UK – a new high performance offshore training centre aimed at helping talented sailors between 18 and 25 to turn

Hydraulics engineered for high performance

Hydraulics engineered for high performance

Whether in the Ultim, TP52 or America’s Cup classes, next-generation Harken hydraulics are at the very leading edge of efficiency and reliability. The upcoming 40th anniversary Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe will be an amazing race to follow. Included in the record-size fleet of 122 craft will be the Ultime

World Sailing Show – November 2018

World Sailing Show – November 2018

On the November episode of the World Sailing Show: How to fly a 32m tri – Gitana 17 explained The biggest and most powerful offshore sailing machines in the world prepare to rise up out of the water as they take to hydrofoils for the 40th anniversary of the singlehanded Route du

Bora Gulari and Helena Scutt end campaign

Bora Gulari and Helena Scutt end Olympic campaign.

US Sailing Team Nacra 17 campaigners Bora Gulari and Helena Scutt have unexpectedly ended their campaign for selection for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The pair – who both separately competed at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – made the announcement on their team Facebook page: “With heavy hearts we have ended

Brilliant racing (outstanding chocolate)…

Spi Ouest Regatta

… or why racing in the giant Spi Ouest regatta in La Trinité is quite simply the best Easter present you can possibly imagine. Kick 2019 off with a bang For many sailors in the northern hemisphere Easter regattas are the first major test of a new season. Perhaps the most competitive

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Mer Agitée release new TrimControl digital telltale for offshore racers.

Michel Desjoyeaux’s famous design, engineering and project management company Mer Agitée doesn’t just produce Vendée Globe winners. It is also constantly seeking out improvements in overlooked areas... right down to the ‘once’ familiar telltale. An interesting innovation for offshore sailing comes from France, where digital technology is married to one of

Ellen MacArthur’s record breaking trimaran returns

Ellen MacArthur’s record breaking trimaran returns

Now for what we think is the feel-good story of the yacht racing year so far. On paper at least, French solo skipper Romain Pilliard’s entry in the Ultim Class at the 2018 Route du Rhum singlehanded transatlantic race doesn’t stand much of a chance against the rest of the multihull

Vincent Lauriot-Prévost on Route du Rhum

Vincent Lauriot-Prévost on Route du Rhum

As his company VPLP Design celebrates 35 years of designing the world's most high performance racing yachts, and with a week to go to the start of the 2018 edition of the iconic Route du Rhum solo transatlantic race on November 4 Vincent Lauriot-Prévost takes time to reflect on the

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