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
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
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
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
Bruno Dubois has an enviable track record in yacht racing both on and off the water with a Mini Transat win to his name along with world and European title victories in the Farr 45 class. He was the skipper of French entry Rucanor Sport in the 1989-90 Whitbread Round
… 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
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
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
The United States' America's Cup challenger American Magic has team launched its test boat in Newport – as seen in these images from the team's Facebook page.
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