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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

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

Bruno Dubois on IMOCA & Volvo Ocean Race

Bruno Dubois on IMOCA & Volvo Ocean Race.

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

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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

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