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Ropes back on the boats for America’s Cup 36

Ropes are back on the boats for America’s Cup 36.

If the last America’s Cup was memorable for one thing it was the back breaking non-stop effort put in by the teams’ grinders to keep the boats powered up with enough hydraulic pressure to keep the boats’ foiling and sail trim systems running all the way around the racecourse. The vast

Keep an eye on rig and line loads with Cyclops Link

Keep an eye on rig and line loads with Cyclops Link

For 30 years very little changed in the measurement of line and rigging loads. But now, free thinking combined with tidy engineering has delivered a powerful yet simple new solution – one which will allow far more sailors to benefit from this key performance, and safety, input. Every now and then,

World Sailing Show – February 2019

World Sailing Show – February 2019

In the February 2019 episode of the World Sailing Show: The Golden Globe – The race that changed the world Fifty years ago the Sunday Times sponsored around the world race made history. Better known as the Golden Globe, the first ever solo, non-stop race around the world saw one man enter

America’s Cup: DutchSail pick Carolijn Brouwer to steer AC75

America’s Cup: DutchSail pick Carolijn Brouwer to steer AC75

The fledgling DutchSail America’s Cup syndicate – aka Team The Netherlands – headed by Dutch yachtsman Simeon Tienpont has become the first of the current crop of America’s Cup contenders to announce a female sailor as helmsman. During a press conference at the opening of the team’s headquarters in Scheveningen skipper

Spindrift 2 crew go hammer down in the southern hemisphere

Spindrift 2 crew go hammer down in the southern hemisphere

It took a lot of effort, including about a dozen back-breaking gybes of their monster-sized trimaran, but the crew of the French-flagged Spindrift multihull beat their own record time from Ushant to the Equator by an hour on their quest to win the Jules Verne Trophy for the fastest fully-crewed

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