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World Sailing Show – April 2019

World Sailing Show IN BRIEF We’re all about speed this month. From Tom Slingsby’s guided tour of his teams’ F50, to the drama that proceeded another record breaking run around the Caribbean 600. We also find out how aircraft giants Airbus are helping American Magic to develop their trial horse, the Mule as their America’s

2020 Offshore World Championship test for new Olympic discipline

2020 Offshore World Championship test for new Olympic discipline

Fans and detractors of the concept of the new two-person mixed-gender offshore Olympic medal event set to be debuted at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will get a chance to see what the competition might look like in reality next year with the inaugural running of the World Sailing Offshore World

World Match Racing Tour: 2018-19 season finale rescheduled for July

The new owners of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) have made a smart move in extending the 2018-19 season to allow the circuit’s grand final event to take place ahead announcing the new schedule for the 2019-20 season. Prolonged negotiations over the sale of the international circuit at the end

The Ocean Race reveals new branding and two new VO65 campaigns

The Ocean Race reveals new branding and two new VO65 campaigns

Two new VO65 campaigns for the 2021 edition of The Ocean Race around the world have been revealed at a live telecast from the race’s headquarters in Alicante, Spain today. First up, Portuguese businessman Paulo Mirpuri announced that the Mirpuri Foundation would be backing a VO65 campaign in the next race.

Exposure Lights: A sailing torch that could save your life

Exposure Marine: A sailing torch that could save your life

It all started with a simple yet remarkable torch, cleverly designed and purpose-built to solve one of the most intractable problems in offshore sailing. When someone falls overboard at night, the chances of getting that person safely back aboard can be frighteningly low. Rough weather, cold water, doubledigit boatspeeds, spinnakers,

Star Sailors League Nations Gold Cup

Star Sailors League Nations Gold Cup

Hot on the tail of the brilliantly successful (and important) Star Sailors League comes another zinger of a concept – the Nations Gold Cup. The idea for the SSL Nations Gold Cup is one of those ideas that once you have it explained, you wonder why it hasn’t already happened. It’s

America’s Cup: Coderus help INEOS Team UK to think fast

America’s Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand's time saving technology

High-level professional sport is all about making split-second critical decisions under pressure. Nowhere is this more true than in the ultra-fast-paced world of the modern-day America’s Cup where the sailors on their high-flying boats need to be able to instantly interpret and act on information collated from a myriad of data

America’s Cup: Malta Altus Challenge in doubt after arbitration spat

Malta Altus Challenge an America’s Cup syndicate from the Royal Malta Yacht Club has become the fourth official challenge to be accepted by the current Cup holders Emirates Team New Zealand.

The chances of the first ever Maltese America’s Cup challenge continuing are in doubt today according to a press release from the event’s organisers – the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand and the Challenger of Record Luna Rossa Challenge. The short release announced the publication of the America’s Cup arbitration panel’s

SailGP: Fletcher and Bithell on stepping up from the 49er

SailGP: Fletcher and Bithell on stepping up from the 49er

When it comes to steep learning curves, they don’t come much steeper than the one that British 49er Olympic hopeful Dylan Fletcher finds himself on since taking on the role of helmsman aboard the British SailGP F50 catamaran for the global circuit’s inaugural season. Fletcher and his friend and crewmate Stuart