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World Sailing Show – April 2019

World Sailing Show

https://youtu.be/4gQ44qMqsA0 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

Transpac, Transpac Tahiti – or both?

Transpac, Transpac Tahiti – or both?

If the biannual Transpac is too short for you, then why not try the Transpac Tahiti which is more than half as long again. Of course you can always do both, like ocean racing veteran John Jordane. Few of us have not dreamed about crossing clear blue seas and azure skies

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

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

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