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Cape Horn Engineering: Paging Doctor Speed

Cape Horn Engineering

CFD (computational fluid dynamics) has come a very long way since those days of pretty pictures used to illuminate design articles. Everyone uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in yacht design these days but you get what you pay for. Working with the best CFD experts in the industry can deliver a

SailGP: Teams ready for the ‘Battle in the Big Apple’

SailGP New York

The SailGP international high-performance race circuit rolled into New York City earlier this week where the six international teams competing on supercharged F50 catamarans have been practicing on the Hudson ahead of the start of racing later today. With on the water training time strictly limited under the rules of the

Taking on EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour

Sailing Arabia – The Tour

If you want to know how competitive the revamped EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour was this year ask Volvo Ocean Race champion Franck Cammas, who has just experienced life ‘below the fold’. The new-look EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour came fully of age in 2019, again delivering early season

Matthew Sheahan column: Monsters of the lake

Matthew Sheahan column: Monsters of the lake

This month Matthew checks in from one of Europe's most unique and spectacular inland races – the legendary Bol d’Or Mirabaud on Switzerland's Lake Geneva.   As students back in the 1980s, once most of our cash had been passed over the bar there was very little left to buy magazines. But

America’s Cup: Luna Rossa Challenge reveals test boat

America's Cup Luna Rossa Challenge

Luna Rossa Challenge – the Italian America's Cup syndicate backed by Prada and Pirelli – has published pictures of its scaled-down test boat sailing for the first time in the waters off the team's training base in Sardinia. This makes the Italian squad – the official Challenger of Record for the

Tried and tested: A+T Instruments

A+T Instruments

Look aboard some of the world’s fastest and largest yachts and you may not immediately identify the logo on the instrument displays. On the face of it there’s little to separate many of the sailing instruments that are currently on the market once they are fastened to a bulkhead. Be they

Olympic sailing: Andy Rice on the Hempel World Cup Series Final

Olympic sailing: Andy Rice on theHempel World Cup Series Finals

Last month I wrote about the folly (as I saw it) of the Dutch trials system which nearly saw the obvious first choice candidates - reigning World Champions Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz - miss out on selection for Tokyo 2020. However, they survived their trial by fire and came