Chris Draper – British Olympic medallist, America's Cup helmsman, and now CEO of the the Sail GP Great Britain syndicate – is the guest on Episode 4 of Shirley Robertson's Sailing Podcast. Draper is another of those guys that’s been at the sharp end of this radical change in sailing over
British offshore sailors Henry Bomby and Hannah Diamond are among the first mixed pairings to set their sights on a medal in the new double-handed discipline at the Paris Olympic Games in 2024. They have been training aboard a Beneteau Sun Fast 3300 under the guidance of Charles Darbyshire Fourth Cape offshore
Britain’s elite sailors will go into battle against the world’s best this week in their biggest challenge in the countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Seventeen athletes will fly the flag for Great Britain at the official Tokyo 2020 test event, dubbed Ready Steady Tokyo, which begins on Saturday August 17. The
After a tempestuous weekend of weather at the SailGP Cowes event which saw racing abandoned on Saturday Rob Kothe follows up with the bruised and battered teams as they pick up the pieces ahead of the season closer in France next month. In 1966, the Rolling Stones released an album called Aftermath.
Shirley Robertson's guest on the latest episode of her podcast is the remarkable French around-the-world record-setting skipper, Francois Gabart. Gabart is one of the stars of the offshore sailing world - the youngest ever winner of the solo offshore marathon the Vendee Globe, Francois also holds the title for the fastest
After three decades of development and investment, the North Design Suite is able to produce reliably fast sails, that keep their shape, leading the way in modern sailmaking tools. The legendary figures in the history of sailmaking made their reputations by having a keen eye for recognising what they knew from
Reigning Olympic gold medallist Hannah Mills and her crew Eilidh McIntyre have won the 470 class World Championship after a nail-biting finale on the waters of the Tokyo 2020 sailing venue. The British Sailing Team pairing defeated home-town heroes Ai Kondo Yoshida and Miho Yoshioka, the 2018 champions, in a thrilling