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Matt Sheahan: At the sharp end of offshore

Transat Jacques Vabre

In his latest exclusive piece for Yacht Racing Life Matt Sheahan looks back on his visit to Le Havre, France the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre double-handed transatlantic race and ponders what he learned about the cutting edge of high performance offshore racing. The latest technology, the wildest looking boats

Brest Atlantiques: Stormy forecast forces start delay in Brest

Brest Atlantiques

Faced with stormy weather conditions, the organisers of the Brest Atlantiques race have decided to postpone the start, initially scheduled for Sunday, November 3 at 13:02. After having studied the evolution of the weather situation over the past few days, the organisers of Brest Atlantiques, in agreement with the sailors and

A+T Instruments: The heart of the system

A+T Instruments

A+T is mindful of the responsibilities placed on its instrument systems – especially in the dark! It is a dark, moonless, windy night and you’re running downwind in a steep swell in mid-Atlantic. The only thing between you and a standing gybe are the numbers on the instrument displays. The quality

11th Hour Racing: Making headway…

11th Hour Racing

With the benefit of sophisticated external auditing 11th Hour Racing are now in a position to judge each of their multiple projects on their individual merit and tweak their support – and advice – accordingly. 11th Hour Racing is on a mission to empower the sailing communities and industry to take

GC32 Racing Tour: Neck and neck ahead of Oman season finale

GC32 Racing Tour

After 73 races across four events in three countries the standings could not be closer going into the next week's 2019 GC32 Racing Tour’s finale in Oman. Ernesto Bertarelli’s GC32 World Champions Alinghi team and Oman Air, skippered by New Zealander Adam Minoprio, have been at each other’s throats for the

America’s Cup: No wrong answers?

America's Cup

With four AC75s now successfully launched and actively foiling, this story on the America's Cup website asks: What have we learned about the outcomes of the various design strategies chosen by each of the teams for their first-generation boats? One thing seems clear – that there is more than one way

Transat Jacques Vabre: Foiling IMOCA 60s eye 10-day passage to Brazil

Transat Jacques Vabre

Fans of professional yacht racing are at risk of sensory overload this winter season with two major open ocean races – the Transat Jacques Vabre and the Brest Oceans Race – taking place in the coming weeks. All that plus the added the excitement building around the 36th America’s Cup following

B&G: Managing the SailGP field of play

B&G

The F50 cats are so astonishingly fast that SailGP needed to adopt new B&G technology across its chase boat and race management fleet to ensure reliable and accurate data to run the racing – at 50 knots. The technology focus for the new SailGP global championship has been on the F50s

Hall Spars – a tidy solution

When looking around a modern performance yacht for some nice aesthetic details the furling boom is not usually the natural place to start – not any more however. Furling booms are not new to cruising, but modern performance cruisers can challenge even the cleverest spar designer. They demand not just ease

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