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Revolutionary thinking shared at the Yacht Racing Forum

Three hundred and sixty five delegates from all over the world joined the Yacht Racing Forum in Bilbao for two days of conferences, presentations, networking and business. The leading classes and events, teams, brands and venues contributed to the event, designated by many attendees as the best YRF ever. That the

Ino-Rope: Veni, vidi…


When a young Brittany company claims a Vendée Globe victory within three years of being formed... well that is actually something to make a fuss about. ‘For Us, By Us’ could easily have been the tagline that Julien Barnet – a professional sailor and rigger – and Thibault Reinhart – pro

The Ocean Race: Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team reveals VO65

The Ocean Race

The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team has ‘baptised’ its VO65 Ocean Race Boat ‘Racing for the Planet’, in a dance-filled ceremony at the Marina de Cascais, in Portugal. The spectacular launch was attended by over 300 guests, including VIPs and key figures from the yacht-racing world, Portuguese Government, local dignitaries and journalists.

The Biggest and the Best

International Maxi Association

An update from Andrew McIrvine – secretary of the International Maxi Association. Just back from the biggest and best Maxi event in the world, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, with many thoughts about how it could be made even better. This was already a special year, it being the 40th anniversary of

Plenty of bang (and knots) for your buck

We do not need to be sold on the abilities and advantages of the well-designed and built pocket performance trimaran – and this one will even leave you with enough change for lunch. Founded in 2015, Libertist Yachts based in Poland has been making a big impression in the multihull world

Brest Atlantiques: Foot on the brake

Despite having completed 740 miles in the first 24-hours of the race the skippers of the four-boat Ultim 32/23 fleet competing in the Brest Atlantiques race all say they have been reining their trimarans back for fear of damage so early in the 14,000-mile open ocean marathon.  Despite keeping one foot