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Sydney to Hobart – Between the fires

Exclusively for Yacht Racing Life, Rob Kothe previews the annual offshore classic Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. Australia is burning, but right now there is a small respite with mercifully lower temperatures as Christmas approaches. So, the National focus returns to Australian summer sport. Boxing Day, in Australian means the second Cricket Test


It started with the racing code zero but already the benefits are spreading rapidly out through the superyacht world and elsewhere. Since Doyle Sails launched its ground-breaking cable-less Code Zero technology, the company has expanded the concept to embrace jibs, staysails and even mainsails, achieving significant load reductions in the process. Structured

America’s Cup: Kiwi AC75 capsize video

America's Cup

America's Cup holders Emirates Team New Zealand have released a spectacular video of the team's AC75 foiling monohull capsizing during training in Auckland, New Zealand – the venue for the 36th edition of the America's Cup scheduled for March 2021. The Kiwi boat capsized after appearing to skyrocket almost off its

Harken: Reflex Reaction

Harken has been quick to respond to the growth of cable-less headsails to ensure the gains extend beyond better sail designs. The ability to furl sails has been something we’ve taken for granted for at least 40 years. In fact, the influence of furling has been so widespread that it’s easy

Cyclops Marine: Bolt on speed

If you’re looking to be tested by your customers then Emirates Team New Zealand is a good place to start. Getting the best performance out of a racing yacht is tough, with lots of controlled and uncontrolled variables in the equation to success. Accurate sensors are essential to provide the valid