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America’s Cup: Four teams confirmed for World Series opening event in Sardinia

America's Cup

Four international teams from New Zealand, Italy, the United States, and Great Britain have been confirmed for the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) regatta taking place in Cagliari, Sardinia from April 23-26 – the opening event of the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada. The event will see current America’s Cup

Nautor’s Swan: Thrillingly close racing…

Nautor's Swan

The second edition of The Nations Trophy attracted teams from 14 countries and an impressive turn-out of the world’s best sailors. The second edition of The Nations Trophy, from 8 to 12 October, was a storming success that cemented the position of Nautor’s Swan’s biennial headline event as one of the

SailGP: Formula 1 for growth


With just weeks to go to the start of the second SailGP season – exclusively for Yacht Racing Life – Rob Kothe speaks to the global series' instigator, CEO Sir Russel Coutts, and some of the top skippers on the international circuit. The second season of the Larry Ellison funded, Sir Russell

Italian showcase…

Genoa Boat Show

With one thousand boats and approaching 200,000 visitors, the Genoa Boat Show is now among the most important in the world. Towards the end of the European boating season, the ancient sailing city of Genoa hosts one of the Mediterranean’s key in-water boat shows. Held every September, the Genoa International Boat

America’s Cup: PlanetSail interview with AC75 designer Martin Fisher

America's Cup

With just three months to go to the opening event in the 36th America's Cup presented by Prada – the AC World Series regatta in Cagliari, Sardinia on April 23 - 26 –  AC expert Matt Sheahan from PlanetSail sits down with with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team Co-design Coordinator Dr.

America’s Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand reveals surprise test boat

America's Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand has revealed its new custom-designed-and-built test boat Te Kāhu in Auckland. Te Kāhu meaning ‘The Hawk’ was rolled out of the shed on Wednesday and was christened by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. Te Kāhu fits within the rules on test yachts according to the 36th America’s Cup Protocol which

The stuff that AC75s are made of…

In the high-speed, high-stress world of the America’s Cup keeping the beast in one piece is clearly a big challenge. Wessex Resins’ epoxy pushes the performance boundaries even further – just in time for the next edition of the Cup. Structural attachments that require an adhesive bond need a strong yet

North Sails: View from the top

North Sails

North Sails’ director of design and engineering JB Braun explains an innovative engineering solution that brings top-down furling to Load Sharing Sails. ‘Continually pushing the leading edge forward, North Sails has collaborated with Future Fibres to engineer the next refinement to Helix sails – a cord that allows all the performance