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Superyacht Cup Palma: Taking the initiative…

Superyacht Cup Palma

Someone had to take the initiative and it is the Superyacht Cup in Palma that grasped the nettle with the introduction of a new dedicated Performance Class at its next edition in June 2020. The Superyacht Cup Palma has taken a lead in meeting the evolving nature of the superyacht community

SailGP: Rob Kothe assess the teams ahead of Season 2 opener


Sailing razzamatazz on Sydney Harbour for the first SailGP event of season two, which starts at 4 pm local time on Friday 28th and continues Saturday 29th February 2020. It was a giant offseason for the SailGP circuit. Two new teams Denmark and Spain were launched while Team China sailed away. A

Excess Catamarans – bringing back the fun

Good taste, first class naval architecture and excellent construction combined with the resources of Bénéteau – the world’s biggest boatbuilder: the results were always going to be hard to beat. Most cruising catamarans are stodgy to sail, but Bénéteau’s new Excess brand aims to bring back the fun. Excess cats are

Olympic Sailing: Gimson & Burnet snatch Nacra 17 world championship title

Olympic Sailing

British sailors John Gimson and Anna Burnet have been crowned 2020 Nacra 17 world champions only weeks after securing the Olympic nomination for Great Britain for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Gimson and Burnet’s gold medal capped an astonishing final day of racing for the multihull sailors. Heading into the final double

Olympic Sailing: Burling and Tuke claim

Olympic Sailing

It might not have been as dramatic as the last one but it was no less significant as Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won their sixth 49er world title in Geelong today. The pair started the day in second, only one point behind the Austrian crew of Benjamin Bildstein and David

Persistence required

There is a modern fibre that is less than easy to use but if you can eventually pull it off the results can be spectacular. ‘You wouldn’t use anything other than Dyneema for your halyards or sheets,’ says Banks Sails’ boss Paolo Semeraro. ‘So why accept anything less in your sails?’