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Personal taste…

Y Yachts

When experienced sailors define their own perfect yacht they often find others have been thinking the same thing. If you have a lifetime of experience in the industry you’re better placed than most to pull it off. When Michael Schmidt wanted a large yacht to go off cruising with his wife,

Endless quest…

UBI Maior Italia

The young Italian engineers at UBI Maior are steadily working their way through pretty much everything that moves on a modern yacht – and working hard to make it move better. This time it's the snatch block. When it appeared decades ago, it seemed a magical device: with its opening cheeks

Skin protection for racing sailors…

Harken Derm

Minimising sun damage when sailing has long been a major concern for sailors but a casual conversation with America’s Cup winner Jimmy Spithill highlighted the second part of the equation for dermatologist Edit Harken. It was a beautiful breezy September morning in 2014 during the famous (or infamous) E-scow Blue Chip

SailGP: ‘Winning Calls with Oracle’ content series announced


LONDON – May 27, 2020 – SailGP today launched Winning Calls with Oracle, a new seven-part series of virtual race-viewing events featuring the global league’s world-class athletes providing unique insight into how the national teams make strategic decisions at the highest speeds ever recorded in the sport. SailGP’s Winning Calls with

Dare to be different

The Ocean Race

When it comes to the challenge of producing compelling digital content capable of engaging and inspiring a global online audience the sport of ocean racing provides a rich seam of opportunity waiting to be mined by the right brand. In particular competitors in around-the-world races like the solo non-stop Vendee Globe

Huge task – elegant solution


There is something immensely satisfying in taking the massive loads of a superyacht furling system and by exquisite engineering reducing the task of controlling those loads down to the touch of a button or joystick. When you venture offshore in a high-performance superyacht with a Bermudian rig and a small crew,