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America’s Cup: NYYC American Magic AC75 arrives in Auckland

America's Cup

DEFIANT, the first AC75 racing yacht built for New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, has arrived in New Zealand. The AC75 was shipped through the Gulf of Mexico, transited the Panama Canal and then crossed the Pacific after departing from the team’s winter base

Biggest launch yet for King Marine

King Marine

For the skilled and experienced composites team at King Marine in Valencia the recently-launched Botin 85 Deep Blue was their biggest project yet – but only just. It’s the largest project to date for yacht builder King Marine, if only by a small margin. One more milestone in the impressive history

America’s Cup: Three Years On, Not Long to Go

America's Cup

For most Kiwis the 27th of June in New Zealand will always be synonymous with Emirates Team New Zealand closing out a comprehensive victory in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. In the three years since, things have quietly, but frantically, been progressing in technological quantum leaps inside the Emirates Team

PlanetSail – On Course Episode 4


In the latest episode of Matt Sheahan's PlanetSail – On Course... Ernesto Bertarelli interview - EXCLUSIVE Alinghi boss and founder Ernesto Bertarelli rarely does interviews. But in my exclusive meeting with the man who won the America’s Cup twice and started a Cup revolution in the process, he reveals his views of

A different (round the) world


Without modern media tools and satellite communications there would be no modern round the world racing – it’s that simple. ‘The Volvo Ocean Race, formerly The Whitbread, and now renamed The Ocean Race doesn’t happen without Inmarsat, that’s how important it is,’ Brian Carlin says. ‘For the teams and their sponsors

America’s Cup: It’s not about miracles…

America's Cup

Marblehead, Massachusetts has produced a steady stream of America’s Cup talent for well over a century, with sailors like Charles Francis Adams, Ted Hood and Jud Smith leading the way. Trevor Burd carries the Marblehead torch towards Auckland 2021 as a grinder/trimmer for American Magic. Onboard DEFIANT he is charged with

Step on board the Hugo Boss IMOCA 60

Vendee Globe

A remarkable 360-degree view of life aboard Alex Thompson's revolutionary foiling IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss... Image © Karim Rashid / Alex Thompson Racing

Happy enough…

52 Super Series

Andi Robertson shines a spotlight on the French crew of Jean Luc Petithuguenin’s TP52 Paprec – competitors on the 52 Super Series circuit. The waters off Cape Town were pretty much glassy smooth. There were a few cat’s paws chasing across the bay and the only TP52 out on the water

Smart, versatile, and dependable…

Southern Wind

When you are building luxury semi-custom performance yachts 7,000 miles away from your main market you’d better get everything right first time. So far so good for Southern Wind! The delivery of each new yacht from their yard in Cape Town, South Africa usually means a passage of 7,000

SailGP: Team ROCKWOOL Racing eyes historic record-attempts


Team ROCKWOOL Racing has officially hit the water, kick-starting a unique collaboration between the Denmark SailGP Team athletes and ROCKWOOL that will see a range of activities – including historic record-breaking attempts – across northern Europe this summer. Taking place in Aarhus, one of Denmark’s most famous sailing hubs, the launch