One of next season’s most enticing IRC/ORC events has to be the Agean 600 – a brand new non-stop grand tour of the Aegean Sea. Ocean racing has a small number of famous 600-mile races: the Sydney- Hobart, the Fastnet, the Newport- Bermuda, the Caribbean 600 and the Middle Sea Race.
11th Hour Racing’s pro-sailing ambassadors are partnering with a variety of marine conservation groups – and already with impressive results. ‘Think global, act local’ is the simple philosophy that underpins many effective campaigns. And it’s at the heart of one of 11th Hour Racing’s recent initiatives, which funds collaborative projects between
For the driven team of Italian engineers at UBI Maior Italia the Hugo Boss project now added dramatic compactness to a long list of performance criteria. Over several cycles of gruelling and competitive ocean races like the Vendée Globe, Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabres and others, the Alex Thomson Racing team
Moving from Archimedean craft to foilers – and particularly to foils – demands a new mindset as much as it does a new approach to composite construction and engineering. Persico Marine is a name associated with the building of cutting-edge race craft, having been deeply involved with the Volvo Ocean Race
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
The arrival itself was a little hurried but the opportunity for sailing to showcase the first ever continuous 24-hour Olympic competition is surely not to be missed? The idea that offshore sailing could be an Olympic discipline is not one that drew universal support straightaway, but today the tide is