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Olympic sailing: Andy Rice on Dutch courage at 49er/Nacra Europeans

Olympic sailing: Andy Rice reports from the Volvo European Championships

  If performing under pressure is what the Olympic Games is all about, then the Dutch Federation’s bold - some would say foolhardy - approach to selecting its athletes has something to recommend it. The Volvo European Championships - a combined event for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 fleets - was

The Ocean Race: Tony Rae updates on Bianca Cook’s fledgling Kiwi campaign – Part 2

Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Whitbread and Volvo Ocean Race veteran Tony Rae on the progress of Bianca Cook’s Kiwi campaign to compete in the next edition of the Ocean Race in 2021. CLICK HERE TO READ PART 1 Although right now just Rae, Cook and her father Ian are

The Ocean Race: Tony Rae updates on Bianca Cook’s fledgling Kiwi campaign – Part 1

The Ocean Race: Tony Rae updates on Bianca Cook’s fledgling Kiwi campaign – Part 1

When 29-year-old New Zealand yachtswoman Bianca Cook announced in March this year that she planned to lead a Kiwi VO65 team in the 2021 edition of the Ocean Race around the world she also revealed that she had secured the services of six-time Ocean Race competitor Tony Rae to run

America’s Cup: American and British crews report good winter progress

America’s Cup: American and British crews report good winter progress

Two of the America’s Cup “super teams” – American Magic and INEOS Team UK – have reported accelerated progress in their campaigns after both teams ran winter training camps away from their home bases. Faced with the prospect of freezing temperatures and winter storms back home in the United Kingdom, the

America’s Cup: DutchSail in ‘a struggle against time’

DutchSail – the Netherlands-based America’s Cup challenger – says it is in a ‘struggle against time’ to secure the necessary funding to mount a credible campaign for the 36th edition of the America’s Cup, scheduled to take place 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand. In a press release issued today, the team’s

SailGP delivers much-improved event on San Francisco Bay

SailGP San Francisco

The second event on the Sail GP international circuit in San Francisco this weekend proved to be a huge step forward from the lacklustre light-airs season opener in Sydney, Australia in February. Sailing conditions on San Francisco Bay were much better, with – although patchy at times –breezes generally in the

America’s Cup: Stars + Stripes Team USA keep the dream alive

America’s Cup: Stars + Stripes Team USA keep the dream alive

Despite rumours to the contrary in recent weeks, it seems the dream of an all-American America’s Cup challenge is still very much alive – according at least to an interview with Mike Buckley, founder and new CEO of the Stars + Stripes Team USA syndicate, on the Sailing World website. According

Ocean Racing: Gitana Team Ultim job share for Cammas and Caudrelier

The French ocean racing syndicate Gitana Team has made the unusual move of choosing not one but two big name skippers for its state-of-the-art Ultim trimaran, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild. This week the team named Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier – two of the highest profile ocean racing skippers on the

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