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
In the first of a regular series of guest editorial pieces for Yacht Racing Life, world renowned yacht racing writer and broadcaster Matt Sheahan takes a deep dive look at the second event of the SailGP 2019 season which took place in San Francisco last weekend.
It’s not often that a
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
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
“I bloody knew it!”
As I flew into Genoa Airport for the Hempel World Cup Series, I could see beneath me fleets of small dinghies waiting to race on a glassy Mediterranean Sea. Having raced the 470 here a couple of times at the Eurolymp Regatta, as the event was known
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.
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
French yachtsman Armel Le Cléac'h is going back to his sailing roots this season as he takes on the legendary Solitaire du Figaro – the de facto proving ground for solo ocean racing skippers – for the first time in six years.
Le Cléac'h has won the Solitaire twice – in
French skipper Yann Guichard has a full and varied season of multihull racing ahead of him this year as his Spindrift Racing syndicate tries to squeeze a World Match Racing Tour final, as well as getting to grips with the team’s brand new TF35 foiling lake catamaran, to say nothing
US Virgin Islands match racer Taylor Canfield has been announced as the twelfth and final skipper rounding out the line-up for the World Match Racing Tour 2018-19 season championship final taking place in Marstrand, Sweden from July 3 – 7.
Never one to let the grass grow under his feet, despite