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America’s Cup challenger Ben Ainslie to join Great Britain SailGP team


This morning at the OXO2 in London came news that Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful sailor in Olympic history, will helm the Great Britain SailGP F50 catamaran in its second season. Rob Kothe reports... Following a win in the America's Cup with ORACLE TEAM USA in 2013, Ainslie formed his own

America’s Cup: No wrong answers?

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With four AC75s now successfully launched and actively foiling, this story on the America's Cup website asks: What have we learned about the outcomes of the various design strategies chosen by each of the teams for their first-generation boats? One thing seems clear – that there is more than one way

Transat Jacques Vabre: Foiling IMOCA 60s eye 10-day passage to Brazil

Transat Jacques Vabre

Fans of professional yacht racing are at risk of sensory overload this winter season with two major open ocean races – the Transat Jacques Vabre and the Brest Oceans Race – taking place in the coming weeks. All that plus the added the excitement building around the 36th America’s Cup following

Transat Jacques Vabre: Will Harris updates on preparations aboard Team Malizia

Transat Jacques Vabre

British sailor Will Harris is about to take on his first Transat Jacques Vabre, sailing alongside German skipper Boris Herrmann aboard the IMOCA 60 Team Malizia. With just a fortnight to go to the start it is an incredibly busy time for the duo, so we were more than delighted

America’s Cup: Fourth Challenger shows signs of life with reality TV deal


If this press release from media conglomerate Condé Nast Entertainment is anything to go by then the un-nerving silence from the fourth America's Cup Challenger – the all-American hopefuls Stars + Stripes Team USA – could soon be broken. The 36th America's Cup could benefit from a fourth viable and

America’s Cup: British and Italian teams launch their first AC75s

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It has been another big week for the America’s Cup with the launch of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team and INOEOS Team UK AC75s on Wednesday and Friday respectively. These two latest boats bring the AC75 fleet up to four including the previously launched boats from NYYC American Magic and

Iain Murray: The “Big Fella” of the America’s Cup on SailGP


Rob Kothe speaks to multiple-America's Cup race director Iain Murray about his role at SailGP at the end of the international circuit's inaugural season. One of Australia's most respected sailor Iain Murray, 61, is the Regatta Director for SailGP. He was Regatta Director for the 34th America's Cup in 2013 and 35th

America’s Cup: New Zealand’s ‘dolphin’ AC75 takes flight

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America's Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand has become the second syndicate to show off the flying capabilities of its AC75 foiling monohull. Named Te Aihe (The Dolphin) at a ceremony on September 6 the first image of the boat sailing was released this week. US challenger  NYYC American Magic also launched