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SailGP: Rob Kothe sets the scene ahead of British heat in Cowes


With the first ever British stage of the SailGP international circuit set to take place in Cowes next weekend, Australian yachting journalist Rob Kothe sets the scene based on conversations with the Australian, British and Japanese crews. The SailGP series, using one design F50 catamarans, is tearing up traditional racing norms. These

Olympic Sailing: Andy Rice checks in after the Kiel Week regatta

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Having been rather tough on the Medal Race format in my previous column, I have to confess it really did come up trumps for the 49er Men at Kiel Week. So often the gold medal is wrapped up before the final day, but at Kiel, nine out of the ten

Matthew Sheahan column: Monsters of the lake

Matthew Sheahan column: Monsters of the lake

This month Matthew checks in from one of Europe's most unique and spectacular inland races – the legendary Bol d’Or Mirabaud on Switzerland's Lake Geneva.   As students back in the 1980s, once most of our cash had been passed over the bar there was very little left to buy magazines. But

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

Andy Rice: How to stamp out mechanical doping in Olympic sailing

Andy Rice: How to stamp out mechanical doping in Olympic sailing

In the first in a series of regular monthly articles about the Olympic sailing scene, British sailing journalist Andy Rice takes a look at the insidious problem of mechanical doping within some of sailing's Olympic classes. Opinions are like... how does that saying go? Oh yes! Opinions are like belly buttons