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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

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

The birth of the America’s Cup – the power of hindsight

America's Cup

Annemarie Scholte – author of Sparrowhawk on the Horizon, the historical novel based around the original £100 Cup race that ultimately led to the creation of the America's Cup – sees some similarities between the modern day arbitration cases about three of the current challengers and the goings on back in

International Maxi Association Update

Pragmatic thinking followed through with confident application is paying good dividends in Maxi world – according to International Maxi Association secretary general Andrew McIrvine.   Broadly speaking there seems to be a general decline in the numbers taking part in competitive sailing, with just a few exceptions. There are of course multiple reasons playing

Sydney Hobart outlook from Envy Scooters navigator Will Harris

Sydney Hobart outlook from Envy Scooters navigator Will Harris

Regular Yacht Racing Life contributor Will Harris send this exclusive report from Sydney, Australia less than a week prior to the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race on December 25 in which he will navigating aboard the TP 52 Envy Scooters. With five days left until the start of the

52 Super Series 2018 season the toughest yet

The 2018 52 Super Series was the toughest yet

TP52 (and Maxi 72) class manager Rob Weiland takes a breathless look back over what has proved to be the hardest fought 52 Super Series ever.   And then, all of a sudden, the 2018 Super Series is done and dusted. The 2017 podium (Azzurra 1st, Platoon 2nd, Quantum 3rd) for 2018