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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

La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro: Armel Le Cléac’h goes back to his roots

La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro: Armel Le Cléac'h goes back to his roots.

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

Lake to Ocean: Spindrift Racing plans busy 2019 season

Lake to Ocean: Spindrift Racing plans busy 2019 season

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

Taylor Canfield completes World Match Racing Tour final line-up

Taylor Canfield completes World Match Racing Tour final line-up

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

SSL Gold Cup – an antidote to sailing’s speed culture?

SSL Gold Cup – an antidote to sailing’s speed culture?

Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm shares his thoughts on the recently announced Sailors League Gold Cup – an international team competition planning to make household names of the competing sailors and establish which is the world's top sailing nation. Anyone seeking an alternative to the current crop of speed-centric global

Ultim 32/23 Class regroups with five-year race plan announcement

Ultim 32/23 Class regroups with five-year race plan announcement

They are the most highly-advanced and exciting ocean-going race boats on the planet but the monster-sized trimarans of the Ultim 32/23 Class has faced an uncertain future in recent months after the majority of the boats competing in last year’s Route du Rum failed to make it through the transatlantic

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