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SailGP: A weather examination – Rob Kothe reports from Marseille


There is nothing like a significant sailing regatta to bring focus on the sailing conditions on a patch of water called home by thousands of sailors.The Olympic venues Sydney, Qingdao, Weymouth Rio, once again Enoshima for 2020 and next up Marseille 2024 all had a serious examination before the Olympic

Ocean Racing: Franck Cammas reveals latest modification to Edmond de Rothschild Ultim

Ocean Racing

Gitana Team’s Ultim maxi-trimaran Edmond de Rothschild has emerged from the shed at the French team’s technical base sporting a very noticeable addition to its aerodynamic profile – an aft beam fairing package that is predicted to deliver a one knot speed advantage on certain points of sail. Franck Cammas –

SailGP: Rob Kothe skippers’ interviews ahead of $1M season finale


Rob Kothe previews the SailGP Season 1 Grand Final taking place in Marseille next weekend featuring eight fleet races over three days for the six teams, followed by the much-anticipated sudden-death match race where the overall series top two teams will go head-to-head for a winner-takes-all one million dollar prize. As

America’s Cup: American Magic AC75 flies on first test sail

America's Cup

American Magic – the New York Yacht Club's America's Cup syndicate – has made history by becoming the first team to achieve flight with its AC75 foiling monohull. It happened on Narragansett Bay near Newport, Rhode Island yesterday September 10 when the team – which is skippered by Terry Hutchinson

Matt Sheahan: Could weight categories be preferable to weight limits?

Matt Sheahan

In his latest column article exclusively for Yacht Racing Life British yachting journalist Matt Sheahan ponders the thorny issue of matching crew weights equitably for fair racing...  As a self confessed ‘extra-medium’ sailor who enjoys real food and drink, (as opposed to the shakes, nibbles and fruit and nut mixes that

Olympic sailing: Andy Rice checks in after back-to-back events in Japan

Olympic sailing

What would you rather have for your nation of choice: two gold medals from next year’s Olympic Regatta, or four silvers and two bronzes? By the brutally elitist gold-trumps-all method that the official leaderboard is calculated at the Olympic Games, China was top performer at the Olympic Test Regatta in

Olympic sailing: Rob Kothe assesses Australia’s Tokyo 2020 medal hopes

Olympic sailing

The Australian Sailing Team turned in the best overall medal performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but can the Aussie Olympic sailing squad do the same in Enoshima, Japan at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics? Based on feedback from the Test and World Cup events which recently concluded there, Australian yachting

The Ocean Race: Aarhus, Denmark announced as stopover for 2021-12 edition

The Ocean Race

The organisers of The Ocean Race have revealed the first of the stopover cities for the next edition of the fully-crewed race around the world. Although there is no confirmation at this stage of the overall racecourse for the next race – due to start from Alicante in the winter

52 Super Series: Platoon ride their luck to claim second World Championship

52 Super Series

Platoon won the Rolex TP52 World Championship title on the Bay of Palma on the final day of the regatta on Thursday, but the German-flagged crew – led by Hamburg-based owner-driver Harm Müller-Spreer – did not make things easy for themselves during a tense and nervy showdown with their closest

Vendee Globe: IMOCA 60 Class takes stock after Rolex Fastnet Race

Vendee Globe

A fleet of no less than 20 double-handed IMOCA 60s took part in the Rolex Fastnet Race earlier this month, making the British offshore classic a key indicator of the progress of several potential contenders in the next Vendee Globe solo around-the-world race. Only two boats failed to finish – a