Watch all the action from the Star Class European Championship taking place on Lake Garda in Italy this week courtesy of the Star Sailors League. Solid commentary from Digby Fox and Maurice Prof O'Connell.
In the first of a regular series of guest editorial pieces for Yacht Racing Life, world renowned yacht racing writer and broadcaster Matt Sheahan takes a deep dive look at the second event of the SailGP 2019 season which took place in San Francisco last weekend.
It’s not often that a
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
Classes of raceboat tend to die prematurely once they reach a certain age. Ironically this seems to have less to do with the boat and more the marketing or having the correct driving force behind it. Witness Peter Morton miraculously breathing life back into the Quarter Ton class, a boat
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
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
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
The World Match Racing Tour has announced the skipper line-up for the 2018-2019 WMRT Championship Final from 3-7 July in Marstrand, Sweden hosted by the GKSS Match Cup Sweden.
The list of world class sailors features three former match racing world champions including defending champion Torvar Mirsky (AUS), six-time world
The new owners of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) have made a smart move in extending the 2018-19 season to allow the circuit’s grand final event to take place ahead announcing the new schedule for the 2019-20 season.
Prolonged negotiations over the sale of the international circuit at the end
Hot on the tail of the brilliantly successful (and important) Star Sailors League comes another zinger of a concept – the Nations Gold Cup.
The idea for the SSL Nations Gold Cup is one of those ideas that once you have it explained, you wonder why it hasn’t already happened. It’s