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World Sailing renews World Match Racing Tour Special Event status

World Match Racing Tour

World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has renewed the Special Event status of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) through to 2028. The announcement was made today following the conclusion of the 2018-19 World Match Racing Tour Championship Final in Marstrand, Sweden a week ago which saw Phil

SailGP: Teams ready for the ‘Battle in the Big Apple’

SailGP New York

The SailGP international high-performance race circuit rolled into New York City earlier this week where the six international teams competing on supercharged F50 catamarans have been practicing on the Hudson ahead of the start of racing later today. With on the water training time strictly limited under the rules of the

Yacht Racing Podcast Episode 12 – Tom Burnham & Rome Kirby

Justin Chisholm's guests on the latest episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast are Tom Burnham and Rome Kirby – respectively, the coach and skipper of the American SailGP team. Burnham is an ex-Olympic campaigner who has been involved in four America’s Cup challenges – one with Young America, twice with Luna Rossa

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

SailGP: Teams crunch the numbers in search of performance gains

SailGP: Teams crunch the numbers in search for performance gains

One aspect of the new SailGP global circuit currently two events into its inaugural season is the open sharing of vast quantities of performance data gathered whenever any of the six boats go racing. With training time on the high-tech 50-foot foiling catamarans rationed to the week before each regatta, effective

Yacht Racing Podcast Episode 11 – Ed Baird

Our guest on the latest episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast is American yachtsman Ed Baird.

Justin Chisholm's guest on the latest episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast is American yachtsman Ed Baird. Baird is the man who coached Team New Zealand to victory in the 1995 America’s Cup and then two cycles later in 2007 helped defeat the Kiwis as helmsman of the Swiss Alinghi challenge. In

Star Sailors League: Watch Star European Championship live

Star Sailors League

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. Day 1: https://youtu.be/eTORs8cNvqo Day 2: https://youtu.be/gkDXIWdYnyI Day 3: https://youtu.be/MFEaAWDT0mk Day 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjctQBOy-Kw Day 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4YWhAS7AlQ

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