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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

World Match Racing Tour: Argo Group Gold Cup returns to the WMRT in 2020

World Match Racing Tour

The Argo Group Gold Cup – one of the most storied match racing regattas in the world and one that has been won by many luminaries of the America’s Cup arena – is to re-join the World Match Racing Tour for its 70th edition next year. Event organisers at the Royal

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

GC32 Racing Tour: Airborne and accessible

GC32 Racing Tour

There is a major international foiling cat series created for both pro and owner-driver teams where you can take on America’s Cup skippers – but without spending America’s Cup money. GC32 – grand prix foiling cat racing Driven on by the last three America’s Cups, development in sail boat design has taken

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

Maxi 70: Bella Mente crew focus on the positives after third at Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Maxi 70

Despite finishing third out of the three Maxi 70 yachts competing at last week’s Copa de Rey MAPFRE regatta in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the crew of the new American boat Bella Mente are on the upswing as they continue to optimise the boat for the upcoming Maxi World Championship

SailGP: Rob Kothe sets the scene ahead of British heat in Cowes


With the first ever British stage of the SailGP international circuit set to take place in Cowes next weekend, Australian yachting journalist Rob Kothe sets the scene based on conversations with the Australian, British and Japanese crews. The SailGP series, using one design F50 catamarans, is tearing up traditional racing norms. These

GC32 Racing Tour: World Champions Alinghi hope for glory in Palma

GC32 Racing Tour

Following their magnificent victory at the GC32 World Championship, Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi team will be hoping to continue its winning streak at 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, the third event of the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour, taking place on the Bay of Palma over 31st July to 3rd August. In