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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

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

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

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