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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

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

SailGP: Fletcher and Bithell on stepping up from the 49er

SailGP: Fletcher and Bithell on stepping up from the 49er

When it comes to steep learning curves, they don’t come much steeper than the one that British 49er Olympic hopeful Dylan Fletcher finds himself on since taking on the role of helmsman aboard the British SailGP F50 catamaran for the global circuit’s inaugural season. Fletcher and his friend and crewmate Stuart

Opinion: SailGP struggles to match the hype in Sydney

Opinion: SailGP struggles to match the hype in Sydney

Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm casts a critical eye over the first event of the inaugural event of the new SailGP global professional sailing circuit event which took place last weekend in Sydney, Australia. The long awaited SailGP season opening regatta went off largely without a hitch in Sydney, this

Podcast Episode 5 – Ian Walker

Yacht Racing Podcast Episode 5 – Ian Walker

Justin Chisholm's guest on the latest episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast is British Olympian and ocean race skipper, Ian Walker. Walker has had a broad and illustrious career in professional sailing having won two Olympic silver medals – one as crew and one as helmsman – and having skippered Abu

America’s Cup: Iain Percy tipped to lead Malta challenge

America’s Cup rumours: Iain Percy tipped to lead Malta challenge

Rumours abounding in the professional sailing world over the last several days suggest British yachtsman Iain Percy is the frontrunner to lead the newly announced Malta Altus Challenge syndicate in the 36th America’s Cup. Percy – an Olympic gold and silver medallist in the Star Class – was the skipper and

Rome Kirby interview – Part 2

Interview with American sailor Rome Kirby – skipper and CEO of the United States SailGP Team.

The concluding part of our exclusive interview with American sailor Rome Kirby as he takes on his first leadership role as skipper and CEO of the United States SailGP Team for next year’s inaugural season of the international circuit. READ PART 1 HERE YACHT RACING LIFE: Before you got a chance to

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