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Mirpuri Foundation announces return to The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race

The Mirpuri Foundation has announced that it will soon be ‘Racing For The Planet’, as it confirms both its environmental message and the name of its new VO65 racing yacht for the next edition of The Ocean Race, beginning in 2021. Through the ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ campaign in the

Boris Herrmann & Will Harris team up in IMOCA 60 for Rolex Fastnet Race

Boris Hermann Will Harris

We are pleased to see that German solo sailor and Vendee Globe hopeful Boris Hermann has teamed up with rising British solo navigator and Figaro skipper Will Harris for a tilt at the up coming Rolex Fastnet Race. The pair will be racing double-handed on the Hermann's IMOCA 60 Team Malizia

Doyle Sails: Figuring out the Figaro…

Doyle Sails

The most recent fleets to embrace the latest technical advances from Doyle Sails are those rather choosy professional French offshore classes – including the brand new Figaro 3 fleet. With its innovative Cable-less technology Doyle Sails has been making significant inroads into grand prix ocean and offshore racing fleets. A wide

Vendee Globe skipper Boris Herrmann also registers for The Ocean Race

Vendee Globe skipper Boris Hermann also registers for The Ocean Race

German ocean racer Boris Herrmann has announced an audacious attempt to take on two major around the world races in the space of 12 months. The 38-year-old from Hamburg was already registered to take part in the single-handed Vendee Globe non-stop around the world race which is scheduled to start from

Hannah Stodel: British Paralympian prepares for the Vendee Globe

BBC website with British four-time Paralympic sailor Hannah Stodel about her plans to become the first disabled person to compete in the Vendee Globe

  A great interview on the BBC website with British four-time Paralympic sailor Hannah Stodel about her plans to become the first disabled person to compete in the Vendee Globe solo race around the world. "I am a strong person, I'm pretty tough stuff." You have to be, when you're planning on racing

The Ocean Race: Tony Rae updates on Bianca Cook’s fledgling Kiwi campaign – Part 2

Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Whitbread and Volvo Ocean Race veteran Tony Rae on the progress of Bianca Cook’s Kiwi campaign to compete in the next edition of the Ocean Race in 2021. CLICK HERE TO READ PART 1 Although right now just Rae, Cook and her father Ian are

The Ocean Race: Tony Rae updates on Bianca Cook’s fledgling Kiwi campaign – Part 1

The Ocean Race: Tony Rae updates on Bianca Cook’s fledgling Kiwi campaign – Part 1

When 29-year-old New Zealand yachtswoman Bianca Cook announced in March this year that she planned to lead a Kiwi VO65 team in the 2021 edition of the Ocean Race around the world she also revealed that she had secured the services of six-time Ocean Race competitor Tony Rae to run

Yacht Racing Podcast Episode 10 – Conrad Colman

On Episode 10 of the Yacht Racing Podcast Justin Chisholm speaks to New Zealand solo ocean race skipper Conrad Colman.

On Episode 10 of the Yacht Racing Podcast Justin Chisholm speaks to New Zealand solo ocean race skipper Conrad Colman. Colman is probably best known for his participation in the last Vendee Globe around the world race, when – despite being dismasted with fewer than a thousand miles to go –

Ocean Racing: Gitana Team Ultim job share for Cammas and Caudrelier

The French ocean racing syndicate Gitana Team has made the unusual move of choosing not one but two big name skippers for its state-of-the-art Ultim trimaran, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild. This week the team named Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier – two of the highest profile ocean racing skippers on the

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