The Vic-Maui Race and the Van Isle 360 are two classic races in the Pacific northwest that between them offer virtually every experience that the sport of offshore racing can deliver.
The great oceans of this planet invite us to sail great ocean races, with most having long and storied histories.
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.
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Although right now just Rae, Cook and her father Ian are
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
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 –
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
French yachtsman Armel Le Cléac'h is going back to his sailing roots this season as he takes on the legendary Solitaire du Figaro – the de facto proving ground for solo ocean racing skippers – for the first time in six years.
Le Cléac'h has won the Solitaire twice – in
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
Stacey Jackson had a vision of putting a team of professional female sailors together to compete in the 74th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, then using the biggest event in Australia’s sailing calendar as a platform to elevate the message of sustainability, raise awareness of the need to restore ocean
Speed, reliability, skipper comfort –so far it is all going the right way for Sam Davies’ third Vendée Globe campaign.
‘I spent five days non-stop in full foulweather gear and my Musto kit was amazing,’ says Sam Davis, when discussing the first five days of the recent Route du Rhum. ‘It
J/Boats is one of the world’s most successful brands, turning out a string of IRC winners. The new J/99 looks set to follow suit. In the shorthanded arena this one could be a winner.
The new J/99, built by J Composites in France, is J Boats’ answer to extensive customer demand