The Great Escape: Thousands compete in ProAm virtual transatlantic race

The Great Escape

Professional and recreational sailors will face off against each other today on the Virtual Regatta Great Escape, a virtual race from La Rochelle to Curaçao in the Caribbean starting at 12:02 UTC.  Professional sailors such as Sam Davies, Armel Le Cléac'h, Boris Hermann and Jérémie Beyou will participate in the race and

The Ocean Race: US stopover confirmed as Newport, RI

The Ocean Race

Sail Newport and The Ocean Race have announced that for the third consecutive edition of the competition The Ocean Race will make its only North American stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, in the spring of 2022. The Rhode Island stopover will be one of ten stops during the eight-month 38,000 nautical-mile

The Ocean Race: 11th Hour Racing Set it up and send it

The Ocean Race

This new video from 11th Hour Racing gives a pretty good indication of what life is like aboard a foiling IMOCA 60 sailing in five-up The Ocean Race crew configuration. As part of the team's preparations for the next edition of The Ocean Race, American skipper Charlie Enright led a crew of

Ocean Racing: High quality fleet set to take on The Transat CIC

Ocean Racing

The legendary passage across the North Atlantic has proven one of the most difficult challenges to the solo sailor over the last 60 years. Although the start and finish ports for the 15th edition of The Transat CIC have changed from the traditional course, now leaving Brest in France on

Sydney Hobart 2019: The Wrap and more firestorms

Rob Kothe rounds up the action from the 2019 edition of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race... I titled my Yacht preview 'Sydney Hobart -Between the Fires', and sadly it was. There was a break in the weather across the east coast of Australia at Christmas and Boxing Day dawned

Sydney to Hobart – Between the fires

Exclusively for Yacht Racing Life, Rob Kothe previews the annual offshore classic Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. Australia is burning, but right now there is a small respite with mercifully lower temperatures as Christmas approaches. So, the National focus returns to Australian summer sport. Boxing Day, in Australian means the second Cricket Test