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Ocean Racing: Spindrift 2 relaunched ahead of Jules Verne Trophy attempt

Ocean Racing

Spindrift 2 – the world’s largest ocean racing maxi trimaran – is back in the water after a major refit period following the team's aborted Jules Verne Trophy around-the-world record attempt earlier this year.  The monster-sized trimaran has spent the last few months being further optimised, as well as being fitted

America’s Cup: NYYC American Magic names first AC75 ‘Defiant’

America's Cup

After an estimated 76,000 combined hours of fabrication and finishing work by the production and shore teams of American Magic, the U.S. Challenger's first AC75 racing boat was officially named and launched on Saturday morning. Named Defiant, the cutting-edge foiling monohull is the first America's Cup class boat built to

The Ocean Race: 11th Hour Racing Team partners with Francois Gabart and MerConcept

The Ocean Race

MerConcept, the French offshore sailing company founded by sailing legend François Gabart, and 11th Hour Racing Team, headed by leading American ocean racers Mark Towill and Charlie Enright, announced a strategic partnership today. The two sides will work closely on technical and performance aspects of the 11th Hour Racing Team, and

The Ocean Race: Pascal Bidégorry joins Charlie Enright for Transat Jacques Vabre

The Ocean Race

A former winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre, Frenchman Pascal Bidégorry, will pair up with American offshore sailor Charlie Enright as co-skippers on board 11th Hour Racing for the upcoming 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre, a two-handed race across the Atlantic that starts October 27 in Le Havre, France. The pair will

The Ocean Race: The Hague confirmed as stopover port for 2021-22 edition

The Ocean Race

The Hague will host The Ocean Race in 2022 – the third consecutive time the Netherlands city has been a part of the around-the-world race. The Race first came to The Hague with a ‘pitstop’ on the final leg of the 2014-15 edition. In the last race, The Hague was billed

America’s Cup: Defender Emirates Team New Zealand reveals first AC75

America's Cup

America's Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand has christened its first AC75 at the team's base in the heart of the America’s Cup village in Auckland. The significant milestone took place early on the morning of Friday September 6 and was celebrated with the team, their families, sponsors and suppliers. The

The Ocean Race: 11th Hour Racing re-signs Enright and Towill for 2021-22 edition

The Ocean Race

Two-time Volvo Ocean Race participants Charlie Enright and Mark Towill, co-founders of 1 Degree, announced today that they have formally renewed their team’s sponsorship with 11th Hour Racing for a long-term and visionary campaign – with their eyes set on the 2021-22 edition of The Ocean Race. The team will be

Olympic sailing: Great Britain names mixed pair for Offshore European Championship

Olympic sailing

The mixed offshore duo Henry Bomby and Hannah Diamond have been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2019 EUROSAF Mixed Offshore European Championship – a crucial next step on their road to the 2024 Paris Olympics. The inaugural event, taking place from 8 to 11 October, will see eight rival

Olympic sailing: Britain’s Hansen in search of redemption in Enoshima

Olympic sailing

British Laser sailor Elliot Hanson is hoping to right some wrongs on the Olympic waters of Enoshima, Japan this week. As the British entry to last week’s Tokyo 2020 test event, dubbed Ready Steady Tokyo, Hanson finished down the fleet in 22nd place and the Macclesfield sailor hopes to rectify that