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The Ocean Race: Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team reveals VO65

The Ocean Race

The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team has ‘baptised’ its VO65 Ocean Race Boat ‘Racing for the Planet’, in a dance-filled ceremony at the Marina de Cascais, in Portugal. The spectacular launch was attended by over 300 guests, including VIPs and key figures from the yacht-racing world, Portuguese Government, local dignitaries and journalists.

Brest Atlantiques: High speed start in strong winds and big waves

Brest Atlantiques

The Brest Atlantiques race got underway at 11am today from the Ile de Sein island off the north west corner of  France, when the fleet of four Ultim 32/23 class trimarans took off at over 30 knots in strong north-westerly winds of about thirty knots and 4.5 metres waves. Trimaran Macif (François Gabart

Transat Jacques Vabre: New Hugo Boss out after high speed underwater collision

Transat Jacques Vabre

British sailor Alex Thomson and his co-skipper Neal McDonald have been forced to retire from Transat Jacques Vabre double-handed  transatlantic race after a high speed collision with an unidentified object that has severely the keel of their newly launched high-tech IMOCA 60. The two sailors sustained no major injuries other than

Brest Atlantiques: Stormy forecast forces start delay in Brest

Brest Atlantiques

Faced with stormy weather conditions, the organisers of the Brest Atlantiques race have decided to postpone the start, initially scheduled for Sunday, November 3 at 13:02. After having studied the evolution of the weather situation over the past few days, the organisers of Brest Atlantiques, in agreement with the sailors and

GC32 Racing Tour: Neck and neck ahead of Oman season finale

GC32 Racing Tour

After 73 races across four events in three countries the standings could not be closer going into the next week's 2019 GC32 Racing Tour’s finale in Oman. Ernesto Bertarelli’s GC32 World Champions Alinghi team and Oman Air, skippered by New Zealander Adam Minoprio, have been at each other’s throats for the

The Ocean Race: Itajaí, Brazil joins the stopover lineup for the 2021-22 edition

The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race 2021-22 will stop in Itajaí, Brazil, marking the fourth consecutive time the city on the Santa Catarina coastline will host the iconic event. In 2017-18, Itajaí was among the most visited stopovers in the race, with over 440,000 race fans coming to the Race Village after the final

SailGP attracts global audience of 1.8 billion in inaugural season


SailGP adds total economic impact of US$115 million to five host cities in first year, more than 133,000 spectators witnessed world’s fastest sail racing.  NEW YORK – October 10, 2019 – As SailGP celebrates its first anniversary, the overall impact of the new global championship has been revealed, highlighted by a