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America’s Cup: New Zealand’s ‘dolphin’ AC75 takes flight

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America's Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand has become the second syndicate to show off the flying capabilities of its AC75 foiling monohull. Named Te Aihe (The Dolphin) at a ceremony on September 6 the first image of the boat sailing was released this week. US challenger  NYYC American Magic also launched

SailGP: A weather examination – Rob Kothe reports from Marseille

SailGP

There is nothing like a significant sailing regatta to bring focus on the sailing conditions on a patch of water called home by thousands of sailors.The Olympic venues Sydney, Qingdao, Weymouth Rio, once again Enoshima for 2020 and next up Marseille 2024 all had a serious examination before the Olympic

The Ocean Race: Cabo Verde announced as first ever West African stopover port

The Ocean Race

For the first time in its history The Ocean Race will make a stop in Cabo Verde during the 2021-22 edition of the fully crewed around-the-world race. Cabo Verde will become just the second African venue the Race has ever visited and the first West African nation to host the event,

Carbo–Link: Perfect match

Carbo–Link

Upgrading the world’s fastest superyachts with the latest and lightest grand prix carbon rigging is no place to be discussing tolerances. Rigging a large, high-performance yacht is always going to be a major undertaking. It’s a complex engineering challenge with millimetre tolerances in cables measuring more than 50 metres in length

Doyle Sails fields an impressive line-up at key UK loft

Doyle Sails

Volvo Ocean Race winner and Doyle Sails CEO Mike Sanderson did not mess about when he went looking for the biggest talent he could find to drive forward Doyle’s fast-expanding European operation Things were already changing at Doyle Sails before the company’s new CEO stepped aboard. But when Mike Sanderson took

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

SailGP: Rob Kothe skippers’ interviews ahead of $1M season finale

SailGP

Rob Kothe previews the SailGP Season 1 Grand Final taking place in Marseille next weekend featuring eight fleet races over three days for the six teams, followed by the much-anticipated sudden-death match race where the overall series top two teams will go head-to-head for a winner-takes-all one million dollar prize. As

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

America’s Cup: American Magic AC75 flies on first test sail

America's Cup

American Magic – the New York Yacht Club's America's Cup syndicate – has made history by becoming the first team to achieve flight with its AC75 foiling monohull. It happened on Narragansett Bay near Newport, Rhode Island yesterday September 10 when the team – which is skippered by Terry Hutchinson

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