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America’s Cup: INEOS Team UK CEO Grant Simmer interview

America's Cup

INEOS TEAM UK are currently testing their first AC75 ‘Britannia’ from their base in Old Portsmouth. The team’s comms department caught up with CEO, Grant Simmer to get the low-down on the British campaign so far. What are the key areas you think could win the 36th America's Cup? The things that

Matt Sheahan: At the sharp end of offshore

Transat Jacques Vabre

In his latest exclusive piece for Yacht Racing Life Matt Sheahan looks back on his visit to Le Havre, France the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre double-handed transatlantic race and ponders what he learned about the cutting edge of high performance offshore racing. The latest technology, the wildest looking boats

America’s Cup: No wrong answers?

America's Cup

With four AC75s now successfully launched and actively foiling, this story on the America's Cup website asks: What have we learned about the outcomes of the various design strategies chosen by each of the teams for their first-generation boats? One thing seems clear – that there is more than one way

Transat Jacques Vabre: Foiling IMOCA 60s eye 10-day passage to Brazil

Transat Jacques Vabre

Fans of professional yacht racing are at risk of sensory overload this winter season with two major open ocean races – the Transat Jacques Vabre and the Brest Oceans Race – taking place in the coming weeks. All that plus the added the excitement building around the 36th America’s Cup following

B&G: Managing the SailGP field of play


The F50 cats are so astonishingly fast that SailGP needed to adopt new B&G technology across its chase boat and race management fleet to ensure reliable and accurate data to run the racing – at 50 knots. The technology focus for the new SailGP global championship has been on the F50s

Hall Spars – a tidy solution

When looking around a modern performance yacht for some nice aesthetic details the furling boom is not usually the natural place to start – not any more however. Furling booms are not new to cruising, but modern performance cruisers can challenge even the cleverest spar designer. They demand not just ease

Beastie Boy

Dehler’s return to its glory days of high-performance racers could not be more appropriately celebrated than with this dramatic new 30-footer from the design boards of Judel-Vrolijk. It’s been a fair old while since Dehler Yachts launched its last racer-cruiser, as opposed to the cruiser-racers that have come to define the