Future Fibres: Don’t shake it all about

Doyle Sails

The theory of vortex shedding is well known to golfers with their little dimples (the balls, that is!) It was also toyed with in the past by 12 Metre sparmakers – so why not extend the benefits to the rigging itself? The parentage of Future Fibres’ latest answer to high-tech composite

Star Sailors League Final: Best of the Best

Star Sailors League

James Boyd suffered the rigours of a winter trip to Nassau for the the latest Star Sailors League Final to watch Iain Percy’s return to the class in which the Finn gold medallist of Sydney 2000 took a further two Olympic medals – one silver one gold – with his

America’s Cup: Performance through creativity

America's Cup

"You do wake up sometimes with an idea in your head. Something that just comes out of nowhere." American Magic Principal Designer Marcelino Botin fosters a design environment that encourages creativity, change and continuous improvement. An America's Cup veteran, Marcelino is now applying the formidable collective experience of his design group

GC32 Racing Tour: Top teams return for 2020 season

GC32 Racing Tour

The big players are set to return to the battlefield in one month’s time when high speed foiling catamaran competition gets underway at the GC32 Oman Cup, first of five events comprising the 2020 GC32 Racing Tour. Throughout the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour two teams were at each other’s throats. The

Two (invaluable) days in Spain

Yacht Racing Forum

The latest Yacht Racing Forum in Bilbao was another chance to catch up with as well as influence every possible aspect of international competitive sailing. Around 365 delegates from all over the world joined the Yacht Racing Forum in Bilbao, Spain, for two days of conferences, presentations, networking and business. The

Superyacht Cup Palma: Taking the initiative…

Superyacht Cup Palma

Someone had to take the initiative and it is the Superyacht Cup in Palma that grasped the nettle with the introduction of a new dedicated Performance Class at its next edition in June 2020. The Superyacht Cup Palma has taken a lead in meeting the evolving nature of the superyacht community

SailGP: Rob Kothe assess the teams ahead of Season 2 opener

SailGP

Sailing razzamatazz on Sydney Harbour for the first SailGP event of season two, which starts at 4 pm local time on Friday 28th and continues Saturday 29th February 2020. It was a giant offseason for the SailGP circuit. Two new teams Denmark and Spain were launched while Team China sailed away. A