Our guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast is the legendary Dutch ocean racing skipper Bouwe Bekking.
Bekking is best known as an around-the-world race campaigner and has eight Whitbread and Volvo Ocean Races to his name. Even more impressive is his track record of results which features
To some people British sailor Rosco Monson may perhaps be one of the lesser known names in The Ocean Race community.
In the last edition of the race his role with team AkzoNobel was as performance analyst and on-shore navigator – a “back room” position to all intents and purposes,
Australian yachtsman Phil Harmer is a five-time competitor in The Ocean Race and has been on the winning team twice – first with Groupama sailing team in 2011-12 and then again the following edition in 2014-15 with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing – so who better to include in our series
Thirty-two year old Italian sailor Francesca Clapcich first established herself on the professional sailing scene as an Olympic campaigner, first in the singlehanded Laser Radial class in which she represented her country at the London 2012 Games, and then in the 49FX where – crewing for Giulia Conti – she
In the latest of our series of articles on the reactions of past and current competitors to the route for the 2021-22 edition of The Ocean Race we hear from first time round-the-world skipper Yoann Richomme, skipper of the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team – a confirmed entry in the VO65
Two-time Ocean Race skipper Charlie Enright alongside Team CEO Mark Towill announced last September their intention to be at the start line for the next edition of The Ocean Race in 2021-2022, together with title sponsor 11th Hour Racing.
Since then, he’s been busy learning the ins-and-outs of the IMOCA 60
The one-design VO65 fleet will race its third lap of the planet in the 2021-22 edition of The Ocean Race with a sail wardrobe provided by North Sails.
As the Official One Design Sail Supplier to the fleet, North Sails will outfit each boat with seven sails, using its latest 3Di
In the second in our series of exclusive articles aimed at finding out what past and present competitors of The Ocean Race think of the recently announced round-the-world route for the 2021-22 edition, we caught up with three-time Ocean Race skipper Ian Walker.
During his career Walker has competed at the
As a veteran of six round the world yacht races Australian yachtsman Chris Nicholson knows a thing or two about the stresses of living in confined spaces for extended periods of time. Now, as families around the world come to terms with the prospect of weeks of home isolation in
The recently announced round the world route for the next edition of The Ocean Race in 2021-22 revealed an interesting mixture of familiar stopover ports along with three new cities for the fleet to visit on its way around the world.
But what do the sailors think of the new course