The Vic-Maui Race and the Van Isle 360 are two classic races in the Pacific northwest that between them offer virtually every experience that the sport of offshore racing can deliver. The great oceans of this planet invite us to sail great ocean races, with most having long and storied histories.
Ten years and seven international sail lofts later, Evolution Sails is no longer such a small story. In the last decade Evolution Sails has grown from a small go-it-alone loft in New Zealand to an internationallyrecognised brand with an expanding network of franchise lofts in major markets, a proprietary membrane plant
"Throw it out there" – that was the design philosophy that won the last America’s Cup and the exact same approach is driving Nautor Swan’s spectacular new Juan Kouyoumdjian-designed ClubSwan 36. What has 36ft, a reverse sheer like a narwhal’s back, a dreadnought bow and chamfered shoulders, nine-foot draught, whale fin
Once the exclusive preserve of the mega yachts, the benefits of captive winch technology are now becoming much more widely available. Out of sight and out of mind perhaps, but a new generation of captive reel winches is evidence of a hidden revolution below decks. Market leaders Harken have raised the
Boxing Day 2018 marked the start of a pretty good story for the latest Doyle Sails technology. The 2018 Rolex Sydney-Hobart race brought together some of the finest offshore sailors on the planet. Four 100ft Maxis raced to Hobart, with two of these plus the overall winner, the Reichel/Pugh 66 Alive,
It all started with a simple yet remarkable torch, cleverly designed and purpose-built to solve one of the most intractable problems in offshore sailing. When someone falls overboard at night, the chances of getting that person safely back aboard can be frighteningly low. Rough weather, cold water, doubledigit boatspeeds, spinnakers,
Not long ago, solid carbon rigging was only seen on the edgiest of grand prix racers. Now, since Carbo-Link has helped transform the sector, this most advanced of racing products is used on many large high-end superyachts. The performance-enhancing benefits of Carbo-Link’s solid carbon rigging are becoming more widely known, with