Shirley Robertson Sailing Podcast: Sir Russel Coutts

Russell Coutts

Shirley Robertson's latest podcast guest is the legendary New Zealand yachtsman and businessman, Sir Russell Coutts. There's not much Coutts hasn't achieved in the sport of modern day yacht racing - from the Olympic Games, Match Racing and America's Cups, he's one of the sport's most successful athletes, but he's also

Opinion: SailGP struggles to match the hype in Sydney

Opinion: SailGP struggles to match the hype in Sydney

Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm casts a critical eye over the first event of the inaugural event of the new SailGP global professional sailing circuit event which took place last weekend in Sydney, Australia. The long awaited SailGP season opening regatta went off largely without a hitch in Sydney, this

Rome Kirby interview – Part 1

SailGP Team skipper Rome Kirby interview – Part 1

American sailor Rome Kirby has is well known in the professional yacht racing world as an America’s Cup winner, a Volvo Ocean Race competitor and a regular on a number of top-flight grand prix raceboat campaigns. Now though he has been elevated into a leadership position as he takes on the

Really, truly this time?

James Boyd grills Russell Coutts about SailGP.

Many people have tried, including several of those involved in the latest initiative, to deliver a professional and engaging sailboat race circuit. But teams don’t come better qualified than this one and Act 1 in Bermuda was none too shabby. A good time to build on it then. James Boyd grills

Russell Coutts on the SailGP league

Russell Coutts on SailGP league.

New Zealand yachtsman Sir Russell Coutts is a man on a mission. The 56-year old Kiwi sailor – who has won more world championships than he can likely remember, along with an Olympic gold medal and five America’s Cups – is trying to transform professional yacht racing from its current

What is SailGP?

What is SailGP?

Welcome to the Yacht Racing Life guide to the new SailGP international sailing league. If you read the press release and watched the promotional video but are still wondering what SailGP is all about, don’t worry. We have broken down everything you need to know into easy to understand bite-sized chunks. What