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Eight new America’s Cup challenges lodged

Eight new America’s Cup challenges lodged

America’s Cup holders the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Emirates Team New Zealand say they received notices of challenge from eight new syndicates before today’s 1700 New Zealand Time deadline for late entries for the 36th edition of the America’s Cup. No details have been made available on who the

World Sailing president Kim Andersen on new offshore events

World Sailing president Kim Andersen on new offshore events

In this the first of two articles based on an exclusive interview with World Sailing president Kim Andersen we investigate the marked uptick in interest from sailing’s world governing body in the sport of offshore racing. Two new shorthanded international offshore competitions have emerged with this year in the form of

A nostalgic return to the America’s Cup for Maison Mumm

A nostalgic return to the America’s Cup for Maison Mumm

There is something nostalgically reassuring about the announcement this week of champagne producer Maison Mumm as a partner to the 36th America’s Cup. This is because although Mumm champagne has only once before been associated with the America’s Cup – back in 1983 when John Bertrand’s Australian crew wrested the trophy

UK to host 2019 Nacra 17, 49er & 49FX European Championships

UK to host 2019 Nacra 17, 49er & 49FX European Championships

The United Kingdom has been selected to host next year’s joint Nacra 17, 49er and 49er FX European Championships. The high-adrenaline event – scheduled to take place from May 13 to 19 at the London 2012 sailing venue Weymouth and Portland’s National Sailing Academy – will be the first time since

Finally – sustainable bow stickers

Finally – sustainable bow stickers

In these enlightened days of heightened sensitivity in our sport around sustainability and ocean health a major headache for regatta organisers has been the need to attach plastic bow stickers to competing boats for identification and/or sponsorship purposes. Best case scenario is that after the event the trash cans around the

World Sailing Show – December 2018

World Sailing Show – December 2018

In the December 2018 edition of the World Sailing Show: Transatlantic drag race - The brutal Route du Rhum The Route du Rhum is a big deal in France. This singlehanded race across the Atlantic starts just as winter sets in and has a formidable reputation. Run every four years, this was the

Ultim solo round-the-world race plans shelved

Ultim solo round-the-world race plans shelved.

Plans for a singlehanded around the world race in Ultim 32/23 maxi multihulls next year are to be put on hold after the damage sustained by the five Ultim entries in the Route du Rhum transatlantic race. Details of the Brest Oceans Race – scheduled to start at the end of

Ubi Maior Italia: 3D printing raceboat deck gear

Ubi Maior Italia: 3D printing raceboat deck gear.

UBI Maior Italia supply some of the world’s most advanced custom hardware to the most demanding performance racers on the planet.   Nearly everyone has heard of ‘3D printing’ or seen it in the movies: in some magical high-tech way, objects in three dimensions can be created directly from digital files with

America’s Cup champions dominate at A-Class World Championship

America’s Cup champions dominate at A-Class World Championship

Emirates Team New Zealand America’s Cup sailors have finished first, third and fourth in the International A-Class Catamaran World Championship in Australia. The America’s Cup team’s skipper Glenn Ashby (AUS) claimed his tenth A-Class world title at the regatta raced this week on Hervey Bay in Queensland, with flight controller Blair

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