If the last America’s Cup was memorable for one thing it was the back breaking non-stop effort put in by the teams’ grinders to keep the boats powered up with enough hydraulic pressure to keep the boats’ foiling and sail trim systems running all the way around the racecourse.
They had to take the long way to get there but French skipper Yann Guichard and his crew aboard the maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 have made it past the Cape of Good Hope – the first of the three great southern capes they will pass on their high-speed lap of
For 30 years very little changed in the measurement of line and rigging loads. But now, free thinking combined with tidy engineering has delivered a powerful yet simple new solution – one which will allow far more sailors to benefit from this key performance, and safety, input.
Every now and then,
In the February 2019 episode of the World Sailing Show:
The Golden Globe – The race that changed the world
Fifty years ago the Sunday Times sponsored around the world race made history. Better known as the Golden Globe, the first ever solo, non-stop race around the world saw one man enter
The fledgling DutchSail America’s Cup syndicate – aka Team The Netherlands – headed by Dutch yachtsman Simeon Tienpont has become the first of the current crop of America’s Cup contenders to announce a female sailor as helmsman.
During a press conference at the opening of the team’s headquarters in Scheveningen skipper
On the latest episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast host Justin Chisholm gets an update on what’s been going on behind the scenes at The Ocean Race – the fully crewed around the world race formerly called the Volvo Ocean Race – from Ocean Race executive director Richard Mason; IMOCA 60
Preparations for the 2021 edition of the Ocean Race – the new name for the fully crewed around-the-world race formerly known as the Volvo Ocean Race) – are in full swing according to Richard Mason, the race’s executive director.
Speaking on a soon to be released episode of The Yacht Racing
After 30 years backing professional sailing French banking group Banque Populaire reconfirmed its commitment to the sport in spectacular fashion with the announcement of three major new campaigns – all involving long-time skipper Armel Le Cléac’h.
As well as committing to building a new Ultim maxi-trimaran for Le Cléac’h to be
It took a lot of effort, including about a dozen back-breaking gybes of their monster-sized trimaran, but the crew of the French-flagged Spindrift multihull beat their own record time from Ushant to the Equator by an hour on their quest to win the Jules Verne Trophy for the fastest fully-crewed
Everyone knew it would be good, but hosting the latest Yacht Racing Forum in Lorient, France – world capital of offshore sailing – was indeed a stroke of genius.
With more than 450 delegates from all over the world gathering in Lorient, France, for two days of conferences, presentations and debates,