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Cammas eyes return to The Ocean Race three editions after rookie victory

Cammas eyes return to The Ocean Race three editions after rookie victory

In 2012 French yachtsman Franck Cammas became the first skipper to win the Volvo Ocean Race at his very first attempt when he led the Groupama sailing team to a comprehensive victory in the round the world yacht race. Cammas’ winning margin was such that when the Groupama crew arrived first

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

North Sails: Torque talk…

North Sails: Torque talk

There are few areas of raceboat technology harder to keep secret than the latest sail designs and engineering solutions. One of the hottest and most publicly visible areas of development right now is perfecting a cable-free headsail that not only goes fast, but that also lasts. There has been a significant

America’s Cup interview: Sir Ben Ainslie – INEOS Team UK

America's Cup interview: Sir Ben Ainslie – INEOS Team UK

When I interviewed Ineos Team UK skipper and team principal Sir Ben Ainslie for the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast it was late on a Friday afternoon after what I could only imagine was the end of another long week of preparations for the British America’s Cup syndicate. Ainslie

International Maxi Association Update

Pragmatic thinking followed through with confident application is paying good dividends in Maxi world – according to International Maxi Association secretary general Andrew McIrvine.   Broadly speaking there seems to be a general decline in the numbers taking part in competitive sailing, with just a few exceptions. There are of course multiple reasons playing

DutchSail appoints business titan and Melges 24 sailor Eelco Blok as MD

DutchSail appoints business titan and Melges 24 sailor Eelco Blok as MD

The Netherlands based America’s Cup challenger DutchSail has recruited high-profile Dutch businessman Eelco Blok as the newly-formed team’s managing director. Blok is well known in the Netherlands after a seven-year term as the CEO of the Dutch landline and mobile telecommunications company KPN. He is also a keen yacht amateur racer

Malta Altus Challenge wins big over America’s Cup nationality rule

Malta Altus Challenge wins big over America’s Cup nationality rule

America’s Cup challenger Malta Altus Challenge could be set to field an international sailing team line up for the 36th edition of the Cup in Auckland, New Zealand after a surprise ruling by the America’s Cup arbitration panel on the competition’s nationality rule. Prior to the ruling published this week on

America’s Cup unfinished business for American Magic skipper Terry Hutchinson

America’s Cup unfinished business for American Magic skipper Terry Hutchinson

American yachtsman Terry Hutchinson is no stranger to success at the highest level in the sport of yacht racing. The 50-year-old from Annapolis, Maryland has racked up countless world championship titles during his career and has played senior roles in four America’s Cup challenges as well as over the last few

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