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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

America’s Cup: Stars & Stripes Team USA reveal try-out process

America’s Cup: Stars & Stripes Team USA reveal try-out process

American readers, do you fancy your chances of representing your country at the America’s Cup? Think you have what it takes to help bring sport’s oldest trophy back to the United States? Well now you have your chance to find out if you are right. Stars + Stripes Team USA –

Ropes back on the boats for America’s Cup 36

Ropes are back on the boats for America’s Cup 36.

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. The vast

America’s Cup: DutchSail pick Carolijn Brouwer to steer AC75

America’s Cup: DutchSail pick Carolijn Brouwer to steer AC75

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

Stars & Stripes Team USA reveal America’s Cup boat builder

Stars & Stripes Team USA reveal America's Cup boat builder

LONG BEACH, CA – January 17, 2018 – Stars & Stripes Team USA, American flagged Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, today released additional details outlining their boat build and design process. This information comes less than one month after the team revealed, as part of their entry announcement, that construction

Xabi Fernández plans Spanish campaign for The Ocean Race

Xabi Fernandez plans Spanish campaign for The Ocean Race

Some good news for Spanish Volvo Ocean Race fans – one of the country’s most popular sailors – Olympic 49er gold and silver medal-winner Xabi Fernández – believes there are good odds that he will lead a Spanish challenge in the 2021 edition of the round-the-world marathon, now known as The Ocean

Panerai signs with Luna Rossa for 36th America’s Cup

Panerai signs with Luna Rossa for 36th America’s Cup

No self-respecting America’s Cup campaign is complete without a high-end watch manufacturer as one of its sponsors and nobody knows that better than the official Challenger of record for the 36th America’s Cup Luna Rossa who have just announced a partnership with fellow Italians Panerai. As part of the agreement which

Podcast Episode 5 – Ian Walker

Yacht Racing Podcast Episode 5 – Ian Walker

Justin Chisholm's guest on the latest episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast is British Olympian and ocean race skipper, Ian Walker. Walker has had a broad and illustrious career in professional sailing having won two Olympic silver medals – one as crew and one as helmsman – and having skippered Abu

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