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Nicolas Troussel building new generation IMOCA 60 for Vendee Globe

Nicolas Troussel building new generation IMOCA 60 for Vendee Globe

The identity of the much-rumoured eighth new-generation IMOCA 60 being build has finally been officially revealed with the news that French two-time Figaro winner Nicolas Troussel has commissioned a Juan Kouyoumdjian designed boat to be built with a launch date of January 2020. The announcement from Troussel – who grew up

Clock starts on Spindrift 2 Jules Verne Trophy attempt

Clock starts on Spindrift 2 Jules Verne Trophy attempt

The round the world timer is officially ticking on the latest attempt by French skipper Yann Guichard and his 11-man crew aboard the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 after the team set off from a starting line projected off the island of Ushant at the south-western end of the English Channel. The island

Forensic performance analysis in the Volvo Ocean Race

Forensic performance analysis in the Volvo Ocean Race

Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm talks to team AkzoNobel performance analyst Rosco Monson about this highly specialised role with the Dutch team in the last Volvo Ocean Race.  The fact that the last two Volvo Ocean Races took place in identical 65-foot one-design boats made for two of the hardest

Sea trials success for Maxi 72 Bella Mente

Sea trials success for Maxi 72 Bella Mente

Hap Fauth is a busy guy. Aside from running the major private investment group The Churchill Companies the 73-year-old is also team principal and CEO at the New York Yacht Club’s America’s Cup-challenging syndicate, American Magic. But despite the undoubtedly heavy workload associated with these two roles Fauth somehow also finds

Extreme Sailing Series faces uncertain future

The Extreme Sailing Series is facing an uncertain future after the reported closure of the UK office of OC Sport – the organiser of the global regatta series.

The Extreme Sailing Series, one of professional sailing’s most well-established grandstand racing circuits, is facing an uncertain future after the reported closure of the UK office of OC Sport – the organiser of the global regatta series. The Extreme Sailing Series began in 2007 as the iShares Cup and utilised the

Five 100-footer crews eye Sydney Hobart Race record

Five 100-footers eye new Sydney Hobart Race record

The sailing team rosters of the five 100-footer super-maxis set to battle it out in for line honours at the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race in under 48 hours’ time are packed with the great and the good of professional yacht racing. Which one of the five will make it to Hobart

Sydney Hobart outlook from Envy Scooters navigator Will Harris

Sydney Hobart outlook from Envy Scooters navigator Will Harris

Regular Yacht Racing Life contributor Will Harris send this exclusive report from Sydney, Australia less than a week prior to the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race on December 25 in which he will navigating aboard the TP 52 Envy Scooters. With five days left until the start of the

IMOCA and The Ocean Race – worlds merging or colliding?

IMOCA and The Ocean Race – merging or colliding?

After The Ocean Race staged an IMOCA charm offensive in Paris last week, Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm takes a look at how well the two around-the-world-race superpowers are getting along.  On the face of it the burgeoning relationship between ocean racing’s two major professional around the world race organisers

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