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America’s Cup: Malta Altus Challenge in doubt after arbitration spat

Malta Altus Challenge an America’s Cup syndicate from the Royal Malta Yacht Club has become the fourth official challenge to be accepted by the current Cup holders Emirates Team New Zealand.

The chances of the first ever Maltese America’s Cup challenge continuing are in doubt today according to a press release from the event’s organisers – the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand and the Challenger of Record Luna Rossa Challenge. The short release announced the publication of the America’s Cup arbitration panel’s

SailGP: Fletcher and Bithell on stepping up from the 49er

SailGP: Fletcher and Bithell on stepping up from the 49er

When it comes to steep learning curves, they don’t come much steeper than the one that British 49er Olympic hopeful Dylan Fletcher finds himself on since taking on the role of helmsman aboard the British SailGP F50 catamaran for the global circuit’s inaugural season. Fletcher and his friend and crewmate Stuart

Andy Rice: How to stamp out mechanical doping in Olympic sailing

Andy Rice: How to stamp out mechanical doping in Olympic sailing

In the first in a series of regular monthly articles about the Olympic sailing scene, British sailing journalist Andy Rice takes a look at the insidious problem of mechanical doping within some of sailing's Olympic classes. Opinions are like... how does that saying go? Oh yes! Opinions are like belly buttons

What does it take to be a boat captain in The Ocean Race?

What does it take to be a boat captain in The Ocean Race?

For most sailors competing in The Ocean Race (formerly the Volvo Ocean Race) keeping their mind and bodies intact as they race point-to-point around the world for eight gruelling months is a big enough challenge to deal with. However for one crew member on each boat – the boat captain –

The birth of the America’s Cup – the power of hindsight

America's Cup

Annemarie Scholte – author of Sparrowhawk on the Horizon, the historical novel based around the original £100 Cup race that ultimately led to the creation of the America's Cup – sees some similarities between the modern day arbitration cases about three of the current challengers and the goings on back in

INEOS Team UK backer Jim Ratcliffe favourite to buy Team Sky

INEOS Team UK-backer Jim Ratcliffe favourite to buy Team Sky

It seems that Sir Ben Ainslie’s British America’s Cup syndicate INEOS Team UK may not be the only sports team on the radar of English business tycoon Sir Jim Ratcliffe. Rumours in several British newspapers over recent days have linked Ratcliffe with British professional cycling outfit Team Sky. Ratcliffe – Britain’s

America’s Cup: Late Challengers issues resolved after talks

America's Cup: Late Challengers issues resolved after talks

Face-to-face talks between the America's Cup Challenger of Record Luna Rosa and the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand have resolved the disputes over the validity of the three most recent challenges for the 36th edition of the ancient competition scheduled for 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand. A statement issued by America's

Campaign update: Will Harris – Figaro 3 Hive Energy

Campaign update: Will Harris – Figaro 3 Hive Energy

British sailor Will Harris has had a busy start to 2019. Since he moved to northern France a couple of months ago to take delivery of his brand-spanking new Bénéteau Figaro 3 Harris has been flat out getting the boat commissioned and branded in its Hive Energy livery – to

Paul Meilhat sets sights on ocean racing triple crown

Paul Meilhat sets sights on ocean racing triple crown

French ocean racing skipper Paul Meilhat is clearly not someone who lets things get him down. Neither is the affable 36-year old by any means short on ambition. Despite his four-year IMOCA 60 sponsorship with French insurance company SMA coming to a close at the end of 2018, the irrepressible Frenchman

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