The breakdown in varying degrees of four of the five Ultim maxi-trimarans racing in the Route du Rhum has raised questions over the reliability of the high-tech multihulls and called into question the viability of the Brest Oceans Race – a non-stop single handed round the world event planned to
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While WallyCento owners have used different
Swiss-based Carbo-Link has long been one of the quiet giants of high performance sailing… It is only now, many years after they rigged their first America’s Cup winner for Alinghi that word is getting out at last.
What do Ariane’s space rockets, Porsche’s racing cars, Liebherr’s largest industrial cranes and some
Conrad Humphreys is a former professional sailor who has raced around the world three times (Volvo Ocean Race, Vendee Globe, BT Global Challenge). He is the founder of Ocean Academy UK – a new high performance offshore training centre aimed at helping talented sailors between 18 and 25 to turn
New Zealand yachtsman Sir Russell Coutts is a man on a mission. The 56-year old Kiwi sailor – who has won more world championships than he can likely remember, along with an Olympic gold medal and five America’s Cups – is trying to transform professional yacht racing from its current