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Video: Figaro 3 downwind training in France

Video: Figaro 3 downwind training in France

An interesting video featuring action from a French training session in the new Figaro 3 foiling one-design monohull ahead of the first event of the 2019 Figaro season – the double-handed Sardinha Cup scheduled to take place from March 26 to April 13. Good to see all of the crews –

Gitana Team part company with Ultim skipper Sébastien Josse

Gitana Team part company with Ultim skipper Sébastien Josse

The seven-year relationship between French offshore racing syndicate Gitana Team and their skipper Sébastien Josse has come to an end, the team has announced today. Gitana Team was founded in 2000 by French banker and businessman Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and since then has competed actively across a wide range of

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

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

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

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