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America’s Cup: Iain Percy tipped to lead Malta challenge

America’s Cup rumours: Iain Percy tipped to lead Malta challenge

Rumours abounding in the professional sailing world over the last several days suggest British yachtsman Iain Percy is the frontrunner to lead the newly announced Malta Altus Challenge syndicate in the 36th America’s Cup. Percy – an Olympic gold and silver medallist in the Star Class – was the skipper and

World Sailing president on Finn Olympic exit & IOC relationship

In this second article based on our exclusive interview with World Sailing president Kim Andersen we discuss sailing’s relationship with the International Olympic Committee and the demise of the Finn class as an Olympic boat after Tokyo 2020. READ THE FIRST ARTICLE HERE With the World Sailing AGM vote in Sarasota, Florida

Running a sustainable sailing world championship

Running a sustainable world championship

When it comes to running a sustainable sailing world championship the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships in Texas established a number of significant new sustainability benchmarks for the sport as a whole. You might not expect oil-rich Texas to blaze a trail in marine conservation but that’s what happened when Corpus

Eight new America’s Cup challenges lodged

Eight new America’s Cup challenges lodged

America’s Cup holders the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Emirates Team New Zealand say they received notices of challenge from eight new syndicates before today’s 1700 New Zealand Time deadline for late entries for the 36th edition of the America’s Cup. No details have been made available on who the

A nostalgic return to the America’s Cup for Maison Mumm

A nostalgic return to the America’s Cup for Maison Mumm

There is something nostalgically reassuring about the announcement this week of champagne producer Maison Mumm as a partner to the 36th America’s Cup. This is because although Mumm champagne has only once before been associated with the America’s Cup – back in 1983 when John Bertrand’s Australian crew wrested the trophy

Finally – sustainable bow stickers

Finally – sustainable bow stickers

In these enlightened days of heightened sensitivity in our sport around sustainability and ocean health a major headache for regatta organisers has been the need to attach plastic bow stickers to competing boats for identification and/or sponsorship purposes. Best case scenario is that after the event the trash cans around the

Ultim solo round-the-world race plans shelved

Ultim solo round-the-world race plans shelved.

Plans for a singlehanded around the world race in Ultim 32/23 maxi multihulls next year are to be put on hold after the damage sustained by the five Ultim entries in the Route du Rhum transatlantic race. Details of the Brest Oceans Race – scheduled to start at the end of

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