Justin Chisholm's guest on the latest episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast is British Olympian and ocean race skipper, Ian Walker. Walker has had a broad and illustrious career in professional sailing having won two Olympic silver medals – one as crew and one as helmsman – and having skippered Abu
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
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
Reigning Star Class world champion Jorge Zarif from Brazil upset the form guide at the Star Sailors League Finals to claim victory on the final day of the event yesterday in The Bahamas. Racing with fellow countryman Pedro Trouche as crew Zarif dominated the quarter and semi-final knockout stages before defeating
Four more Star sailors League Final races were held yesterday on the azure waters on the plateau off Montagu Bay, starting in 10-12 knot northeasterly winds that built to 15-18 and shifted right for the fourth and final race. Stand-out competitors were once again Olympic legend Robert Scheidt and Henry Boening.
Day three of the Star Sailors League Finals saw true Bahamas conditions set in for the first time with 12-18 knots winds from northeast-east allowing the race committee to move the course out of Montagu Bay where there were bigger waves with limited protection from the full force of the Atlantic. Despite