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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

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

Podcast Episode 5 – Ian Walker

Yacht Racing Podcast Episode 5 – Ian Walker

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

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

Rome Kirby interview – Part 2

Interview with American sailor Rome Kirby – skipper and CEO of the United States SailGP Team.

The concluding part of our exclusive interview with American sailor Rome Kirby as he takes on his first leadership role as skipper and CEO of the United States SailGP Team for next year’s inaugural season of the international circuit. READ PART 1 HERE YACHT RACING LIFE: Before you got a chance to

Rome Kirby interview – Part 1

SailGP Team skipper Rome Kirby interview – Part 1

American sailor Rome Kirby has is well known in the professional yacht racing world as an America’s Cup winner, a Volvo Ocean Race competitor and a regular on a number of top-flight grand prix raceboat campaigns. Now though he has been elevated into a leadership position as he takes on the

Australian America’s Cup sailors at core of Japan SailGP Team

Australian America’s Cup sailors at core of Japan SailGP Team

Three Australian members of the Swedish former-America’s Cup syndicate Artemis Racing have been announced as the core crew for the Japan SailGP Team for the new circuit’s inaugural season next year. Artemis helmsman Nathan Outteridge, wing trimmer Iain Jensen and grinder Luke Parkinson will fill the key roles within the new

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