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Profile: Maxi 70 skipper Hap Fauth

Profile: Maxi 70 skipper Hap Fauth

A look back to a profile we put together a few years ago of American Maxi 72 owner/skipper Hap Fauth – now one of the primary backers of the US America's Cup challenger syndicate American Magic. Hap Fauth fell in love with sailboat racing at the tender age of seven on

Daryl Wislang on the Volvo Ocean Race

Daryl Wislang on the Volvo Ocean Race

New Zealand ocean racer Daryl Wislang has an exceptional track record over the last four editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. He followed up his third place in 2008-09 on Telefonica Blue with a second place in 2011-12 on Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand and then back to back

Bruno Dubois on IMOCA & Volvo Ocean Race

Bruno Dubois on IMOCA & Volvo Ocean Race.

Bruno Dubois has an enviable track record in yacht racing both on and off the water with a Mini Transat win to his name along with world and European title victories in the Farr 45 class. He was the skipper of French entry Rucanor Sport in the 1989-90 Whitbread Round

Michel Desjoyeaux on merging IMOCA & Volvo Ocean Race

Michel Desjoyeaux on merging IMOCA & Volvo Ocean Race.

As the only two-time winner of the Vendee Globe singlehanded around the world race and having earned the nickname The Professor for knowledge and expertise in ocean racing and the IMOCA 60 class in particular, when Frenchman Michel Desjoyeaux speaks – as he did during a panel discussion on the

Richard Mason on the Volvo Ocean Race

Richard Mason on the Volvo Ocean Race.

Since the spectacular conclusion of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race in the Hague in June and the announcement of a change of ownership from the Volvo organization to sports management company Atlant Ocean Racing, not much has been heard from the race headquarters in Alicante, Spain. So it was good to

Class 40 skipper Sam Goodchild on Route du Rhum

Class 40 skipper Sam Goodchild on Route du Rhum.

British solo skipper Sam Goodchild recently scored a sweet sponsorship deal with American media services giant Netflix in an innovative tie up with his Class 40 entry in the upcoming Route du Rhum transatlantic race from France to Guadeloupe. We caught up with Sam shortly before he left Lorient bound for

Alex Thomson desperate to win Vendée Globe

Alex Thomson desperate to win Vendee Globe.

British solo ocean racing skipper Alex Thomson has described himself as "desperate" to finally secure victory in the Vendée Globe singlehanded around the world race at his fifth attempt in 2020. In an interview with the mainstream Mail Online website in the UK, Thomson described his quest for a Vendée Globe

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