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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

America’s Cup interview: Sir Ben Ainslie – INEOS Team UK

America's Cup interview: Sir Ben Ainslie – INEOS Team UK

When I interviewed Ineos Team UK skipper and team principal Sir Ben Ainslie for the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast it was late on a Friday afternoon after what I could only imagine was the end of another long week of preparations for the British America’s Cup syndicate. Ainslie

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

Xabi Fernández plans Spanish campaign for The Ocean Race

Xabi Fernandez plans Spanish campaign for The Ocean Race

Some good news for Spanish Volvo Ocean Race fans – one of the country’s most popular sailors – Olympic 49er gold and silver medal-winner Xabi Fernández – believes there are good odds that he will lead a Spanish challenge in the 2021 edition of the round-the-world marathon, now known as The Ocean

America’s Cup: Canfield & Buckley interview – Part 2

America’s Cup: Taylor Canfield & Mike Buckley interview – Part 2

The second part of our interview with Taylor Canfield and Mike Buckley, founders of Stars & Stripes Team USA – the second American team announced as challengers for the 36th America's Cup in New Zealand in 2021. Read Part 1 here YRL: You have partnered with the Long Beach Yacht Club in

America’s Cup: Canfield & Buckley interview – Part 1

Part one of our interview with American sailors Taylor Canfield and Mike Buckley – the driving force behind the recently-announced Stars & Stripes Team USA challenge for the America's Cup.

Part one of our interview with American sailors Taylor Canfield and Mike Buckley – the driving force behind the recently-announced Stars & Stripes Team USA challenge – on the duo’s plans to reignite the American sporting public’s interest in the America’s Cup with an authentic and inclusive all-American campaign. YRL: We

Luke Parkinson on the America’s Cup with INEOS Team UK

Luke Parkinson on the America's Cup with INEOS Team UK

Find out how Australian sailor Luke Parkinson – a Volvo Ocean Race–winner with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in 2014-15 and a two-time America's Cup competitor – feels about challenging for the 36th America's Cup with Sir Ben Ainslie's British syndicate INEOS Team UK. Our favourite quote from Parko in this video

America’s Cup: Ray Davies interview – Pt. 1

In the first of our two-part exclusive interview with Emirates Team New Zealand sailor/coach Ray Davies we discuss the evolution of the America’s Cup from the ‘leadmine’ version five boats to the latest flying monohull concept and quiz him on the latest state of play within the team as the

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

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