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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

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

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

World Sailing president Kim Andersen on new offshore events

World Sailing president Kim Andersen on new offshore events

In this the first of two articles based on an exclusive interview with World Sailing president Kim Andersen we investigate the marked uptick in interest from sailing’s world governing body in the sport of offshore racing. Two new shorthanded international offshore competitions have emerged with this year in the form of

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