Swedish businessman and passionate sailor Håkan Svensson had a long pedigree of supporting professional sailing when he bought the World Match Racing Tour in 2015. Now after spending three years and tens of millions of dollars transforming the event almost beyond recognition he is in the process of selling it. We sat
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
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
British solo skipper Phil Sharp has established a fearsome reputation in the Class 40 fleet offer the last few years. After a string of podium results and wins during the 2018 season Sharp was recently crowned crowned European champion. We caught up him in St. Malo, France where is busy
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
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
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
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
Many people have tried, including several of those involved in the latest initiative, to deliver a professional and engaging sailboat race circuit. But teams don’t come better qualified than this one and Act 1 in Bermuda was none too shabby. A good time to build on it then.
James Boyd grills
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