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IMOCA and The Ocean Race – worlds merging or colliding?

IMOCA and The Ocean Race – merging or colliding?

After The Ocean Race staged an IMOCA charm offensive in Paris last week, Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm takes a look at how well the two around-the-world-race superpowers are getting along.  On the face of it the burgeoning relationship between ocean racing’s two major professional around the world race organisers

Elbow injury rules Spithill out of Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

Elbow injury rules Spithill out of Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

Jimmy Spithill has been ruled out of taking part in the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race after damaging an elbow tendon while training in Sydney, Australia this week for the Boxing Day race aboard the 100-foot supermaxi Comanche. With double America’s Cup winner Spithill’s primary focus being on his role with

Briton Will Harris to take on French Figaro establishment

Briton Will Harris to take on French Figaro establishment with support from Hive Energy.

It’s great to hear the news that British solo sailor and regular contributor to Yacht Racing Life Will Harris has announced his campaign to compete in the 2019 Figaro Circuit. 24-year-old Harris has partnered with clean energy specialist company Hive Energy for the campaign who have funded the purchase of one

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

Ultim solo round-the-world race plans shelved

Ultim solo round-the-world race plans shelved.

Plans for a singlehanded around the world race in Ultim 32/23 maxi multihulls next year are to be put on hold after the damage sustained by the five Ultim entries in the Route du Rhum transatlantic race. Details of the Brest Oceans Race – scheduled to start at the end of

First all-female pro crew for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

First all-female pro crew for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Photo credit: Salty Dingo/Ocean Respect Racing.

Two-time Volvo Ocean Race competitor Stacey Jackson from Australia is to lead the first professional all-female crew to take on the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in the 75th edition of the classic offshore race this December. Jackson – who sailed for Team SCA in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race and

Rumoured around the world race teams

There are already plenty of rumours circulating around the professional sailing world about who might be on the Volvo Ocean Race start line in Alicante, Spain in 2021.

Although the start of the next edition of the fully-crewed around the world race formerly known as the Volvo Ocean race is still almost three years away there are already plenty of rumours circulating around the professional sailing world about who might be on the start line in Alicante, Spain

Top French skippers flock to order Bénéteau Figaro 3

Top French skippers flock to order Bénéteau Figaro 3

Introducing a brand-new new one-design class to an already busy marketplace is far from easy to achieve but it seems that French builder Bénéteau is off to a storming start with its new Figaro 3 – with a bulging order book that includes some of the top names in offshore

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