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China SailGP Team launches 

SailGP today unveiled the fifth team in its new global racing league - the China SailGP Team - with a bold ambition to drive the growth of high-performance sailing in China. The China SailGP Team takes to the water in February 2019 equipped to challenge for the inaugural championship title. The

Five world champions at Star Sailors League final

Five world champions at Star Sailors League final

Five of this year’s World Champions from the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, are set to compete in the Star Sailors League Finals this December in the Bahamas. Three of the five have competed in Nassau before, Pavlos Kontides (Laser, Cyprus) in 2015, and Šime Fantela (49er, Croatia) in

Alex Thomson goes electric on new IMOCA 60

Alex Thomson goes electric on new IMOCA 60.

Press release: Alex Thomson Racing has underlined its commitment to sustainability by declaring an ambition to race around the world without the use of fossil fuels. Earlier this year the ocean racing team announced plans to build a brand new IMOCA 60 yacht, with the aim of becoming the first non-French

Airbus returns to America’s Cup with American Magic

Airbus returns to America's Cup with American Magic.

The European aerospace corporation Airbus has returned to the America's Cup arena after signing up with US challenger American Magic to become the syndicate's innovation partner. The deal mirrors an agreement the French headquartered company had with Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA in the 35th edition of the America's Cup. Here

Spectacular SailGP launch in London

Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts' SailGP professional sailing league has been revealed at a spectacular London launch event.

LONDON – SailGP today set out to redefine sailing with the launch of its new global racing league: five grand prix events featuring six national teams on identical wingsailed F50s – the world’s fastest, most technologically advanced catamarans. Spearheaded by Larry Ellison and Sir Russell Coutts, in season one, SailGP

Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominees

Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominees

World Sailing and Rolex have announced the line-up of Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2018 nominees for 2018. The 11 nominated sailors represent the best of the best in international sailing over the last 12 months, with kiteboarders, offshore racers and Olympic class specialists all shortlisted. The names vying for

Nokia new Alex Thomson Racing partner

Nokia become technology partner to Alex Thomson Racing

Nokia, a global leader in creating the technologies that connect the world, together with its world-renowned industrial research and innovation engine, Nokia Bell Labs, was today announced as Technology Partner to UK-based sailing team Alex Thomson Racing. The ground-breaking new partnership, which continues through to 2021, will see Nokia Bell Labs

Beneteau Figaro 3 Formula Foil Ocean Racing Championship

Formula Foil Ocean Racing Championship

A new race format named Formula Foil Ocean Racing Championship (FFORC) with a minimum of 10 teams, sailing 10 races over 10,000nm in Beneteau Figaro 3 offering a total prize fund of £80,000 for the winners has been announced for 2020. Racing in identical Beneteau Figaro 3 yachts FFORC has been

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