Ex-Volvo Ocean Race Race Experts weather analyst and solo skipper Will Harris takes another look the Route du Rhum fleet as the solo skippers complete their fifth day of racing on the way from St Malo, France to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean.
After fighting their way through several intense depressions over
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
The yachts may be (very) big, (very) fast and (very) beautiful, but the WallyCento fleet is every bit as obsessed with sailing balance as any other smaller racing class. So if that means moving the rig at sea to maintain optimum rudder angle? No problem!
While WallyCento owners have used different
Solo skipper and weather analyst Will Harris – a member of the Alicante-based Race Experts team working on the last Volvo Ocean Race – takes a look at how the turbulent opening 48-hours of the Route du Rhum has played out and what might lie ahead for the singlehanded fleet
Volvo Ocean Race navigator Simon Fisher – aka SiFi – walks us through the daunting weather scenario facing the 100+ solo competitors when they set off tomorrow from St Malo, France on the Route du Rhum transatlantic race to Guadeloupe.
This year's edition of the Route du Rhum is going to
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
Based in Marblehead, Massachusetts – Great Circle Sails could just be the greatest sailmaker you’ve never heard of...
Technology has had a big impact on the sailmaking industry with huge gains in materials, optimisation and efficiency. Those efficiency gains extend to the buying process where Brian Hancock, the founder of Great
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
Whether in the Ultim, TP52 or America’s Cup classes, next-generation Harken hydraulics are at the very leading edge of efficiency and reliability.
The upcoming 40th anniversary Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe will be an amazing race to follow. Included in the record-size fleet of 122 craft will be the Ultime
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