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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

Guichard crosses his fingers ahead of record attempt

Guichard crosses his fingers ahead of record attempt

Yann Guichard – the French of the French Maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 – is hoping against hope for a perfect weather scenario for he and his crew when they set off on a non-stop around-the-world record attempt tomorrow. After two and a half months of stand-by, the giant black and gold 40

Forensic performance analysis in the Volvo Ocean Race

Forensic performance analysis in the Volvo Ocean Race

Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm talks to team AkzoNobel performance analyst Rosco Monson about this highly specialised role with the Dutch team in the last Volvo Ocean Race.  The fact that the last two Volvo Ocean Races took place in identical 65-foot one-design boats made for two of the hardest

Extreme Sailing Series faces uncertain future

The Extreme Sailing Series is facing an uncertain future after the reported closure of the UK office of OC Sport – the organiser of the global regatta series.

The Extreme Sailing Series, one of professional sailing’s most well-established grandstand racing circuits, is facing an uncertain future after the reported closure of the UK office of OC Sport – the organiser of the global regatta series. The Extreme Sailing Series began in 2007 as the iShares Cup and utilised the

Yacht Racing Podcast – Episode 4

On this bumper episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast host Justin Chisholm talks to: – British solo skipper Will Harris who recently announced that he has secured a sponsorship deal with British clean energy company Hive Energy to compete on the French dominated Figaro circuit in 2019 – Emirates Team New Zealand

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

Sydney Hobart outlook from Envy Scooters navigator Will Harris

Sydney Hobart outlook from Envy Scooters navigator Will Harris

Regular Yacht Racing Life contributor Will Harris send this exclusive report from Sydney, Australia less than a week prior to the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race on December 25 in which he will navigating aboard the TP 52 Envy Scooters. With five days left until the start of the

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

America’s Cup: Dutch syndicate confirmed as sixth entry

America’s Cup: Dutch syndicate confirmed as sixth entry

A Dutch syndicate representing the Netherlands based Royal Netherlands Yacht Club Muiden and Royal Maas Yacht Club has been accepted as a challenger for the 36th edition of the America’s Cup to be held in Auckland, New Zealand in 2021. The announcement made by America’s Cup-holders Emirates Team New Zealand and

Thomas Ruyant builds new boat for Vendée Globe & The Ocean Race

Thomas Ruyant building new boat for Vendée Globe & The Ocean Race

French solo offshore racing sailor Thomas Ruyant has confirmed he is building new foiling IMOCA 60 scheduled to be launched in July next year. Ruyant, 37, from Malo-Les-Bains on the north coast of France intends to compete in the 2020 Vendée Globe after which he says the boat will be reconfigured

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