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The Ocean Race reveals new branding and two new VO65 campaigns

The Ocean Race reveals new branding and two new VO65 campaigns

Two new VO65 campaigns for the 2021 edition of The Ocean Race around the world have been revealed at a live telecast from the race’s headquarters in Alicante, Spain today. First up, Portuguese businessman Paulo Mirpuri announced that the Mirpuri Foundation would be backing a VO65 campaign in the next race.

Exposure Lights: A sailing torch that could save your life

Exposure Marine: A sailing torch that could save your life

It all started with a simple yet remarkable torch, cleverly designed and purpose-built to solve one of the most intractable problems in offshore sailing. When someone falls overboard at night, the chances of getting that person safely back aboard can be frighteningly low. Rough weather, cold water, doubledigit boatspeeds, spinnakers,

Star Sailors League Nations Gold Cup

Star Sailors League Nations Gold Cup

Hot on the tail of the brilliantly successful (and important) Star Sailors League comes another zinger of a concept – the Nations Gold Cup. The idea for the SSL Nations Gold Cup is one of those ideas that once you have it explained, you wonder why it hasn’t already happened. It’s

America’s Cup: Malta Altus Challenge in doubt after arbitration spat

Malta Altus Challenge an America’s Cup syndicate from the Royal Malta Yacht Club has become the fourth official challenge to be accepted by the current Cup holders Emirates Team New Zealand.

The chances of the first ever Maltese America’s Cup challenge continuing are in doubt today according to a press release from the event’s organisers – the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand and the Challenger of Record Luna Rossa Challenge. The short release announced the publication of the America’s Cup arbitration panel’s

SailGP: Fletcher and Bithell on stepping up from the 49er

SailGP: Fletcher and Bithell on stepping up from the 49er

When it comes to steep learning curves, they don’t come much steeper than the one that British 49er Olympic hopeful Dylan Fletcher finds himself on since taking on the role of helmsman aboard the British SailGP F50 catamaran for the global circuit’s inaugural season. Fletcher and his friend and crewmate Stuart

Andy Rice: How to stamp out mechanical doping in Olympic sailing

Andy Rice: How to stamp out mechanical doping in Olympic sailing

In the first in a series of regular monthly articles about the Olympic sailing scene, British sailing journalist Andy Rice takes a look at the insidious problem of mechanical doping within some of sailing's Olympic classes. Opinions are like... how does that saying go? Oh yes! Opinions are like belly buttons

Podcast Episode 9 – Dylan Fletcher & Stuart Bithell

Podcast Episode 9 – Dylan Fletcher & Stuart Bithell

The glamorous lifestyle of an Olympic campaigner is often described as “living the dream”, but if ever there were two people whose lives match up to that description it is British Olympic 49er pairing Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell. As well as winning the 49er World Championship in 2017 and being

The birth of the America’s Cup – the power of hindsight

America's Cup

Annemarie Scholte – author of Sparrowhawk on the Horizon, the historical novel based around the original £100 Cup race that ultimately led to the creation of the America's Cup – sees some similarities between the modern day arbitration cases about three of the current challengers and the goings on back in

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