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
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
Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm casts a critical eye over the first event of the inaugural event of the new SailGP global professional sailing circuit event which took place last weekend in Sydney, Australia.
The long awaited SailGP season opening regatta went off largely without a hitch in Sydney, this
With less than a week to go before they will do battle for the first time ever next weekend on Sydney Harbour the skippers of the six international SailGP teams came together in a studio for 30 minutes of gentle questioning and friendly banter hosted by SailGP TV anchor Shirley
It feels like ages since the first rumours of a brand new global professional racing circuit put together by Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison first surfaced in early 2017.
But yesterday in Sydney, Australia – one week away from the first event there next weekend – the six-boat fleet of
In the February 2019 episode of the World Sailing Show:
The Golden Globe – The race that changed the world
Fifty years ago the Sunday Times sponsored around the world race made history. Better known as the Golden Globe, the first ever solo, non-stop race around the world saw one man enter
The concluding part of our exclusive interview with American sailor Rome Kirby as he takes on his first leadership role as skipper and CEO of the United States SailGP Team for next year’s inaugural season of the international circuit.
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YACHT RACING LIFE: Before you got a chance to
American sailor Rome Kirby has is well known in the professional yacht racing world as an America’s Cup winner, a Volvo Ocean Race competitor and a regular on a number of top-flight grand prix raceboat campaigns.
Now though he has been elevated into a leadership position as he takes on the
If you like your sailing video action fast and furious then this latest one from New Zealand featuring the Chinese and United States crews putting themselves and the new F50 foiling catamarans through their paces is probably for you...
There's little denying the huge impact that foiling boats have had and continues to have on our sport – as these two video stories from the last few days so perfectly illustrate.
America's Cup: Meet The Mule
Impressive footage from the waters of Narragansett Bay near Newport, Rhode Island as the US