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Revealing the Quickest Monohull Yet

Revealing the Quickest Monohull Yet

Radical Sailing Predicted for the Next America’s Cup The next America’s Cup is due to see some interesting sailing action when the freshly unveiled AC75 monohull is due to make its debut. The Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) announced the fresh new design which is anticipated to be much faster than the legendary AC50 catamarans both upwind and downwind – and far better looking. Unlike Any Boat Previously Seen What makes the  different is that it is not only a Learn more
RC44 Season Closed – There Was Just no Wind

RC44 Season Closed – There Was Just no Wind

May the Wind be in Your Sails For two days in a row not so much as a breeze materialized at the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup. Although the Canary Islands are known to be generally very windy, the wind only occasionally got up to a top speed of 7 knots before swinging hard left to 80 degrees. Race officer Peter Reggio eventually announced there would be no more racing – there was just no wind.  CEEREF Claims Victory Because of Learn more
The Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race

Competition, Adventure – The Pressure is on! In a fascinating mix of adventure and competition, the Volvo Ocean Race kicked off in October from the sunny coast of Alicante. Heading towards the finishing line in Lisbon, Portugal, the sailors expected wayward winds and high pressure ridges that are notoriously difficult to predict. But this is exactly what sailors that enter this particular race are after: an ultimate human adventure. A Fickle Breeze Since 1973 sailors have experienced the mythical hold Learn more
It Was a Wet Saturday in Gamagori

It Was a Wet Saturday in Gamagori

2017 – 2018 World Cup Series Event Met With Torrential Rain Although Typhoon Lan was only expected to hit Japan late on Sunday 22 October, and the inaugural event held in the country concluded before then, torrential rain passed through during the competition. But, come rain or shine, as long as there’s a bit of wind, sailing continues, and it certainly did at this event. Global Victories The breeze was variable at between 3 and 12 knots as the Men’s Learn more
Bart’s Bash – Geared to Help Hurricane Victims

Bart’s Bash – Geared to Help Hurricane Victims

On the penultimate weekend of September 2017 thousands of sailors from all over the world set sail for the largest sailing race in the world – Bart’s Bash. The multi-venue event took place in 80 countries, and not only included sailing and yacht club members, but also windsurfing clubs, sea cadets, and even scout groups. It is an annual timed event that stretches across one nautical mile, and has been verified as ‘The largest sailing race in the world’ by Learn more
31st Pro Am Regatta Likely Cancelled at Bitter End

31st Pro Am Regatta Likely Cancelled at Bitter End

An iconic yacht club hailed by the New York Times as a ‘rollicking nautical village’ has sadly met its demise in the path of destruction laid by Hurricane Irma. Remote, Secluded, Idyllic Called Bitter End because it is the final island in the British Isles before the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, the yacht club stretches across 64 acres of stunning landscape and is accessible only by water. Founded in the 1970s the club is known across the globe Learn more
Sailing Enthusiasts Flock to NY to Sail in Their Birthday Suits

Sailing Enthusiasts Flock to NY to Sail in Their Birthday Suits

Sailors with a love for fresh air over literally every inch of their bodies arrived from all over the world to take part in the very first World Naked Sailing Day. The event was held in August 2017 in Buffalo, New York, and organisers are hoping that this will be the first of many naked sailing events. Sponsored by Buffalo Rising, an online grassroots magazine, the festivities took place on Lake Erie. Founder of the magazine, Newell Nussbaumer said that Learn more
Texas Devastated After Sailing Accident

Texas Devastated After Sailing Accident

The sailing community in Texax, USA, and all over the world, is reeling after three Boy Scouts died after a sailing tragedy in East Texas on Saturday the 5th of August. The mast of their catamaran struck an overhead transmission power line and electrocuted the boys. Two of the Scouts, Heath Faucheux aged 16 and Will Brannon aged 17 died at the scene of the unfortunate accident. The third Boy Scout, Thomas Larry aged only 11, succumbed to his injuries Learn more
Setting Sail From Cornwall

Setting Sail From Cornwall

Matt Southwould is an English former-soldier from Plymouth, South Devon who lost his leg because of service-related injuries. Despite the challenges he faces every day as an amputee Matt is taking on the tremendous challenge of sailing 2,000 miles in an initiative organised by a charity that helps veterans heal emotional and physical trauma through sailing expeditions. From Desperation to Exhilaration After leaving the army Matt spent ten years suffering with various service-related injuries that took him in and out Learn more
Courageous Documentary Airs

Courageous Documentary Airs

The premiere of Courageous was aired on the 17th of June 2017 on NBC Sports Films. Courageous is a one-hour documentary that recounts the challenging feat of media pioneer Ted Turner’s brave attempt to win the America’s Cup in 1977. The special show was appropriately aired immediately after the NBC’s coverage of the very first race of the 2017 Finals of the America’s Cup. Learn more