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US Sailing’s New Leader Revealed

US Sailing’s New Leader Revealed

Cory Sertl at the Helm US Sailing’s new president has been announced as Cory Sertl, an Olympian and champion sailor with decades of experience in the industry. Known for her commitment to sailing and her passion for getting young people involved in the sport, Sertl has a deep connection to the sailing world. By serving as both a member of the World Sailing Council and as president of US Sailing, the intrepid sailor will now be in an ideal position Learn more
Foiling is Helping Windsurfing Reach New Heights

Foiling is Helping Windsurfing Reach New Heights

A Foiling Revolution is Happening Once a month, sailing enthusiasts from all over gather at Lake Pupuke on New Zealand’s North Shore for some unconventional windsurfing action. This new hybrid sport is known as windfoiling and is a combination of foiling and windsurfing. The highly diverse group consists of ocean racers, Americas Cup sailors, former Olympic medallists and young sailors new to the sport. On Foiling Friday every month the lake is seeing as many as 20 avid sailors zipping Learn more
The Ultimate Sailing Bucket List Adventure

The Ultimate Sailing Bucket List Adventure

50 States in Two Decades Bucket lists are fascinating and often involve journeys to places by means of some mode of transport or another. Ali Michaud was so keen on sailing that he simply had to add an epic sailing adventure to his bucket list. Some people have similar ideas, but more along the lines of road tripping along with a Dave Mathews Band tour or crossing a country in a camper van. Sail ALL 50 States In 2001, after Learn more
Spindrift 2 Sets a New Record

Spindrift 2 Sets a New Record

Fastest to the Equator in the Jules Verne Race French skipper Yann Guichard and his team have had an excellent start in their attempt to win the Jules Verne Trophy. Guichard and his team of 11 dedicated crew members broke their 2015 record as they crossed the Equator from Ushant in four days 19 hours and 57 minutes in Spindrift 2, a 40-meter trimaran.  The Jules Verne Trophy is a prize for the crew who circumnavigated the world in the Learn more
2019: A Year for Growth in Sailing

2019: A Year for Growth in Sailing

Brand New Sailing Event Announced A new sailing event is due to be launched this year in English Harbour, Antigua. It’s called the Caribbean Sailing Week and is due to take place from 17 to 20 October. The first day of the Caribbean Sailing Week will kick off with a welcome party for all participants followed by other social events such as tours and activities. The rest of the event’s activities will comprise of three racing days and four days Learn more
Solo Sailor Rescued After Harrowing Moments on Sea

Solo Sailor Rescued After Harrowing Moments on Sea

British Sailor Runs Into Trouble in Retro Race In July a group of intrepid sailors set off from Les Sables-d’Olonne, France. It was the start of the 30,000-mile Golden Globe Race – a retro race in which solo sailors circumnavigate the globe using boats without satellite navigation or other sailing aids that rely on modern technology. The back-to-basics race was organised in honour of the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston circumnavigating the globe for the very first time in Learn more
Shifting the Gender Landscape of Sailing

Shifting the Gender Landscape of Sailing

The International Olympic Committee is actively working towards ensuring equal opportunities in the sailing world for women and men. Since the committee has shown increased interest in gender equality, sporting federations around the world have indicated that they are motivated to make it a reality. What this means for sailing at the Olympic Games Observing gender equality in any sport has several practical applications in competitions. This includes equal participation by both female and male athletes as well as the Learn more
Cape Town’s Greatest Optimist

Cape Town’s Greatest Optimist

Amputee Wins First Prize Young Caleb Swanepoel from Prince Albert in the Western Cape, South Africa is an amputee and a sailor. He also has an amazingly positive attitude and refuses to allow the fact that he lost a leg to get him down or to mess with his love for sailing. With this can-do attitude, Caleb succeeded in sailing the Great Optimist Race this year at the annual Cape Town Boat Show – and winning first prize. Pushing boundaries, Learn more
On a Mission to Discover the World’s Top Young Sailors

On a Mission to Discover the World’s Top Young Sailors

Red Bull Foiling Generation Lands in America The Red Bull Foiling Generation was developed by two two-time Olympic champions with the goal of discovering some of the top young sailors of the world. Hans Steinacher and Roman Hagara decided to launch the initiative to give talented sailors aged between 16 and 20 the opportunity to receive elite coaching as well as trailblazing foiling technology. The two have been travelling all over the world with their mission in mind. Off to Learn more
Barcelona Presents the Most Innovative Boat Show Yet

Barcelona Presents the Most Innovative Boat Show Yet

This Year the Barcelona Boat Show is All about Entrepreneurship and Advancement The 57th annual Barcelona International Boat Show proved to be the biggest and most advanced yet. Held in the Catalans in Port Vell, the show featured more display cases and boats than previous years and also offered visitors the opportunity to learn about navigation as they enjoy the displays and discover what the future of sailing holds. Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Arranged by the National Association of Nautical Learn more