Extraordinary boats: the new radical PRB IMOCA 60

The new PRB IMOCA 60 is one of the latest to launch in a flurry of new launches. Originally designed for The Ocean Race, it will be Kevin Escoffier’s boat for the next Vendée Globe As if the new PRB IMOCA 60 were not eye-catching enough, the story behind it is truly remarkable. The reason […]

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New wallywind range proves luxury and speed do mix

Relax on a cruise and challenge round the cans with the new wallywind range, Wally’s new sailing range, which allies cruising comforts to slick performance Iconic sailboat builder Wally is returning to its roots with its breathtaking new range of cruiser-racers. The wallywind series runs from 110ft up to 150ft LOA, and holds out the […]

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America’s Cup: Alinghi Red Bull Racing launch their AC75

  Alinghi Red Bull Racing have launched their AC75, which they will sail in the coming days as the team prepares for the 37th America’s Cup in 2024 Alinghi Red Bull Racing launched their AC75 in Barcelona yesterday, Monday 8th August 2022. This is the first America’s Cup boat to hit the water since the […]

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Flying High: What Pip Hare Did Next

After her incredible Vendée Globe, life has changed for solo sailor Pip Hare. She reveals what it’s like to live your dreams We hit a wave, the bow bouncing into the air. The roar reverberating from inside the covered cockpit intensifies and I look out of the bubble window to a wall of seemingly solid […]

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Bridge vs superyacht dispute concludes

A long running dispute over the dismantling of an old bridge in order to allow for the movement of a superyacht reported to be owned by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos seems to have come to a close Plans to dismantle a 95-year-old railway bridge in Rotterdam in order to allow the launch of a new 400ft […]

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Algorand and Canada SailGP Team partner up for a sustainable future for our planet

Algorand, the world’s greenest high-performance blockchain, and Canada SailGP, the exciting new professional sailing team, have joined forces to drive meaningful change and raise awareness of the urgent need to transition to clean energy for a more sustainable future. The three-year partnership is the first major sponsorship deal for the all-new Canada SailGP Team competing […]

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Roving Commissions extract: Calm in the Storm

Despite rig failure and a tropical cyclone, Francis Hawkings remains composed on an eventful Pacific crossing. Tom Cunliffe introduces this extract from Roving Commissions Not for the first time, the Royal Cruising Club’s wonderful annual journal Roving Commissions has turned up a jewel of seamanship. Delving into the 2021 edition I found an account by […]

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World’s coolest yachts: Reliance

  We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. Andre Hoek nominates Reliance My choice would be the yacht Reliance of 1903 designed by the famous Nat Herreshoff. I read the book Temple to the Wind a long time ago and could not put […]

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British Women’s America’s Cup pathway scheme seeks talented sailors

  Hannah Mills and Ben Ainslie today announced the Athena Pathway Programme, a high performance pathway scheme for talented female sailors that hopes to see a British crew win the first ever Women’s America’s Cup Hannah Mills and Ben Ainslie, the most decorated female and male Olympic sailors of all time, today announced the Athena Pathway […]

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Burling and Co finally pick up a win in SailGP

Peter Burling and his Kiwi crew delivered an impressive win at the British SailGP Regatta in Plymouth beating the all-dominant Aussies for the first time this season Peter Burling and Blair Tuke alongside their kiwi crew, including new tactician, Jo Aleh have taken victory in the British SailGP regatta in Plymouth in impressive style finishing […]

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Two sailors’ epic eastbound journey halfway around the globe

A double-handed passage from Turkey to Seattle was an adventurous solution for Peter and Ginger Niemann Departure time is a time of optimism for Ginger and me. All the stress of decision making and the work of planning and provisioning is behind us, and we are almost always full of good hope for an upcoming […]

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Inside SailGP: what next for sailing’s greatest show?

  It’s billed as the most spectacular show in sailing, but does SailGP deliver? Helen Fretter talks exclusively to the key players to find out ‘Box office stuff’ is how Ben Ainslie described the opening day of last month’s SailGP event, in Chicago, USA. And truly, it was: the sun shone, the wind blew, the […]

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Behind the scenes film goes inside British Olympic sailing squad 

British sailing stars feature in Chasing Tokyo, a behind the scenes documentary filmed inside the GBR sailing squad on the road to the Tokyo Olympics. Tomorrow sees the release of Chasing Tokyo, a unique behind the scenes documentary filmed inside the British Olympic sailing squad on the road to the Tokyo Games. It’s an emotional […]

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Second hand boats: getting a yacht survey

Commissioning a yacht survey before buying a boat is essential due diligence, giving the buyer an independent review of the complex craft with numerous systems they are about to buy. But how should you go about it? ‘Subject to survey’ might be the most powerful caveat to a serious offer on a yacht, yet what […]

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First look: Balance 442 – lightweight, fast catamaran

Toby Hodges casts his eye over the new Balance 442, a new performance catamaran which saw 30 orders placed before the first one was out of the factory Although relatively heavy designs that maximise space and comfort still dominate the market, demand for lightweight and fast cruising catamarans appears to be increasing dramatically, with this […]

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How to watch the Great Britain SailGP in Plymouth

The thrilling SailGP circuit is heading to British shores: here’s how to watch the Great Britain SailGP on shore, on the water, or online as racing heads to Plymouth Sound The foiling F50 catamarans will be heading to Plymouth for the Great Britain SailGP in one week’s time, from July 30-31, and there’s still time […]

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Elegant design meets thrilling performance with Euphoria

Immaculately built boats that will remind you what you love about sailing This isn’t your first boat. And probably not your second. A Euphoria yacht appeals to experienced sailors who have grown to value the point where performance and style meet comfort. At this often-sought confluence, Euphoria has succeeded where many others have failed. Ironically […]

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What you need to know to head out to sea alone

Professional solo racer, Pip Hare, brings us this guide to solo sailing, providing top hints and tips for your first big passage alone Solo sailing may seem daunting at first, but if you regularly sail with a novice crew, you’re probably already going through the motions of a solo sailor without even knowing it. The […]

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Where the sky is born: Yucatan Channel

The Yucatan Channel is rarely sailed by visiting cruisers, but Kila Zamana discovered wilderness and Maya myths Key West, at the southernmost tip of the United States, is a place of non-conformists, colour and curiosities. Arriving at night, I spotted the Gunboat Traverse resting peacefully on the dock in front of a row of classic […]

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