The ‘motherhood penalty’? Controversy as Vendée Globe skipper Clarisse Cremer loses sponsor

Banque Populaire’s dropping of Clarisse Cremer has caused widespread outrage among the offshore sailing community, and has become a huge national story in France IMOCA skipper Clarisse Cremer, who has recently given birth to her first child, has been controversially dropped by her sponsor Banque Populaire ahead of the 2024 Vendée Globe. Cremer, who currently […]

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World’s coolest yachts: Biscuits Cantreau 2

We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. Vincent Laurent Prevost nominates Biscuits Cantreau 2 Biscuits Cantreau 2 was a Formula 40 trimaran designed for Jean Le Cam in 1987. “Formula 40 was a class born in France with a very simple rule for […]

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5 expert tips for leeward mark roundings

Olympic Gold medallist Dylan Fletcher talks through leeward mark rounding strategy and how to come out on top with Andy Rice The leeward mark is one of the biggest pinch points on the race course, with the opportunity for huge gains – or the risk of enormous losses. Dylan Fletcher says the most important ingredient […]

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The Sea and The Snow: a stunning tale of adventure

Tom Cunliffe introduces this extract from The Sea and The Snow Philip Temple’s remarkable tale of sailing to the farthest wastes of the Southern Ocean In the world of small-craft seafaring and modern mountaineering, 1964/5 seems very distant. Philip Temple’s remarkable work The Sea and The Snow, recently republished, brings those days straight to our […]

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The Ocean Race: All set for leg two

The fleet of 5 IMOCA 60s are all set for the second leg of The Ocean Race to Cape Town, with light winds expected to frustrate the fleet over the first few days With the first leg of the much-delayed The Ocean Race now concluded, teams are readying themselves to set off on the second […]

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Making the switch: How we become a liveaboards

A gentle introduction to the cruising life set Kate Ashe-Leonard on course for a full transocean liveaboard adventure We’re sailing by the Gulf of Venezuela as we approach the Colombian coastline, a notoriously difficult stretch of water with frequent high winds, big swell and current. This night is no exception. It’s 0100 and Jim and […]

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The Ocean Race: Holcim-PRB win Leg One

Kevin Escoffier’s team Holcim-PRB has won the first leg of The Ocean Race, holding off a hard-charging 11th Hour racing Team, while Poland’s WindWhisper Racing Team won the VO65 Sprint Leg French skipper Kevin Escoffier led his Swiss-flagged Team Holcim-PRB to victory in leg one of The Ocean Race in the early hours of the […]

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New mutihulls take on an Atlantic crossing

Helen Fretter speaks to a few of the astounding 15 new multihull owners who took part in the most recent ARC, as catamaran and multihull sailing continues to boom The explosion in multihull and catamaran sales has been well documented, with many yards reporting lead times of two years or longer as build slots sold […]

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Double handed sailing skills: Inside gybes

In the second of a new series on double handed sailing skills, Pip Hare explains outside gybes with an asymmetric spinnaker with two onboard With the spinnaker now safely gybed you can gybe the mainsail and get the boat up to speed on its new course. Photo: Richard Langdon/Pip Hare Ocean Racing Double-handed sailing skills […]

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World’s coolest yachts: Gitana 17

We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. Johan Salen nominates Gitana 17 “The Ultimes to me are the most technologically advanced and fastest boats that you can still go offshore with, at incredible speeds and at the same time a robustness and all […]

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How to follow The Ocean Race 2022-23

After a long wait, The Ocean Race will start in January 2023. Here’s how to follow all the action as the fleets race around the world It’s taken a long time to get the latest fully crewed around the world race off the ground, but finally The Ocean Race will start from Alicante on 15 […]

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