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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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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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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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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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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Foiling yacht makes clean hydrogen for the first time

DRIFT Energy has announced it has successfully produced clean hydrogen using its first purpose-built hydrofoil sailboat in sea trials The world’s first foiling boat that can produce clean hydrogen gas has been unveiled by the British start-up firm, Drift Energy. A propeller underneath the 18ft yacht drives a turbine which produces electricity to power an […]

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Race Week 2022

Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex – Day 2 On a day when it paid to be quick and nimble, no fleet was more of both of those things than the Persico 69F foiling monohulls. While every other fleet in the 13th edition of Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex had to battle […]

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Best sailing tender: get a buzz from your boat or boot

Want some easy, fun sailing this summer? launched from your yacht or car, the latest sailing tender ideas give that instant sailing buzz. Toby Hodges and Sam Fortescue report While we all crave as much helming pleasure as possible from our cruising yachts, the reality is that after making realistic space, volume and budget compromises, […]

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Details of Youth and Women’s America’s Cup released

Details of the Youth and Women’s America’s Cup have been released with a 12-team competition set to take place in Barcelona 2024 Two of the most eye-catching announcements that were made while we were awaiting the 37th America’s Cup protocol (finally released in late 2021) were plans to relaunch the Youth America’s Cup and the […]

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Is this foiling jetski the future of personal watercraft?

Toby Hodges gets a spin on a new personal electric watercraft or foiling jetski. No emissions, noise or wake. Will this finally dethrone the jetski?! It certainly has lots of potential for the rental, hospitality and event markets Foiling has been the latest buzzword in the sailing and motorboat world for the last decade or […]

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E1 racing: Racebird electric foiling powerboat takes flight

The hotly anticipated E1 Series of electric powerboat racing took a major step forward this month with the first sea trial of its radical new RaceBird craft. The all-electric RaceBird flies round a tight turn in testing This all-electric one-design foiling boat took to the River Po near San Nazzaro in April, where it was […]

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GC32 Lagos Cup

While Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi Red Bull Racing team has topped GC32 competition for many years, they are now focused on 37th America’s Cup training and so are fielding two teams on the GC32 Racing Tour: SUI 8, which emphatically won last month on Riva del Garda and their development team SUI 15. For the GC32 […]

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SuMoth: The eco-friendly foiling design challenge for students

The SuMoth Challenge is a unique design competition for students to build and race foiling International Moth dinghies similar to Formula Student Lake Garda, Italy is about to welcome its annual meeting of speed-focussed sailors and designers at Foiling Week, which combines on the water racing with the chance to showcase and share innovative design […]

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Australia win SailGP Chicago, but Canadians surprise

Slingsby’s Australia SailGP team take their fifth event win in a row at SailGP Chicago, while Canada deliver a surprise Australia SailGP Team F50 catamaran on Race Day 1 of the T-Mobile United States Sail Grand Prix | Chicago at Navy Pier, Lake Michigan, Season 3, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. 18th June 2022. Photo: Ricardo […]

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Vendée Arctique: whole fleet forced to stop

  The second edition of the Vendée Arctique has been stopped midway through the race as a 50 knot storm and cross seas were deemed to dangerous to continue The second edition of the Vendée Arctique has been brought to a stop by race organisers halfway through the course as a dangerous low pressure system […]

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