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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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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Aquila sportsboats: Everything you need to know

Aquila is a motor cat brand with uncommonly widespread appeal. Built at Sino Eagle’s million-square-foot facility in China and developed in collaboration with the renowned J&J Design Group, its boats certainly deliver all the space, stability and efficiency you would expect of multihull platforms. But one of the brand’s most noteworthy talents is its ability […]

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Worlds coolest yachts: Aquitaine Innovations

We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. Nigel Musto nominates Aquitaine Innovations Aquitaine Innovations was one of those breakthrough boats that precipitated a step change in sailing. Yves Parlier was, and continues to be, one of the sport’s great innovators and the boat […]

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Hallberg-Rassy 69: Swedish yard announces its largest model ever

  The greatest Hallberg-Rassy ever? Hallberg-Rassy goes BIG with its new Hallberg-Rassy 69 as the famous Swedish yard announces plans for its largest ever model New Hallberg-Rassy 69 Magnus Rassy has announced that his Swedish yard is to build ‘the greatest Hallberg Rassy ever’ in its largest flagship to date, the Hallberg-Rassy 69. The Frers […]

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Fight for the spoils goes down to the wire at the Superyacht Cup

The overall win in both the Class B and Class A fleets at the Superyacht Cup, Palma came down to the final race with both classes won on countback The Superyacht Cup, Palma has come to a close with a testing final day in challenging conditions seeing the fight for the title going down to […]

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J-Class yachts kick off Superyacht Cup Palma in style

The first day of racing for the J-Class yachts at the Superyacht Cup has concluded with the four competing boats having a good battle in the perfect conditions in the Bay of Palma Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 got off to a flying start Wednesday 29 June with a quartet of J Class yachts competing in […]

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Dinghy sailing: why it’s great for beginners and keelboat sailors

Dinghy sailing helps improve your understanding of a wide variety of skills, whether you are just starting out or a seasoned keelboat sailor, sailing a dinghy is a hugely rewarding pastime Dinghy sailing – whether racing or as a leisure activity – is one of the best ways to improve your skill level whether you’ve […]

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Extraordinary boats: Stormvogel

Stormvogel is known as the ‘original’ Maxi, the first large, lightweight racing yacht of its type, and still racing competitively. Nic Compton looks at her history and rebirth Last year’s Rolex Fastnet Race got off to a dramatic start, with over 30 knots of wind blasting through the fleet of 330 yachts lined up on […]

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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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Superyacht Cup Palma: stunning fleet assemble

An eclectic mix of superyachts, which includes four J Class, should ensure a prize Superyacht Cup Palma, writes Toby Hodges While it may have been a slightly subdued 25th anniversary last year for the Superyacht Cup Palma, held during socially distanced times, organisers are confident the Mediterranean’s longest running superyacht regatta will be back to […]

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