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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RORC Caribbean 600

Over 70 teams from 16 different nations are expected for the 2023 RORC Caribbean 600, with a dozen or more boats racing in the inaugural RORC Nelson’s Cup Series. Racing action for the new series starts on Valentine’s Day Tuesday February 14th. The final event of the four-race series will be the 14th edition of […]

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RORC Transatlantic Race 2023

Marie Tabarly’s 73ft ketch Pen Duick VI (FRA) finished the RORC Transatlantic Race on Sunday 22nd January in an elapsed time of 13 days 19 hours 33 mins 53 secs. Proudly displaying the flag of the Yacht Club de France, the Pen Duick crew of 12 are the youngest in the race and also have […]

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OceansLab first hydrogen IMOCA

World first hydrogen IMOCA yacht construction announced by Phil Sharp and OceansLab Platform to advance clean technologies for the ocean environment Phil Sharp, one of Britain’s most competitive and successful ocean racers, has today announced the build of a new zero emission IMOCA ahead of the 2024 Vendée Globe. IMOCA OceansLab – Cleantech Accelerator under […]

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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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The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race Leg 1 Day 3 – Duelling through the Straits Crews break out of Med and into the Atlantic after two days of gruelling conditions… Day two of The Ocean Race had the fleet searching for calmer waters by heading towards the Spanish coastline to avoid the worst of the brutal offshore breeze […]

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50th Rolex Fastnet Race

The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s new race entry system has been burning red hot since 1200 UTC today when registration opened for the 50th edition of the club’s flagship event, the Rolex Fastnet Race. By 1300 entries were up to 433, with 300 signing up via the RORC’s new SailRaceHQ entry system in the first […]

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The Ocean Race

Malizia and WindWhisper score top points in The Ocean Race Alicante In-Port Race A light wind day in Alicante proved testing for both fleets on first day of competition in The Ocean Race. IMOCA – “Team Malizia tops the table on first day in Alicante Team Malizia (GER) has won the In-Port Race Alicante after […]

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Start RORC Transatlantic Race

A flotilla of spectator boats and a huge crowd in Marina Lanzarote witnessed the start of the 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race, which is supported by Calero Marinas, the International Maxi Association and the Yacht Club de France. In glorious conditions, the fleet got away to a clean downwind start, a mile from Marina Lanzarote. The […]

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Canada Ocean Racing

The Canada Ocean Racing team led by founder and skipper Scott Shawyer, and the team’s mentor, British offshore sailor Alex Thomson, have been in Lanzarote over the past two weeks preparing their IMOCA 60 ahead of the Royal Ocean Racing Club Transatlantic Race 2023.  The team will race the 3000-mile transatlantic race double-handed; joining Canadian Scott Shawyer is […]

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2023

With just months to go before the start of the 43rd edition of the St Maarten Heineken Regatta, many race teams are now finalizing their arrangements to attend this bucket-list event. Breaking news from the Volvo fleet confirms that at least three VO65s will be taking part in the 2023 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Team […]

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RORC Transatlantic Race

The New Year heralds a big season for the Royal Ocean Racing Club, including the 14th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race. The longest race in the 2023 RORC Season’s Points Championship starts from Marina Lanzarote on January 8th. The RORC Transatlantic Race is once again supported by Calero Marinas, the International Maxi Association and […]

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Vendee Globe 2024

Not many 2024 Vendee Globe skippers will have made the step up from captain of a cutting edge IMOCA racing machine which competed on the last race to competing in their own right on their own boat with their own programme but Switzerland’s Oliver ‘Ollie’ Heer is on course to do just that. From 2018 […]

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IMA Maxi Europeans

The second edition of the International Maxi Association’s Maxi European Championship is to take place again as part of Tre Golfi Sailing Week, out of Sorrento’s Marina Piccola over 12-18 May 2023. Supported by Rolex, the event is run by the Circolo Remo e Vela Italia (CRVI) in conjunction with the IMA, the body officially […]

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Grand Banks 85

Speed to Spare Grand Banks 85 Sky Lounge raises the bar for long-range cruisers. The new Grand Banks 85 continues the builder’s departure from the classic form long the hallmark of the brand for more than half a century. Following in the wake of the GB60 in 2017, which took the company in a new direction […]

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How to put together a yacht’s medical kit

Pip Hare runs through the most important kit you should consider having in yacht’s medical kit, particularly if you are heading offshore for an extended period Putting together a ship’s medical kit is a lot like preparing a boat for a long voyage. It is about envisaging all the scenarios that could affect the health […]

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