58th Congressional Cup

The world’s top match racing skippers will return to Long Beach, Calif. April 18 to 22, 2023 for the 58th Congressional Cup regatta – presented by Long Beach Yacht Club, and a founding event on the prestigious World Match Racing Tour. Reigning 2022 Congressional Cup Champion Ian Williams (GBR) will return to defend his title […]

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GC32 Racing Tour 2023

Competition for the one design flying catamarans of the GC32 Racing Tour will take place over three events and two venues in 2023. As it has done since 2016, the GC32 Racing Tour will start in Riva del Garda at what many consider is the ideal venue to race foiling sail boats. With its northern […]

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K-Challenge French Orient Express

The Accor hotel group has committed to K-Challenge for the 37th America’s Cup naming its Orient Express brand as title partner of the official French challenger, which will be known as Orient Express Team. This commitment to sports oldest trophy, one of the most demanding in competitive sailing, alongside K-Challenge, continues Accor’s expansion into the […]

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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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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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Cape 31 Key West Regatta

Sunshine sailing in the picturesque blue waters of Key West is what the Cape 31 Class signed up for and that is just what they got. Roosters. Mount Gay Rum. Key lime everything. Blue water. Island culture. As well as some great competition – the Southernmost Regatta has it all. A perfect week for the […]

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505 Australian Championship Invitation Race

2023 Ronstan 505 Australian Championship at Darling Point Sailing Squadron Invitation Race Like any good invitation race, you take what you want from the form on display. What they do well is open the door to speculation. As expected, conditions were pretty mild. 8 knots from the North-East at the start, 12 knots from the […]

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Superyacht Cup Palma 2023

Entries have opened for Superyacht Cup Palma, the highlight of the Mediterranean superyacht calendar, with the Notice of Race now available for the 21-24 June celebration of sail. Over a dozen prospective entries have declared an interest in joining the superyacht festival with racing on the Bay of Palma, including a trio of the awe-inspiring J Class […]

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Cup Spy Jan 27-28, 2023

What happened in the Cup – January 27-28, 2023: Alinghi Red Bull Racing sailed January 27 from Barcelona in a cross swell sea state. INEOS Britannia sailed January 28 – and suffered their first capsize. Luna Rossa sailed January 27, with the AC37 Recon team asked to capture some specific points. American Magic did not […]

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18ft Skiff Australian Championship

The Finport Finance team of Keagan York, Angus Williams and Phil Marshall became the 2022-23 Australian 18ft Skiff champion after a controversial day when no racing was completed on Sydney Harbour today. When racing was abandoned today, the championship then reverted to a four-race regatta and, under the sailing instructions of the championship, each team’s […]

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Globe40 Finish

The Anglo-American team AHMAS (Class40 n degrees 127) crossed the finish line of leg 6 of the GLOBE40 in Recife Saturday at 11:48 p.m. local time. After 20 days and 10 hours of racing and 3,803 miles covered (7417 km), Craig Horshield and James Oxenham brilliantly conclude a particularly difficult leg which put the GLOBE40 […]

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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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Cayman Islands

Bank on the Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands offer SCUBA diving, sportfishing, sailing, and more. The banks off the Cayman Islands, located in the Western Caribbean and part of the Greater Antilles, are a big draw. There’s the Cayman Bank 12 miles to the west of Grand Cayman, plus Pickle Bank, Lawfords Banks, the 60 Mile […]

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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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