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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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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Beneteau makes boat division appointments

As part of the “Let’s Go Beyond!” plan and the structuring of the House of Brands, the Groupe Beneteau announced the appointments of Yann Masselot as chief brands and communication officer for the boat division and Jean-François Lair as director of BENETEAU brand. The management of all the Brands and Communication of the Groupe Beneteau […]

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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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Oru Bay ST folding kayak review

Oru Kayaks pioneered origami-style boats – easy-to-transport craft that come flat-packed and fold out into sea-going freedom machines – and the Bay ST is the most versatile of the fleet The Oru Bay ST folding kayak turned many heads at this years Southampton Boat show. I tested it out on the water and here’s what […]

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Extraordinary boats: Scow-bowed Ace 30

The Ace 30 is a new design intended to bring the scow bow concept, popular among offshore racing machines, to IRC yachts Scow bow designs are still very rare in the UK and mostly elsewhere in northern Europe. The exception is France, especially on the Atlantic coast, where their distinctive spatula-shaped forward sections are an […]

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ePropulsion celebrates 10 years

ePropulsion, a market challenger in marine electric propulsion systems and services, announced it is celebrating 10 years of innovation and growth in the field of electric propulsion. This milestone is marked with the announcement of the expansion of its sales team, new facilities and headquarters, and a reflection on a decade of award-winning product development. […]

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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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