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Sail GP runs out of boats: Outteridge grounded for start of season 3

15 May 2022

With two new teams joining SailGP circuit, Team Japan, skippered by Nathan Outteridge is without a boat for the start of the third season. The SailGP F50 catamaran fleet in action on Race Day 1 of Bermuda SailGP presented by Hamilton Princess, Season 3, in Bermuda. 14th May 2022. Photo: Bob Martin for SailGP. Handout […]

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FlyingNikka 60ft custom foiler takes flight on first sail

12 May 2022

FlyingNikka, a custom-designed 60ft fully foiling racing yacht, took flight during her first day of test sails. FlyingNikka, a custom-designed 60ft racing yacht designed to be the first fully foiling Mini Maxi, took flight during her first day of test sails off the coast of Valencia, Spain. Designed by Mark Mills and a team of […]

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Syroco: Radical design aiming to set a new speed record

6 April 2022

Aiming to set a new record for the world’s fastest sailboat, the Syroco team have come up with a radical concept, can the beat current record holder Sailrocket and competition SP80? Artist’s rendering of how the Syroco craft will look in action. Photo: Syroco If having a top-flight speed sailor as a part of your […]

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SP80: Swiss team hoping to build the fastest sailboat

6 April 2022

SP80 has been designed to try to set a new sailing speed record and become the worlds fastest sailboat. But can the team reach their ambitious target? Kite-powered SP80 challenge uses a super-ventilating surface piercing foil. Photo: SP80 SP80 was conceived by three graduates of Swiss engineering school, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Benoît Gaudiot, […]

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Fastest sailboats: The teams aiming for a record-breaking 80 knots

6 April 2022

It’s been nearly a decade since Sailrocket set a new record to become the world’s fastest sailboat. Now two teams are hoping to set a new record with their radical designs, Mark Chisnell reports On 24 November 2012, Paul Larsen and his Sailrocket team rewrote our understanding of the physics of sailboats, stamping their names […]

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37th America’s Cup to be raced in Barcelona

29 March 2022

After months of delays a venue has finally been selected for the 37th America’s Cup, which will see racing return to Europe for the first time in 14 years Barcelona has been selected as the venue to host the 37th America’s Cup in 2024, it has been announced today, Tuesday 29th March 2022 by the […]

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Slingsby and Co win SailGP Season 2

28 March 2022

Tom Slingsby and his Australian team have won the $1m purse for the second time after an event that was frenetic and chaotic at times Australia SailGP Team helmed by Tom Slingsby celebrate after winning the Grand Final on Race Day 2 of San Francisco SailGP, Season 2 in San Francisco, USA. 27th March 2022. […]

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SailGP: $1 million purse up for grabs in San Fran

22 March 2022

The final of the second season of SailGP will see three teams fighting it out for the $1 million purse as teams face off in San Francisco Season 2 of SailGP is set to draw to a close this weekend as the eight competing teams, sailing their foiling F50s, line up for the SailGP Final […]

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Burling to skipper New Zealand America’s Cup defence

25 February 2022

Emirates Team New Zealand have announced that big-hitters Peter Burling, Blair Tuke, and Glenn Ashby will all return for the 37th America’s Cup alongside a number of other familiar faces Pete Burling, who has twice helmed Emirates Team New Zealand to victory in the past two America’s Cup’s is confirmed as skipper of theb Kiwi […]

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AC40: All about the America’s Cup class’ younger sister

27 January 2022

All about the AC40, which will be used for the Youth and Women’s America’s Cups and the America’s Cup preliminary series The 37th America’s Cup may be retaining the AC75 – albeit with a tweaked rule set – for actual Cup racing, but there will also be a new kid on the block in the […]

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