Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The events will be funded by a combination of private investment, sponsorship, suppliers and media partnerships.
In the race to Abu Dhabi, the home boat was the first to gybe north yesterday night. Having suffered from a ripped A3 and a broken steering system in the past days, the Emirati crew was hoping to make the most of the remains of the Agulhas Current to finally tackle the high-pressure system sitting north of the fleet.
For 2015 the GC32 foiling catamarans are to compete around Europe on a five event circuit. A minimum of 6 to 8 teams will compete in all the events with new participants already signed from across Europe and the USA in addition to GC32 founder Laurent Lenne’s SPAX Solutions team and Marwin Sailing Team of Swiss Olympic Star sailor Flavio Marazzi. Details of the new teams will be announced over the next weeks.
Skippers of the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, which set out for the 6,125 nautical mile (nm) Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, left with warnings of possible cyclone activity and tropical storms ringing in their ears.
Posted on 27 November 2014
Whilst the pressure of super close racing continues onboard Dongfeng in the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, a technical problem on the mast of the Chinese entry has added to the stress. The problem is not fully repairable in the current upwind and bumpy conditions, and is certainly an issue of concern for the team. Continue Reading
Posted on 26 November 2014
Artemis Racing and the City of Gothenburg are set to host an America’s Cup World Series event during the last weekend of August (28th - 30th) 2015. Continue Reading
Posted on 25 November 2014
The inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final has been declared open by ISAF President Carlo Croce in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Continue Reading
Posted on 25 November 2014
The section of Leg 2 north from the Southern Ocean and into the trade winds always promised to be one of the most complex. At the end of the first week, we have the fleet poised for a big split to the south of Madagascar, with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing apparently headed north alone, while the rest of the fleet have gone east. Continue Reading
Posted on 24 November 2014
Phantom International is proud to announce that Billy Besson and Matthieu Vandame are joining the Phantom Sailing Team for the 2015 season. To celebrate and seal this collaboration Billy and Matthieu enjoyed a fast foiling ride with the Flying Phantom in the sea off Saint Malo Continue Reading
Posted on 23 November 2014
The 2014 RC44 Championship Tour has seen the 13-strong fleet compete in five events across three continents, with the finale played out this week on the Gulf of Oman. With no team able to discard the last event of the season, the podium positions were by no means secure as last day of racing got underway at the RC44 Oman Cup, in a sedate seven-knot breeze. Continue Reading
Posted on 22 November 2014
With the fleet’s easterly - rather than northerly – track skewing the official fleet rankings based on distance to finish, at 0940 UTC today ADOR was a potential leg leader, despite having dealt with two major equipment failures in the last 24 hours Continue Reading
Posted on 20 November 2014
Spanish solo skipper Alex Pella wrote himself into the history books of the Route du Rhum solo Transatlantic race and Spanish ocean racing when he crossed the finish line of the 3542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race first in Classe40 at 06:47:08 hrs TU/07:47:08hrs CET/02:47:08 Local Gaudeloupe. Continue Reading