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Countdown to Volvo Ocean Race

Countdown to Volvo Ocean Race

On October 22 at 1200 UTC, the longest endurance race in the world begins, the Volvo Ocean Race. Libby Greenhalgh, who was navigator for Team SCA in the 2014-15 edition, shares insight as the seven teams prepare for this eight month challenge. Libby Greenhalgh The Kit  The one-design VO65s are back ... Read More »

Brad Jackson To Skipper AkzoNobel In Volvo Ocean Race

Brad Jackson To Skipper AkzoNobel In Volvo Ocean Race

Alicante, Spain (October 16, 2017) – Three-time Volvo Ocean Race winner Brad Jackson has been announced as skipper of the Dutch Volvo Ocean Race entry team AkzoNobel for the 2017-18 edition of the around the world race. Brad Jackson The forty-nine-year-old from Auckland, New Zealand is competing in his seventh ... Read More »

Early controversy for Volvo Ocean Race

Early controversy for Volvo Ocean Race

Alicante, Spain (October 15, 2017) – Team AkzoNobel has had a number of notable firsts with regard to their entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. The Dutch campaign was the first to sign-up for the event, they were the first (and only) team to build a new boat, and now ... Read More »

Clipper Race: Blitzing the South Atlantic

Clipper Race: Blitzing the South Atlantic

(October 12, 2017; Day 8) – Many of the teams in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race have been setting their own boat speed records during some fast and furious sailing on the 3,560nm leg from Punta del Este, Uruguay to Cape Town, South Africa. Leader of Race ... Read More »

America’s Cup: Catamarans had too many negatives

America’s Cup: Catamarans had too many negatives

If any team not named Team New Zealand had won the 35th America’s Cup, the event would have carried on with little change. The venue was likely to move, but the other five competing teams in Bermuda sought to continue with the same madly-fast foiling catamaran. Continuity does not come ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Form Guide

Volvo Ocean Race Form Guide

Reigning Volvo Ocean Race winner Ian Walker, who skippered Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing to win the 2014-15 edition, analyses for Yachting World the form guide to see who among the seven teams is in the running for the 2017-2018 edition. Ian Walker There are three distinct divisions in the fleet. For a ... Read More »

Clipper Race: High Pressure Frustrating Fleet

Clipper Race: High Pressure Frustrating Fleet

(October 9, 2017; Day 5) – After an intense and action-packed few days since leaving Punta del Este, Uruguay, a high-pressure system has affected many of the teams in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race fleet, frustrating their progress in the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. ... Read More »

Successful Sailing Trials For Maltese Falcon & e3’s Kymeta

Successful Sailing Trials For Maltese Falcon & e3’s Kymeta

Maltese Falcon Successfully Completes First-Ever Sailing Yacht Trials with Kymeta and e3 Systems Months-long sea trials on iconic sailing yacht demonstrate continuous connectivity using Kymeta KyWay™ flat panel terminals and connectivity solutions in Caribbean, across the Atlantic and in the Mediterranean   Redmond, Washington-based Kymeta, Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I)—operator of ... Read More »

Announcing The New Oyster 835 & Oyster 895

Announcing The New Oyster 835 & Oyster 895

Designed to replace the successful Oyster 825 and 885 – 17 of which have been sold, the new Oyster 835 and 895 include features from the development of both the larger Oyster 118 (2 sold) and the smaller models – the Oyster 565, 595, 675, and 745 – 16 of ... Read More »

Captains Of Industry – Richard Masters

Captains Of Industry – Richard Masters

Captains of Industry – Richard Masters   The tale of Richard Masters’ passage from deckhand to yacht captain to captain of industry is so peppered with romance, fate and fascination that it would be a great pity not to recount it verse and chapter. Richard isn’t entirely au fait with ... Read More »