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Best U.S. Sailors of 2016 Announced

Sailing’s top performers of the year are being heralded by US Sailing with the announcement of the eight men and six women entries who have been shortlisted for the 2016 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. Nominees shortlisted for US Sailing’s 2016 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year award: ... Read More »

The 2016 China Rendez-Vous Round Up

A shortage of feet on the ground but an increase in the quality of client walking the show, the 2016 China Rendez-Vous has drawn to a close with a sense of success for the seventh edition of Sanya’s own luxury yachting showcase. The China Rendez-Vous has yet again acted as an ... Read More »

Gene Machine Megayacht Crew Biking Aboard for Charity


See the red-shirt-clad person on the upper deck? Though hard to tell, that’s a bicycle they’re atop. This is Gene Machine, and this is the crew’s way of keep pace with the yacht as she makes a transatlantic journey. More to the point, it’s the crew’s way of raising £20,000 ... Read More »

How They Speak Down Under

When Guido Belgiorno-Nettis’ Farr 40 Transfusion was idling, his 28 year-old son Massimo Belgiorno-Nettis tossed some of the professionals from last season and gathered a young crew for the second event of the Australian 2016-17 pointscore season, the Pittwater One Design Trophy on December 17-18. Said Massimo, “Guido won’t be ... Read More »

Moving to America

Hudson Yacht Group (HYG), builder of HH Catamarans and Hudson Powercats, announced the establishment of a new Florida-based Sales and Service Center that will occupy a 1000 sq ft office space with a wide berth on the waterfront at the Jupiter Marine Yacht Club in Jupiter, Florida. This will serve ... Read More »

Coville’s Record Pace Rounds Cape Horn

Thomas Coville (FRA) and his 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’ has made the turn at Cape Horn in his attempt to break the solo round the world record. His latest 24 hour run of 361.4 nm decreases his margin to 1811.75 nm (-54 nm) ahead of the current record of ... Read More »

Political Battleground or Sports Competition?

When the Volvo Ocean Race made a rule change to the crew limits for the 2017-18 edition, it was a reaction to a situation. The race wanted women involved, they were not confident it would occur, so they established crew combinations to insure it would. Paul Cayard, who won the ... Read More »

Hosting the Fleet for the Holidays

Joyful Chrismukah, readers! It is I, your Hostess with the Most-ness, here to provide you with the authoritative guide to inviting the whole fleet over for your holiday party. Here are the etiquette rules to ensure you have the best freaking holiday party your fleet has ever seen. • First ... Read More »

Laser Class Approves Composite Mast Section

The International Laser Class Association (ILCA) has announced the release of a class-legal composite top mast section that is expected to be available for purchase in early 2017. Because the new mast was designed with the exact same weight and bend characteristics as the existing aluminum upper sections, it will ... Read More »