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ISAF Becomes World Sailing As Part Of Rebrand

ISAF Becomes World Sailing As Part Of Rebrand

The governing body of sailing worldwide, formerly known as ISAF, has officially announced its rebrand to ‘World Sailing – A Sport for Life’. At the heart of the federation moving forward is a significant focus on change for the better. More transparency, better communication, stronger governance and greater accountability are ... Read More »

The AC World Series round three, Bermuda

The AC World Series round three, Bermuda

Speaking to skiff golden boy, Nathan Outteridge, at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Sydney in 2010 he admitted to never having steered a catamaran.  The following week he was heading to Sweden to embark upon his America’s Cup career. Five years down the track this now Olympic gold medalist and ... Read More »

Hugo Boss Retires

Hugo Boss Retires

British sailor Alex Thomson and his co-skipper Guillermo Altadill are looking towards the 2016 Vendee Globe after an extraordinary sequence of events ended their participation in the Transat Jacques Vabre this weekend. The pair were rescued by the Spanish coastguard on Saturday afternoon (Oct 31) after a rogue wave caught ... Read More »

flying fifteen Mallorca

flying fifteen Mallorca

The weekend just passed was my fourth anniversary on the island, and – as well as the superb day’s sailing reported below – a good time to reflect on the magnificent lady that is the flying fifteen. My first encounter was literally two days after I hit ground in Palma ... Read More »

Magnificent Fleet Set For 8th RORC Caribbean 600

Magnificent Fleet Set For 8th RORC Caribbean 600

Shipping straight to the Caribbean from the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race will be Comanche, Jim & Kristy Hinze Clark’s American 100ft VPLP/Verdier designed Maxi, which rightly claims to be the fastest monohull in the world for her 24-hour record run (2015 Transatlantic Race, 618.01 nm, averaging 25.75 knots). Comanche races ... Read More »

Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua Sailing Week

It’s blowing twenty gusting twenty-five, blue water’s hissing at the rail. The helm loads up, the boat takes off, down another Caribbean roller. The wild ride continues, stem-deep pristine ocean cascades over the bow. The deck is hot, the sun is brilliant, and so is the competition. Sun, Sea and ... Read More »

flying fifteen Mallorca

flying fifteen Mallorca

20 September –- Extra race, Pollensa Yes, it was a very good day, full of surprises and up and down luck. We’d planned for this Extra to use the marks of the big Optimist regatta that had been organised by RCNPP earlier in the day. Bad luck: The wind had ... Read More »

Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua Sailing Week

It’s blowing twenty gusting twenty-five, blue water’s hissing at the rail. The helm loads up, the boat takes off, down another Caribbean roller. The wild ride continues, stem-deep pristine ocean cascades over the bow. The deck is hot, the sun is brilliant, and so is the competition. Sun, Sea and ... Read More »