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Faster Ride, Bigger Prize

London UK: After a year of great change – with new racing formats and new ownership – the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is set for a thrilling season in 2016. The prospect of high-octane multihull racing and seven-figure prize money is attracting new names to the World Match Racing …

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Industry News

World Sailing ( formerly ISAF) has appointed Andy Hunt, former CEO of the British Olympic Association and a non-executive Director of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games as its new Chief Executive Officer. Hunt (52) has most recently been Chairman & Managing Partner of Progressive Media Group, an International …

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Richard Mason to be VOR Port Supremo

Richard Mason, four-time Volvo Ocean Race sailor and the man who led the shore crew for Team SCA women’s team in the last edition, has been appointed the event’s Head of Port Operations. Mason, 41, will be responsible from the race’s side for the running of all the ports for …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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