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The State of the Sport in 2020

For over 20 years, Scuttlebutt has been providing sailing enthusiasts with their daily download of news, and when you report on the sport for that long, spending each day looking at the activity, you see a lot more than race results. I have three observations when considering the State of …

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America’s Cup: Getting there from here

Terry Hutchinson As Skipper and Executive Director of America’s Cup challenger American Magic, Terry Hutchinson had formed a plan to bring the America’s Cup back to America. But with the considerable disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck checked in with the boss for an update: Let’s start …

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America’s Cup: The quiet fifth team

With four America’s Cup teams having launched their first AC75s, each sharing imagery of their foiling monohulls, it’s easy to forget there’s also a fifth team in the event. Co-founded by professional American sailors Mike Buckley and Taylor Canfield, Stars + Stripes Team USA was initially quite active on social …

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Team GB holds firm for Tokyo 2020

Once the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were postponed one year, I became curious if this delay would impact a nation’s selection process. Unlike many other Olympic events which may include several athletes from the same nation, each of the ten sailing events only allows one nation to compete, so it is …

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Route review: The Ocean Race 2021-22

by Justin Chisholm, Yacht Racing Life In the second in our series of exclusive articles aimed at finding out what past and present competitors of The Ocean Race think of the recently announced round-the-world route for the 2021-22 edition, we caught up with three-time Ocean Race skipper Ian Walker. During his career …

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