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An unusual transatlantic race—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond

7/10/2017

11 Jul 2017
 

An unusual transatlantic race—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond

MACIF in New York during the Bridge – Centennial Transat 2017  Thierry Martinez
Simply put, we modern sailors live in rarified times. Not only did America's Cup Class boats just finish flying at speeds pressing 45 knots atop carbon-fiber hydrofoils that are driven by wingsail-powered sailplans, but even “regular” racing sailboats increasingly carry canting keels, water ballast, dual rudders and hard chines. But as impressive as these high-performance boats may be, this same technology and forward-leaning design has long influenced offshore steeds and has helped today's breed of high-performance offshore-worthy multi-hulls to own almost all offshore passage records, and to also take a swing at a rather unusual race that recently ran from the Saint-Nazaire Bridge in France (which spans the Loire River in Brittany) to the Verrazano Bridge in New York City.

While point-to-point transatlantic races are not that rare, The Bridge 2017 was unique in that it celebrated the 100 years of friendship (following the carnage of World War I) between the United States and France with a race between the 1,132-foot Queen Mary II ocean liner and a fleet of French-flagged maxi-trimarans, which were all sailed in their fully crewed configurations. Racing began on June 25, 2017, at 1900 hours, sharp, to commemorate the arrival of the Sammies (read: American soldiers) on the French coast 100 years prior.

Queen Mary 2 - The Bridge 2017  © Thierry Martinez / Sea&Co


(Yes, you read that right...sailors racing aboard 100-foot monster trimarans against the QM II herself.)

While there's no question that the Queen Mary II commanded a significant waterline advantage (say, 1,000-plus feet of it!), there's also no question that these multi-hulls are capable of staggering 24-hour mileage returns when the winds and waves line up correctly.

Ultimately, the Queen Mary II took first place, followed just under two and a half days later by Francois Gabart (FRA), sailing aboard his 30-meter maxi trimaran Macif, who was followed some 12 hours astern by Francis Joyon (FRA), the current Jules Verne Trophy holder for the fastest fully crewed circumnavigation, who was sailing aboard his maxi-trimaran Idec Sport, followed by Thomas Colville, the current solo around-the-world-record holder, who was sailing aboard his maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim.

Thomas Colville – Sodebo Ultim – The Bridge Centennial Transat  © Thierry Martinez / The Bridge


Granted, two-and-a-half-days is a rather lengthy finishing-line delta for today's offshore races, but it's critical to remember that the QM II was able to concentrate on making great VMG speed, while the trimarans had to worry about wind and wave angles in order to hit their target numbers. Ultimately, of course, this meant that the multi-hulls needed to sail significantly more miles than the Queen Mary II to reach the Big Apple.

Still, the simple fact that offshore sailboat design has progressed to the point where a fleet of trimarans actually makes for reasonable competition for a ship the size and complexity level of the Queen Mary II offers fascinating insight into the state of yacht design, as well as the state of sailing in general that human beings armed with tillers and winch handles (OK, grinding pedestals) could come within a few days of besting a 70,327 gross tonnage vessel that's driven by two GEC diesel-electric engines and two massive five-bladed propellers. (The QM II carries a beam measurement of 105 feet, which is equal to the LOA of Joyon's Idec Sport.)

IDEC Sport  Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / IDEC


While the Bridge 2017 celebrated 100 years of post-Great War friendship between two proud nations, odds are excellent that the next time the Queen Mary II lines up against offshore steeds, the race won't be nearly as lopsided as the 2017 edition. After all, boats like the G4 project and the now-foiling MOD 70s (not to mention the DSS-style foils that have been fitted aboard IMOCA 60 monohulls) are clearly demonstrating that foils have their place offshore (so long as they don't hit anything and snap off...just ask skipper Alex Thomson and his Hugo Boss team about that experience from the last Vendee Globe) and that they offer game-changing results, especially when there's a whole team of sailors onboard to assist, rather than a solitary sailor, such as in the Vendee Globe.

So, sailboats might have lost the Bridge 2017, but all sailors should raise a glass to the fact that we are watching-in real time-an impressive evolution of technology, sailboat design and sailing skill that's helping to shatter distance records the world over.

MACIF crosses the finish line in New York - The Bridge – Centennial Transat 2017  Tim Butt


But just like I'll bet my house that the day will come that sailors will beat the cross an ocean, I'll also gladly wager the rest of everything I own that, irrespective of how fast sailboats eventually sail or foil, guests aboard the stately Queen Mary II will always have the more comfortable-albeit decidedly less adventurous-seat across the Pond.

May the four winds blow you safely home,


David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor



Tour de France à la Voile – The perfect potent coastal cocktail
A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile,
The trio, already earmarked by the French Sailing Federation as some of the best young multihull talent in a nation, lead almost all of the way around the second coastal race of the Tour, extending away from the Tour leaders Team SFS in an impressive display of raw speed.... [more]


MaseratiMulti70 narrows gap to leaders in final stage of Transpac Race
maserati.soldini.it,
Since colliding with an unidentified floating object that destroyed their starboard rudder, Soldini's men have had to rely solely on the trimaran's central rudder to steer the boat when on port gybe.... [more]


Local wildcard FNOB Impulse to compete in Extreme Sailing Series Act 4
Extreme Sailing Series,
Skipper and helm Jordi Xammar is joined by a full line-up of talented Spaniards, all of whom competed in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup last month as part of Spanish Impulse by Iberostar, which placed sixth, and who collectively boast 12 World Championship titles.... [more]


18ft Skiffs - Yamaha and C-Tech dominate European 18's at Lake Garda
Circolo Vela Arco,
The EuroCup for the spectacular 18ft Skiff held at Circolo Vela Arco has finished. The crews came from all over the world, but mainly from Australia and New Zealand, countries where the class is more popular. The New Zealand crews dominated the waters of Lake Garda... [more]


Volvo Ocean Race - The world according to David Witt
Jonno Turner, Volvo Ocean Race,
Over 20 years after getting his first taste of the Volvo Ocean Race, SHK Scallywag skipper David Witt is back in the race – and he's proudly leading Hong Kong's first ever entry. Backed by Seng Huang Lee and Sun Hung Kai, the SHK Scallywag campaign aims to bring Asian sailing to the world in 2017-18.... [more]


Transpacific - Phaedo^3 - 'Hanging in there until the end'
Rachel Fallon-Langdon,
I have had a couple of hours of decent sleep, woken up, cleaned my teeth and had a coffee and now I'm looking forward to the day ahead! We've had a busy but productive night dodgy rain squalls and trying to make the most of the windshift and breeze lines associated with them. We've managed to do some good work as we have closed on 'Mighty Merloe' a little and are now closer to the finish... [more]


28th running of Lake Ontario 300 Challenge is facing new challenges
Steve Singer,
With less than a week before the start, this year's running of Canada's premier offshore yacht race has already been hurdled with new challenges. Unmatched weather and water concerns on Lake Ontario have raised the water levels and curtailed the launching of many yachts at clubs on both sides of the lake.... [more]


2017 Melges 20 Sail Newport Regatta - Pacific Yankee Doodle Dandy
Melges 20,
The final day of the 2017 Melges 20 Sail Newport Regatta started under blue skies and a light northwest breeze. Melges 20 teams anticipated a tricky day of sailing and with a tight leaderboard prevailing, the stage was set for an epic day.... [more]


2017 470 World Championships features experience and youth
470 World Championship,
The 2017 470 World Championships is taking place from 7-15 July 2017 at the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki, Greece.... [more]


Cowes Dinard St Malo Race – Rambler 88 wins the King Edward VII Cup
Louay Habib,
George David has been a long time member and supporter of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, both in terms of racing with the RORC, and as Rear Commodore Overseas, improving relationships with overseas yacht clubs.... [more]


Foiling Week Garda – Day 3
Foiling Week,
The theme of the day was ‘Accessibility' and the light afternoon breeze was perfect for women and young sailors to get the opportunity to try foiling.... [more]


Star World Championship finale
Paul Cayard,
Hubert Merkelbach, Diego Negri, Reinhard Schmidt and Johannes Polgar all over took Grael while Melleby moved up to eighth. In the end the math worked in favor of the 45 year old Norwegian and his 27 year old crew Josh Revkin of the USA.... [more]


Thielman takes Melges 20 fleet control at 2017 Sail Newport Regatta
Melges 20,
With a much drier start, Melges 20 teams took to the 'outside' race course on Narragansett Bay for Day Two of the 2017 Sail Newport Regatta. With eight - nine knots of breeze out of the Southwest, the fleet got underway with a clean start to kick off the second daily round of racing.... [more]


Star World Championship - Excitement until the very last moment
ICARUS Sports,
Today's weather forecast with wind speed between 12 to 20 knots strengthened the sailors' expectations for the sixth and final VM race.... [more]


Tour de France à la Voile – Kiwi key player on Beijaflore Sailing Team
A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile,
Just as soon as the Tour is over he will return to the Olympic multihull to push hard to do better in Tokyo. Saunders was at Tauranga Boys College at the same time as Emirates Team New Zealand's winning helm Peter Burling and is a club mate from Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club which has produced more Kiwi sailing Olympians in recent years than any other.... [more]


ORC World Championships Trieste – Races 7 and 8 images by Max Ranchi
Max Ranchi,
Max Ranchi provided gallery of images from races seven and eight... [more]


Robertson defends his title at GKSS Match Cup Sweden
WMRT,
More stable conditions compared to yesterday resulted in more boundary-to-boundary racing, while picking the right marks to round was vital to ensure sailing in the best pressure.... [more]


Foiling Week Garda – Day 2
Foiling Week,
On the water entry level foilers were again getting up as first time riders. As the breeze tapered during the afternoon the most impressive result was that the production foilers were still able to foil in 6-7 knots of breeze. All the foil technology is getting better for lower wind ranges which helped the smaller sailors, kids and female sailors.... [more]


Star World Championship winners Eivind Melleby and Joshua Revkin
Star Sailors League,
Lars Grael and Samuel F. Goncalves (BRA) are second and Reinhard Schmidt and Paul Sradnik (GER) third with a very consistent line of results.... [more]


Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron - The new home of the America's Cup
Carlo Borlenghi,
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has become the new home of the America's Cup - the first club in the 166 year history of the premier trophy in sailing to regain the Auld Mug. Top sailing photographer, Carlo Borlenghi captured these images as the Auld Mug settled back into familiar surroundings.... [more]


Star World Championship 2017 - Day 6
Paul Cayard,
Today was a rest day and rest I did. Slept till 10:00. Must have been tired. Later, Danny and I went down to the club (Sailors don't know what to do with a day off!) and we raced in a fun race in the harbor that the event organizers held for their sponsors. About 20 of us participated to say thanks. There was little to no wind unfortunately but everyone seemed to enjoy it.... [more]


Soggy Sail Newport Regatta
Melges 20,
If there was ever a day for perfect foul weather gear and a Sou'Wester rain hat, opening day of the 2017 Sail Newport Regatta was it. The day started with a steady rain and a light easterly wind which showed no signs of letting up. Melges 20 sailors waited until the last moment to push off the dock, and once to the racing area south of the Newport bridge near the Jamestown shoreline... [more]


MaseratiMulti70 battles for multihull lead in Transpacific Yacht Race
Studio Imagina,
The crew of the MaseratiMulti70 trimaran skippered by Giovanni Soldini are today locked in a high speed three-way battle for the lead of the multihull division in the Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu.... [more]


Canfield and Gilmour keep the drama going at GKSS Match Cup Sweden
Aston Harald,
Light winds on Sweden's Marstrand Arena demonstrated how versatile the one design M32 catamaran can be, providing good close racing in the lightest winds. As GKSS Match Cup Sweden's defending champion Phil Robertson put it: “To be honest they are the nicest boat to sail in these conditions because they are super light, have curved foils and you aren't dragging anything around under the boat.”... [more]


Off across the Pacific again for Phaedo^3 in the Transpacific
Rachel Fallon-Langdon,
Starting alongside the foiling MOD 70 Maseratti, Mighty Merloe, Chim Chim and LoeReal, the crew hope to complete the 2,225 nautical mile course in just over four days.... [more]


Foiling Week Garda – Day 1
Foiling Week,
With established fleets in the US and in Italy and growing interest in the UK market the small foiling catamaran is an ideal entry level foiling boat for all ages, sizes and abilities.... [more]


America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ's ticker tape parade + Video
Sail-World.com/nz,
Auckland turned on a wet day on the America's Cup Street Parade on Thursday. Emirates Team NZ compiled this video of the highlights of the day... [more]


Centennial Transat builds bridge to a flying future
The Bridge,
The race was timed to mark a hundred years since American troops arrived on the shores of France in WW1, and it also brought together all of the fastest Ultimate trimarans for the first time as the class begins to take flight.... [more]


Star World Championship – Day 5 – A perfect and sunny sailing day
Icarus Sports,
Without any wind in the harbour this morning, the sailors were anxious for the race of the day. So were the race management, and after a deep study of the weather forecast, the starting time was postponed by one and half hour, a decision that should be rewarded.... [more]


2017 Newport Regatta - Overall report
Melges 20,
In the height of a Newport summer, the only thing more happening than the nightlife on Thames Street is the sailboat racing on Narragansett Bay. Thirsty sailors from around the world have arrived for the Sail Newport Regatta, hosted by Sail Newport marking the third event of the 2017 Melges 20 World League, North American Division. Beginning on Friday, July 7th and concluding on the ninth... [more]


Last wave starts 2017 Transpac and fleet is headed west
Transpacific Yacht Club,
Another perfect Southern California summer day yielded perfect conditions for the final wave of 17 fast monohulls and five fast multihulls to set off on their 2225-mile odyssey to the finish in Honolulu of the 2017 Transpac Race. The breeze started at a light six - eight knots, but quickly built up to 10-12 knots after the start allowing the fleet to speed towards their first - and only - mark... [more]


Star World Championship - Day 5
Paul Cayard,
One race was held today in eight knots from the southwest. There were some pretty big shifts out there today and unfortunately for Danny, I got them all wrong. We had our worst finish in 50th. My bad!... [more]


Japanese teams enters 2017 SAP 505 World Championship
Bill Wagner,
Shiro Noguchi is a self-made 505 sailor, literally. Noguchi got into the International 505 class way back in 1968 when he built a boat with a friend. The Japanese sailor attended his first overseas regatta a year later, racing in the 505 Far East Championship held in Hong Kong.... [more]


Quarter finalists decided at GKSS Match Cup Sweden
WMRT,
The last race saw repeated overtaking but ultimately a better gennaker hoist at the top mark and subsequent gybe enabled the US One crew to get around the bow of their opponent to take the win.... [more]


ORC World Championships Trieste – Day 4 images by Max Ranchi
Max Ranchi,
Max Ranchi provided gallery of images of Group B, race five from day four... [more]


176 bound for Cowes Dinard St Malo Race
Louay Habib,
The largest RORC fleet since the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race, comprising of 176 yachts will be taking part, with 164 racing under the IRC Rating Rule for the magnificent King Edward VII Cup.... [more]


Only Briton and woman in The Bridge Centennial Transat arrives in NY
The Bridge,
Actual finished one day 17 hours 10 minutes and one second after third-placed Sodebo Ultim' and two days eight hours 57 minutes and 36 seconds after the winner Macif.... [more]


Nice Ultimed – Biggest boats and greatest skippers – A Clash of Titans
A.S.O. / Nice UltiMed,
In just under one year's time, the largest racing multihulls in the world will go head-to-head for the first time in the heart of the Mediterranean, competing in a race with an innovative format.... [more]


America's Cup - Carlo Borlenghi's images of the Cup parade in Auckland
Carlo Borlenghi,
Top international photographer, Carlo Borlenghi, was on hand to follow the welcome home parade in Auckland for the America's Cup, won last month by Emirates Team New Zealand for the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. A crowd of 80,000 fans greeted the Cup, many of who could remember a similar parade for the first NZ win in 1995 with Sir peter Blake and Sir Russell Coutts... [more]


America's Cup - Huge crowds brave rain and thunder to welcome Cup
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ,
A crowd estimated at over 80,000 lined Auckland's streets and waterfront to welcome Emirates Team New Zealand and the America's Cup back to New Zealand. The parade began halfway down Auckland's main street and worked its way around the waterfront to the Viaduct Harbour, when the premier trophy in sailing was put aboard a ferry along with the team and some media to tour the waterfront.... [more]


X-Yachts announce the new X49 as the latest member of the 'X' range
Sail-World.com,
In 2016, X-Yachts launched the new pure ‘X' range, which included the X43 and the X65. This range was exceptionally well received by both press and clients, with more than 50 yachts sold in the first year. The ‘X' range incorporates the best elements from both the Xcruising range and the Xperformance range into one beautifully designed performance cruiser... [more]


Northern Irish skipper to lead HotelPlanner.com team in Clipper Race
Morgan Kasmarik,
Conall Morrison, 36, from Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, has today been announced as the Skipper who will lead the HotelPlanner.com entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Race.... [more]


Second wave starts 2017 Transpac
Dobbs Davis,
The second wave of three starts to the 49th edition of the 2017 biennial Transpac Race left Pt Fermin today in a pleasant eight - ten knot Southern California seabreeze, en route to a finish line awaiting them 2225 miles away at Diamond Head in Honolulu. The group of 16 boats in Divisions three and four were today faster and more lively than the cruiser/racers crossing line on Monday's first start... [more]


Star World Championship - Day 4
Paul Cayard,
Today was a beautiful day here in Troense. No rain, and there was more sun than clouds. The wind for the two races held today was 12-14 knots still from the west. The Star World courses are 10.4 miles long by the class rules so two of those plus a four mile sail out and four miles sail back, made for a long day.... [more]


Maserati Multi70 crew ready to do battle against multihull rivals
Barbara Sanicola,
The 49° edition of the Transpac for multihulls kicks off tomorrow July 6. Maserati Multi70 in full foiling mode will face two fearsome rivals: Phaedo3 and Mighty Merloe. Light winds are predicted for the start.... [more]


Swedish David topples Aussie Goliath in five race marathon
Aston Harald,
GKSS Match Cup Sweden is renowned for drawing out exceptional performances from local sailors, fired up by crowds cheering them on from the perimeter of Marstrand Arena and with assistance from the Nordic wind gods. This occurred today when Nicklas Dackhammar's ESSIQ Racing Team, 15th on the World Match Racing Tour leaderboard... [more]


Ted Hood Designer Series in Bristol showcases historic fleet
Cynthia Goss,
The fleet of sail and power boats will range from a unique 21-foot sloop with a lifting keel to the luxurious 116-foot Whisper built in the Netherlands, one of the last boats created by the Ted Hood Design Group.... [more]


ORC World Championships Trieste – Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
Max Ranchi,
Max Ranchi provided gallery of images from races three and four... [more]


Sailors for the Sea named an Environmental Innovator of the Year
Sailors for the Sea,
The Green Sports Alliance presented their annual Environmental Leadership Award and Environmental Innovators of the Year Awards, the highlight of their annual Green Sports Celebration on Wednesday, June 28th at the Green Sports Alliance Summit in Sacramento, CA.... [more]


World Sailing Presidential update – June 2017
Kim Andersen,
June has proven to be a very productive month, with the World Cup Series Final and the Para World Sailing Championships both taking place; two events which I consider to have been tremendously successful and positive for our future.... [more]


Star World Championship - Day 3
Paul Cayard,
Race two here in Troense and the race committee held us a shore for a couple of hours as the wind was too strong once again. Finally we went out for a 13:45 start. At the first start the fleet was too aggressive and had to be recalled. For the second start, just as yesterday, the race committee displayed the black flag.... [more]


Williams firing on all cylinders at GKSS Match Cup Sweden
Aston Harald,
Qualifying at GKSS Match Cup Sweden concluded in magnificent conditions on Marstrand Arena today with northwesterly winds gradually building to 15 knots by mid-afternoon. With the teams divided into three groups of six teams, all sailed five races and the stand-out performer was Ian Williams' Team GAC Pindar.... [more]


Francis Joyon takes second but not passing the flame on yet
The Bridge,
Francois “no limits” Gabart: “I know that we will manage to fly”. After winning The Bridge – Centennial Transat Ultimate trimaran race on Monday morning, François Gabart sat down and spoke about the future, his plans for Macif and why he hopes he will be stunned by what the kids of today are sailing in 30 years.... [more]


A QandA with Tom Trujillo about the Transpacific Race's 49th running
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
The Transpac Race (est 1906) is in a rarefied group of four races that are considered sailing's greatest bluewater Corinthian challenges, and it welcomes a wildly diverse fleet of bluewater-worthy boats. The 49th running of this classic race is currently underway, so Sail-World caught up with Tom Trujillo, the race's principal race officer, via email to learn more.... [more]


Extreme Sailing Series goes green with the help of Sailors for the Sea
Extreme Sailing Series,
By implementing some important changes to the set-up of the event, as well as running an educational programme that included talks and challenges for the sailors and guests, the Series achieved the second highest level of certification.... [more]


ORC World Championships Trieste – Day 2 images by Max Ranchi
Max Ranchi,
Max Ranchi provided gallery of images from Day 2... [more]


The Bridge – Colville nurses boat and crewman to third place finish
The Bridge,
Sodebo Ultim' finished five hours nine minutes and 52 seconds after second-placed IDEC Sport and 15 hours 47 minutes and 35 seconds after the winner Macif.... [more]


Figaro Bénéteau 3 – The home straight
Beneteau,
All the pieces of the puzzle that make up the 9.75-metre monohull designed by the VPLP design office are en route for the yard, as orchestrated by Marc Vaillier, head of the programme within the Groupe Bénéteau.... [more]


Ludde Ingvall and CQS Team set new benchmark
John Roberson,
In order to create a new record Ludde and his team had to cross the finishing line by 21:19:25, and they did it with 27 minutes, 48 seconds to spare.... [more]


They're off in first start of Transpac
Transpacific Yacht Club,
Last Saturday after the fleet received their trackers, race packages and final instructions at the Skipper's Meeting, the traditional Transpac Aloha Send-off Party was held with a Hawaiian-style celebration in Long Beach at the bandshell at Gladstone's.... [more]


Admiral's Cup Regatta gathers impressive momentum
David Salter,
It is a roll-call of famous Australian offshore competitors, including Caprice of Huon, Camille, Mercedes III and IV, Fare Thee Well, Love and War, Mister Christian, Syonara, Too Impetuous, Sagacious V, Pacha, Black Magic, Spirit of Koomooloo (the original Ragamuffin), and the first Wild Oats.... [more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race announces team skipper change
Julia Fry / Clipper Ventures,
British sailor Dale Smyth will take over as Skipper of the CV25 team with immediate effect following the resignation of Rick Powell, who has made the decision to step down from the role for personal considerations.... [more]


World Sailing Show - Bermuda Special Edition - 35th America's Cup
Sail-World.com/NZ,
World Sailing Show presents a Bermuda America's Cup Regatta Special. The special edition includes a look at the Qualifiers, the Playoffs and the 35th Match for the America's Cup. Also included are the other events sailed in Bermuda, including the largest J-Class regatta held to date and the Red Bull Youth America's Cup.... [more]


Female skippers come out on top in first major test
Clipper Round the World,
Our two female Clipper Race Skippers, Wendy Tuck and Nikki Henderson, have made a huge statement less than two months out from Race Start in Liverpool.... [more]


Announcing the 2018 Antigua Bermuda Race
Louay Habib,
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club announces that the second edition of the Antigua Bermuda Race will start on the May 9, 2018.... [more]


2017-18 SORC Islands in the Stream Notice of Series - Dates set
SORC Sailing,
The dates for the 2017-18 SORC Islands in the Stream Series are set and the Notice of Series is done, so make your plans now to pack your winter with warm-water, tropical SORC action. The season starts off of South Beach with the Nassau Cup Race hosted by the Coral Reef Yacht Club, Storm Trysail Club, and Nassau Yacht Club, and managed by SORC, starting on Thursday, November 9, 2017.... [more]


Gabart seals Macif historic victory in New York
The Bridge,
New York, François Gabart loves the city so much he has won there twice. After winning solo last year, Gabart came back with a five-man crew and showed again that in this race of giants Macif is king.... [more]


Star World Championship – Day 2
Paul Cayard,
Danny and I had a good day finishing up our work list and repairs in between rain squalls. We then took the boat out for a check sail in the harbor. Luckily we did as another thing broke that would have prevented us from racing. So we went back in and fixed that. Should be all good to go.... [more]


ORC World Championships Trieste – Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
Max Ranchi,
Max Ranchi provided gallery of images from Day 1 offshore race... [more]


Impact of America's Cup to be tallied
Jonathan Bell,
With the conclusion of the 35th America's Cup, an independent assessment has been commissioned to determine its economic impact on Bermuda. PricewaterhouseCoopers has been hired by the ACBDA to conduct an independent study for completion by October, according to Grant Gibbons, the Minister of Economic Development.... [more]
 



 

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