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Show news Shirley Robertson talks with Pete Goss
The accomplished offshore sailor is famed for executing one of the bravest solo ocean rescues ever
Posted on 6 Mar
Shirley Robertson talks speed records
Shirley Robertson talks about smashing records with offshore multihull speedster Brian Thompson
Posted on 26 Jan
Oldest video footage of 12 Metre class yachts
A look back into our video archive
Posted on 24 Dec 2023
12mR World Championship Porquerolles
The must-attend event for 12mR boats in 2024
Posted on 6 Dec 2023
America's Cup: 40th anniversary of Australian win
Today, September 26th is the 40th anniversary of Australia II's win in the America's Cup off Newport
Posted on 26 Sep 2023
No pressure
No matter which way I looked at it, linking these things was just bound to add to it
Posted on 10 Sep 2023
Back to the Future
Classics Embrace Next-Generation Wireless Load Sensing Technology
Posted on 9 Aug 2023
America's Cup: 12 Metres to re-unite in 2024
12 Metre fleet to re-convene in Barcelona to take part in the 17th Regata Puig Vela ClĂ ssica
Posted on 8 Aug 2023
Tight racing at 12 Metre World Championship
Challenge XII and Columbia become two-time World Champions
Posted on 7 Aug 2023
12 Metre World Championship haf-way report
6 races in, things are heating up
Posted on 4 Aug 2023
12 Metre Worlds: A live-action history lesson
The year 2023 marks exactly 40 years since the U.S. lost the America's Cup
Posted on 24 Jul 2023
12 Metre World Championship ready to roll
One of the most significant events related to Newport's heritage
Posted on 12 Jul 2023
Robert H. Tiedemann Classics Regatta concludes
Curtin, Intrepid honor Tiedemann Legacy with convincing classics win
Posted on 26 Jun 2023
Forty years of Azzurra
Celebrations took place at YCCS to mark 40th anniversary of first Italian America's Cup challenge
Posted on 19 Jun 2023
169th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta
Menace leaves IC37 fleet fighting for second, twice
Posted on 12 Jun 2023
12 metre class set for 169th NYYC Annual Regatta
They pack quite a punch on the scale, coming in at somewhere around 30 to 35 tons apiece
Posted on 6 Jun 2023
Cowes Classics Week discount entry ends soon
31st May is last date to benefit, before the July event
Posted on 22 May 2023
12 Metre World Championship: 3 months to go
Ten or more historic yachts will race on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound
Posted on 15 May 2023
Announcing The 12 Meter Heritage Regatta 2023
Harvard, Princeton and Columbia Alumni are forming teams. Will Yale be left behind?
Posted on 2 May 2023
Cowes Classics club-based social program update
The spirit of the week is Corinthian racing followed by a varied social calendar
Posted on 31 Mar 2023
Oakcliff trainees to race historic 12m Courageous
Expanding diversity in the sport at the World Championship
Posted on 24 Mar 2023
Shirley Robertson talks with Alex Thomson
Alex Thomson talks Vendee Globes, Ocean Rescues and those Viral Social Media Campaigns
Posted on 9 Mar 2023
Entries open for Cowes Classics Week 2023
Early-bird rates are available now
Posted on 1 Mar 2023
Shirley Robertson reports from Alicante
Shirley Robertson talks to key sailors in The Ocean Race ahead of the start in Alicante
Posted on 19 Jan 2023
12m Worlds to be held in Newport, Rhode Island
Legendary sailboats tied to the America's Cup will provide spectacular racing
Posted on 9 Dec 2022
Shirley Robertson talks with Tom Slingsby
Tom Slingsby: "I said right then and there that I want to be a part of this arena."
Posted on 9 Dec 2022
Becoming the owner of Dame Pattie (KA-2)
An International 12-metre class racing yacht built for the America's Cup Challenge Series in 1967
Posted on 5 Nov 2022
Maclain Way on Untold: The Race of the Century
David Schmidt learns more about the making of this amazing documentary
Posted on 11 Oct 2022
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez summary
The new supercharged format definitely works
Posted on 10 Oct 2022
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez Maxi day 5
Capricorno wins the IMA Mediterranean Maxi Inshore Challenge
Posted on 8 Oct 2022


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Spirit of Tradition at PalmaVela 2024
© Laura G. Guerra / PalmaVela
Porquerolle's Classic
© Gilles Martin-Raget / YCP
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez Day 7
© Gilles Martin-Raget /
Australia II about to cross the finish line marked by the Committee Boat, Black Knight, to win the America's Cup - September 26, 1983
© Paul Darling
The 12 Metre class will be racing Barcelona as part of the 2024 America's Cup
© ( (Photographer) - [None]
12 Metre fleet - the 'Flensburger Segel Club' FSC during the Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup
© Ulf Sommerwerck
12mR World Championship, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
© Stephen R Cloutier
2014 12 Metre World Championship, Barcelona Spain
© SallyAnne Santos
2014 12 Metre World Championship, Barcelona Spain
© SallyAnne Santos
Clockwise from top left: Parade spectators at Ida Lewis Yacht Club; 12 Metre Parade underway in Newport Harbor; Courageous, with Oackcliff trainees aboard, in the 12 Metre Parade - 12 Metre World Championship
© Stephen Cloutier
Clockwise from top left: World Champion Columbia; Freedom (blue hull) on the starting line; Columbia (starred spinnaker) in Traditional/Vintage fleet; World Champion Challenge XII; Onawa in action; Challenge XII celebrating - 12 Metre World Championship
© Stephen Cloutier
Challenge XII at the 12 Metre World Championship
© Stephen Cloutier
Freedom at the 12 Metre World Championship
© Stephen Cloutier
Onawa at the 12 Metre World Championship
© Stephen Cloutier
The 12 Metres in Modern Division sailing today on Rhode Island Sound
© Stephen Cloutier
American Eagle at the 2019 Worlds, Courageous training for 2023, and Challenge XII at the 2019 Worlds
© George Bekris/Becca Hassel/Rod Harris
Scenes from the docks after Australia II won the 1983 America's Cup
© Dan Nerney
Challenge XII (left) and Enterprise at the 12 Metre Pre-Worlds sailed as part of Sail Newport's Newport Regatta. Both will compete in the 12 Metre World Championship later this month
© Miste Photography / Michelle Almeida
12 Metre Intrepid - 2023 Robert H. Tiedemann Classics Regatta
© Stuart Streuli / NYYC
1970 America's Cup - Gretel II just to leeward of Intrepid (nearest the camera) second before the controversial start line infringement in the second race. Gretel II was held to have been sailing above close hauled course after the start signal and was c
© Paul Darling
Gretel II creeps past Intrepid on the fifth leg of the 1970 America's Cup to take the lead and win on the water - only to be DSQ'd in a later protest hearing over a startline incident
© Paul Darling
Gretel II trails Intrepid in the 1970 America's Cup
© Paul Darling
Jim Hardy (second from left at top) as the combined Liberty and Australia II teams break up after the final media conference at the 1983 America's Cup
© Paul Darling
169th NYYC Annual Regatta
© Daniel Forster
Freedom - New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta
© Rolex / Daniel Forster
New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta
© Stuart Streuli / New York Yacht Club
New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta
© Daniel Forster
US 33 Freedom (foreground) and KA-10 Challenge XII will compete in the 2023 12mR World Championship this summer
© Daniel Forster
American Eagle - US21
© Manhattan Yacht Club
Weatherly - US17
© Manhattan Yacht Club
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