A high-speed “stuff” during training results in damage to Cup defender’s test boat with implications to come across the new AC40 fleet.Details
Ruyant’s blitz to the Route du Rhum finish gets him the IMOCA 60 record and Justine Mettraux claims seventh overall and top female with a stunning performance.
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As the U.S. Virgin Islands continues to attract sailors seeking to charter and explore the pristine territory on their own, the immense growth and expanded options for a crewed yacht or term charters have exploded here over the past five years. Last week, the USVI Charter Yacht show organized by …Details
The Ocean Signal RescueME PLB3 AIS Personal Locator took top honors at the 2022 DAME Design Awards, while Aceleron Essential, a cobalt-free lithium-iron phosphate battery with replaceable and upgradeable parts, won the first DAME Environmental Design Award. Announced each year at Metstrade (Marine …Details
Tapio Lehtinen’s boat sank early this morning southeast of South Africa while racing the Golden Globe Race, a faithfully low-tech reproduction of the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe. The boat went down quickly and stern-first according to the skipper’s emergency transmissions. Lehtinen’s EPIRB was …Details
The 2022 Route du Rhum was a highly anticipated event in the ocean racing calendar, but few could have predicted exactly how challenging, dramatic, and tragic it would ultimately prove. French yachtsman Charles Caudrelier took home gold aboard the Ultim maxi trimaran Maxi Edmond de Rothschild after …Details
With modern sail design and hardware technology, ocean racing teams have more versatility with their sail inventories. Here’s how one team developed a winning inventory for the 2022 Bermuda Race.Details