Ken Read explains the America’s Cup Rig and the Ineos Team options MATT SHEAHAN


North Sails president Ken Read explains explains why the double skinned ‘soft’ sails that are used on the America’s Cup boats are much faster upwind than the wings of the previous Cup boats. In a one to one chat with PlanetSai [...]

America’s Cup – Ineos in race against the clock to modify Britannia


NEOS Team UK are back in the shed in Auckland to complete the upgrades needed to make their AC75 competitive across all wind ranges. It is now all about the next three weeks as Ben Ainslie explained . . . This has been the most important week [...]

Entries open and new sponsor announced for SB20 Tasmanian State Championship 2021 by Jane Austin 21 Dec 21:11 UTC 30-31 January 2021


The Port Dalrymple Yacht Club (PDYC), at Beauty Point on the Tamar River, with the SB20 Association of Australia, have announced the northern-based architecture, surveying and engineering firm, 6ty degrees, as the naming rights sponsor of the 20 [...]

America’s Cup – Solving Ineos Team UKs foiling problem . . . the Italian Job


A possible lifeline was thrown to Ben Ainslie and the INEOS Team UK from Quantum Sails President Vittorio d’Albertas and his colleague Pietro Pinucci. The Italian pair have become YouTube stars with their insightful co [...]

Exploring The Generation 1 America’s Cup 75 Naval architect Scott Ferguson examines the first-generation AC75 designs. By Scott Ferguson February 25, 2020


The launching of a new boat is always a special moment, especially for an America’s Cup team, because it’s a defining and major milestone in the campaign. Until the sequential revelations from Emirates Team New Zealand, Ame [...]

Yacht: Foxhound


2-METRE CLASS HISTORY Foxhound was one of the three Charles E Nicholson designed ocean racers built to the International Third Rule but never classed, measured or raced as a 12m R. The first of the three designed – the others be [...]

Life at 80 RPM...


Smooth and consistent power delivery from the grinders is the key to keeping your AC75 aloft... and that took a bit of a Harken rethink Have you noticed something different about the way the AC75 grinders are working their pedestals? It’s [...]

World Sailing Launch Sailing Club Resources to Support Sustainability Practices


World Sailing Launch Sailing Club Resources to Support Sustainability Practices       World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has launched an online self-assessment tool supported by a suite of resource [...]

The Best of Britannia by Dougal Henshall 2 Nov 12:00 GMT


Although the UK has never won the America's Cup, the waters of the Solent, on the coast of Southern England, are richly intertwined with the romance that goes hand in hand with trying to win what many see as the 'toughest prize in sport'. Yet fo [...]

Hot Wood - Dougal Henshall charts the success of Fairey Marine's moulded dinghies by Dougal Henshall 13 Nov 19:41 GMT


The name of Fairey Marine, and their incredible range of hot moulded wooden dinghies, is central to the growth that marked that golden era of dinghy sailing in the UK. A great product that was well marketed, for there was nothing like success to [...]


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