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    • Expert sailing advice: How to handle a lightning strike on board 21st August 2019
      Pip Hare shares advice from sailors who have experienced a lightning strike on how to avoid getting hit by an electrical stormThe 2015 Volvo Ocean Race encountered electrical storms. Credit: Brian Carlin / Team Vestas Wind Lightning is the thing that scares me the most at sea. Having never experienced a lightning strike I think […]
      Pip Hare
    • SailGP F50: On board the sailing equivalent of a Formula 1 racecar 20th August 2019
      The F50 is the new one-design foiling 50ft catamaran used for the SailGP circuit, and is adapted from the AC50 used in the 2017 America’s Cup. Mark Chisnell steps aboardThe boats are expected to be 10-15% faster than when they were sailing as AC50s, reaching 53 knots “I think 99% of people believe that we […]
      Yachting World
    • From lifeboat crew to the Round-the-Island race – why ‘helping people stay and feel alive’ is the motto of Helly Hansen [sponsored post] 19th August 2019
      Heritage clothing brand teams up with RNLI to spread safety messaging for boaters and kit out lifeboat crews with breathable clothing tailored differently for men and women Over 1,200 yachts crewed by world-class sailors, families and first-time racers, battled it out on the water in last month’s …Continue reading » The post From lifeboat crew […]
      Yachting World
    • Kraken Cup: The most extreme sailing race you’ve never heard of 19th August 2019
      Racing traditional Tanzanian fishing boats in tropical waters may sound idyllic, but the Kraken Cup is anything butBailing, balance and trim – essentials to keep the Ngalawa moving at best speed “This is probably the most extreme and uncomfortable sailing I’ve ever done,” says Simon Walker. “And I have sailed twice …Continue reading » The […]
      Helen Fretter
    • Can augmented reality really give us a vision of the future of sailing? 16th August 2019
      See further, see more and sail faster... Will Bruton investigates the navigation benefits that augmented reality is bringingHigh definition cameras can provide the live image for the plotter, stabilised by a separate sensor to counter pitch and roll Google’s mission statement is ‘to organise the world’s information.’ This almost impossibly ambitious declaration of intent underpins […]
      Yachting World
    • Fastnet Race winners: Wizard claims overall prize while French crews dominate 8th August 2019
      American VO70 Wizard wins the Rolex Fastnet Race overall, while French JPK yachts dominate the IRC classes The stars’n’stripes liveried American Volvo 70 Wizard has been confirmed as the overall IRC winner of this year’ Rolex Fastnet …Continue reading » The post Fastnet Race winners: Wizard claims overall prize while French crews dominate appeared first […]
      Helen Fretter
    • Rolex Fastnet Race delivers wet, fast ride for early finishers 6th August 2019
      It's been a wet and wild ride for the first finishers in IRC fleets and multihulls in the Rolex Fastnet RaceWizard, Sail no: USA70000, Class: IRC Zero, Owner: David and Peter Askew, Sailed by: Charlie Enright, Type: Volvo Open 70 The first finishers in the IRC fleets of the Rolex Fastnet Race arriving last night […]
      Helen Fretter
    • Steinlager 2: On board Sir Peter Blake’s refitted Whitbread champion 6th August 2019
      Steinlager 2 was famously skippered by the late Sir Peter Blake to win the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race, and is now owned by the New Zealand Sailing Trust. Nigel Sharp steps on boardSteinlager 2, now owned by the New Zealand Sailing Trust, won every leg of the 1989-1990 Whitbread Round the World Race. […]
      Yachting World
    • Sailing Greenland’s frozen frontiers on 90ft modern classic superyacht Acadia 6th August 2019
      These extraordinary photos show Greenland in all its beauty, shot during a unique voyage on Mark Rohr’s 90ft sloop, one which helped spark this owner’s investigations into climate change in the marine environment Our thirst for adventure is as unquenchable as ever. In the marine world, that desire to escape the beaten path …Continue reading […]
      Toby Hodges
    • Eagle Class 53: The foiling cruiser inspired by the America’s Cup 6th August 2019
      Is this the future of sailing? The Eagle Class 53 is a wingmasted cruising catamaran designed to fly on T-foils Not everything that flies is destined to scorch around an America’s Cup course. The future for sailing hydrofoils is surely …Continue reading » The post Eagle Class 53: The foiling cruiser inspired by the America’s […]
      Matthew Sheahan