Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ultim / One month until celebrations start of The Bridge

On Thursday a press conference was held in Paris to mark the launch of The Bridge, an event that commemorates the centenary of the first landing in France of American soldiers in June 1917.

crédit : Th Martinez

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Volvo Ocean Race unveils combined Monohull-Multihull future – the ultimate test of a professional sailing team

The Volvo Ocean Race has solved the question of whether its future should be monohull or multihull – by opting for both. The introduction of a foil-assisted 60-foot (18.29 metre) monohull for the ocean legs plus an ultra-fast 32-50 foot (10-15m) flying catamaran for use inshore will elevate the race to the ultimate all-round test in professional sailing.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Volvo Ocean Race / Fifth entry, Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag will represent Hong Kong

The fifth entry to the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will sail under the name Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag and will represent Hong Kong. The Hong Kong-based owner of supermaxi yacht Scallywag, and aims to promote competitive sailing in Asia and build a long-lasting youth sailing legacy in the region. 

Crédit : A Francolini

America's Cup / Drama on day 2 of practice racing

Day two of the final week of practice racing before the 35th America’s Cup starts in Bermuda on 26th May saw all six teams enter the fray of competitive races, in what proved an afternoon of highs and lows for Emirates Team New Zealand.

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Vidéo / On practice racing Day 2, Franck Cammas : "We didn't have the good foils today"

With Groupama Team France skipper Franck Cammas following Day 2 of the final practice racing period of the 35th America's Cup. Cammas reflected on the team's performance in practice racing, testing foils and what else in the pipeline for upgrades.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Record / Lloyd Thornburg and his crew break the Transpacific record aboard Phaedo^3

In the darkest hour of Tuesday morning, Lloyd Thornburg and his crew aboard Phaedo^3 swopped past Diamond Head Lighthouse buoy at 4:32:18am local time. Looking like they shaved just on hour off the previous record. The total elapsed time was 3 days 16 hours 52 minutes and 03 seconds (all times still to be ratified by the WSSRC)

Credit: Rachel Fallon-Langdon