Saturday, May 20, 2017
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
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
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.
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
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