Sunday, April 23, 2017

America's Cup / ETNZ Touchdown and take off in Bermuda

22nd April, 2017. Emirates Team New Zealand have today launched and sailed their ACC boat for the first time since arriving in Bermuda. Now, all six America’s Cup Class (ACC) boats that will be racing in the 35th America’s Cup have sailed on Bermuda’s waters so the competitive field is now complete ahead of the start of the action on 26th May.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Odyssey / Race for Water will stay in Madeira for 3 days

After beginning its 5-year Odyssey on April 9, the vessel, Race for Water, arrived in Madeira on Thursday, April 20 for a short three-day stopover before heading to Bermuda. This first stopover will allow the crew to make a preliminary assessment of the energy mix and review the first tests with the kite on this ambassador vessel of the Race for Water Foundation.

Crédit : Y Riou

GC32 / It's time for Qingdao and the China round of the Extreme Sailing Series™

The countdown is on as the teams prepare to take to the water for the second Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in China's Olympic Sailing City, Qingdao, for the "Mazarin Cup", run in conjunction with Mazarin Qingdao Shipyard Co. and hosted by Qingdao Organising Authority. Wildcard entry Team Extreme is set to join the six full-season squads for a piece of the action, which runs from 28 April – 1 May.

Credit : Lloyd Images

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Volvo Ocean Race / Vestas 11th Hour Racing have set off on a transatlantic training leg from Lisbon to Newport

They may be the most recent team to announce, but Vestas 11th Hour Racing, led by Charlie Enright and Mark Towill, are wasting no time at all when it comes to on-the-water training.

Crédit : A Infante /Volvo Ocean Race

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Volvo Ocean Race / MAPFRE’s VO65 back on the water in Lisbon

After 15 intense days’ work at the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard in Lisbon, following their dismasting in Galicia on 31st March, a new mast has been fitted and is ready for all-weather testing

Credit: Ugo Fonolla/MAPFRE

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ITW / Guillaume Verdier, the man behind the next generation One Design

Guillaume Verdier is working on plans for the next generation Volvo Ocean Race One Design – and the final decision on monohull vs. multihull is now just weeks away... Verdier and his team of designers will be working alongside a Volvo Ocean Race Advisory Board, featuring race veterans and team directors.

Crédit : Amalia Infante/Volvo Ocean Race