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.
Celina Burlin is one of these young sailing athletes who is changing the future of sailing. At the age of 17 she bested the best of Sweden’s young sailors and won in Malmö Red Bull Foiling Generation Sweden, becoming the first female sailor in the world to win a foiling event with the Flying Phantom Elite.
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.
The GC32 Racing Tour and Sirius Events continue to break new ground in Mediterranean regatta organisation. For the last four years Sirius Events has run Marseille One Design, the event for flying boats that traditionally concludes the annual GC32 Racing Tour.
Summer is near in the Northern Hemisphere, everyone is back on the water. How about going foiling this year? Foil sailing is becoming more common and more accessible. It is not the future of sailing anymore, it is all happening now! Foils are everywhere : windsurfs, kitesurfs, catamarans, and even Optimists.