Within the Gitana racing stable, the winter refit is on the final straight. In fact, in a little less than a month, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild will leave her shed in Lorient and head over to the pontoons that make up the Base. Once there, she will be equipped with a brand new starboard bow and, most significantly, we’ll get the chance to discover her new skipper.
The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Offshore Multihull Association (OMA) are pleased to announce their partnership to develop a new handicap rule system called ORCmultihull, or ORCmh. This new system is intended to provide measurement, VPP rating and scoring tools for large performance multihulls, a new and exciting sector in offshore racing.
This winter’s European M32 racing was rounded off in a fashion which the Valencia fleet have become accustomed to as the championship result was clinched on the final beat, of the final race, on the final day, sending the Dutch contingent of Sailing Team NL, skippered by Pieter-Jan Postma, to Series Victory.
Following a highly successful first year, the Flying Phantom Series is set to lift-off alongside the Extreme Sailing Series™ once again in 2018, providing even more high-speed racing for fans around the world.
Entering what promises to be a landmark year with the launch of the first Gunboat 68 next fall, and with construction in full swing in La Grande Motte, France, we are kicking off a series of articles on different aspects of design and construction. We'll cover topics such as Interior Design, Systems, Foil Construction, Rig and Sails, Deck Layout and more - with insights from the naval architects, designers, industry experts and boat builders involved in the creation of the Gunboat 68.
In the heart of the excitement around the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs in Bermuda, the planet’s best youth sailors have kicked off Official Training for the fast-approaching Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.
Since 2015 and the switch from single-hulled vessels to the livelier Diam 24 multi-hull boats, the Tour de la France à la Voile has not experienced such enthusiasm. To date, 31 crews have confirmed that they will be taking part, whilst others projects are in the finalisation stage.