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.
An impressive sight of 10 M32 catamarans took to Biscayne Bay for the final event of the M32 Miami Winter Series this weekend. The event was rounded off in style as strong winds blew over the racecourse on Sunday allowing boats to fly at over 20knots.
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.