Since 1925, the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s iconic 608-mile race around the Fastnet Rock has captured the hearts and souls of millions of people. This August, The Rolex Fastnet Race will have the largest number of participants in its 89-year history. Over 350 yachts, and as many as 380 [...]
San Francisco, Calif., 05/22/2013 Structural reviews of AC72 boats and wings, a 10-knot lower wind limit (23 knots maximum) and enhanced sailor safety equipment are among the 37 recommendations issued today to increase safety during the Summer of Racing at the 2013 America’s Cup. Many [...]
WATERSPORTS ON THE UP AT MARK WARNER RESORTS Mark Warner has found that sailing and watersports on their summer activity holidays are more popular than ever, with sales for their watersports courses up 15% year on year. Despite previous search figures from Google for ‘sailing’ in general showing a [...]
First time victory in Germany for Ian Williams Langenargen, Germany (20th May 2013): Lake Constance left it right until the last moment to get uncooperative at Match Race Germany. An ominous-looking rain cloud was on its way across the third largest lake in Europe from Switzerland, sucking all the wind [...]
With only a few days to go until the Round the Island Race herein is a selection of the latest event news Keep your eyes peeled for the remarkable Rogers Olympiad 30, Collective Spirit (GBR7512L). The Boat Project, as it is perhaps better known, is a living archive of people’s stories [...]
18 May 2013 Italy’s America’s Cup team boss wants upper wind limits to be reduced and other safety measures introduced following Andrew Simpson’s death. British sailor Simpson, 36, died when he was trapped under water after his Artemis yacht capsized and broke up. Patrizio Bertelli, the head of Italy’s Luna [...]
One of motor racing’s engineering and design geniuses is to become an entrant in next year’s Global Ocean Race joining the eight teams already preparing for the start. Mike Gascoyne, famous for his work with several Formula One racing teams and now CEO of Caterham Technology and Caterham Composites, [...]
Sailing around the Isle of Wight is a challenge for any mariner, but it was one that disabled sailor Natasha Lambert took on with gusto to raise money for the RNLI. She’s now being recognised for her efforts with the RNLI Youth Supporter Award, to be presented at a ceremony [...]
An official call from Artemis for the speculation to stop around the events leading up to Thursday’s tragedy.
Tasked with running a review into the circumstances surrounding the capsize of the Artemis Racing AC72 on Thursday, Regatta Director Iain Murray says consultation with stakeholders is already underway. On Tuesday, Murray has scheduled a formal meeting when all four teams competing in the Summer of Racing – Oracle Team [...]
Regatta Director Iain Murray will lead a review into the events surrounding the capsize of Artemis Racing’s first AC72 and the subsequent tragic death of crewman Andrew Simpson. During training on San Francisco Bay yesterday, Artemis Racing capsized in winds between 18 and 20 knots. The boat broke apart and [...]
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