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Thursday January 1 1970 Author: Location: none selected

Ship 1001

The head is clearing slowly after the monumental party for the christening of Alex Thomson’s third Hugo Boss IMOCA 60 in London’s Docklands by actress Diane Kruger who played Helen in t

Open 60 unveilings

A spate of IMOCA 60/Barcelona World Race launches are occurring with Dee Caffari and Anna Corbella unveiled their Gaes-branded boat, Jean-Pierre Dick announcing his round the world co-skipper for

Crash, bang, wallop in La Maddalena

The horrific Aleph-Azzurra collision yesterday looks set to have major consequences to the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena with two of the four boats out of action.

Field becoming clearer

 While the weather might not be entirely playing ball, the Louis Vuitton Trophy in La Maddalena is providing some top quality match racing, particularly between the Italian teams fighting for

TeamOrigin drama

Ben Ainslie and the lads at TeamOrigin will be hoping it is third time lucky today at the Louis Vuitton Trophy in La Maddalena, after a spinnaker entanglement lost them Saturday’s race agains

Saving Olympic sailing

With baseball and softball dropped from the list of 28 Olympic disciplines for 2016 in favour of golf and rugby, sailing is one of the next weakest sports waiting to be dropped.

Au revoir Moose

This feels like the Premier League – last night it was announced that Mike Sanderson is to move on from his position as Team Director of TeamOrigin, having held the role since Sir Keith Mills

America's Cup grey areas

The English Channel is a busy place at the moment with the doublehanded Class 40s heading west down the south coast of the UK in the Normandy Channel Race, while the Multi50s charge in the opposite

The season is upon us

A busy weekend with the Audi MedCup concluding in Cascais, where Emirates Team NZ proved they have lost none of their magic while TeamOrigin fell off the pace towards the end of the regatta to fini

TP52s now much more physical to sail

A good day for British keelboat sailors yesterday with TeamOrigin pulling into the lead, two points clear of Emirates Team NZ and Synergy, on day two of the Audi MedCup’s Portugal Trophy whil

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