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Easter looming

With the bank holiday at the end of the week, so the RORC are gearing up for their season opener, the Easter Challenge where TeamOrigin, sailing Charles Dunstone’s Rio, look set to be the s

Northern hemisphere season fires up

A busy weekend (despite it being March) – saw the Francesco Bruni-led Azzurra team win the Italian final of the Congressional Cup against the Gavin Brady-steered Mascalzone Latino Audi Team.

“Changing the world takes time”

While we have witnessed the Moths go fully airborne, so another foil-related revolution is also slowly making headway in the keelboat world with the Dynamic Stability System lateral foil arrangemen

G-Class visionary

Following the 33rd America’s Cup and Groupama 3’s successful Jules Verne Trophy attempt, 2010 has been a high profile year so far for the maxi-multihull.

Pimped 14

The International 14 fleet could be in for a shock this year, not only because there is a new craft in their midst with a hotrod paintjob – to be sailed by Merlin Rocket National Champion Gle

Stan's the man

In our interview with Groupama 3’s Stan Honey, the former ABN AMRO One navigator discusses the techniques Franck Cammas’ crew used to get them around the world in record time while keep

50 day round the world barrier falls

Congratulations to Franck Cammas and the crew of Groupama 3 who have set a new record for sailing non-stop around the world in the Jules Verne Trophy of 48 days 7 hours 44 minutes and 52 seconds.

Finish line in sight

We’ll wax more lyrically about it in due course, but on Saturday night expect to hear much woops and hollers as Groupama 3 speeds past Ushant to collect a well-deserved Jules Verne Trophy rec

Grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory

Another rip-roaring race between TeamOrigin and Artemis, which the Brits dominated this morning in the second elimination round of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland – but once again after som

Hanging in there

After a disastrous Tuesday, so this morning TeamOrigin got a vital point on the board in the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland's peculiar elimination round (we have just got our head around how this wo

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