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Thursday January 1 1970 Author: Location: none selected

The UK's most competitive big boat fleet

Today we look at the Farr 45 class, and how 14 years on from its inception, it is proving the ideal boat to buck the recession.

Busy Easter weekend

Congratulations to Ed Wright for following up his Finn win at Rolex Miami OCR with another at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma. Watch out Ben...

Course complete

The route for the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race has now been finalised and its been fun second-guessing the ports as they’ve been announced.

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.

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