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Thursday January 1 1970 Author: Location: none selected

Fine race, no records

The JPMorgan Round the Island Race didn’t pan out quite as we anticipated with a gentle start in the post-dawn light€, the breeze only building by the time the leaders were around the ba

Preparing for the off

Two significant events are imminent on both sides of the Atlantic.

The world's fastest boat

After a brief Pete Goss diversion on Friday, today we publish our look at Alain Thebault’s incredible L’Hydroptere and how it took 25 years to become the world’s fastest boat.

Apple carts upturned

There have been a few surprise results this weekend.

The return of Pete Goss

 Living legend Pete Goss is to make his return to solo offshore racing this autumn, following the announcement of his entry in the Route du Rhum aboard the new Akilaria Class 40, Concise.

Foiler week

Inspired by L’Hydroptere we’re going foiler mad this week on thedailysail. Following the update on Syz & Co, so today we break the story about the British equivalent.

Done and dusted

With Synergy going 1-0 up on Saturday, so favourites Emirates Team New Zealand fought back from 0-2 down to win the last three finals matches enabling them to claim the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Madd

From Alinghi to TeamOrigin

 Our congratulations to Sir Keith Mills on his appointment of Grant Simmer as the new CEO for TeamOrigin.

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


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