After an awkward beginning to the regatta yesterday, the RC44 World Championship Marina de Sotogrande fleet racing got underway, providing a reminder to helmsmen, tacticians and crew on all 11 yach
Francois Gabart completed his first solo win on board his new 100ft Ultime trimaran, MACIF , today when he crossed the finish line of The Transat bakerly off New York at 18:24 EDT (22:24 GMT).
Lisbon, has been chosen as the destination for the start to the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race.
Competitors in the Transat Bakerly seem to be in several very different races at present.
In the Ultime battle down the tradewinds, Francois Gabart on MACIF is prevailing once more and hardening up slightly has once again pulled in front of Thomas Coville on Sodebo.
Hats off to Thomas Coville and Sodebo who have properly edged past Francois Gabart and MACIF in the Ultime class of the Transat bakerly despite sailing what appears to be an olde
Two of the fastest racing machines in sailing are currently lighting up the top of the leaderboard in The Transat bakerly as they rampage across the Atlantic just a few miles apart.
The world is becoming a small place thanks to the Ultime multihulls that are now forging their way across the Atlantic in the Transat bakerly.
While there may be six new VPLP-Verdier designs for this IMOCA 60 cycle, the two stand-out campaigns (by coincidence also the ones with the most money) are Edmond de Rothschild (aka Gi