Racing News

2014 Rolex Winners

by David Schmidt, Posted March 10, 2015

Terry Hutchinson, 46, won his newest Rolex timepiece for his dominant performances as tactician in the Farr 40 class, the TP52 class and the RC44 class (as well as his success in the J/70 class as skipper)


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Racing News

Double-handed skippers Alex Thomson (UK) and Pepe Ribes (ESP), sailing aboard the IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss, suffered calamity when they were dismasted during the nonstop, around-the-globe Barcelona World Race (BWR) in January, 370 miles off the Brazilian coast.


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Racing

Two hot new sport boats in the roughly 30ft range, the Farr 280 (Farr Yacht Design) and the C&C 30 (Mark Mills-designed), have recently been snapping heads on racecourses and at boat shows around the world.


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Sails+Rigging

Power Sails, Sails Built with Integral Solar Panels

by Christopher White, Posted March 9, 2015

Alain Janet is pretty talkative these days, and with good reason. The head of the UK Sailmakers loft in southern France, Janet has spent most of his adult life making sails and working on how to make them better—not just for sailors, but also for the environment. 


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Boatworks

When I bought my aft-cockpit ketch, Silverheels, she had no bimini top at all. While I attended to other upgrades in preparation for tropical cruising, I pondered how I might have full-time shade in the cockpit and still get at the mizzen sail to furl and reef it.


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Footage of the Race Leaders Rounding Cape Horn

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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