Sail Racing

In many ways we are living in a new Golden Age of sailboat racing, and SAIL magazine covers it all, from the America’s Cup to solo-sailing races like the Vendée Globe and the new boat designs, gear and electronics systems that make these incredible feats of seamanship possible.

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Sail Racing

Comanche: Across the Atlantic

The documentary, produced by Great Big Story, chronicles a record-shattering transatlantic journey of a 100-foot mono-hull yacht captained by Casey Smith and his crew of sailors from around the world. Filmmakers aboard Comanche captured the gripping moments in stunning cinematic quality as it sailed 2,880 nautical miles to history in the summer of 2016. June Read More

Oracle Team USA spent of a lot of this past weekend with a clear view of Emirates Team New Zealand’s transoms

America's Cup

America’s Cup: Kiwis in Control Thus Far

Following the first two days of racing in the America’s Cup finals—the actual “America’s Cup,” as it were—Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill all but admitted that challenger-of-record, Emirates Team New Zealand, has his number saying, “The next five days are the most important of the campaign.” Translation: Spithill’s team has five days until racing Read More

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America's Cup

America’s Cup: Kiwis versus Oracle in the Finals

On a light-wind day that saw Race 1 thrown out when neither team made it to the finish within the 25-minute time limit, Emirates Team New Zealand fulfilled pre-regatta expectations by becoming the official challenger for the America’s Cup. The 5 – 2 win over Sweden’s Artemis Racing sets the stage for a re-match of Read More

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America's Cup

New Zealand Goes Up 4 to 2 in Playoffs

For a brief moment on Sunday, Artemis had it tied up 2 – 2 with Emirates Team New Zealand on the second day of the America’s Cup challenger playoffs finals after the team took the first race of the day. By the end of racing, though, ETNZ had jumped ahead to a commanding 4 – Read More

Although Landrover BAR took one of the races on Thursday, it wasn’t enough to stave off elimination

America's Cup

Bowing out in style: The Brits Go Home

The America’s Cup village looked forlorn on Wednesday, Day 3 of the challenger semi-finals. The 30-knot gusts that had forced racing to be canceled had the few visitors—most of them from the massive cruise ship docked alongside—chasing their hats across the asphalt and blew the froth off their beers. The teams’ hangar-sized workshops were buttoned Read More

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Louis Vuitton America's Cup Playoffs Semi-Finals, Day 3  - Emirates Team New Zealand Capsize. Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget

America's Cup

35th Americas Cup: Kiwis Capsize

That’s why they make ‘em run the races. Up until the middle of yesterday afternoon, Emirates Team New Zealand looked unstoppable after beating Land Rover BAR in the first race of the day to go up 3 to 0. Then, just moments after the start of Race 2, Kiwi helmsman Peter Burling submarined both of Read More

America's Cup

Overview: The 35th America’s Cup

The 35th America’s Cup, set to take place on Bermuda’s Great Sound, officially kicks off May 26 with the start of the Louis Vuitton Qualifiers, comprised of a pair of elimination rounds that conclude June 12. The winner then takes on the Defender, Oracle Team USA, in a best of 13 series beginning June 17. Read More

By prevailing over Emirates Team New Zealand on Saturday, Oracle Team USA not only won the race but the entire qualifying series. © ACEA 2017 / Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

America's Cup

America’s Cup: France Eliminated, Oracle Wins Qualifiers

  Over the weekend the 35th America’s Cup marked a pair of major milestones, with the French being eliminated and the Defender bowing out until the finals two weeks from now after winning the first qualifying round. The high point of the weekend was Saturday’s first race between Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Read More

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Light Wind at 35th America’s Cup

  ¬© ACEA 2017 / Photo Gilles Martin-Raget Well, somehow they did it: America’s Cup Race Management managed to pull off all four scheduled races on Thursday, despite light winds that rarely climbed much above the 6-knot minimum as stipulated by race rules. It wasn’t pretty, hardly the adrenaline-soaked foil fest race the fans want. Read More

Land Rover BAR looked smooth and fast in its win over Sweden’s Artemis

America's Cup

35th America’s Cup: Artemis Fading

Day 4 of the America’s Cup Qualifiers saw the beginning of the second round robin series and what may be the beginning of the end for Sweden’s Artemis. Before the start of the day, it was Sir Ben Ainslie and Britain’s Land Rover BAR that appeared to be in trouble. However, by beating the Swedish boat Read More

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