by Jeremy Evans, Posted February 7, 2013If at first you don’t succeed, try and try and try again! When Paul Larsen launched his first Sailrocket back in August 2004 with the goal of setting a new world sailing speed record, he never expected nine full speedsailing seasons would pass before a whole new boat finally succeeded.
by Lauren Saalmuller, Posted January 28, 2013In 1993, it took a fully crewed maxi catamaran, Explorer, to break the 80-day barrier for a circumnavigation under sail. Since then, that record has not only been cut nearly in half, it has now been matched by a solo sailor.
by Sail Staff, Posted January 16, 2013This past year the venerable and yet forever young Sunfish marked its 60th year and 50th North American Nationals regatta.
by Lindsey Silken, Posted January 15, 2013The largest student sporting event in Europe, the 45th Annual EDHEC Sailing Cup, has invited U.S. collegiate and graduate sailors to compete.
by Lauren Saalmuller, Posted January 15, 2013On Jan. 14, 2013, Johnny Heineken and Jennifer French were named US Sailing’s 2012 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.
by Meredith Laitos, Posted January 11, 2013Following a medal-free Olympic run in 2012, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider is making several strategic moves to reposition itself over the next four years. Today, the team announced a new partnership with Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, NY, naming Oakcliff Sailing an official training center for the team.
by Lauren Saalmuller, Posted January 7, 2013French sailors Francois Gabart aboard Macif and Armel Cléac´h aboard Banque Populaire are battling it out in an upwind struggle through the Atlantic Ocean to the finish line. Only 59.2nm behind Gabart, Cléac´h is keeping west in hopes of catching a favorable wind shift.