by Sail Staff, Posted April 16, 2010The three sailors aboard the Open 60 W Hotels were dealt another blow early this morning when they broached after being struck by a large wave. The trio had been waiting for an opportunity to re-ship its port rudder, which had only recently been repaired.Although there were no injuries, the boat is now over 100 miles behind its rival Estrella Damm, which crewmembers Alex
by Sail Staff, Posted November 1, 2007Ericsson Racing names Navigator for next year’s Volvo RaceBy David SchmidtFollowing Ericsson Racing Team’s recent news that sailing-great Torben Grael will skipper the team’s internationally-crewed “A” boat, the team recently announced that Englishman Jules Salter will navigate for Grael in the 2008/2009 event. “Ericsson has a great team. They are well organized, and we
by Sail Staff, Posted June 6, 2008Team Telefonica, the Spanish-flagged entry in the 2008/2009 Volvo Ocean Race, today unveiled their new Farr-designed Volvo Open 70, which they have dubbed Telefonica Black. The boat features splash rails on the bow sections. We’ve seen these same rails on Team Russia's new boat, which carries the splash rails aft, where they run into the stern chines. From these images
by Sail Staff, Posted December 21, 2008Sunday screaming Sunday -- It was only a burst, so kitesailor Alexandre Caizergues's official 500-meter speedsailing record is safe for now at 50.57 knots, but the big French trimaran, l’Hydroptre hit a speed peak of 61 knots in the Med on Sunday morning, and there is no way that's anything but fast under sail. It's a first.You had
by Sail Staff, Posted April 19, 2010After riding an express train across the Atlantic, the two Open 60s vying to establish a new sailing record between New York and Barcelona, Spain, have slowed to a crawl in the Mediterranean.Estrella Damm was the first to enter the Straits of Gibraltar, with W Hotels about 130 miles behind. However, W Hotels has since cut the deficit in half.Although
by Sail Staff, Posted July 6, 2011On July 3, the last in a rolling series of starts for the Transatlantic Race 2011 took place off Newport, Rhode Island. The start featured the six yachts fastest boats in the 30-boat fleet: Rambler 100, Beau Geste, PUMA racing’s mar mostro, Vanquish, Sojana and ICAP Leopard.