Ocean Racing

Digging Deep for MEXORC

by Meredith Laitos, Posted January 29, 2010
MEXORC has always been a moving target, and for 2010 it’s being redesigned yet again. This is your looking-ahead checkup, because there’s been a concern and maybe we can clear that up. But first—The essential West-Coast-of-Mexico-biennial is now a featured component of the inaugural Regata Copa Mxico, intended to celebrate the country’s bicentennial and then build from there. Some pretty

Estrella Damm Nearing Finish

by Sail Staff, Posted April 20, 2010
Earlier today, the IMOCA 60 Estrella Damm was almost assured of victory as it closed in on the finish of its NY-BCN record passage, between New York and Barcelona, Spain.Crewmembers Alex Pella, Pepe Ribes and Stan Schreyer are hoping to finish this afternoon with the help of a thermal breeze, which they were worried will drop with the sun this evening.Currently, they have

Barcelona Race by the Numbers

by Sail Staff, Posted December 21, 2010
The second running of the Barcelona World Race is set to begin on New Year’s Eve in front of the ultra-chic W Hotel on the Barcelona waterfront. The event features two-person crews sailing supercharged IMOCA Open 60 racers nonstop around the planet via the three great capes: the Cape of Good Hope, New Zealand’s Cape Leeuwin and, of course, Cape Horn. Some other numbers to consider:25,000:

Canada's Cup 2011

by Sarah Eberspacher, Posted July 6, 2011
For just the second time in its 115-year-old history, the upcoming Canada’s Cup, set for September 1-4, will take place on Lake Michigan. Organizers are hoping that moving the event earlier in the season and hosting it in a new venue will help increase public interest. In 2007, servers for the regatta’s host media company crashed due to high traffic during the event—a sign of how

Investec Loyal Tames Wild Oats

by Adam Cort, Posted December 29, 2011
Following a three-hour hearing at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, the 100-foot maxi Investec Loyal is officially the line-honors winner of the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Investec Loyal, which included American navigator Stan Honey in its crew, beat five-time line-honors winner Wild Oats XI by just over 3 minutes in one of the closest finishes in the 628-mile offshore classic. Total time at sea for the boat was 2 days, 6 hours.
Twenty-something years ago I stood at the mouth of the Solent and watched the start of the Whitbread Round the World Race. I counted 23 boats making their way into the English Channel, with 32,000 miles of hard racing ahead of them. 

Haste Makes Waste?

by Adam Cort, Posted March 5, 2013
To say that 2012 ended on a rough note for veteran French solo sailor Marc Guillemot would be the understatement of the year. 

It’s Official!

by Sail Staff, Posted November 30, 2007
The Portimo Global Ocean Race—the world’s first “Solo-Double” Race—has officially published their Notice of Race, the official document that governs next year’s solo/doublehanded round-the-world ocean race. “Publishing our Notice of Race is a defining moment for us and for our competitors who can now move their campaigns forward with the utmost confidence,” said Race Director Josh Hall. “The NOR
The 98-foot, cant-keel maxi, Speedboat, led the way to Bermuda, and that was built to be a line-honors contender, so there you go. But the 2008 Newport Bermuda Race had episodes of the slows, and that opened the door to time allowance wins by smaller boats. Here is the lineup of the high-end glory boats with Speedboat in the place of honor.And

Ericcson 4 wins in-port race at Qingdao

by Sail Staff, Posted February 11, 2009
Here's a look at the in-port racing action that took place during the Volvo Ocean Race's stopover in Qingdao, China. Photos courtesy of Oskar Kihlborg/Ericsson Racing Team:
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