Racing News

Emirates Team New Zealand unveiled and launched their AC72 on Saturday night in front of a crowd of more than 6,000 cold spectators (remember, its winter down there).
Josh Adams, US Sailing’s new Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing and former publisher of SAIL Magazine, was awarded the SAIL Industry Leadership Award on October 4, 2012.

Early Drama in the Vendée

by Adam Cort, Posted November 19, 2012
A little over a week into the 2012-13 Vendée Globe, with the doldrums still ahead of much of the fleet, and already the field of 20 has been reduced by four, with a fifth looking to be in serious trouble.
Vendée Globe skipper Jean-Pierre Dick’s hope of placing third was crushed Monday when his boat, Virbac-Paprec 3, suddenly lost its entire 4-ton keel just before midnight.
Tickets are on sale now for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco. Spectators will be able to watch the racing from three separate locations.

A Laser by any other Name

by Sail Staff, Posted June 17, 2013
In a move reminiscent of the Purple One’s name change to “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince,” Laser designer Bruce Kirby has rechristened his venerable Laser design as the “Kirby Torch.” 
The America’s Cup Event Authority recently released a fun video that provides at least a glimpse of what’s involved in getting these 72-footer airborne.
The round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race has a new design for 2014—just one design, the VO65. For the first time, every team will compete on the same model boat, stripping the race down to what will be a fierce battle of skill.
Offer sailors a lot of rum, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to get their attention—which is exactly what happened when Mount Gay Rum announced in 2012 that it would be doing just that for whoever set a new speed record around Rhode Island’s Conanicut Island, aka Jamestown.

Afterguard Marine HUD Sunglasses

by SAIL Editors, Posted June 6, 2014
Now “ordinary” sailors can enjoy the same fighter-jet-style technology, thanks to a company called Afterguard Marine, which introduced its own set of head-up-display sunglasses this past spring, at about $2,000 apiece.
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