Racing News

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex announced their nominees for 2012 World Sailor of the Year with five nominees in both the male and female categories.
The Vendée Globe is off to an eventful start. Nineteen of the 20 skippers were at the start line on Saturday, November 11 in Les Sables d’Olonne, France, for the 24,048 mile solo race around the world.
On Jan. 14, 2013, Johnny Heineken and Jennifer French were named US Sailing’s 2012 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.
The 2013 BVI Spring Regatta kicked off in tourist-brochure conditions and ended in an action-packed day of winds gusting to 30-plus knots and blinding rainsqualls. It wasn’t the kind of day you’d want to take the family out in, but it was perfect for hardcore sailboat racing.
This month the Storm Trysail Club will mark its 25th running of Block Island Race Week, even as it celebrates its 75th anniversary as an organization. Founded in 1938 by some veterans of the extremely tough 1936 Bermuda Race, the club has since become an important sponsor of both inshore and offshore racing. 
Despite a truly heroic effort to get their boat out onto the racecourse following the fatal capsize of hull No. 1, time was against Team Artemis from the outset, and they were unable to upset the more experienced Italians. 

How the Cup was Won

by Adam Cort, Posted October 2, 2013
Looking back on how Oracle Team USA staged one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history, it’s hard to be it all happened in only a little over a week. As late as a 11 days into the 18-day regatta, an Emirates Team New Zealand victory was pretty much a forgone conclusion, as they led series by an apparently insurmountable score of 8-1.
The good news is that the Volvo Ocean Race has what looks to be a fast, super-sexy one-design boat for crews to compete aboard. The bad news is that at press time, with less than a year to go to the October 4, 2014, start in Alicante, Spain, only three teams had officially thrown their hats into the ring: China’s Team Dongfeng, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Sweden’s all-female Team SCA.

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.

50th Pro-Am Regatta

by Adam Cort, Posted September 20, 2014
Help out a great cause and have a great time while you’re at it, racing sailboats and rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in the sport as part of the Offshore Sailing School’s 50th anniversary Celebrity Pro-Am Regatta.
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