Racing News

After 84 days at sea, Frenchman Bernard Stamm and Swiss sailor Jean Le Cam have not only won the double-handed Barcelona World Race, but set a new record for the event, which was first established in 2007. 
Few races have captured our imagination here at SAIL as much as the recently announced Race to Alaska (R2AK), which kicks off on June 4 in Port Townsend, Washington, and takes competitors to Ketchikan, Alaska, a distance of 750 miles, with a one-day pit stop in Victoria, British Columbia.

2014 Rolex Winners

by David Schmidt, Posted March 10, 2015
Terry Hutchinson, 46, won his newest Rolex timepiece for his dominant performances as tactician in the Farr 40 class, the TP52 class and the RC44 class (as well as his success in the J/70 class as skipper)

Short Tacks in Racing News

by SAIL Editors, Posted February 22, 2015
It’s tough to beat the J/105 when it comes to an affordable high-performance 35ft racer-cruiser that is easily sailed and attracts top-shelf international Corinthian talent.

The Klondike Spirit

by David Schmidt, Posted January 26, 2015
In the Pacific Northwest, sailing can be an adventurous affair. Take, for example, the inaugural Race to Alaska, which starts June 4 in Port Townsend, Washington, and runs 40 miles to a one-day pit stop in Victoria, British Columbia before punching some 710 miles north to Ketchikan, Alaska.
Follow the America’s Cup long enough and you will notice a cyclical pattern reminiscent of the Phoenix, the mythical bird reborn in flames. We saw this following the 26th America’s Cup in Perth (1987), we saw it following AC32 in Valencia (2007), and we are seeing it in the aftermath of AC34 in San Francisco (2013)

Oakcliff Crew Scores in RORC TransAtlantic

by SAIL Editors, Posted January 26, 2015
The crew of the Oakcliff Ocean Racing Dan Flannigan, Hobie Ponting, Chris Kennedy and Andrew O’Donnell finished first in class and second overall in the RORC Transatlantic Race

IMOCA 60 class has Adopted the Dynamic Stability Systems

by SAIL Editors, Posted January 6, 2015
The IMOCA 60 class has long been a hotbed for design innovation, from canting keels to water ballasting to carbon-fiber hulls and spars.

Desert Oasis Racing

by SAIL Editors, Posted January 6, 2015
The AYC Birthday Regatta and 15th Leukemia Cup (January 16-18) promises to serve up three days of blue-sky racing 
It’s not every day that you hear about philanthropists donating handsomely to the sport of sailing, but that’s exactly what happened recently in Galveston, Texas, where an (intentionally) anonymous family donated funds to build the brand-new Galveston Community Sailing Center (GCSC).
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