Racing News

Knox-Johnston Back in the Solo Saddle

by SAIL Editors, Posted July 31, 2014
Shorthanded sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston recently announced he is coming out of solo-sailing retirement to compete in this fall’s Route Du Rhum challenge, from Saint Malo, France, to Guadeloupe aboard the Open 60 Grey Power—at the ripe old (young?) age of 75. 

Port Huron Mac Turns 90

by SAIL Editors, Posted July 19, 2014
Affectionately known as the “Port Huron Mac,” the Bayview Yacht Club’s Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race will be celebrating 90 years of offshore history when the fleet hits the starting line on July 12.

AC35 Hopefuls Duke it Out in the Extreme Sailing Series

by SAIL Editors, Posted July 12, 2014
While the powers that be are proving frustratingly slow at deciding on a regatta format or final boat design for the 35th America’s Cup, the sailors themselves have been plenty busy fanning out across the globe in search of additional multihull racing experience.
The hype surrounding the recent America’s Cup would have you believe that to go foiling in a catamaran requires a Herculean effort, but this is not the case. On the AC72s the monumental crew workout we all witnessed was required to maintain pressure in the hydraulics controlling the foils and the wing.

Charleston Hosts Fort 2 Battery Race

by SAIL Editors, Posted June 28, 2014
This past spring was an especially busy one on Charleston Harbor, with not one but three regattas taking place in quick succession in April: Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, the Moth North Americans and, new this year, the inaugural Fort 2 Battery Race, a high-speed 3.8 mile downwind sprint from Fort Sumter to the Charleston waterfront.
U.S sailor Ryan Breymaier and Spanish co-skipper Pepe Ribes have won the doublehanded IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona race, completing the transatlantic course in 14 days 2 hours and 44 minutes. 

The 14th Annual Offshore/North U Performance Race Week

by Rachel Kashdan, Posted June 11, 2014
Just over a month ago, 44 sailors and 11 coaches gathered for a crash course in racing during the 14th annual Offshore/North U Performance Race Week at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, Florida

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.

The Onion Patch Series Celebrates a Half Century

by SAIL Editors, Posted June 6, 2014
  It’s been said the Newport Bermuda Race is held only once every two years because it takes that long for the memories of how tough the last one was to fade sufficiently to entice crews to sign on for another.  

Charleston Hosts Fort 2 Battery Race

by SAIL Editors, Posted June 1, 2014
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, the Moth North Americans and, new this year, the inaugural Fort 2 Battery Race, a high-speed 3.8 mile downwind sprint from Fort Sumter to the Charleston waterfront.
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