Boat Life

BOATING WEEK IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD

Cover photo – Australian sailor Lisa Blair on her solo attempt to circumnavigate Antarctica breaks world record. She is aboard 50th Hick, Climate Action Now prior to departing Albany, Western Australia. Archive photo by Corrina Ridgeway. – MySailing.com.au | Australia – 5/24/2022 – Australian sailor breaks world record for circumnavigation of Antarctica. Australian solo sailing record holder Lisa Blair is set to make landfall in Albany, Western Australian tomorrow morning, (Wednesday May 25) shaving 10 days off the record to claim the Antarctica Cup and the World Sailing Speed Record for the fastest circumnavigation of Antarctica.- MySailing.com.au USA – 5/23/2022 […]

Sailing

Lisa Blair set to break record for circumnavigation of Antarctica – One more sleep until finish line

5/23/2022 USA EDT – by Lisa Blair – From her blog post | Blog Day 90Latitude 38 29.09SLongitude 113 52 45EBarometer 991Air Temp 13cLIVE TRACKER Hi All, I honestly can’t believe that I have now spent 90 days at sea solo and seen only two ships…  It sometimes feels like I have been at sea for years and other days it feels like I only just began with this adventure. This is the longest stretch of time I have ever spent at sea or alone, and I am quite happy with how well I have managed and while it hasn’t […]

Venice Boat Show

Venice Boat Show at the home of great boating to take place May 28 – June 5

Buy your tickets now Nine days will be dedicated to the passion for navigation, between yachts and superyachts, water trials, conferences, exhibitions and regattas. The third edition of the Venice Boat Show, the sustainability laboratory, returns to the Arsenale of Venice from 28 May to 5 June. For the third time, the ancient ship factory of the Serenissima will be the site of the Venice Boat Show , which consolidates its position in the context of major exhibitions dedicated to boating. A point of reference for the Adriatic and the whole long route from Venice to Istanbul along the Eastern Mediterranean . For the Mayor […]

Global Solo Challenge

The youngest entry so far in the Global Solo Challenge is American Gardner LaMaurice, who turns 25 this month

United Kingdom – 5/19/2022 – By GSC – Gardner LaMaurice, who will turn 25 this month, is now the youngest entry so far in the Global Solo Challenge 2023-2024. With his entry the young American wants to break the stereotype of sailing only being accessible to rich retired people and hopes to inspire others to follow his example. Gardner was already in the process of preparing his boat to complete a circumnavigation when he discovered the GSC and decided to enter. He believes that the added motivation of an organised event and a framework of regulations to comply with will make his project safer. As organisers we […]

Global Solo Challenge

The coast of Mauritania and the threat of piracy during the Global Solo Challenge race

United Kingdom – 5/16/2022 – By Sefo – Following winds… a favorable current… the sea helps the skippers move faster… Some sections of the Global Solo Challenge will be pure bliss for its participants. Nice weather, usually sunny with a pleasant temperature, makes life on board a real pleasure. Skippers can spend most of the time above deck and cultivate other interests other than navigation; read, listen to music, write… or simply enjoy the views that the Ocean and Nature hve to offer at any given time. In principle, once boats have put the Canary Islands behind them and the […]

SailGP Season 3

Australia still the team to beat as Tom Slingsby claims SailGP Season 3 opener in Bermuda

Defending champions defeat Sir Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain and Phil Robertson’s Canada in event final in stunning conditions on Bermuda’s Great Sound Bermuda – 5/15/2022 – Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP Team appears to have lost none of the momentum from its Season 2 Grand Final victory in San Francisco in March, as it dominated the podium race of the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess to claim the opening title of the season Racing on the second day of the season took place in perfect conditions. Bermuda’s Great Sound sparkled under clear skies with fans packing the shoreline […]

SailGP Season 3

SailGP’s tough new penalty points system for season 3 explained

Bermuda – 5/15/2022 – By Miranda Blazeby, SailGP – SailGP’s tough new penalty points system designed to crack down on collisions and crashes on the racecourse has been explained by chief umpire Craig Mitchell. The harsher penalty policy, which was introduced ahead of Season 3, includes the doubling of penalty points for contact and crashes between rival boats. It comes after a litany of incidents in Season 2 with notable example seeing the British team cause serious damage to one of Japan’s hulls. The Season 3 changes to the penalty policy follow a previous tightening of the the system in […]

SailGP Season 3

Crew lists and athlete substitutions for the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix

Bermuda – 5/14/2022 FLEET RACE ONE | Australia SailGP TeamDriver: Tom SlingsbyWing Trimmer: Kyle LangfordFlight Controller: Jason WaterhouseGrinder: Kinley FowlerGrinder: Sam NewtonStrategist: Natasha Bryant | Canada SailGP TeamDriver: Phil RobertsonWing Trimmer: Chris DraperFlight Controller: Billy GooderhamGrinder: Tom RamshawGrinder: Jareese FinchStrategist: Georgia Lewin-LaFrance | Denmark SailGP TeamDriver: Nicolai SehestedWing Trimmer: Tom JohnsonFlight Controller: Rasmus KøstnerGrinder: Julius HallströmGrinder: Hans-Christian RosendahlStrategist: Katja Salskov-Iversen | France SailGP TeamDriver: Quentin DelapierreWing Trimmer: Kevin PeponnetFlight Controller: Francois MorvanGrinder: Matthieu VandameGrinder: Timothe LapauwStrategist: Manon Audinet | Great Britain SailGP TeamDriver: Ben AinslieWing Trimmer: Iain JensenFlight Controller: Luke ParkinsonGrinder: Neil HunterGrinder: Nick HuttonStrategist: Nikki Boniface | New Zealand SailGP TeamDriver: Peter BurlingWing Trimmer: Blair TukeFlight Controller: James WierzbowskiGrinder: Josh JuniorGrinder: Louis SinclairStrategist: Liv Mackay | Spain SailGP TeamDriver: Jordi XammarWing Trimmer: Florian TrittelFlight Controller: Diego BotinGrinder: Joel RodriguezGrinder: Paula BarceloStrategist: Joan Cardona | Switzerland SailGP TeamDriver: Sebastien SchneiterWing Trimmer: Stuart BithellFlight […]

SailGP Season 3

Great Britain opens SailGP Season 3 with two race wins

Great Britain opens SailGP Season 3 with two race wins, newcomers Canada stun field on debut. | Defending champions Australia experience mixed day in picturesque Great Sound at the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess | Bermuda – 5/14/2022 – Sir Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain SailGP Team threw down the first major challenge to defending champion Tom Slingsby’s Australia for Series 3 supremacy, as it claimed two of the three races on day one of the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess. However a penalty in the second race for Great Britain against Canada only sees […]

SailGP

Final preparations and finishing touches as Season 3 of SailGP kicks off in Bermuda

Nine F50 catamarans to lineup on Great Sound for the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess, May 14 and 15 | Bermuda – 5/13/2022 – There are less than 24 hours to go until SailGP Season 3 gets underway in spectacular fashion at the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess on May 14-15.  Just seven weeks after Australia dramatically claimed its second successive SailGP Championship on San Francisco Bay, for the first time an expanded fleet of nine identical hydrofoiling F50 catamarans will be in action, with new teams Canada and Switzerland making their SailGP debut. The […]