Global Solo Challenge

America’s Peter Bourke: ‘Imagine’ Sailing Around the World

5/11/2022 – by Dave Proctor – GSC – When I spoke to American Global Solo Challenge (GSC) entrant Peter Bourke, he told me that he had recently acquired a secondhand Finot-Conq designed Open 40 for the challenge. Built by JMV Industries in France in 2001, this design of boat is predominantly built of carbon composites and has proven to be really exceptional in terms of performance, quality and realiability. A fast pure-bred racing yacht with good upwind performance, this yacht will undoubtably be one of the quicker yachts that leave from A Coruña in the Autumn of this year, and given that the […]

Global Solo Challenge

Conquering the globe, one wave at a time: Meet the Heroes of the Global Solo Challenge 2023

5/12/2023 – The sea is often seen as the final frontier of man’s conquest over nature. The twenty-four brave participants of the Global Solo Challenge 2023 are proof of this enduring allure. Departing from the historic maritime city of A Coruña, Spain, between August and September 2023, these seafarers are about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime, testing their mental and physical stamina in the ultimate solo sailing challenge. They are showcasing the thrill of solo sailing the Olympics neglecting even a short version of it. The Global Solo Challenge isn’t just a race; it’s a testament to […]

Global Solo Challenge

Global Solo Challange Heros In the making

54 Total Entries 23 Active Entries # Name Surname Boat LOA Nationality Status 54 Curt Morlock Open 60 60 USA Full Entry 52 Ronnie Simpson Open 50 50 USA Full Entry 51 David Linger Class40 40 USA Full Entry 45 Édouard De Keyser Solaire 34 34 BEL Full Entry 42 Riccardo Tosetto Class40 40 ITA Full Entry 41 Robert Scharr Enfant Perdu 39 FRA Full Entry 40 William MacBrien Class40 50 CAN Full Entry 37 Juan Merediz Class40 40 ESP Full Entry 35 François Gouin Class40 40 FRA Full Entry 33 Lloyd Davey B42 42 GBR Full Entry 32 Henry […]

37th America's Cup

What’s happening in the America’s Cup

4/16/2023 – The announcement of the first pre-regatta to be held in the beautiful Catalan seaside port of Vilanova i la Geltrú from the 14th-17th September 2023 was the month’s big news from an organizational standpoint and certainly sharpened the minds and training regimes of all America’s Cup teams.  Sailing will be aboard the team’s AC40s in strict one-design mode and will offer visiting spectators and a global streaming audience a first glimpse of the teams going head-to-head in competition. Shoreside, Vilanova i la Geltrú is getting ready to welcome the America’s Cup world with ample viewing opportunities afforded across […]

Boat Life

New Appel à Tous app revolutionizes Caribbean sailing with on-demand grocery delivery to boats

Le Marin, Martinique – 3/22/2023 – Say goodbye to the hassle of provisioning your boat and hello to the convenience of Appel à Tous. If you’re a sailor planning a Caribbean cruise, you know how important it is to have access to fresh provisions during your journey. That’s where Appel à Tous comes in. Appel à Tous is a new kind of shop that offers same-day or on-demand delivery of groceries, nautical accessories, beauty and chemical products, and more, directly to your sailboat or catamaran. With the Appel à Tous app, you can easily browse their extensive list of products […]

SailGP Season 3

SailGP cancels the second day of the Australia Sail Grand Prix Sydney due to a major weather event

Sydney, Australia – 2/18/2023 – After racing today at the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix in Sydney, a major weather event occurred that has resulted in significant damage to the wing sails and at least one boat at the SailGP technical site. As far as we know, no one was seriously injured during the incident. As a result of the damage, SailGP has had to cancel racing for the second day of the Sydney event. A full assessment of the damage is underway.

SailGP Season 3

The Russell Report: Spain’s team shake-up, the return of Kyle Langford, and Spitthill’s Season 3 ‘struggles’ examined

Sydney, Australia – 2/16/2023 – By Russell Coutts, SailGP CEO – The KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney kicks off on February 18. Ahead of the event, SailGP CEO Russell Coutts reveals his behind-the-scenes insight of the fleet. We’re in Sydney and the big news this event is the changes in the Spanish team. Diego Botin is taking over the driver position and James Wierzbowski is coming in on flight control. Diego is a highly regarded sailor – he and Florian Trittel (wing trimmer) are ranked right up there with the best in the 49er Class so Diego definitely […]

SailGP Season 3

SailGP arrives in Sydney ahead of racing this weekend

Sydney, Australia – 2/14/2023 – by Miranda Blazeby, SailGP, Digital Editor – SailGP has touched down in the iconic city of Sydney ahead of this weekend’s KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix. The tech base has now been built and teams are in full swing readying their F50s for the ninth event of Season 3’s 11-event calendar. The nine-strong fleet will hit the water for the first time on Thursday for crucial training ahead of practice racing on Friday. Racing will get underway at 16:00 local time on Saturday and Sunday, with teams competing in a six-fleet race format before the […]

Global Solo Challenge

Volkan aspiring to be the first solo round-the-world Turkish sailor with Black Betty – In search of sponsors

1/27/2023 – by Alper Günoral – Global Solo Challenge – Volkan Kaan Yemlihaoğlu is an energetic soul with a friendly smile and a love for the sea. He began sailing as a child in Yalova, a Northwestern Turkish city on the Marmara Sea. He competed in optimist and laser races until high school and went on to take part in keelboat races. Then he went to Vienna for high school which put on pause his fondness for the sea. After his return to Turkey after high school, he went to college and continued with his lifelong passion: sailing races. He […]


New Zealand claims third win of Season 3 in stunning comeback at Singapore Sail Grand Prix

Singapore – 1/15/2023 – In a gutsy and impressive performance New Zealand defied the odds to win the Singapore Sail Grand Prix. The win cements Peter Burling’s position as the main threat to Tom Slingsby’s charge for a third straight season title, with New Zealand now clearly second in the Season 3 standings. The Kiwis are also the only team besides Australia to win more than one event this season.  Day two of the Singapore event was dominated by three teams, with New Zealand, Denmark and surprise packet Switzerland finishing in the top three of both fleet races. It was […]