Boat Life

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

Cover photo: Boats are left scattered on land near a marina after Hurricane Ian. Photo by WINK News. | Dubai – 11/16/2022 – Luxury yachts and ‘real VIPs’ as Dubai readies for World Cup – France 24 | Fond Du Lac, Wisocnsin – 11/15/2022 – Mercury Marine introduces the industry’s first V10 outboards — the all-new 350 and 400hp Verado engines. – Southern Boating Florida – 11/15/2022 – Post-Ian grace period to claim derelict boats in SWFL ends Tuesday – WinkNews Bermuda – 11/15/2022 – Photos: Warwick Academy Cardboard Boat Heats. – BerNews | Cardboard boat builders set for ‘sink […]

SailGP Season 3

Australia pull off an incredible win to take control of SailGP Season 3

Dubai – 11/13/2022 – Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP Team delivered one of the more remarkable victories seen in SailGP to dramatically overtake both France and Great Britain from what had seemed respective winning positions to storm back onto the winner’s podium. At the close of the Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented P&O Marinas, Australia now leads the championship by nine points from New Zealand, with France one point further back, maintaining its position in the crucial top three placings. A good result from Great Britain in Dubai sees it just two points out of the Grand Final currently with four […]

SailGP Season 3

it’s here! SailGP has arrived in the Middle East for the first time ahead of the Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas this weekend

11/10/2022- After a six-week hiatus, the SailGP fleet is gearing up for its last event of 2022 as the second half of Season 3 gets underway on the perilously tight racecourse of Port Rashid. With just 10 points separating New Zealand in second and Denmark in the sixth, Dubai will prove a crucial event for the mid-fleet teams contending for a podium position. Racing will take place between 15:00-16:30 GST with SailGP’s nine cutting-edge F50s flying past spectators, proving Dubai is the ultimate close-to-shore racing venue. Cover photo: Dubai, UAE – 11/10/22 – USA SailGP Team helmed by Jimmy Spithill […]

SailGP

What Does it take to go pro with SailGP?

USA – 9/13/2022 – At the Range Rover France Sail Grand Prix last week, the United States SailGP Team participated in SailGP’s Inspire Program by hosting youth athlete Lu Vivaldi as the team’s intern in Saint-Tropez. In addition to keeping the team’s F50 in top flight shape, Lu also found time to spend reviewing performance data with U.S. SailGP Team Coach Philippe Presti and grabbed the opportunity to ask him several questions about what it takes to make it on a SailGP team. What sailing background do most SailGP athletes come from? Most of our athletes come from Olympic campaigns, […]

SailGP Season 3

France set new SailGP speed record of 99.94 km/hour on crazy day in Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez, France – 9/11/2022 – The France SailGP Team has broken the SailGP racing speed record, hitting 99.94 km/hour during the third Fleet Race of the Range Rover France Sail Grand Prix | Saint-Tropez. Incredibly strong wind speeds – surpassing 40 km/h during racing – resulted in the record-breaking performance by the French at their home event. Great Britain had earlier set a new speed record of 99 km/h in the opening race of the day, before Quentin Delapierre’s team’s record-setting showing just a short while later. Remarkably, due to the conditions, every single team surpassed the 90 km/h mark […]

SailGP Season 3

New Zealand dominate packed day of racing in Copenhagen

Peter Burling’s team wins second event in a row, winning every race of the day at ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix and defeating France and Denmark in final | Copenhagen, Denmark – 8/20/2022 – The New Zealand SailGP Team has comprehensively established itself as the new form team of SailGP Season 3, winning three fleet races and dominating the event final at the ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix | Copenhagen. On a bumper day of racing in front of packed grandstands, Peter Burling sailed to victory in front of an impressive France team led by Quentin Delapierre and Nicolai Sehested’s […]

SailGP Season 3

Regal display from New Zealand SailGP Team sees it triumph in first ever SailGP event final

Plymouth, United Kingdom – 7/31/2022 – SailGP – It was a day to remember at the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix in Plymouth for Peter Burling and Blair Tuke’s New Zealand SailGP Team, as it first competed against The Duchess of Cambridge on the waters of Plymouth Sound before claiming its first ever event win in SailGP.  In the three-team final match race, New Zealand triumphed over fellow event final debutants, Nicolai Sehested’s Denmark and season standing leaders, Tom Slingsby’s Australia in challenging conditions on Plymouth Sound.  Before the day’s official racing, Sir Ben Ainslie’s British F50 was driven by […]

SailGP Season 3

Kiwi strategist Jo Aleh proves her worth as New Zealand dominates opening day In Plymouth

Plymouth, United Kingdom – 7/30/2022 – by Miranda Blazeby, SailGP Digital Editor – New Zealand enjoyed perhaps its best ever day in SailGP as Pete Burling’s team topped the rankings at the end of the opening day of the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix in Plymouth, with freshly unveiled strategist Jo Aleh proving her immediate worth to the Kiwis. The Olympic gold medallist and former World Champion deemed ‘one of the best female sailors in the world’ by SailGP CEO Russell Coutts, joined the Kiwi team ahead of racing in Plymouth. The Kiwis picked up a 2-2-1 racing record in […]

SailGP Season 3

New Zealand stuns field in front of packed Plymouth shoreline with dominant day one display

Plymouth, United Kingdom – July 30, 2022 – By SGP – Peter Burling and his New Zealand SailGP Team produced one of the most impressive days seen on the water in SailGP, taking 28 points from a possible 30 on day one of the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix in Plymouth. Burling took his team to three top-two finishes on Plymouth Sound to all but seal a place in the event final with two races still to be held. The other two places in the top-three are occupied by the Australian team, which claimed the day’s second race, and France, […]

SailGP Season 3

Great Britain suffers disappointing first day ruined by ‘three terrible starts’, Ainslie says

Great Britain – 7/30/2022 – by Miranda Blazeby, SailGP Digital Editor – Home favorites Great Britain ‘need a good day tomorrow’ after a disappointing first day of racing in Plymouth ruined by ‘terrible starts’, driver Ben Ainslie has said. The Brits struggled off the start line amongst a congested fleet in all three fleet races and were pushed to the back of the pack amid jostling competition. Speaking about the team’s performance, driver Ainslie said: “It wasn’t a great day – we’ve made life really hard for ourselves with our starts, which were terrible.” He added that the team would be […]