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Captain of yacht Morgan of Marietta loses life after going overboard in Newport Bermuda Race

Hamilton, Bermuda – 6/19/2022 – by The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee – We regret to report that our Fleet Communications Office for the 52nd Bermuda Race received a report of a crew overboard on the racecourse this afternoon.  The crew of the yacht Morgan of Marietta, a 42-foot sloop, reported that its captain, Colin Golder of New Providence, N.J., went overboard early this afternoon in strong winds, approximately 325 miles from Bermuda, and did not survive. After extended effort, Mr. Golder’s body was recovered by the vessel’s crew, and the vessel is returning to the mainland. Next of kin have been informed. The […]

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United States Driver Jimmy Spithill has said home fans ‘deserve better’ after the team floundered in the first day of racing in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – 6/18/2022 – By Miranda Blazeby, Digital Editor – SailGP – The U.S. SailGP Team finished the day with a 8-9-7 racing record and at the bottom of the leaderboard in a performance littered with errors. Meanwhile, Phil Robertson’s Canada finished at the front of the pack, followed by Great Britain and New Zealand. Teams battled tricky conditions of choppy waters and unpredictable wind shifts that saw Chicago live up to its name as the ‘Windy City’. Reflecting on the day, Spithill said the team would ‘regroup, learn the lessons and move on’ ahead of racing resuming tomorrow. “We’re really […]

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SailGP newcomer Canada have built on their impressive season debut by triumphing in the first day of racing in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – 6/18/2022 – By SailGP – Driver Phil Robertson battled choppy waters and unpredictable wind shifts as Chicago lived up to its name as the ‘Windy City’ to claim two race wins and finish the day with 27 points. Robertson’s team saw off fierce competition from Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain, who finished in close second with 26 points, and Peter Burling’s New Zealand, who finished third overall with 23 points. It was a tricky day for flight controllers, who battled the unique challenges of freshwater racing and wind speeds of 32 km/h, with many struggling to keep their […]

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SailGP prepares for a weekend of firsts at Chicago’s Skyline Stadium 

Chicago, Illinois – 6/17/2022 – SailGP’s nine teams will be navigating new conditions, a tighter racecourse, and a noisy home crowd sitting right on the waterfront as the global, purpose-led league makes its freshwater racing debut this weekend at the inaugural Chicago event on Lake Michigan.  Navy Pier will offer fans a fantastic vantage point from which to watch the second event of SailGP Season 3. Australia, led by Tom Slingsby, enters the weekend not only as the league’s two-time defending champions but fresh from victory in the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess last month. Jimmy Spithill’s […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Global Solo Challenge 2023-2024 sailing race now has 45 participants

Participants to gain the bragging rights of becoming a member of an elite group of sailors | New York, New York – 4/7/2022 – The Boating Chronicle – These days there is an explosion of sailing races taking place all around the world. However, there is one with a unique format—the Global Solo Challenge (GSC), a single-handed (meaning that there’s only one person on each boat), without assistance, non-stop, around the world sailing event. In principle, the GSC bridges the gap between high-budget, professional events and the very human, yet common, dream of a single-handed circumnavigation. It is designed for […]

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SailGP Season 2 Grand Finalists decided as Japan join Australia and United States in race for $1 million

San Francisco, California – 3/26/2022 – By SailGP – The line-up for the Season 2 Championship Final Race was eventually determined this afternoon –following a season-long contest – on San Francisco Bay. A strong performance from Nathan Outteridge’s Japan team saw it book its place in Sunday’s three-way battle for $1 million, against Tom Slingsby’s Australia team and home favorites, Jimmy Spithill’s United States SailGP Team. On a day of mixed fortunes for many teams on the bay, Outteridge’s Japan team managed a top-three finish in two of the three races, to sit alongside Australia at the top of the […]

37th America's Cup

Team New Zealand core sailing team line up for 37th America’s Cup finalized

Auckland, New Zealand – 2/25/2022 – Today Emirates Team New Zealand’s core sailing team lineup for 37th America’s Cup has been confirmed. The core sailing team consists of 6 key sailors led by Skipper Peter Burling who is joined by Blair Tuke, Andy Maloney, Nathan Outteridge, Glenn Ashby, and Josh Junior whose focus will be on the performance and development of the boat, along with the all-important strategical decision making during the 37th America’s Cup. The complete sailing team will be further bolstered at a later date when the powerhouse grinders or cyclors will begin full-time training to provide the […]

Rolex Big Boat Series

Registration opens for the 2022 Rolex Big Boat Series at St. Francis Yacht Club 

San Francisco, California – 2/24/2022 – The Notice of Race is posted and registration is open for the 2022 Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California.Considered the most prestigious regatta on the West Coast, Rolex Big Boat Series attracts competitors from around the country and the world for four days of racing on San Francisco Bay. Winners of select fleets are awarded perpetual trophies and Rolex timepieces.Scheduled for September 14-18, 2022, the following fleets are invited to compete in this year’s regatta: One-design boats of the J/105, J/88, J/70, Express 37 and Cal […]