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 […]


SailGP experts preview Singapore: “It’s now or never for Denmark, Canada and The United States”

Singapore – 1/11/2023 – by Miranda Blazeby, SailGP Digital Editor – It is now or never for mid-fleet teams to make their mark on the Season 3 overall leaderboard as the Singapore Sail Grand Prix gets underway this weekend, SailGP experts have said. The league’s first-ever visit to Asia marks the eighth event of Season 3 and offers the last opportunity for some mid-fleet teams to stay in the game. The event, which will see racing take place on January 14 & 15, will pose a real opportunity for Phil Robertson’s Canada, according to broadcast commentator Stevie Morrison. With 40 points, […]


222.4 km/hour – Wind powered world land speed record broken by Emirates Team New Zealand

Lake Gairdner, Australia – 12/12/2022 – Emirates Team New Zealand and Land speed pilot Glenn Ashby have sailed ‘Horonuku’, their wind-powered land speed world record craft, faster than any previous records. ‘Horonuku’ named by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei meaning ‘gliding swiftly across the land’ did exactly that and was clocked at 222.4km/h in 22 knots of windspeed on Lake Gairdner in South Australia. Pilot Glenn Ashby was clearly happy with the run but also tempered with the knowledge that Horonuku can go much faster. “The team and I are obviously buzzing to have sailed Horonuku at a speed faster than anyone […]


Project Landspeed: A positive progression to 200 Km/Hour

Lake Gairdner in South Australia is vast, a 160km long and 50 km wide salt lake where Emirates Team New Zealand is aiming to break the Wind-powered Land Speed World Record in their land yacht called ‘Horonuku’. Lake Gairdner , Australia – 12/5/2022 – After what has seemed like endless weather delays over the past couple of months, finally Horonuku got to stretch its legs on a dry Lake Gairdner with a breeze that is edging closer into the required zone for world record attempts. The promising weather forecast coupled with reports of a dry lake was enough for the […]

Marine Electronics

Waterway Guide and marine tech company savvy navvy enter partnership

USA – 12/9/2022 – A new partnership between all-in-one navigation app savvy navvy and industry-renowned Waterway Guide gives US boaters an enhanced user experience, integrating comprehensive marina details and user reviews into the navigation app, to better plan their journeys. savvy navvy app, described as ‘Google Maps for boaters’, has grown by 132% this year in USA. Waterway Guide is America’s most trusted and respected resource for cruising boaters with data of its more than 4,000 marinas and thousands of anchorages now integrated into the savvy navvy app as part of the new partnership for all the users to access. […]

37th America's Cup

Dates and race area confirmed for the 37th America’s Cup Match

Barcelona, Spain – 11/30/2022 – The Racing Area for both the Challenger Selection Series and the America’s Cup Match itself has now been agreed with Barcelona’s Capitán Marítimo and is set to the south of the City along Barcelona’s beachfront, affording the perfect natural viewing gallery right along the coastline for spectators. A permanent exclusion zone for the duration of the racing has been agreed upon to ensure safety for both the competitors and the expected daily armada of spectator boats that will take the opportunity to see the AC75s and AC40s at close range. But for those onshore, racing could […]