The World’s Largest Mast….

…was stepped last month at the Perini Navi Yard in Italy.  Just look at the size of the masthead!   This incredible carbon fiber wonder measures just over 250′ and weighs in at just over 16 metric tons…pretty light considering. The furling boom provided by Future Fibres could be its own sailing yacht measuring just […]

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The New Boss

The IMOCA Open 60 Hugo Boss team is growing and has added an American by the name of Ryan Breymaier. This guy has many accolades in sailing, one of them being the ‘Golden Route’ record: New York to San Francisco by way of Cape Horn. Recently he took the New York to Barcelona ‘Ocean Masters‘ […]

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A Home Team Win

Just 5 days ago the Extreme Sailing Series finished up ACT 2 in Muscat, Oman. Leigh McMillan and the top notch team aboard The Wave Muscat came out victorious once again. The home snuck into the lead position just in front of Americas Cup skipper Dean Barker of Team Emirates New Zealand. The last spot on […]

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One Boat Closer….V.O.R.

I can hardly wait any longer for this race to kick off. Since hydro-foiling catamaran’s with fixed wings are still not safe to sail around the world, the Volvo Ocean 65 will have to do ;-0) Although it does look like they have integrated the wave piercing bow into the design……. These boats are obviously […]

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Uh Oh!

Looks like the MOD 70’s experienced yet another capsize just a couple of weeks ago while practicing for the Transat Jacques Vabre. It’s pretty serious when these things go over as Team Spindrift can vouch for with their spill back in June in Dùn Laoghaire, Ireland. ~Video courtesy of SailingNews’ YouTube Channel   Virbac Paprec was […]

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A New Twist on Sails

People have been talking more and more about wing sails these days. This technology can’t possibly make its transition into the cruising sailboat market, or can it? Yachting Monthly checks out the new Elan 37 equipped with the Omer Wing Sail. A wing shaped soft sail that can be doused, stowed, and even reefed. It […]

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Artemis Says Goodbye,

…….but not for good. Having overcome such a great tragedy as the Swedish team has endured, the mere participation of the team’s New AC72 and its crew is remarkable. Artemis Racing Chairman Torbjorn Tornqvist says “I certainly see this was the first campaign, but not the last one”. Check out the Semi-final Race 4 Highlights. […]

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