Friday, February 17, 2017

Regatta / Record entry for RORC Caribbean 600, on Monday 20th February 2017

A fleet of over 80 yachts is expected for the ninth edition of the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 in which 900 sailors from 30 different nations will race non-stop around 11 Caribbean islands, starting and finishing in Antigua. Passionate corinthians will be rubbing shoulders with Olympic medallists, America's Cup winners and round the world sailors in a race to take home the coveted RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy. The 600 mile course is designed to offer a tactical, high speed race with stunning vistas at every corner.

© RORC/Arthur Daniel

Xabi Fernández, skipper for MAPFRE in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

The Basque sailor has clocked up a successful and intense past 12 years with three Olympic Games participations, five round the world races (4 Volvo Ocean Races and 1 Barcelona World Race) and two America’s Cups.

Crédit : M Muina

Thursday, February 16, 2017

AC50 / Emirates Team New Zealand launches their Class AC for the 35TH America's Cup

Just 100 days out from the first race of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, Emirates Team New Zealand accomplishes the most significant milestone of its challenge for the 35th Americas Cup by christening their America’s Cup Class catamaran that will begin racing in Bermuda in May.

© Hamish Hooper

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

AC50 / ORACLE TEAM USA celebrate completion of new America’s Cup Class boat (Vidéo)

On Tuesday evening, ORACLE TEAM USA held a ceremony at its team base to reveal its new America’s Cup Class boat, “17”, the foiling catamaran the team will race this summer in Bermuda.

Crédit : Peter Hurley Photography

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Regatta / Big breeze baptism of fire as EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2017 gets underway

The eight international crews vying to be crowned EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2017 champions were today facing a baptism of fire with heavy weather lying in wait on the opening offshore leg from Muscat to Sohar.

Crédit : Lloyd Images

35th America's Cup Schedule Announced, starting on May 26th 2017

The full event schedule for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017 has been confirmed, outlining the calendar of almost five weeks of world class sailing action which lies ahead in the beautiful waters of Bermuda, starting on May 26th and finishing on or around June 27th 2017.

© Ricardo Pinto | ACEA 2016