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A dismasting and a Southern Ocean encounter

A dismasting and a Southern Ocean encounter

When the Golden Globe Race stared at Les Sables d’Olonne in France on July 1, the competition consisted of 17 sailors.

November/December 2018
Light air makes for challenging Newport Bermuda Race

Light air makes for challenging Newport Bermuda Race

Calm conditions during much of the 51st Newport Bermuda Race led to some challenging tactical sailing, according to race organizers.

September/October 2018
Protest overshadows new Sydney-Hobart records

Protest overshadows new Sydney-Hobart records

Wild Oats XI set a new course record in the 73rd running of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, knocking nearly five hours off the previous mark. But the skipper and crew aboard the supermaxi barely had time to celebrate the win.

March/April 2018
American sailor sets US record

American sailor sets US record

American sailor Rich Wilson finished 13th in the Vendee Globe, the solo round-the-world race that lived up to its grueling reputation.

May/June 2017
UFOs a challenge to Vendee Globe racers

UFOs a challenge to Vendee Globe racers

The Vendee Globe is known as a “race of attrition,” and the 2016-17 contest has proven no different.

March/April 2017

Record fast sign-up for Fastnet Race

Sign-ups for the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event, the Rolex Fastnet Race, set a new record with 340 boats signing up in just four minutes and 24 seconds.

March/April 2017
Transatlantic Race 2015

Transatlantic Race 2015

Line honors for the 2015 Transatlantic Race go to Bryon Ehrhart aboard Lucky, which crossed the finish line at The Lizard off the south coast of England after eight days, 22 hours, five minutes and three seconds at sea on a 2,800-mile eastbound crossing of the North Atlantic, sailed mostly in strong winds.

September 2015
Getting ready for an offshore race

Getting ready for an offshore race

After months of preparation, skippers and their crews from all across the East Coast set sail on Friday, June 19, to begin the 2015 Marion to Bermuda race.

September 2015

Transpac 2015

The 2015 Transpac Honolulu Race got underway on July 13, 2015. This year the 2,558-nm race from Point Fermin, Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii, boasts a fleet of 61 boats: 57 monohulls in eight divisions and four multihull yachts.

September 2015
Cuba-bound sailors take note

Cuba-bound sailors take note

Thinking about sailing to Cuba? A recent thaw in U.S./Cuban relations may have made it easier for American sailors to visit Cuba, but obstacles still remain.

July/August 2015
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