Offshore Sailing News

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Rule changes in Race to Alaska

Rule changes in Race to Alaska

The 2020 edition of the Race to Alaska (R2AK) will feature a major course change in addition to updated rules, organizers announced on Sept. 6.

November/December 2019
Transpac Tahiti race set for 2020 edition

Transpac Tahiti race set for 2020 edition

The Transpacific Yacht Club will host another running of the Transpac Tahiti race in 2020.

November/December 2019
Disney heir rescues friend and rival in Transpac Race

Disney heir rescues friend and rival in Transpac Race

The grandnephew of Walt Disney abandoned the 50th running of the Transpac to save the crew of a rival sailboat taking on water 200 miles from land.

September/October 2019
Golden Globe and Whitbread races to return

Golden Globe and Whitbread races to return

The solo nonstop around-the-world Golden Globe Race will return in 2022 after a grueling 2018-19 contest in which just five competitors finished.

September/October 2019
Final Golden Globe competitor sails on

Final Golden Globe competitor sails on

While most of the sailors participating in the 2018 Golden Globe around-the-world solo race long ago either retired from the competition or crossed the finish line, there is a single racer still on the North Atlantic and headed toward the finish at Les Sables d’Olonne in France.

July/August 2019
Cruising Club of America announces yachting honors

Cruising Club of America announces yachting honors

Renowned navigator Stan Honey, young skippers Ellen and Seth Leonard, and a family of four who completed an 11-year circumnavigation have earned Cruising Club of America’s major awards for 2018.

May/June 2019
Golden Globe Race lives up to billing

Golden Globe Race lives up to billing

Solo nonstop circumnavigation is among the most challenging feats in sailing.

January/February 2019
Route du Rhum IMOCA-class leader oversleeps, finishes third

Route du Rhum IMOCA-class leader oversleeps, finishes third

Comfortably ahead in the Route du Rhum race, British sailor Alex Thomson paused for a short rest while approaching Guadeloupe.

January/February 2019
A voyaging sailboat recovered

A voyaging sailboat recovered

On June 17, 2018, aboard our Omega 45, Kelaerin, just 150 miles from completing a circumnavigation that had gone over 17 years, a storm overtook us.

November/December 2018
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
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