Daily Yacht Boat News

Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Transat bakerly

Fastest giant trimarans lighting up leaderboard in The Transat bakerly

Two of the fastest racing machines in sailing are currently lighting up the top of the leaderboard in The Transat bakerly as they rampage across the Atlantic just a few miles apart. After two full days of racing in the 3,050-mile classic from Plymouth to New York, the leading pair of Ultimes, Macif skippered by Francois Gabart and Sodebo skippered ...

Read More »

Solo yachtsman crashes into containership ~Transat Bakerly

Transat Bakerly - Solo yachtsman crashes into containership on Day 2

Transat Bakerly 2016 – A French yachtsman competing in The Transat Bakerly Solo Transatlantic Race from Plymouth to New York, was forced to abandon the race today after his boat crashed into a container ship. Maxime Sorel on board the yacht VandB was among the leaders in the 10-strong Class40 fleet, as the boats raced downwind in the northern Bay ...

Read More »

Les Voiles de Saint Barth

High-performance boats and crews, challenging courses, variable and complex weather conditions that put organizers to the test, close contests in every race and in every class, suspense right up to the finish line in the last race, and a varied roster of special events that appealed to the sailors and the local population – all these elements came together to ...

Read More »

Land Rover BAR and 11th Hour Racing

11th Hour Racing and Land Rover BAR partner up at America’s Cup Series

What do oysters, renewable energy, foiling catamarans and ocean health have in common? They are all central elements of the innovative sponsorship model between 11th Hour Racing and Land Rover BAR, which features sustainability, instead of product marketing, at its core. Both organizations are headed to New York City to participate in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, May ...

Read More »

Transat bakerly

VandB and cargo ship at the Transat bakerly

Today, 3rd May, at 09h59 BST, The Transat bakerly Race Control received a call from the skipper Maxime Sorel aboard the Class40 VandB. He had a serious collision with a cargo ship, and the bowsprit has been damaged, with potential damage to the rig, which is still standing up. His present position is about 90 NM (165 kms) / 260° ...

Read More »

World GryphonSolo2

2015-16 Round the World GryphonSolo2 - A special message from Team GS2

To the GS2 faithful fan base: Along with Sail Newport we are organizing a public welcome reception for Joe! We are spreading the word to the entire sailing community in an effort to give Joe a massive welcome back! We are hoping to make this welcome so big it completely surprises Joe as he doesn’t know we are making these ...

Read More »

Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2016

2016 Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team wins two medal races

Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2016 – US Sailing Team Sperry athletes competed in front of a global digital audience on the final day of Sailing World Cup Hyères (April 27 – May 1), and won two medal races against the world’s best. American sailing fans were able to watch live online at WatchESPN (ESPN3), and can also access full replays ...

Read More »

Transat Bakerly starts tomorrow

The Transat Bakerly starts tomorrow

The Transat bakerly is now well and truly back, with the 14th edition starting from Plymouth in less than 24 hours’ time. At 14.30pm on Monday 2nd May, the late Eric Tabarly’s wife, Jacqueline Tabarly, will fire the start gun from aboard Navy frigate HMS Kent and send 25 of the world’s best and bravest ocean racers on their solo ...

Read More »

Governor’s Cup 2016

2016 Governor's Cup invitation deadline approaches

Governor’s Cup 2016 – For the first time in its 50 year history, Balboa Yacht Club‘s Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank will include three former winners of the event. Requests for Invitation (“RFI’s”) have come from Sam Gilmour, Perth, Western Australia; Nevin Snow, San Diego, California; and Harry Price, Sydney, Australia. The ...

Read More »

Extreme Sailing Series Act 2

Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 gears up for a thrilling showdown

Swiss crew Alinghi put on another display of consistency in Qingdao’s light winds today to go into tomorrow’s finale in front following three days of intense competition in Fushan Bay. But in the fickle conditions Qingdao has been throwing at the eight-strong fleet, victory is far from guaranteed for helmsman Arnaud Psarofaghis and his teammates. Morgan Larson’s Oman Air, winners ...

Read More »