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SP80 Swiss World Sailing Speed Record prototype

SP80 render © SP80

A year ago, SP80 unveiled the design of its boat to beat the World Sailing Speed Record. Today the team, composed of more than forty engineers and students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), conducts test ...

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OceanXplorer 285-Foot Explorer Yacht

andy mann

OceanX has wrangled an impressive A-list ensemble for its latest cutting-edge vessel. The nonprofit ocean research organization enlisted none other than American filmmaker James Cameron to design a Hollywood-style studio aboard the new 285-footer to help get rare ocean footage to ...

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Patriot racing yacht representing the United States

Courtesy Will Ricketson

Meet the ‘Patriot,’ the New Lightning-Fast America’s Cup Foiling Yacht Representing the US After being airlifted 9,000 miles from the factory, the 45-foot sailing racer exceeded designers’ initial expectations by zigzagging around the Auckland waterfront at insane speeds. Patriot, the ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2020

A strong Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet is set to light up Sydney Harbour again this Boxing Day. © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

The starting cannon will be fired again on Boxing Day for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The prestigious, world-renowned 628-nautical-mile blue water classic will go ahead after a lengthy period of consultation ...

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IRC Congress Zooms into 2021

IRC racing in Hong Kong © Guy Nowell

Representatives of the International Rating Certificate (IRC) from around the world met at the beginning of October for the annual IRC Congress to discuss the past IRC season and future developments. This year the planned gathering in London was not ...

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