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Voiles de Saint-Tropez present a new regatta format

The organisers of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez intend to maintain what has made these regattas unique to the world for modern and classic boats

American Magic is first AC36 Challenger to head to New Zealand

Defiant, the first AC75 built for New York YC American Magic, departed the team’s winter base at the Port of Pensacola on Wednesday, 27 May, 2020, bound for Auckland, New Zealand

A and B Catamaran Trials at Sheppey in 1967

Original footage of the IYRU A & B Catamaran Trials at the Catamaran YC, on the Isle of Sheppey in the Thames Estuary in 1967, see video here

American Magic skipper Terry Hutchinson on fairness in the competion

There are five race courses in Auckland for the 36th America’s Cup, and according to Dalts, we need five weeks per race course to maintain the level of fairness in the competion

New Zealand border is open . . . if you know the right person

It seems that it’s not just the UK that has coronavirus lockdown rules that are open to interpretation, as some 1500 foreigners have been allowed through the border

No-reserve auction for S&S 12 Metre Enterprise

The S&S 12 Metre Enterprise is going under the hammer in a no-reserve auction this June

Portsmouth International Port installs temperature scanner

Portsmouth International Port is believed to be the first UK port to install a thermal temperature scanner to screen their passengers

Video of Luna Rossa’s take off in Cagliari

Breaking news from the Italian website FareVela . . . From an anonymous source we can now publish the Luna Rossa’s take off in Cagliari

Could J Class yacht racing be the most expensive hobby on earth?

The initial cost isn’t really that much . . . I am told by a J Class yacht owner as we stand at the harbour of Hamilton, Bermuda

IOC President Thomas Bach accepts Games could be cancelled

In an interview for BBC Sport, IOC President Thomas Bach says he understands why the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games would have to be cancelled if it cannot take place next summer