Sailing News

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

America’s Cup – Te Aihe is back in New Zealand

It was a low key but very welcome return for the Emirates Team New Zealand AC75 ‘Te Aihe in the dark hours of Tuesday morning , video here

35 yachts take part in the Baltic500 Challenge Race

The Baltic500 Challenge regatta from the Yacht Club Strande, Germany, had an entry of 35 yachts taking part in four classes over the weekend

Sam Davies has her eyes set on the Vendee Globe

Sam Davies currently campaigns the IMOCA 60 Initiatives Coeur and has her eyes set on the next Vendee Globe, video here

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

International Canoe 2020 Worlds postponed to 2021

The International Canoe 2020 Worlds have been postponed one year to 2021 at the same venue – Lake Macquarie YC NSW Australia

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

A modified Sodebo Ultim 3 returns to the water

Under a blue sky in Lorient, a modified Sodebo Ultim 3 has finally returned to the water after an idle period, linked to Covid-19 confinement, launch video here

Light at the end of the tunnel for Alex Thomson

Back in 2014, solo round the world yachtsman Alex Thomson performed the mastwalk and dived into the ocean board from his on his moving yacht, Hugo Boss – preperation video here

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