Offshore

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

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

L30 charter boat problems cancel 2020 Offshore World Championship

World Sailing has cancelled the 2020 Offshore World Championship, due to be held alongside October’s Rolex Middle Sea Race in Valletta, Malta, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

Ian ‘Soapy’ Moore walks the Rolex Fastnet Race Course

Ian ‘Soapy’ Moore is fascinated by the Rolex Fastnet Race and is a leading expert on offshore racing tactics and strategy

Vendee Globe sticking to 8 November start

In terms of racing, nothing prevents the Vendee Globe starting on 8 November, as long as the national authorities allow that to be the case

Dee Caffari . . . Dare, Dream, Discover!

Dee Caffari Dare, Dream, Discover! . . . Dee Caffari has sailed around the world six times.

Vendée Globe 2020 – launch of Corum L’Épargne

With the launch of Corum L’Épargne in Port-la-Forêt on Tuesday, the latest generation fleet of Imoca foilers built for the Vendée Globe 2020 is now complete. Video here

Sunreef Yachts create de-luxe Eco Range

Polish builder Sunreef is developing an Eco range of catamarans that feature specially designed solar panels on the hull, flybridge and mast

We won’t go back to where we were . . . this will be a big, big reset for everyone

Andrew McIrvine, Secretary General of the International Maxi Association, and the driving force behind the success of the IMA over recent years, looked at the coronavirus pandemic situation for big boat racing