It’s been a long time but boat shows are back! The South Coast Boat Show is the first in the UK to open after more than a year.
Matt Sheahan matches rumour to fact to assess what might happen next for the America’s Cup and whether the trophy that started life in the Solent 170 years ago really could be run in the UK next time around – Video here
Matt Sheahan talks to INEOS Team UK grinder and Cup fanatic David ‘Freddie’ Carr about what we saw on Day 1 and 2 of the America’s Cup and why it matters.
Matt Sheahan kicks off this Plantsail video feature with a quick summary of how the Prada Cup was won . . . and lost
Paul Goodison explains just how complex and powerful an AC75 rig is and how he controlled it aboard American Magic in this PlanetSail Video
In his latest PlantSail video report, Matt Sheahan looks at how a tiny New Zealand boating club with a car for a clubhouse got its name on the world’s oldest international sporting trophy in 1989
North Sails president Ken Read explains explains why the double skinned ‘soft’ sails that are used on the America’s Cup boats are much faster upwind than the wings of the previous Cup boats – See Video here
Matt Sheahan reports from Auckland on the Prada America’s Cup World Series where he starts by going back to another period in the Cup when extreme machines were the order of the day
Matt Sheahan has touched down in Auckland, New Zealand and is sitting out his 14 days managed quarantine ahead of the first racing event for the America’s Cup AC75 class, stating on 17 December
Matt Sheahan takes a look at some of the hot shots and who can take the physical punishment of the Vendee Globe Race, solo non-stop race around the world
Matt Sheahan’s latest PlanetSail OnCourse video looks at this year’s Solitaire du Figaro and talks to some of the world’s greatest offshore sailors