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Thomson readies trans-Atlantic take-off in Vendee quest

25 Oct 2019

LONDON Looking more like a Star Wars fighter than a yacht, a new IMOCA 60 will be tested this week by Alex Thomson as he hopes to become the first British sailor to win the Vendee Globe in 2020.

Ainslie aims to rule America's Cup new wave with historic 'Britannia'

04 Oct 2019

PORTSMOUTH, England Ben Ainslie named his new multi-million-dollar America's Cup yacht "Britannia" on Friday as he launched the revolutionary foiling AC75 he hopes will bring international sport's oldest trophy back to Britain.

Sailing-Ainslie hopes to rule new America's Cup wave on board 'Britannia'

04 Oct 2019

PORTSMOUTH, Oct 4 Ben Ainslie named his new multi-million dollar America's Cup yacht "Britannia" on Friday, as he launched the revolutionary foiling AC75 he hopes will bring international sport's oldest trophy back to Britain.

SailGP's 'wizards of Aus' fly high in million dollar final

20 Sep 2019

LONDON Whoever wins SailGP's inaugural $1 million prize, one thing is certain for Australian friends and rivals Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge, they've agreed to stand each other a drink.

Slingsby shoots for green and golden era with SailGP

12 Feb 2019

LONDON Screaming across Sydney Harbour at the helm of a 50-foot foiling catamaran with Australia's green and gold emblazoned on its sail and its flag flying is a dream come true for Tom Slingsby.

Rolex backs Ellison's SailGP with long-term partnership

11 Feb 2019

LONDON Swiss watchmaker Rolex raised its aquatic profile on Monday in a long-term partnership with SailGP, a new $1 million winner-takes-all series backed by Oracle boss Larry Ellison.

Sailing: Stars & Stripes Team USA joins challengers for America’s Cup

12 Dec 2018

LONDON Stars & Stripes Team USA has been accepted by holders Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as the fifth challenger for the 36th America's Cup, which will take place in Auckland in 2021.

UPDATE 1-Sailing-Stars & Stripes Team USA joins challengers for America’s Cup

12 Dec 2018

LONDON, Dec 12 Stars & Stripes Team USA has been accepted by holders Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as the fifth challenger for the 36th America's Cup, which will take place in Auckland in 2021.

Prada's Bertelli sets sights on wider America's Cup audience

03 Dec 2018

MONACO Patrizio Bertelli intends to ensure that the 36th America's Cup, which is being sponsored by his Italian fashion house Prada, is open to as wide an audience as possible. | Video

America's Cup crews hone 'flying' AC75 class on and off water

03 Dec 2018

MONACO Preparations by the teams competing for the 36th America's Cup in 2021 are well underway, although they are charting different courses in designing their radical new foiling monohulls. | Video

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