The world’s top short-course multihull racing sailors are gearing up for what promises to be a spectacular return of the Extreme Sailing Series™ to Cardiff in one week’s time. The only UK Act of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series season – on June 23-26 – will see the brand new fleet of hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans making their UK debut in the Series at a venue that draws the crowds in their thousands and usually features fast and furious conditions. Full report.
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by Richard Aspland, World Sailing
The Rome Games in 1960 was the first time ever the Olympics was televised around the world, arguably the first step on the road to becoming the global mega event we will see in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this August.
The organizers used the opportunity to showcase history alongside modernity with venues that wowed the world. One of those venues, and the location for the Olympic sailing regatta, the scenic Gulf of Naples, offered light conditions and plenty of visual drama and perhaps the perfect location for a Royal to be ‘crowned’ Olympic ...
The Yacht Racing Forum, held for the ninth consecutive time in 2016, will once again deliver important ideas and concepts, and open up new business opportunities for the sports’ key actors and brands. As the leading conference for the business of yacht racing, the event will take place at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Malta on November 28-29. Full report.
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