Challenging for the America's Cup? There's an App for that...

British America’s Cup campaigners Land Rover BAR are hoping a custom built mobile app could give them a competitive advantage on the water when racing begins in Bermuda at the end of May. The tactical app, developed jointly by British telecoms company BT band UK tech start up Coderus, will be used by the team’s helmsman Ben Ainslie and tactician Giles Scott to display critical information throughout the race.

Chinese sailors return for Dongfeng Race Team in Volvo Ocean Race

Dongfeng Race Team have confirmed four more crew members for their 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race campaign, including the returning Chinese trio of Black, Wolf and Horace. The Chinese sailors are Jiru Yang, aged 26, who uses the English name Wolf; Liu Xue, 24, known as Black, and Chen Jinhao, 25, Horace. They are joined by Australian/British sailor Jack Bouttell in a four-strong squad of Under-30s in Charles Caudrelier’s Chinese-backed team.

Clyde Brolin finds out what gets Ben Ainslie 'In the Zone'

Sports journalist Clyde Brolin's new book ‘In the Zone’ looks at the inner workings of the minds of successful athletes across a range of sports; from childhood through to those pivotal career moments that require them to perform at the absolute top of their game. In this excerpt from the book Brolin talks to Olympic sailing's most successful protagonist, Sir Ben Ainslie, about one such pivotal moment that happened during the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

Mono or Multi? Guillaume Verdier to design next generation Volvo Ocean Race boats

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While final preparations and team announcements continue for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, the event’s leadership team are working in parallel to map out the race’s future. The edition after this one, the 14th, will be contested in brand new One Design racing yachts designed by France’s Guillaume Verdier and built under the direction of the Persico boatyard in Italy, race organisers announced today.

Gitana Team reveal what their new offshore foiling trimaran will look like

France's Gitana Team ocean racing syndicate have given the world a glimpse of what their soon to be completed Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild offshore foiling Ultim trimaran will look like. The 32-metre long, 23-metre wide (that's 105 feet by 75.5 feet) multihull is in the final stages of a 20 month build process at the French Multiplast facility in Vannes, France and is scheduled for launch in July.

Spain's Willy Altadill returns to Volvo Ocean Race in MAPFRE under-30 slot

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Spanish Under-30 sailor Willy Altadill will return for his second edition of the Volvo Ocean Race after joining MAPFRE’s squad for 2017-18 The 24-year-old from Barcelona, who made his debut with MAPFRE last race, is the son of round-the-world veteran Guillermo Altadill. Willy is the first sailor to be named for the 2017-18 race as one of the two Under-30s sailors each team must sail with.

Vestas returns to Volvo Ocean Race with American duo Enright and Towill

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Vestas are returning to the Volvo Ocean Race for a second consecutive edition, after launching their 2017-18 campaign in partnership with 11th Hour Racing at simultaneous events in Newport, Rhode Island and Aarhus – where it was also announced that the fleet will make a ‘fly by’ of the Danish city on the final leg. Vestas 11th Hour Racing will be led by the American duo of Charlie Enright and Mark Towill. The team are the fourth to announce for the upcoming edition, which begins on 22 October, and they will use the race to promote a sustainability message around the world.

Volvo Ocean Race: Here come the Dongfeng girls

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Dongfeng Race Team have selected Carolijn Brouwer and Marie Riou for their Volvo Ocean Race campaign in 2017-18 – a move that confirms the impact of a rule change introduced by the race to encourage mixed male-female crews. The two women bring a wealth of experience to Charles Caudrelier’s team, including a total of five Olympic Games and a host of world titles. They join Jérémie Beyou, Stu Bannatyne and Daryl Wislang, who were announced last week as the first of the campaign’s crew for 2017-18.

Bumper entry for the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race

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The world's largest, most prestigious offshore sailing event will take place this summer in the UK with the 47th running of the Rolex Fastnet Race. Some offshore yacht races struggle for entries, but the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event is not one of them. When the entry list opened on 9 January, spaces sold out faster than a Rolling Stones farewell concert; the 340 boat limit reached, incredibly, in just 4 minutes and 24 seconds.

52 Super Series: Azzurra close out regatta victory at Miami Royal Cup

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In winning the 52 SUPER SERIES second regatta of the 2017 season, the 52 SUPER SERIES Miami Royal Cup, Azzurra proved once again that a team on the bounceback from a modest preceding event is often at its most potent. The emblematic team of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda felt they were not at their best in Key West in January, lacking speed when they finished in fifth, seven points behind regatta winners Quantum Racing.

Azzurra goes 10 points clear on penultimate day of 52 Super Series Miami Royal Cup

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Azzurra carry a ten points lead into the final day of the Miami Royal Cup and are looking to reprise their last 52 SUPER SERIES regatta title when they won the last event of 2016, the EGNOS Cascais Cup. In light winds off Miami Beach the emblematic Italian team which is skippered by Guillermo Parada with Vasco Vascotto as tactician won their third race from five starts before posting an eighth and breaking an otherwise impeccable string of first and second places, to lie comfortably ahead of Ergin Imre’s Provezza super consistent Provezza crew.