Feature

Game time for 2024 Puerto Vallarta Race

Published on February 22nd, 2024

The biennial San Diego to Puerto Vallarta International Yacht Race started in 1953, and returns for the 37th running February 22 – March 1, 2024. Twenty-two boats are set to compete in this year’s 1000nm race ... Read More


Feature

Round and round the world we go

Published on October 24th, 2023

While The Ocean Race (first held in 1973) and the Vendee Globe (first held in 1989) remain the elite competitions for crewed and solo round the world races, respectively, this space in the sport is getting ... Read More


Curmudgeon's Observation

Curmudgeon’s Observation

Published on February 27th, 2024

“Why limit happy to an hour?” Providing wisdom since 1997, the Curmudgeon’s Observation has been a hallmark of the Scuttlebutt Newsletter which delivers a digest of major sailing news, commentary, opinions, features and dock talk…with a ... Read More


Feature

Olympic Sailing: How did I get here?

Published on February 27th, 2024

Of the ten Sailing events at the Paris 2024 Olympics, only three of the competitions use boats most people can relate to: ILCAs and 470s. Everything else is a skiff, board, or catamaran. How did this ... Read More


Feature

Olympic strategy for sailing through 2032

Published on February 27th, 2024

World Sailing has published its Olympic Vision strategy which is aimed at strengthening the sport’s contribution to the Olympic Movement. Produced with the support of global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, and following extensive consultation with ... Read More


News

Caudrelier wins Arkea Ultim Challenge

Published on February 27th, 2024

(February 27, 2024; Day 52) – French solo racer Charles Caudrelier, skipper of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, crossed the finish line off the coast of Brest this morning at 8h 37mn 42s local time (UTC+1hrs) ... Read More


Feature

Developments of the AC75 Mainsail

Published on February 26th, 2024

by Dave Reed, Sailing World As complex as the AC75s will be when launched for racing at the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup Challenger Series, New York YC’s American Magic trimmer Lucas Calabrese says that getting ... Read More


Feature

Eight Bells: Knud Wibroe

Published on February 26th, 2024

Knud Wibroe, 97, passed away on February 12, 2024. Knud was born on September 26, 1926, the youngest of six siblings, in Aalborg, Denmark. His parents were Kirsten and Frederik Wibroe. Knud had a wonderful childhood ... Read More


Feature

Mother Nature needs to be an iceboater

Published on February 26th, 2024

With 85 entrants, the 2024 DN North American Championship on February 26 to March 2 faced the annual challenge of finding suitable ice. The plan was for racing to be in the continent’s eastern region, but ... Read More


Feature

Taking steps toward a sustainable future

Published on February 26th, 2024

While wind provides clean energy to power sailboats, the sails aren’t all that green. The marine industry is looking for ways to minimize its impact, with North Sails’ Commercial Director Tom Davis responding to some Scuttlebutt ... Read More


Feature

Creating a performance hub in Pensacola

Published on February 26th, 2024

American Magic, the US Challenger for the 37th America’s Cup, and the City of Pensacola have confirmed a partnership to support the team’s pursuit of building a premier high-performance sailing franchise in the United States while ... Read More


Dock Talk

Missing from boat in the Caribbean

Published on February 25th, 2024

An American couple has gone missing in the Caribbean after three escaped prisoners allegedly used their yacht to island hop before getting recaptured by authorities, according to investigators. Ralph Hendry and his wife Kathy Brandel disappeared ... Read More



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