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Slingsby shoots for green and golden era with SailGP

Feb 12 2019

LONDON Screaming across Sydney Harbor 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

Feb 11 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

Dec 12 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.

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

Dec 03 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

Dec 03 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

Sailing: New Zealand vetting eight new challengers for America’s Cup in 2021

Nov 30 2018

MONACO Emirates Team New Zealand has received eight new challenges for the America's Cup, which it is due to defend in Auckland in 2021, although not all are expected to be accepted.

UPDATE 1-Sailing-Prada completes America's Cup makeover with new qualifier trophy

Nov 29 2018

MONACO, Nov 29 Prada's designs on the America's Cup, which began on the drawing board almost 22 years ago in an office near Milan's Il Duomo, took another step forward on Thursday.

Prada completes America's Cup makeover with new qualifier trophy

Nov 28 2018

MONACO Prada's designs on the America's Cup, which began on the drawing board almost 22 years ago in an office near Milan's Il Duomo, will take another step forward on Thursday.

Ellison and Coutts launch league for 'supercharged' cats

Oct 03 2018

LONDON Former America's Cup winners Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts launched a new league on Wednesday, with six national teams sailing in a series ending in a two-boat $1 million finale.

Sailing - Thomson targets Vendee-Volvo double as he builds new 'total machine'

Aug 14 2018

GOSPORT, England British sailor Alex Thomson is not only aiming to win the next single-handed Vendee Globe, the 44-year-old has set his sights on the fully-crewed Volvo Ocean Race too after a rule change. | Video

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