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Chinese boats spotted illegally hauling tuna in Indian Ocean

Dec. 08, 2021 16:38 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Chinese squid vessels were documented using wide nets to illegally catch already overfished tuna as part of a surge in unregulated activity in the Indian Ocean, according to a new report by Norway-based watchdog group that highlights growing concerns about the lack of international...

US-based boat Alaka'i dismasts off Spain, abandons racing

Nov. 11, 2021 17:30 PM EST

A U.S.-based crew had to abandon racing in the Transat Jacques Vabre after its 60-foot boat dismasted off the coast of Spain. Co-skippers Simon Fisher of Britain and Justine Mettraux of Switzerland were not hurt when the 95-foot mast on 11th Hour Racing Team Alaka’i...

11th Hour Racing begins shakedown cruise in new 60-footer

Nov. 07, 2021 15:02 PM EST

The U.S.-based 11th Hour Racing Team is using the Transat Jacques Vabre double-handed race across the Atlantic Ocean as the shakedown cruise for the new foiling 60-foot boat it will sail in a round-the-world race set to start late next year. Team co-founder Charlie...

New York Yacht Club pulls out of 37th America's Cup

Oct. 19, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

The New York Yacht Club is pulling out of the 37th America’s Cup due to the uncertainty about when and where it will be sailed. The decision, announced Tuesday, came less than three months after the yacht club dropped the American Magic sailing team, which represented...

Slingsby steers Aussies to win in wild SailGP regatta

Oct. 10, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

Tom Slingsby and Team Australia won the Spain Sail Grand Prix on Sunday by sailing to an easy win in the podium race after Sir Ben Ainslie’s British team capsized just after the start, effectively knocking U.S. skipper Jimmy Spithill out of contention. The victory on a...

Women to race aboard Sail GP foiling catamarans for 1st time

Oct. 08, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

Women will race aboard foiling 50-foot catamarans in the SailGP global league for the first time starting this weekend at the Spain Sail Grand Prix in Cádiz. Each of the eight teams will have a woman racing in the sixth sailor position behind the driver as part of...

Outteridge steers Team Japan to SailGP win on French Riviera

Sep. 12, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

SAINT-TROPEZ, France (AP) — Nathan Outteridge and Team Japan continued their mastery of light wind to win the France Sail Grand Prix on Sunday and vault into the lead in SailGP’s overall standings. Outteridge beat U.S. skipper Jimmy Spithill and Spain’s Phil...

Spithill's US crew wins 2 races, leads SailGP regatta

Sep. 11, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

SAINT-TROPEZ, France (AP) — Jimmy Spithill’s Team USA welcomed back wing trimmer Paul Campbell-James from a broken leg and won two of the three fleet races Saturday in SailGP's regatta on the French Riviera. While the American team positioned itself well to reach...

Slingsby's Aussies go for SailGP hat trick at Saint-Tropez

Sep. 10, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

Tom Slingsby’s Team Australia will go for a hat trick this weekend in the SailGP global league's regatta in Saint-Tropez, France. The Aussies had dominating wins in the last two regattas, in England in mid-July and Denmark three weeks ago, even though they weren’t at...