The appeal of the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship is clear. Cutting-edge racing yachts crewed by skilled professional sailors, driven by the energy and passion of their owners. Races decided by fine margins. Nothing left to chance on the water. A sailing environment rated as the best in the world and competition in its truest sense: all seven competing yachts in this year's Championship are in contention for victory.
Federacion Colombiana de Vela, supported by funding through the Colombian National Olympic Committee and IOC Olympic Solidarity hosted an ISAF Technical Course for Coaches from 23 - 29 August. The Federacion Colombiana de Vela are the first South American MNA to host a course since 2009.
An international fleet of 35 Maxi yachts have arrived in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for one of the sailing calendar's great annual occasions. 2014 marks the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, a competition sponsored by Rolex since 1985 and organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and the International Maxi Association (IMA). It's a meeting of elegance, power and speed. Weeklong racing starts on, Monday 1 September.
There was all to play for on the final day of the 2014 Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup as Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde) looked to defend his overnight lead against good friend Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde), who was hoping to rain on his parade. However
Australian Mathew Belcher and New Zealanders Jo Aleh & Olivia 'Polly' Powrie were named male and female winners of the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards during a ceremony held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman on Tuesday 12 November.
Johnny Heineken has taken Kiteboard Course Racing to another level and established himself as the man to beat. The only problem is, no one has been able to achieve that over the nomination period as Heineken holds a perfect record.
The pin-up boy of ocean racing François Gabart (FRA) sailed into the history books on 27 January 2013 when, at 29-years-old, he completed the gruelling Vendée Globe track in record time to become the youngest winner of the round the world race.
Ben Ainslie (GBR) and Lijia Xu (CHN) were named the male and female winners of the 2012 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards at a ceremony held at the Mansion House, Dublin, Ireland this evening.