Volvo Ocean Race: Auckland arrivals….all at once

Leading the night time charge from Sanya in China to to the finish line off Auckland’s Viaduct Basin breakwater, Xabi Fernandez’ Mapfre maintained their pole position, followed closely by Ian…

Alan Buchanan- Naval Architect 1922 - 2015

Alan Buchanan, naval architect 1922 – 2015

Alan Buchanan, the celebrated naval archictect credited with designing the first glassfibre yacht in Europe, died peacefully in Jersey on Monday 26 January. Having trained as an aircraft engineer, he…

Paralympic sailing

Paralympic sailing to be dropped for Tokyo 2020 Games

According to IPC President Sir Philip Craven, sailing, ‘did not fulfil the IPC Handbook’s minimum criteria for worldwide reach.” The official Paralympic website (see below) that reported the news said…