Racing with passion - "Passion seems to be the word most associated with the team and it's a word that pops up frequently in conversation with team members
Next month in Yachting World:
- Racing with passion
“Passion seems to be the word most associated with the team and it’s a word that pops up frequently in conversation with team members, from campaign head Captain Salvatore Sarno himself to the grinders and pitmen.” Mike Kopman sails with Team Shosholoza, the very first African challenger for the America’s Cup.
- Lulworth Reborn
One of the stars of Cowes Week in the 1920s was the mighty cutter Lulworth which competed against the likes of Britannia and Westward in the Big Boat class. After lying neglected for many years on the River Hamble she was sold and has been painstakingly restored to as near original as we’ve seen on any rebuilt classic. We look at her history and follow the painstaking restoration.
- 1,050 and still rising
That’s not the atmospheric pressure but the number of boats that have already entered for what looks to be a vintage Skandia Cowes Week. Over 1,000 boats at one regatta ? that’s surely bigger than any other regatta week anywhere. To help you find your way around the maze of the Solent waters and the streets of Cowes, we bring you our preview to The Week.
- The Original ? and the best?
When the single-handed transatlantic race went fully professional last year, there were fears that it would be the end of the solo race known as the OSTAR after its early sponsor, the Observer newspaper. But it’s back, still OSTAR but with Original replacing Observer. It’s still the amateur race it always was ? truly one man against the sea, no team support and no backup. We talk to some of the competitors and look back at the extraordinary history of this event.