Sailing

Public interest in sailing tends to peak around America’s Cup where, traditionally, super-rich team-owners invest heavily to build hi-tech boats and to attract crews assembled from around the world.

Jonathan Levy has held a series of roles at Clipper Ventures, which organises the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Here he offers his insights into what makes an ideal host city for an event organiser.

Steve Armitage, general manager, destination at Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, reflects on how the city’s event offer is evolving to meet its own needs and those of events rights owners.

American software tycoon Larry Ellison, who bankrolled Oracle Team USA twice to America's Cup glory, and legendary former sailor Sir Russell Coutts have announced a new global racing league called SailGP.

The Volvo Ocean Race is set to navigate a fresh path after Volvo Group and Volvo Cars, the co-owners of the sailing event for the past 20 years, said they will transfer ownership to sports management and production company Atlant Ocean Racing Spain.

The Hague in the Netherlands has been selected to host the 2022 Sailing World Championships.

Sailing’s World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has unveiled a new event in Norway and has revamped its format as it prepares for its 2018 season.

World Sailing has revealed details of its new Offshore World Championship, which will be held for the first time in 2019.

World Sailing has confirmed the Italian port city of Genoa will feature in both the 2019 and 2020 editions of its World Cup Series.

The 36th edition of the America’s Cup has today (Friday) been confirmed for Auckland, with the governing body of the New Zealand city’s council giving the green light to development plans for the sailing showpiece.

World Sailing has announced the initial set of disciplines that will undergo an antitrust review to ensure the governing body remains compliant with European Union competition law.

World Sailing has confirmed its 2018 World Cup Series final will take place in Marseille, which will also host the 2024 summer Olympic Games sailing competition.

Team New Zealand has moved to reaffirm its commitment to staging the 36th edition of the America’s Cup, as Abu Dhabi and Russia were linked with hosting rights for the sailing event.

The Emirates Team New Zealand sailing outfit has partnered with the Influence Sports & Media agency to aid its preparations for the 36th America’s Cup.

Richard Brisius and Johan Salén have been appointed as president and co-president of the Volvo Ocean Race, taking over from outgoing chief executive, Mark Turner.

World Sailing has unveiled plans to enter into the esports market by forming the first virtual World Sailing Championships.

The US city of Sheboygan has been awarded hosting rights for the 2018 edition of the Para World Sailing Championships, with World Sailing stating it will be a key event as part of its ongoing efforts to return the sport to the Paralympic Games programme.

The New York Yacht Club (NYYC) has announced that it will challenge for the 2021 edition of the America’s Cup sailing event.

America’s Cup organisers have stated they are committed to staging the 2021 edition of the historic sailing match in Auckland, but only if the New Zealand city can develop the infrastructure needed to host the regatta.

Volvo Ocean Race chief executive Mark Turner has handed in his resignation after the sailing series today (Tuesday) announced it will delay the implementation of reform proposals.