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SailGP, the nation-versus-nation sailing league pioneered by Kiwi yachtsman Sir Russell Coutts and Oracle founder and chief executive Larry Ellison, made its British debut during Cowes week. SportBusiness spoke to Coutts after the event

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.

America’s Cup sailing is 164 years old and proud of its traditions, but the 90km-per-hour catamarans contesting the latest edition have added a new dimension and opened up fresh commercial opportunities for a property focused on building for a new generation without losing sight of its past. Kevin Roberts reports.

The Transat, the world’s oldest professional solo sailing race, has a new title sponsor in French banking brand CIC.

World Sailing is to begin searching for a new chief executive after Andy Hunt announced he is stepping down from the role in December

The organisers of SailGP have stated the debut season of the sailing series attracted more than 133,000 spectators and generated a total economic impact of $115m (€104.5m) for its five host cities.

The next two editions of The Ocean Race have been endorsed with Special Event status by World Sailing

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 Chemicals multinational AkzoNobel has become the first company to sign a team title sponsorship for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, which starts in the fourth quarter of 2017 and ends in the second quarter of 2018.

The Volvo Ocean Race, formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race, is professional sailing’s longest event. It is one of just a few championships designated by the sport’s governing body, World Sailing, as a 'special event', alongside the America’s Cup and the Extreme Sailing Series.

Rachael Church goes behind the scenes at the Extreme Sailing Series and motorsport’s Extreme Drift Allstars and experiences how they both put fans at the heart of the action.

Sir Keith Mills writes exclusively in SportBusiness International about how the Olympic Movement can connect with the next generation, the British America’s Cup challenge and upcoming Invictus Games.

Matt Cutler spoke to Mark Turner, executive chairman of marketing and events company OC Sport and the man who heads up the Extreme Sailing Series, about adding Russia and Australia as venues for 2014 and where he sees events going in the future.

OC Sport Executive Chairman Mark Turner explains the rationale behind the new stops on the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series and where he believes stops could be in the future.

Mark Cameron, global brand experience director at Extreme Sailing Series (ESS) main series partner Land Rover, breaks down the company's sponsorship strategy to Matt Cutler at this year's event launch.