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The America’s Cup is deemed to be the oldest trophy tournament at international levels when it comes to sailing.


This competition will have six teams fighting it out at Great Sound region of Bermuda for a trophy that is deemed a hard and challenging victory. For those who have followed the 2015 tournament will know that teams have battled it out for the 34th series that had the last round in the chilling waters of Fukuoka in Japan in the month of November. The British team led by Sir Ben Ainslie took the trophy that was a monumental win for Britain.

The highlight of the series is the catamarans that are used to sail. Swift vessels that have a majestic foiling design; these are fast vessels that make competition fierce and close. Indeed, the 34th edition saw many near calamities happen and several teams had to get their boats repaired or face penalties. (more…)

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Yacht architect Ed Dubois dies

Dubois Naval Architects have confirmed the passing away of Ed Dubois, 64, a well known yacht designer, following an illness. In spite of not coming from a sailing family, Dubois’s rage for designing boats began quite early. After that, he trained in Southampton as a naval architect, graduating in the year 1974.

After his graduation Dubois became a part of Jersey’s architects Alan Buchanan where he contrived his very first yacht, the Borsalino Trois that won the British Trials for 1976 Three-Quarter Ton Cup, RORC Class IV overall prize as well as the Solent Points Championship. (more…)