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Hydroptère – The first offshore record?

Since the middle of July the Hydroptère crew around skipper Alain Thébault prepare for their attempt in Los Angeles to sail from California to Hawaii, of course in record time. The fastest sailing boat of the world was extensively modified for it. The “foils” were adapted for the expected seaway, because with the old “wings” the Hydroptère is quiet unstable with the right waves. There is the risk that she cuts through a wave and gets stuck with the bow or the beans in the wave.

The video shows current film sequences before the record attempt and gives a recap of the by now 30 years old story of the fastest sailing boat of the world.

The best images from the toughest race of all

The Vendée Globe: this edition has more than lived up to the event’s reputation as the toughest regatta in the world.

Two thirds of the participants have quit before the end. The sailor in third place is still at sea, the winner has been home for more than a week, and the competitor in last place last still has the entire Atlantic in front of him. We take stock of the 6th edition in thrilling pictures.

The fifth leg

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Ericsson 3 will shortly reach Rio de Janeiro and has completed almost the longest leg in the history of the race.  Time for a retrospective – the best pictures.

Baltic Sprint Cup – The big sailing-films.com feature

It was the longest regatta in the entire Baltic Sea region. What the crews went through, and why this time the bar was raised higher than ever before.

More than 60 teams registered for the Baltic Sprint Cup: alongside many racing cruisers with ambitious crews there were also 20 thoroughbred regatta yachts taking part. A cameraman from YACHT tv followed them for 700 miles and brought back unique images of the different legs that are exclusive to this site. You can see all the details of the boats, the course and the winners at YACHT online in the regatta area or at the organizer’s website

European Yacht Of The Year – Trailer

For the past two years, we’ve been there at the tests for the “European Yacht of the Year“ award. Europe’s 11 leading sailing magazines are on the jury. For the 2009 official prize-giving ceremony, we produced a teaser film that you can’t see anywhere but here. Enjoy…

Open 40 Fjord

Actually as sailors we’re not allowed anywhere near it… ;-)
But we find the boat simply consistent and think that our film is too.