Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas ready again:
Following their dismasting during Leg 7, Vestas 11th Hour Racing is ready to race again in Itajaí, Brazil. Seventy-two hours after the delivery crew arrived, the blue boat has relaunched with a replacement rig having completed all the planned service and is prepared for the In Port Race on April 20 and the Leg 8 start to Newport, USA on April 22.
America’s Cup: Changing roles in defense:
Team New Zealand have confirmed Peter Burling will be their skipper for the 2021 America’s Cup. Burling was a helmsman with the team who reclaimed the title in Bermuda last year. Burling would take on the new role which was held by Glenn Ashby in Bermuda. Ashby will be returning for the 2021 campaign, though his role with the team was still to be defined. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – America’s Cup: Changing roles in defense, Editor