Forty-five yachts, representing 11 countries, competed in Vancouver.
No protector ever wants to lose, and thus the grandeur, the beauty, the pomp and circumstance of the races and the social events surrounding them, all give way to the most tenacious of competitions.
Cruising on a luxury ship for nearly two weeks across the Atlantic Ocean turns out to be a wonderful existence, more profound than a five-star resort.
A lot of what the L-class vessels offer is in fact invisible, but each element is dedicated to making the experience the best it can be.
Azimut Yachts are sleek, almost post-modern in design, and the Azimut 50 is specifically designed for the Pacific Coast region.
David Bradford builds custom rowboats, sailboats, and motorboats at the Alder Bay Boat Company using the traditional methods he’s learned over years of practice.
Mike Horn, a renowned modern day explorer, has dedicated four years to circling the globe by sailboat, implementing environmental stewardship initiatives on each continent with the help of youth aged 15 to 20 from around the world.
Not for the faint of heart, and not conforming to any cultural cliché about luxury, extreme sailing on a large yacht that boasts over 500-square-metres of sail is something that Alex Thomson has dedicated a career to.
Sails in black and white.
When aboard the 60-foot long Hugo Boss racing yacht, Alex Thomson basically never stops talking. He is a sailor through and through, knowing this extensive boat like the back of the proverbial hand, and able to skipper the thing around the world, solo.