Beyond the 470
Ahead of the 37th America’s Cup later this autumn, the Challenger of Record INEOS Britannia has unveiled its teams for the Women’s and Youth America’s Cup.
Hannah Mills is a two-time world champion in the Women's 470 class, having won in 2012 and 2019. Mills won a silver medal for Team GB with her crew Saskia Clark in the 2012 Olympics, she followed this up with a gold in the same event at both the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and, partnered by Eilidh McIntyre, the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Saskia Clark has competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics and she was selected, along with Hannah Mills, to sail in the 470 Women's class for Team GB. They went on to win silver at the 2012 Olympic games and a gold medal at the 2016 games.
The Ecuadorian team of Jonathan Martinetti, Moira Padilla, and Allison Haon bested 40 teams from 8 nations to win the Lightning World Championship on November 29-December 2 in Cartagena, Colombia.
Tom Mallindine and Charlie Thompson’s Brutus III (GBR), with team Chris Grube, Ben Saxton and Elisabeth Whitener, are bringing the J/70 World Championship title to the United Kingdom from St. Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida.
Stuart McNay, four-time Olympian and multiple US and World Champion in the 470 class together with Caleb Paine won the 2022 505 Worlds with a race to spare. Seventy-five teams were present in this year's World Championship that took place in Cork, Ireland.
David Hughes, 2016 and 2020 Olympian, is the 2022 J/24 World Champion while Paul Foerster, the 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist, is the runner-up and winner of the Corinthian trophy.
Today, November 29, at 08:38 53" local time in Martinique, Seafrigo - Sogestran skippered by Cédric Château / Jérémie Mion crossed the finish line of the 15th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre.