After four previous attempts, the Frenchman had finally managed to sail non-stop around the world. Read more
Emergency services were called after a yacht was located about 10nm off Barrenjoey Headland by a passing vessel.
The America's Cup helmsman and Olympic champion has a star-studded crew and dropped only one race from seven starts.
The Welshman warned of the dangers if the race becomes too expensive owing to foiling technology.
With 16 skippers still at sea, 14 are on their final leg to the finish after rounding Cape Horn.
The Australian's attempt to set a record for sailing around Antarctica started on Sunday from Albany.
She is described as the ideal day sailor or a cruising yacht for an owner who wants to enjoy the sailing experience of a superyacht without the need for numerous crew.
The latest collaboration is described as a high performance design for inshore and offshore racing.
It's happened - a production cruising yacht with DSS foils to keep the boat more upright, reduce motoring time and shorten passage time by as much as 30%.
The acquisition of North Sails Australia is the latest in an effort to centralize the global business.
Bay of Islands Sailing Week regularly attracts around 100 boats and 1,000 sailors from around New Zealand and overseas.