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Volvo Ocean Race launches new young sailor award

Volvo Ocean Race launches new young sailor award

  The Volvo Ocean Race launches a new young sailor award in a major sailing competition in the Gulf. It’s aimed at attracting a fresh generation of offshore sailors, following champions like Damien Foxall (Photo © Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/Volvo Ocean Race) The Volvo Ocean Race launches a new young sailor award in a major sailing competition in the Gulf. It’s aimed at attracting... [Read more]

Two Different Worlds Separated by Cape Horn in the Barcelona World Race

Two Different Worlds Separated by Cape Horn in the Barcelona World Race

  Barcelona (ESP), Barcelona World Race 2014-15, Cheminées Poujoulat (Bernard Stamm, Jean Le Cam) With Cheminées Poujoulat making good progress up the Atlantic, making close to 18kts, 120 miles SW of the Falklands, Cape Horn marks the frontier between the two different worlds inhabited by skippers on the Barcelona World Race. All but two pairs, the bookends of the... [Read more]

A spectacular 66 strong start to the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua

A spectacular 66 strong start to the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua

A spectacular start to the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua as IRC Zero and Canting Keel class, including George David’s Rambler 88 and John Elkann’s Volvo 70, Maserati cross the line (Photo ©Tim Wright/Photoaction.com) A spectacular start to the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua as IRC Zero and Canting Keel class, including George David’s Rambler 88 and John Elkann’s Volvo... [Read more]

MAPFRE ‘sailing blind’ in the Volvo Ocean Race

MAPFRE ‘sailing blind’ in the Volvo Ocean Race

February 15, 2015. Leg 4 to Auckland onboard Team Brunel. Day 7. A huge wave crashes over the deck (Stefan Coppers / Team Brunel / Volvo Ocean Race) Leg 4 DTL (NM) GAIN/LOSS (NM) DTF (NM) Speed (kt) TBRU 0 0 3188.3 14 ADOR 64.9 13 3253.1 16 MAPF 74.4 11 3262.7 16 DFRT 79.9 11 3268.2 16 ALVI 82 12 3270.3 16 SCA1 107.8 9 3296.1 14 VEST Did Not... [Read more]

Barcelona World Race racers help to monitor climate change

Barcelona World Race racers help to monitor climate change

08/02/2015, Barcelona World Race 2014-15, Onboard One Planet One Ocean & Pharmaton with Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa, Clothing equipment for the Southern ocean ( Photo © Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa) Ice Monitoring for the race plays a unique role in research Round the World Races commision 90 per cent of ice tracking research Neutrogena pit stopped The Barcelona World Race and... [Read more]

Offshore Passage Opportunities (OPO) Offers Crew Berths During May’s ARC USA Rally

Offshore Passage Opportunities (OPO) Offers Crew Berths During May’s ARC USA Rally

“What Would Tania Aebi Say?” HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (February 11, 2015) –  Offshore Passage Opportunities (OPO), the largest crew networking service in North America, has reserved 24 crew berths for amateur crew aboard five boats it is “delivering north” during the upcoming ARC USA Rally.  A Swan 57, Swan 53, two Swan 46s and a Beneteau 50, each with a professional skipper and five crew, will... [Read more]

J Class yachts to return to the America’s Cup in Bermuda after 80 years

J Class yachts to return to the America’s Cup in Bermuda after 80 years

  Hanuman by George Bekris The majesty of the J Class era will return to the America’s Cup eighty years after the class last raced for the oldest trophy in international sport. The J Class Association (JCA) and the America’s Cup Event Authority have agreed to stage a J Class regatta in Bermuda in June 2017 between the conclusion of the America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs and the America’s... [Read more]

Tensions Rise in the Volvo Ocean Race prior to the Sanya – Auckland Leg 4 start

Tensions Rise in the Volvo Ocean Race prior to the Sanya – Auckland Leg 4 start

  January 31, 2015. Sanya Stopover; City Views s (Photo © Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race) Tension is rising Leg 3 total Dongfeng Race Team 1 5 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 2 6 Team Brunel 5 9 Team Alvimedica 3 12 MAPFRE 4 15 Team SCA 6 18 Team Vestas Wind 8* 20 * Did Not Start | ** Did Not Finish | *** Retired | **** Disqualified |... [Read more]

Barcelona World Race fleet going fast in the middle of nowhere

Barcelona World Race fleet going fast in the middle of nowhere

Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Cheminées Poujopulat (Photo copyright Cheminées Poujopulat / Barcelona World Race)   Kerguelens tomorrow for Cheminees Poujoulat We Are Water break Cape of Good Hope GAES Centros Auditivos stem their losses Another landmark will be ticked off tomorrow for Barcelona World Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat when they sail north of the lonely Kerguelen Islands. Coralled... [Read more]

Dongfeng Race Team first to Sanya, China winning Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

Dongfeng Race Team first to Sanya, China winning Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

SANYA, China, January 27 – Dongfeng Race Team claimed a key landmark in the 41-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race on Tuesday when they emphatically won Leg 3 in their home port of Sanya to take the overall lead with six stages to go. No Chinese team has won a leg in the race before despite two previous entries – Green Dragon in 2008-09 and Team Sanya in 2011-12 – but Charles Caudrelier’s... [Read more]

Heartbreak for Leaders of the Barcelona World Race; Hugo Boss Dismasted off Brasil

Heartbreak for Leaders of the Barcelona World Race; Hugo Boss Dismasted off Brasil

Hugo Boss (Photo courtesy Barcelona World Race) After leading the Barcelona World Race since the first full day of racing, for most of 14 days and having recently extended their lead on the water to what the skippers estimated to be around 60 miles, pre-race favourites Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes on their IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss, were dismasted on last night (Wednesday) in the South Atlantic ocean in... [Read more]

The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 84th edition is set up and open for entries

The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 84th edition is set up and open for entries

The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2014 sunrise (Photo by Barry James Wilson)   THE ISLAND SAILNG CLUB IS ALL SET TO OPEN ENTRIES FOR THE 84th EDITION OF BRITAIN’S FAVOURITE YACHT RACE by Peta Suart-Hunt The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised annually by the Island Sailing Club (ISC) in Cowes, is on many a sailor’s bucket list. Thousands... [Read more]

DAY 6: FASTER! HIGHER! HARDER! for the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 competitors

DAY 6: FASTER! HIGHER! HARDER! for the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 competitors

Panerai-©JamesMitchell   Despite the physically demanding first few days of race the crews of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 are continuing to push their “old ladies” as hard as they can. With such a marked contrast in the strategies chosen by the competitors, we can expect changes in the trade winds occurring in the next few days to upset the established order. A record! Clocking up... [Read more]

It’s not plain sailing in Leg 3 for Team Dongfeng as they cling to their lead in the Volvo Ocean Race

It’s not plain sailing in Leg 3 for Team Dongfeng as they cling to their lead in the Volvo Ocean Race

  Charlie by Sa​m Greenf​ield/Don​gfeng Ra​ce Team Leg 3: Abu Dhabi to Sanya (4,670 nautical miles) Days at sea: 6 Boat speed: 6.4 knots (3 hours average), 5 knots (15 minute average) Position in fleet: Latest position reports show Dongfeng still holding onto the lead, managing to steal a couple of miles back on Brunel. Distance to finish: 3, 480 nautical miles although Caudrelier suggests... [Read more]

Team SCA takes their first win leading the pack in the Volvo Ocean Race Abu Dhabi In-port Race

Team SCA takes their first win leading the pack in the Volvo Ocean Race Abu Dhabi In-port Race

  January 2, 2015. Team SCA win the Abu Dhabi In-Port Race. (Photo by Warren Little / Volvo Ocean Race) The ladies of Team SCA pull off a beautifully maneuvered win in the Volvo Ocean Race In-port race. In-Port ABU DHABI total Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 3 6 Team Brunel 2 8 Team SCA 1 10 Team Alvimedica 5 12 Dongfeng Race Team 4 13 MAPFRE 6 16 Team... [Read more]

Hugo Boss leads the fleet off at the start of the Barcelona World Race

Hugo Boss leads the fleet off at the start of the Barcelona World Race

Barcelona World Race 2014/2015 Start (Photo © Nico Martínez / Barcelona World Race )   As if to underline their billing as pre-race favourites to win, Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes on Hugo Boss led the eight-strong fleet of IMOCA 60s off the start line of the third edition of the Barcelona World Race, two handed race around the world. The British-Spanish duo made the best of the very light winds,... [Read more]