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Maiden Sail of the 100′ Super Maxi Racer “Comanche” skippered by Ken Read

Maiden Sail of the 100′ Super Maxi Racer “Comanche” skippered by Ken Read

  Maiden sail of Maxi Racer “Comanche”, skippered by Ken Read on Rhode Island Sound off Newport, Rhode Island (Photo by George Bekris) Ken Read skipper of  the new Maxi 100′ monohull racer hit the ocean running as the sails are on and sea trials have begun.  She will be seen for the next week or so around Newport before she heads south. Comanche Maiden Sail (Photo by George... [Read more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 1 begins and Team Brunel leads fleet out of Alicante

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 1 begins and Team Brunel leads fleet out of Alicante

Brunel leadt the fleet out of Alicante at the Start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15   Team Brunel leads fleet out of Alicante - Around 50,000 flock to dockside to wish sailors fair winds - Opening night 20-knot winds and rain to greet sailors - Follow the race all the way with our new app ALICANTE, Spain, October 11 – The seven-strong fleet of the 12th Volvo Ocean Race raced out of Alicante... [Read more]

A Race We Must Win and What it means to Team Vestas Wind

A Race We Must Win and What it means to Team Vestas Wind

Team Vestas Wind (Photo by Brian Carlin/Team Vestas Wind) - Vestas launch ‘biggest B2B enlightenment campaign’ - Follow Team Vestas Wind and all the latest Race action here and on our app (Volvo Ocean Race) - Don’t forget to sign up for our great new official Game ALICANTE, Spain, Oct 7 – It’s been the question every follower of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 has been asking when they see the... [Read more]

The Young Guns Show Up Packing; Team Alvimedia Wins Alicante in-port race 2014

The Young Guns Show Up Packing; Team Alvimedia Wins Alicante in-port race 2014

  Young Guns from October 4, 2014. Team Alvimedica wins the In-Port Race in Alicante, Spain. Launching the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 (Photo by Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race)   -      American newcomer leaves experienced rivals in wake -       Catch all the latest Volvo Ocean Race action here -       And don’t forget to play our great new Official Race Game ALICANTE,... [Read more]

Team Dongfeng countdown the last days before the Start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

Team Dongfeng countdown the last days before the Start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

Team Dongfeng (Photo by © Benoit Stichelbaut / Dongfeng Race Team)   With our hearts in our mouths we countdown the days until Charles Caudrelier and his men are suited and booted ready for the start day of the Volvo Ocean Race. Ready to take on some of the best sailors our generation has ever seen. Even though the one-design has put a lot of emphasis on the sailors and their performance we feel... [Read more]

Dona Bertarelli helms Ladycat powered by Spindrift to third place finish in 2014 Vulcain Trophy

Dona Bertarelli helms Ladycat powered by Spindrift to third place finish in 2014 Vulcain Trophy

GENEVA, SEPTEMBER 20th 2014: Vulcain Trophy 2014 prizes ceremony (Photo © Chris Schmid / Spindrift racing).   On Friday and Saturday, the D35 fleet battled it out on Lake Leman for one last time this season at the Grand Prix SAP. Despite the summer temperatures, the wind was unstable and continually changing. Neck and neck with Realstone throughout the weekend, the final championship podium was... [Read more]

50th Anniversary of the Rolex Big Boat Series a wrap and now on to the next 50

50th Anniversary of the Rolex Big Boat Series a wrap and now on to the next 50

Rolex Big Boat Racing Series (Photo by Rolex / Daniel Forster )   A year after the contest for the 34th America’s Cup, world-class sailing is still alive and well on San Francisco Bay. In fact, for the last four days (Thursday, September 11 through Sunday, September 14), the 50th Anniversary edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series has hosted hundreds of sailors on 99 teams, rotating onto three... [Read more]

Rolex Swan Cup 2014 ready to take flight

Rolex Swan Cup 2014 ready to take flight

Lionessa of Douglas GBR 6607R (Photo by Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi ) The Rolex Swan Cup is a traditional sailing regatta that happens to take place in one of the most beautiful sailing venues in the world – Porto Cervo in Sardinia. Teams from 21 different nations make up the 93-boat fleet, and today the hundreds of sailors were making final preparations at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS)... [Read more]

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup reaches pressure point in Porto Cervo, Italy

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup reaches pressure point in Porto Cervo, Italy

Jean-Charles Decaux’s J ONE leading the Wally fleet (Photo by Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi)   Dramatic showdowns have been set up for the final races at the 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Verdicts in three classes will be decided during tomorrow’s decisive day: true proof of the close nature of the racing. All classes sailed a coastal course today with around seven knots from the north at the start,... [Read more]

John Kilroy and Samba Pa Ti win Audi Melges 20 World Champion title for 2014

John Kilroy and Samba Pa Ti win Audi Melges 20 World Champion title for 2014

Audi Melges 20 Worlds Racing (Photo by Max Ranchi www.maxranchi.com)   Riva Del Garda, Italy – After one final race, John Kilroy at the helm of Samba Pa Ti, tactician Paul Goodison and crew Jeff Reynolds proved they were more than deserving of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Champion title. Four days of racing and no worse than a fourteenth in a fleet of fifty-seven entries, the Samba Pa Ti... [Read more]

Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 Last Day Recap and Result

Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 Last Day Recap and Result

Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 (Photo by George Bekris – www.georgebekris.com By Hank Halsted In anticipation of a very light day for race #3 of the 2014 Newport Bucket, the Race Committee selected conservative courses of 11 miles for the Grandes Dames and 13 for the Gazelles, with provision for shortening the course even farther if necessary, in the forecast dying breeze.  Little did they know,... [Read more]

Varuna Declared Overall Winner 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Varuna Declared Overall Winner 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Overall winner under IRC – Varuna, Ker 51, Jens Kellinghusen (GER) – 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race – Rick Tomlinson/RORC The Royal Ocean Racing Club has declared Jens Kellinghusen’s Ker 51, Varuna (GER), as the overall winner under IRC of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Sevenstar Yacht Transport have also awarded Jens Kellinghusen with a $20,000... [Read more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race turns into a test of endurance

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race turns into a test of endurance

A tough couple of days for Roderick Knowles’ Class40, Swish – Rick Tomlinson/RORC Ten yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race although the next yacht to finish the gruelling 1800 mile race is not expected until tomorrow evening. Over the last 24 hours a low pressure system that arrived from the north west, is bringing gale force headwinds that are hampering... [Read more]

Team Dongfeng finds it’s not easy to become a Volvo Ocean Race team in 6 Months

Team Dongfeng finds it’s not easy to become a Volvo Ocean Race team in 6 Months

“Third place is not first place but I think for us, it’s very good.” – ‘Wolf’ Yang Jiru Q: “And what are you doing right now?” A: “Getting in touch with my family of course! I’m back on 3G!” At 4:40am BST Dongfeng Race Team crossed the finish line of this year’s Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Despite a few small set backs it has been an awesome week for the team.... [Read more]

We’re all winners as Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean 65 boat smashes Round Britain & Ireland Race monohull record

We’re all winners as Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean 65 boat smashes Round Britain & Ireland Race monohull record

  Abu Dhabi Breaks Recordfor monohull in the Sevenstar Around Britain and Ireland Race (Photo by Rick Tomlinson )   COWES, Isle of Wight, August 16 (Volvo Ocean Race) – Ian Walker’s Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing fired a huge warning shot across the bows of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 fleet with a record-breaking monohull victory in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Walker’s crew... [Read more]

‘ONE DESIGN’ – NO MORE EXCUSES! Update from Dongfeng Race Team

‘ONE DESIGN’ – NO MORE EXCUSES! Update from Dongfeng Race Team

The Dongfeng Race Team keep the pressure on overnight to pull ahead of Team SCA and Team Alvimedica. With less than 200 miles left of the Round Britain and Ireland race, the team hope to secure the third place position. (Photo © Yann Riou / Dongfeng Race Team) Day 5: Round Britain and Ireland Race ETA arrival sunrise tomorrow If you’re from the sailing world you will already know about the extra... [Read more]

Sidney Gavignet and The Crew of Musandam Break Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Record

Sidney Gavignet and The Crew of Musandam Break Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Record

The Sevenstar Round Britain Race 2014. Musandam-Oman Sail MOD70 Trimaran sets a new world record and finishes the race in 3days 3hours 32minutes 36 seconds. Beating the current record by 16 minutes. Skippered by Sidney Gavignet (FRA) and team mates Yassir Al Rahbi (OMA), Sami Al Shukaili (OMA), Fahad Al Hasni (OMA), Jan Dekker (SA), and co-skipper Damian Foxall (IRL) Photo by Mark Lloyd / Lloyd Images... [Read more]

Maxi Trimaran Spindrift 2 weather window closed and they will head back to France

Maxi Trimaran Spindrift 2 weather window closed and they will head back to France

Spindrift 2 at Newport Shipyard awaiting weather window for North Atlantic record attempt ( Photo by George Bekris )   Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard will not get the chance this year to break the North Atlantic Record.  Mother Nature would not play ball .   With no weather in sight to propel the Maxi-Trimaran Spindrift 2 and give it a chance to break the North Atlantic Record the team plans... [Read more]