Leg 0 of the Volvo Ocean Race served up drama galore including a man - and sail - overboard plus a surprise winner today in Team Vestas Wind to give a mouth-watering taste of things to come when the real event starts in just three under week
In the current weather system it was no surprise that once again there was no wind in the morning at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships but at least there was sun, initially. Fleets were held ashore for
The home straight of the 2014 BARCLAYS 52 SUPER SERIES is in sight. The Zenith Royal Cup Marina Ibiza starts Wednesday 17th September and will see eight 52s from eight different nations competing at a less
An empty Race Village. The odd laugh and joke between rival sailors. A few necessary pre-race emergency procedures to be tested and tightened-up. There were a few signs that this wasn’t the real start of the Volvo Ocean Race. At just 400 nautical miles, this weekend jaunt to Majorca and back might pale into insignificance at the side of some of the marathon slogs of the real race
Seven Volvo Ocean Race boats set off together for the two-day Leg Zero on Friday knowing that a series of “crises” loom for all of them – and they have all been planned by the organisers. The
In an unprecedented opening day at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 in Istanbul, the public and national media witnessed some extraordinary adrenaline fueled racing, with every team pushing hard – and at times too hard,
The RC44 Class enters its ninth year with the announcement of two new venues for their 2015 Championship Tour. A total of five venues next year will see the Class start in its first new location –
Gaastra Pro, one of the 52 SUPER SERIES most passionate long standing supporters and suppliers, will enter the final event of the 2014 BARCLAYS 52 SUPER SERIES, the Zenith Royal Cup Marina Ibiza in their own
As the 2014 season draws into the business end, the elite-level teams are evidently hungry in their fight for the podium in Istanbul. Just two weeks after they last met for the UK Act in Cardiff – an event with plenty of action, hard fought racing and a few collisions - the tensions are high and the pressure on the teams to lay down a good performance is palpable. With just 24 hours before the first start gun in Turkey’s largest city, Freddie Carr predicts the gloves are well and truly off
Michel Desjoyeaux is France’s best-known sailor and has won many of the sport’s biggest prizes but the lure of joining Team España in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 has brought him back to compete for a fourth time aged 49
Racing for the GC32 one design foiling catamarans of The Great Cup continues next week in the south of France. Four GC32s will compete in their own class at Marseille One Design, a brand new event backed by the Ville de Marseille in the build-up to it being European Capital of Sport for 2017. In this, the GC32s will race alongside the new Diam 24 one design trimarans, plus the J/80, SB20 and Longtze monohulls.
Artemis Racing has entered the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup. It will be a first for helmsman Nathan Outteridge, who will sail alongside team manager Iain Percy — main and tactics, and with teammates Iain Jensen and Christian Kamp.
Phantom International is pleased to announce that the first customer has taken delivery of the second Flying Phantom unit to be produced. The boat was delivered in August to the banks of Fuschl Lake, 20 km (12 miles) from Salzburg, in Austria.