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    Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing

    by  • 13 September 2014 • FEATURED, Volvo Ocean Race

    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

    Extreme 40 fleet is ready to rock in Istanbul

    by  • 10 September 2014 • Extreme Sailing Series

    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

    Foiling GC32 cats return to the race course

    by  • 9 September 2014 • GC32

    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.