• Portugal

    Spindrift 2 underway

    by  • 30 October 2013 • Antoine Carraz, Christophe Espagnon, Dona Bertarelli, Erwan Israel, Erwan Tabarly, Francois Morvan, G Class, Jean Baptiste le Vaillant, Nicolas Texier, Offshore, Portugal, Records, Sebastien Marsset, Simone Gaeta, Spindrift Racing, Thierry Douillard, Virginie Bouchet, Yann Guichard, 
Thomas Rouxel, 
Xavier Revil

    The world’s largest racing trimaran, Spindrift 2 set off on her attempt on the Route of Discovery record today at 15:19:34 UTC.read more

    Spindrift 2 to set off

    by  • 29 October 2013 • Antoine Carraz, Christophe Espagnon, Dona Bertarelli, Erwan Israel, Erwan Tabarly, Francois Morvan, G Class, Jean Baptiste le Vaillant, Nicolas Texier, Offshore, Portugal, Records, Sebastien Marsset, Simone Gaeta, Spindrift Racing, Thierry Douillard, Virginie Bouchet, Yann Guichard, 
Thomas Rouxel, 
Xavier Revil

    Spindrift 2, the world’s largest racing trimaran, and its 14-strong crew, led by Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard, can at last foresee a weather window within the next 24 hours whicread more

    First victory for Synergy Russian Sailing Team

    by  • 6 October 2013 • Aegir Racing, Andy Horton, artemis racing, Brian Benjamin, Bronenosec Sailing Team, Cameron Appleton, Chris Bake, David Murphy, Ed Baird, Gennadi Timchenko, Iain Percy, Ian Williams, Inshore, ironbound, Jo Grindley, John Bassadone, Katusha, Kirill Podolsky, massimo barranco, Mathieu Richard, Multimedia, Nico Martinez, One Designs, Patrick de Barros, Paul Goodison, Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team, Portugal, RC44, RUS-7 Sail Racing Team, russell coutts, Serguei Chevtsov, synergy russian sailing team, Team Aqua, Team Cascais–Aleph Racing, Team Italia, Team Nika, Tomislav Basic, Tommaso Chieffi, Torbjorn Tornqvist, Valentin Zavadnikov, Vasco Vascotto, vladimir liubomirov, Vladimir Prosikhin

    Racing went down to the wire in Portugal, the closest RC44 event for many seasons. Five boats were in contention for the top spot going into the final day of racing.read more

    Katusha edges ahead

    by  • 5 October 2013 • Aegir Racing, Andy Horton, artemis racing, Brian Benjamin, Bronenosec Sailing Team, Cameron Appleton, Chris Bake, David Murphy, Ed Baird, Gennadi Timchenko, Iain Percy, Ian Williams, Inshore, ironbound, Jo Grindley, John Bassadone, Katusha, Kirill Podolsky, massimo barranco, Mathieu Richard, Nico Martinez, One Designs, Patrick de Barros, Paul Goodison, Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team, Portugal, RC44, RUS-7 Sail Racing Team, russell coutts, Serguei Chevtsov, synergy russian sailing team, Team Aqua, Team Cascais–Aleph Racing, Team Italia, Team Nika, Tomislav Basic, Tommaso Chieffi, Torbjorn Tornqvist, Valentin Zavadnikov, Vasco Vascotto, vladimir liubomirov, Vladimir Prosikhin

    The penultimate day of racing at the RC44 Cascais Cup in Portugal saw a new name at the top of the leaderboard.read more

    Peninsula Petroleum into the lead

    by  • 4 October 2013 • Aegir Racing, Andy Horton, artemis racing, Brian Benjamin, Bronenosec Sailing Team, Cameron Appleton, Chris Bake, David Murphy, Ed Baird, Gennadi Timchenko, Iain Percy, Ian Williams, Inshore, ironbound, John Bassadone, Katusha, Kirill Podolsky, massimo barranco, Mathieu Richard, Nico Martinez, One Designs, Patrick de Barros, Paul Goodison, Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team, Portugal, RC44, RUS-7 Sail Racing Team, russell coutts, Serguei Chevtsov, synergy russian sailing team, Team Aqua, Team Cascais–Aleph Racing, Team Italia, Team Nika, Tomislav Basic, Tommaso Chieffi, Torbjorn Tornqvist, Valentin Zavadnikov, Vasco Vascotto, vladimir liubomirov, Vladimir Prosikhin

    With six races completed at the RC44 Cascais Cup it was all change on the leaderboard as Peninsula Petroleum claimed the top spot and Team Aqua dropped to fourth.read more

    Light breeze, big swell

    by  • 3 October 2013 • Aegir Racing, Andy Horton, artemis racing, Brian Benjamin, Bronenosec Sailing Team, Cameron Appleton, Chris Bake, David Murphy, Ed Baird, Gennadi Timchenko, Iain Percy, Ian Williams, Inshore, ironbound, Jo Grindley, John Bassadone, Katusha, Kirill Podolsky, massimo barranco, Mathieu Richard, Nico Martinez, One Designs, Patrick de Barros, Paul Goodison, Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team, Portugal, RC44, RUS-7 Sail Racing Team, russell coutts, Serguei Chevtsov, synergy russian sailing team, Team Aqua, Team Cascais–Aleph Racing, Team Italia, Team Nika, Tomislav Basic, Tommaso Chieffi, Torbjorn Tornqvist, Valentin Zavadnikov, Vasco Vascotto, vladimir liubomirov, Vladimir Prosikhin

    A two metre swell and light breeze that never topped 8 knots, demanded maximum concentration from the owner drivers on the first day of fleet racing at the RC44 Cascais Cup.read more

    Team Aqua the class act

    by  • 2 October 2013 • Aegir Racing, Andy Horton, artemis racing, Brian Benjamin, Bronenosec Sailing Team, Cameron Appleton, Chris Bake, David Murphy, Ed Baird, Gennadi Timchenko, Iain Percy, Ian Williams, Inshore, ironbound, Jo Grindley, John Bassadone, Katusha, Kirill Podolsky, massimo barranco, Match Racing, Mathieu Richard, Nico Martinez, One Designs, Patrick de Barros, Paul Goodison, Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team, Portugal, RC44, RUS-7 Sail Racing Team, russell coutts, Serguei Chevtsov, synergy russian sailing team, Team Aqua, Team Cascais–Aleph Racing, Team Italia, Team Nika, Tomislav Basic, Tommaso Chieffi, Torbjorn Tornqvist, Valentin Zavadnikov, Vasco Vascotto, vladimir liubomirov, Vladimir Prosikhin

    The penultimate round of the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour in Cascais, Portugal kicked off with a day of match racing.read more

    12 teams for Cascais

    by  • 2 October 2013 • Aegir Racing, Andy Horton, artemis racing, Brian Benjamin, Bronenosec Sailing Team, Cameron Appleton, Chris Bake, David Murphy, Ed Baird, Gennadi Timchenko, Iain Percy, Ian Williams, Inshore, ironbound, Jo Grindley, John Bassadone, Katusha, Kirill Podolsky, massimo barranco, Match Racing, Mathieu Richard, Nico Martinez, One Designs, Patrick de Barros, Paul Goodison, Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team, Portugal, RC44, RUS-7 Sail Racing Team, russell coutts, Serguei Chevtsov, synergy russian sailing team, Team Aqua, Team Cascais–Aleph Racing, Team Italia, Team Nika, Tomislav Basic, Tommaso Chieffi, Torbjorn Tornqvist, Valentin Zavadnikov, Vasco Vascotto, vladimir liubomirov, Vladimir Prosikhin

    Hosting the RC44 class for the second consecutive year, Cascais in Portugal will be the penultimate event of the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour.read more

    Victory for The Wave

    by  • 28 July 2013 • Alinghi, Antonio Mello, Ben Lezin, Bernardo Freitas, Brad Farrand, Bryan Mettraux, Cedric Schmidt, Ed Smyth, extreme 40, Extreme Sailing Series, gac pindar, Graeme Spence, Hans Peter Steinacher, Harry THurston, Hashim Al Rashdi, Inshore, Jeremy Bachelin, Jes Gram-Hansen, Joao Matos Rosa, Joao Mello, Jocelyn Keller, Jonas Schagen, Leigh McMillan, Lucien Cujean, Mark Lloyd, Matthew Adams, Mikkel Røssberg, Morgan Larson, multihulls, Musab Al Hadi, Muscat, Nicola Moore, Nicolai Sehested, Nils Frei, Nils Palmieri, Pete Cumming, Pete Greenhalgh, Pierre Pennec, Pierre-Yves Jorand, Portugal, Rasmus Kostner, Realteam, red bull sailing team, Ricardo Schedel, ROFF Cascais Sailing Team, Roman Hagara, SAP Extreme Sailing Team, Shaun Mason, Simon Cooke, Stewart Dodson, Team Tilt, The Wave, Thierry Wassem, Thomas Mermod, Will Tiller, Yves Detrey

    The Extreme Sailing Series in Porto delivered the ultimate stadium sailing challenge for the eight international teams competing with a narrow river, high walls, strong tides, big rocks and gusty wread more

    Alinghi closes

    by  • 27 July 2013 • Alinghi, Antonio Mello, Ben Lezin, Bernardo Freitas, Brad Farrand, Bryan Mettraux, Cedric Schmidt, Ed Smyth, extreme 40, Extreme Sailing Series, gac pindar, Graeme Spence, Hans Peter Steinacher, Harry THurston, Hashim Al Rashdi, Inshore, Jeremy Bachelin, Jes Gram-Hansen, Joao Matos Rosa, Joao Mello, Jocelyn Keller, Jonas Schagen, Leigh McMillan, Lucien Cujean, Mark Lloyd, Matthew Adams, Mikkel Røssberg, Morgan Larson, multihulls, Multimedia, Musab Al Hadi, Muscat, Nicky Moore, Nicolai Sehested, Nils Frei, Nils Palmieri, Pete Cumming, Pete Greenhalgh, Pierre Pennec, Pierre-Yves Jorand, Portugal, Rasmus Kostner, Realteam, red bull sailing team, Ricardo Schedel, ROFF Cascais Sailing Team, Roman Hagara, SAP Extreme Sailing Team, Shaun Mason, Simon Cooke, Stewart Dodson, Team Tilt, The Wave, Thierry Wassem, Thomas Mermod, Will Tiller, Yves Detrey

    The public descended on the banks of the river Douro today to watch the Extreme 40s in action.read more

    The Wave, Muscat eases away

    by  • 26 July 2013 • Alinghi, Antonio Mello, Ben Lezin, Bernardo Freitas, Brad Farrand, Bryan Mettraux, Cedric Schmidt, Ed Smyth, extreme 40, Extreme Sailing Series, gac pindar, Graeme Spence, Hans Peter Steinacher, Harry THurston, Hashim Al Rashdi, Inshore, Jeremy Bachelin, Jes Gram-Hansen, Joao Matos Rosa, Joao Mello, Jocelyn Keller, Jonas Schagen, Leigh McMillan, Lucien Cujean, Mark Lloyd, Matthew Adams, Mikkel Røssberg, Morgan Larson, multihulls, Multimedia, Musab Al Hadi, Muscat, Nicky Moore, Nicolai Sehested, Nils Frei, Nils Palmieri, Pete Cumming, Pete Greenhalgh, Pierre Pennec, Pierre-Yves Jorand, Portugal, Rasmus Kostner, Realteam, red bull sailing team, Ricardo Schedel, ROFF Cascais Sailing Team, Roman Hagara, SAP Extreme Sailing Team, Shaun Mason, Simon Cooke, Stewart Dodson, Team Tilt, The Wave, Thierry Wassem, Thomas Mermod, Will Tiller, Yves Detrey

    The Douro River provided the playground for the first day of Stadium Racing at the Extreme Sailing Series Porto today, where some teams thrived and others suffered within the confines of the tight read more

    Narrow lead for The Wave

    by  • 25 July 2013 • Alinghi, Antonio Mello, Ben Lezin, Bernardo Freitas, Brad Farrand, Bryan Mettraux, Cedric Schmidt, Ed Smyth, extreme 40, Extreme Sailing Series, gac pindar, Graeme Spence, Hans Peter Steinacher, Harry THurston, Hashim Al Rashdi, Inshore, Jeremy Bachelin, Jes Gram-Hansen, Joao Matos Rosa, Joao Mello, Jocelyn Keller, Jonas Schagen, Leigh McMillan, Lucien Cujean, Mark Lloyd, Matthew Adams, Mikkel Røssberg, Morgan Larson, multihulls, Musab Al Hadi, Muscat, Nicky Moore, Nicolai Sehested, Nils Frei, Nils Palmieri, Pete Cumming, Pete Greenhalgh, Pierre Pennec, Pierre-Yves Jorand, Portugal, Rasmus Kostner, Realteam, red bull sailing team, Ricardo Schedel, ROFF Cascais Sailing Team, Roman Hagara, SAP Extreme Sailing Team, Shaun Mason, Simon Cooke, Stewart Dodson, Team Tilt, The Wave, Thierry Wassem, Thomas Mermod, Will Tiller, Yves Detrey

    Nine races were sailed in open sea on the opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Porto, with plenty of hull flying, close mark roundings and even a man overboard for the local boys on ROFread more

    Crash and bang on the Douro River

    by  • 7 July 2012 • Adam Piggot, Adeline Chatenet, Alinghi, Andrew Walsh, Antoine Joubert, Bernard Labro, Bruno Jeanjean, Charlie Ogletree, China Team, Ed Smyth, Ernesto Bertarelli, extreme 40, Extreme Sailing Series, gac pindar, Graeme Spence, Groupe Edmond de Rothschild, Hans Peter Steinacher, Hashim Al Rashdi, Hervé Cunningham, Ian Williams, Inshore, Jean-Christophe Mourniac, Jean-Sebastien Ponce, Jes Gram-Hansen, Jonas Hviid, Leigh McMillan, Mark Bulkeley, Mark Ivey, Matthew Adams, Max Bulger, Morgan Larson, multihulls, Nasser Al Mashari, Nicky Moore, Nils Frei, Oman Air, Pete Cumming, Pete Greenhalgh, Philippe Mourniac, Pierre Le Clainche, Pierre Pennec, Pierre-Yves Jorand, Portugal, Rachel Williamson, Rasmus Kostner, red bull sailing team, Roman Hagara, SAP Extreme Sailing Team, Simon Hiscocks, Tanguy Cariou, the wave muscat, Will Howden, Yves Detrey, ZouLou

    The penultimate day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Porto was one of the most sensational days the circuit has ever witnessed.read more

    Watch the Extreme Sailing Series Porto LIVE!

    by  • 6 July 2012 • Adam Piggot, Adeline Chatenet, Alinghi, Andrew Walsh, Antoine Joubert, Bernard Labro, Bruno Jeanjean, Charlie Ogletree, China Team, Ed Smyth, Ernesto Bertarelli, extreme 40, Extreme Sailing Series, gac pindar, Graeme Spence, Groupe Edmond de Rothschild, Hans Peter Steinacher, Hashim Al Rashdi, Hervé Cunningham, Ian Williams, Inshore, Jean-Christophe Mourniac, Jean-Sebastien Ponce, Jes Gram-Hansen, Jonas Hviid, Leigh McMillan, Mark Bulkeley, Mark Ivey, Matthew Adams, Max Bulger, Morgan Larson, multihulls, Nasser Al Mashari, Nils Frei, Oman Air, Pete Cumming, Pete Greenhalgh, Philippe Mourniac, Pierre Le Clainche, Pierre Pennec, Pierre-Yves Jorand, Portugal, Rachel Williamson, Rasmus Kostner, red bull sailing team, Roman Hagara, SAP Extreme Sailing Team, Simon Hiscocks, Tanguy Cariou, the wave muscat, Will Howden, Yves Detrey, ZouLou

    Extreme 40 Porto