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Dongfeng Race Team, Volvo Ocean Race

Dongfeng retook the lead

Posted on 26 March 2015

Dongfeng Race Team, almost literally knocked off their feet just 48 hours earlier, retook the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 lead on Thursday. On Thursday morning Dongfeng Team found excellent pressure to make up 24 nautical miles in a three-hour period and move from fifth to first. Continue Reading

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RC44

Glamour Day on Grand Harbour

Posted on 25 March 2015

Today Malta laid on possibly the best ever beginning to a RC44 Championship Tour. The RC44 Valletta Cup kicked off on Malta's Grand Harbour with a day of match racing within one of sailing's most spectacular settings: The 500 year old Maltese capital of Valletta on one side and the city's giant forts on the other. Continue Reading

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RC44

Big breeze season opener at RC44 Valletta Cup

Posted on 24 March 2015

It seems that Mother Nature does not intend the 2015 RC44 Championship Tour to get off to a gentle start. Today near gale force southeasterlies were battering the coast of Malta, as the teams geared up for the opening regatta of 2015, the RC44 Valletta Cup. Continue Reading

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Volvo Ocean Race

Wild night in the Southern Ocean

Posted on 24 March 2015

Four of the six Volvo Ocean Race boats suffered big hits as the Southern Ocean gave the fleet its roughest ride of the race in 12 dramatic hours. Continue Reading

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Alinghi, GC32

Alinghi joins the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour

Posted on 24 March 2015

After winning both the Vulcain Trophy (Lake Geneva) on its Decision 35 and the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series (global), Alinghi is proud to announce that it will compete in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour. The team will also again race on Lake Geneva on the D35 circuit. Continue Reading

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Dongfeng Race Team, Volvo Ocean Race

Rude awakening for Dongfeng Race Team

Posted on 23 March 2015

This leg has been a rude awakening for Dongfeng Race Team. Until now, working collectively as a team, they have been able to compensate for the lack of experience of the Chinese sailors. Despite the fact the Chinese sailors are smart, learning quickly and their enthusiasm unparalleled – you can’t fool the Southern Ocean. Continue Reading

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Barcelona World Race

The final 500 for Cheminees Poujoulat

Posted on 23 March 2015

Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm on board Cheminées Poujoulat have become the first team to return to the Mediterranean in the Barcelona World Race, crossing the longitude of Gibraltar this morning at 08.30 (UTC). The leaders kept a course close to the North African shore, before a rapid transit through the Straits in a 20-knot southerly. Continue Reading

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Ben Ainslie Racing

Ben Ainslie Racing writes the playbook

Posted on 23 March 2015

Bermuda is a brand new race track for foiling multihulls, and Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) were the first to test it back in January. It was immediately clear that it would be much more of a strategic and tactical test than the drag-race that dominated the 34th Cup match in San Francisco. Continue Reading

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