Team Dongfeng Edge Ahead in the Straits of Malacca

Sam Greenfield / Dongfeng Race Team / Volvo Ocean Race

Team Dongfeng are currently protecting a 106.3 nautical mile lead in the Volvo Ocean Race, sailing’s greatest round-the-world endurance event. Wedged in between the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the Malacca Straits combines the dual challenges of fickle winds and busy shipping lanes, meaning that all could change for the yachting teams … Read more Team Dongfeng Edge Ahead in the Straits of Malacca

Sailing Team Meet Desmond Tutu in South Africa During Round the World Race

Team Alvimedica present Desmond Tutu with a team shirt. 14/11/2014

Team Alvimedica took time out from their round-the-world sailing race to meet Archbishop Tutu at St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town. The sailors even received a special blessing from the Nobel Peace Prize winning human rights campaigner: “God bless you in your adventures around the world. May the wind be at your back, or from wherever you’d like the … Read more Sailing Team Meet Desmond Tutu in South Africa During Round the World Race

Brownlee Brothers to Attend Opening of Round-the-World Sailing Race

Carmen Hidalgo/Volvo Ocean Race

Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee will be welcomed on board the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing boat on Saturday as part of the opening events of the Volvo Ocean Race. An in-port race in Alicante at the weekend will kickstart the nine month sailing race, which is the longest sporting event in the world. The in-port races provide points … Read more Brownlee Brothers to Attend Opening of Round-the-World Sailing Race

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Look to Build on Success in Round Britain and Ireland Race

England, Cowes, 15th August 2014. Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew celebrates crossing the finish line off Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 22.20.28 BST on Friday 15th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 4 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes, 28 seconds. This breaks the previous World Record and Race Record for a monohull set by Volvo 70 Groupama in 2010.(c) Ian Roman / Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team are looking to build on their success in the Round Britain and Ireland Race as they prepare for the Volvo Ocean Race. The yachting team won a blistering victory in the monohull class under skipper Ian Walker, who commented: “While this has been a great race and a great result, … Read more Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Look to Build on Success in Round Britain and Ireland Race

Volvo Ocean Race Pit-Stop Set for The Hague, in The Netherlands

Photo: Willem Vermeij

The Volvo Ocean Race will arrive at The Hague on Friday 19th June 2015, according to the organisers. The boats will enter the Dutch harbour after sailing from the French port of Lorient. The overnight pit stop will see the boats resume racing on the 20th with the same time gaps between them as when … Read more Volvo Ocean Race Pit-Stop Set for The Hague, in The Netherlands

Polar Exploration Ship to Join Christmas Lights Celebrations in Lorient & Paris

Scientific sampling in the Northern oceans on board Tara. V.Hilaire/Tara Expéditions

The polar exploration ship, Tara, will finish a scientific expedition round the Arctic with Christmas celebrations in the harbour of Lorient and Porte de Versailles. The ship and crew will be completing a 7 month trip to collect 5,000 plankton samples from the Northern Oceans. The 25,000 kilometer voyage saw the researchers traverse the Northeast … Read more Polar Exploration Ship to Join Christmas Lights Celebrations in Lorient & Paris

Oracle Team USA Wins 34th America’s Cup

25/09/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - Final Match - Racing Day 15. Photo: © ACEA / Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

Oracle Team USA have won the America’s Cup. Emirates Team New Zealand came second by a time of 44 seconds at the race in San Francisco. Led by skipper Jimmy Spithill, Oracle Team USA won by the score of 9-8. Spithill also won the cup in 2010, raising the trophy in Valencia, Spain, where he … Read more Oracle Team USA Wins 34th America’s Cup

Trade Winds Speed Up Volvo Ocean Race – 1000 Miles to New Zealand

With one thousand nautical miles left to sail to New Zealand, the boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have been bolstered by favourable trade winds after having to hook a Northern course to find suitable breezes for their sails. The teams now face a series of options between competing weather systems over Fiji and New … Read more Trade Winds Speed Up Volvo Ocean Race – 1000 Miles to New Zealand

Yacht Race to Face Monsoon in South China Sea

The sailing teams of the Volvo Ocean Race will shortly face a battle against the elements on their way to New Zealand. Currently gearing up for a short sprint – the Sanya Haitang Bay In-Port Race on 18th February 2012 in China – the teams will soon turn to the ocean for Leg 4 which … Read more Yacht Race to Face Monsoon in South China Sea

Team Telefónica Lead Volvo Ocean Race Through South China Sea

Team Telefónica are leading leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race through the South China Sea off the coast of Malaysia. They fended off Groupama, who came within four nautical miles of the leaders, and PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, who were eleven nautical miles behind. The yachts are heading for Sanya – the … Read more Team Telefónica Lead Volvo Ocean Race Through South China Sea