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Vendée Globe: On Water and Online

Vendée Globe: On Water and Online

Life in the lead of the Vendée Globe has stabilized as French sailor Armel Le Cléac’h has almost doubled his lead on arch-rival Alex Thomson after finding breeze to the west of the Cape Verde islands. After several days of painful progress through the Doldrums that allowed Thomson to close ... Read More »

Revitalize Racing Between Key West and Cuba

Revitalize Racing Between Key West and Cuba

Sailing teams racing monohulls and multihulls are to compete in races from the Florida Keys to two Cuban cities during the 13-day Conch Republic Cup. The event, also known as Key West Cuba Race Week, starts Sunday, Jan. 22 and continues through Friday, Feb. 3. The 2017 event is to ... Read More »

Transitions in the South Pacific

Transitions in the South Pacific

  In their bid win the Jules Verne Trophy for fastest outright time around the world, Francis Joyon (FRA) and his five crew on the 31.5m VPLP-designed trimaran IDEC SPORT have done well to manage a weather transition. Their latest 24 hour run of 678 nm has increased their lead ... Read More »

Addressing the Problem of Marine Life Strikes

Addressing the Problem of Marine Life Strikes

In May 2012, CAMPER helmsman Roberto ‘Chuny’ Bermudez found himself nearly face to face with a whale in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. During a rainy day on the Miami to Lisbon leg of the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race, Bermudez quickly turned the boat, which had been hurtling ... Read More »

Star Midwinters in Miami

Star Midwinters in Miami

The third event of the Miami Star Winter Series got underway today with 26 teams vying for the Walker Cup and Midwinters Championship. After a postponement on shore, the sailors were able to get in two races before the breeze died on Biscayne Bay. The light breeze made for tough ... Read More »

TRIVIA: Volvo Ocean Race

TRIVIA: Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race begins again this year, so no time like the present to brush up on your history. How well do you know the world’s toughest race? Question 1 When Volvo Ocean Race stops in Cardiff in 2018, it will be the race’s first return to UK shores ... Read More »

Record Setting Day for IDEC SPORT

Record Setting Day for IDEC SPORT

Francis Joyon (FRA) and his five crew on the 31.5m VPLP-designed trimaran IDEC SPORT had a record setting day in their bid win the Jules Verne Trophy for fastest outright time around the world. With their latest 24 hour run of 754 nm, the team has increased their lead to ... Read More »

Giacomo wins 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart

Giacomo wins 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart

Jim Delegat’s New Zealand yacht Giacomo is the overall winner of the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart. For Delegat and his crew, this is a triumph of persistence and teamwork with a distinct family touch. “It’s unreal,” explained Delegat shortly after victory was confirmed. “The Rolex Sydney Hobart is such a ... Read More »

Good Times Continue for IDEC SPORT

Good Times Continue for IDEC SPORT

Francis Joyon (FRA) and his five crew on the 31.5m VPLP-designed trimaran IDEC SPORT continue to make ground in their bid win the Jules Verne Trophy for fastest outright time around the world. As they approach the longitude of Cape Town, South Africa, their latest 24 hour run of 867 ... Read More »

Sydney Hobart: Wet Ride, Fast Ride

Sydney Hobart: Wet Ride, Fast Ride

You could not wipe the grin from Jim Delegat’s face when he arrived at the dock in Hobart after skippering his Volvo 70, Giacomo, to second place on line in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s iconic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this evening. Delegat was chuffed to finish 2 ... Read More »