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Early controversy for Volvo Ocean Race

Early controversy for Volvo Ocean Race

Alicante, Spain (October 15, 2017) – Team AkzoNobel has had a number of notable firsts with regard to their entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. The Dutch campaign was the first to sign-up for the event, they were the first (and only) team to build a new boat, and now ... Read More »

Clipper Race: Blitzing the South Atlantic

Clipper Race: Blitzing the South Atlantic

(October 12, 2017; Day 8) – Many of the teams in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race have been setting their own boat speed records during some fast and furious sailing on the 3,560nm leg from Punta del Este, Uruguay to Cape Town, South Africa. Leader of Race ... Read More »

America’s Cup: Catamarans had too many negatives

America’s Cup: Catamarans had too many negatives

If any team not named Team New Zealand had won the 35th America’s Cup, the event would have carried on with little change. The venue was likely to move, but the other five competing teams in Bermuda sought to continue with the same madly-fast foiling catamaran. Continuity does not come ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Form Guide

Volvo Ocean Race Form Guide

Reigning Volvo Ocean Race winner Ian Walker, who skippered Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing to win the 2014-15 edition, analyses for Yachting World the form guide to see who among the seven teams is in the running for the 2017-2018 edition. Ian Walker There are three distinct divisions in the fleet. For a ... Read More »

Clipper Race: High Pressure Frustrating Fleet

Clipper Race: High Pressure Frustrating Fleet

(October 9, 2017; Day 5) – After an intense and action-packed few days since leaving Punta del Este, Uruguay, a high-pressure system has affected many of the teams in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race fleet, frustrating their progress in the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Prologue is Underway

Volvo Ocean Race: Prologue is Underway

Lisbon, Portugal (October 8, 2017) – The Prologue Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race began this afternoon, after the start was delayed by just over 2 hours and moved nearly 20 miles south in order to find better racing conditions. The Prologue is a non-scoring race to deliver the seven-boat ... Read More »

Clipper Race: From South America to South Africa

Clipper Race: From South America to South Africa

Punta del Este, Uruguay (October 4, 2017) – Spectators and media flocked to the water for the start of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race’s second stage, to Cape Town, South Africa, following the event’s first ever stopover in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The race bought more than ... Read More »