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Staying Put

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Alicante’s regional government, Generalitat Valenciana, announced recently that it had agreed a commitment to keep the Volvo Ocean Race in Alicante for two more editions. The deal will see Alicante maintain its position as the start port for the 14th and 15th editions of the race (2020-21 and 2023-24, under ... Read More »

A Flying Start – Lisbon Volvo Village

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Lisbon, one of the most successful host cities of the Volvo Ocean Race in recent years, has been chosen as the destination for a flying start to the next edition in 2017-18. In 2011-12 and 2014-15, Portugal’s capital city staged hugely popular stopovers following transatlantic legs, but this time organisers ... Read More »

Emirates Team New Zealand Steal The Win

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In a thrilling winner-take-all final race, Emirates Team New Zealand unhooked itself from a starting buoy to win the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York with the high score of 52 points. Another large crowd, estimated at 100,000, turned out on a sunny day and was treated to ... Read More »

Unseasonal Palma weather for Mediterranean season opener

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  Gaastra PalmaVela   Gaastra PalmaVela is often described as a ‘practice regatta’ simply because it opens the Mediterranean racing season but few of the crews can harbour any complaints that this year’s event on the Bay of Palma lacked in either intensity or quality of competition. Over the four ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race names new CEO


UK sailor Mark Turner has been appointed Volvo Ocean Race CEO, stepping down after 23 years at the helm of global sports marketing company OC Sport. Turner will take up his new position in succession to Knut Frostad from June 7 this year. Commenting on his appointment, Turner says: “There ... Read More »

Dreams come true for some but shattered for others

47 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR, bay of Palma, Mallorca, Spain, takes
place from 25th March to 2nd April 2016. Qualifier event for the Rio 2016
Olympic Games. Almost 800 boats and over 1.000 sailors from to 65 nations
©Jesus Renedo/Sailing Energy/Sofia

47th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma de Mallorca        The famous Bay of Palma dealt the armada of over 800 boats competing a full range of different breezes, just what was really wanted by those sailors who have their courses set towards the 2016 Olympic regatta in ... Read More »

flying fifteen Mallorca


Firstly a correction to last month – the 13 March Liga de Invierno results should read: GBR 3610       Stormtrooper III            David Miles ESP 3577         fuego fatuo                   John Walker / Stephen Babbage ESP 3825         Spanish Fly                    John Leaf / Mark Hart (previously shown as Dragonfly) 26 March – Liga de Invierno, ... Read More »

Hong Kong To Host Stopover In 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race

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Hong Kong, one of the world’s most prestigious sailing destinations, will be hosting the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time when the event visits in February 2018 during the 13th edition. In a recent press conference , Volvo Ocean Race organisers announced a unique collaboration with the Hong Kong ... Read More »

Justin Chisholm – 2016 Racing Season is GO


I’m delighted to say the 2016 international racing season has exploded into life with lots of exciting regattas taking place around the world every week now. Happily for us sailing fans, most major events these days offer some sort of live streaming of the racing, so we can see the ... Read More »