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Mixed teams move into top two Transat AG2R positions

Smart tactics resulted in Roman Attanasio and Sam Davies’ Saveol taking the lead in the Transat AG2R yesterday morning - Sam's best ever position in a Figaro race.

Figaros crews take on the meteorological chess board

Inserting a waypoint gate into the Transat AG2R route, it was thought, would limit the tactical options for the doublehanded crews. Not so...

Former 49er champ gets the big gig

An Aussie steering the Emirates Team New Zealand-powered VO70? Just wait until we next see Grant Dalton...

Stamm takes on the Figaro

 The start of the Transat AG2R La Mondiale has been glorious for the Figaros – downwind in 15 knots, flat water and warm sun.

Unseasonally fine start

Figaro racing is always close and with the addition of a new waypoint gate off the Canary Islands limiting tactical choices, we can expect the class’ doublehanded Transat AG2R La Mondiale to

Commodores' Cup starting grid

The mighty of the Mediterranean, from the TP52s to the Mini Maxis up to the Wallys, are currently competing at the Hublot PalmaVela where yesterday conditions only allowed one race to be held.

Skandia Team GBR's best 470 women's hope yet?

Experience of having won two Olympic gold medals and bringing in Joe Glanfield as coach, Skandia Team GBR has their best ever chance of winning 470 Gold with Sarah Ayton’s move into the class

Who next for the Volvo Ocean Race?

 The 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race field is lining up nicely with Groupama first out of the blocks, Giovanni Soldini, a mysterious Abu Dhabi team which may tie up with a thumb-twiddling Cup campaig

Victory for Richard

Mathieu Richard was on fire at Match Race France this weekend dispatching Ben Ainslie’s TeamOrigin crew in the final.

Welcome back Puma

While Ericsson may not be returning for a third crack at the Volvo Ocean Race, it is reassuring for Knut Frostad and his team that sport clothing giant Puma is back with another campaign led by Ken

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