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Thursday January 1 1970 Author: Location: none selected

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

Peter Doriean appeal

Following the sudden death of former Volvo Ocean Race crewman Peter Doriean, an appeal has been set up for his family

The UK's most competitive big boat fleet

Today we look at the Farr 45 class, and how 14 years on from its inception, it is proving the ideal boat to buck the recession.

Busy Easter weekend

Congratulations to Ed Wright for following up his Finn win at Rolex Miami OCR with another at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma. Watch out Ben...

Course complete

The route for the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race has now been finalised and its been fun second-guessing the ports as they’ve been announced.

Easter looming

With the bank holiday at the end of the week, so the RORC are gearing up for their season opener, the Easter Challenge where TeamOrigin, sailing Charles Dunstone’s Rio, look set to be the s

Northern hemisphere season fires up

A busy weekend (despite it being March) – saw the Francesco Bruni-led Azzurra team win the Italian final of the Congressional Cup against the Gavin Brady-steered Mascalzone Latino Audi Team.

“Changing the world takes time”

While we have witnessed the Moths go fully airborne, so another foil-related revolution is also slowly making headway in the keelboat world with the Dynamic Stability System lateral foil arrangemen


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