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Thursday January 1 1970 Author: Location: none selected

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

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...


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