Last blast

Leg four of La Solitaire du Figaro set sail from Les Sables d’Olonne yesterday.

Solitaire du Figaro - leg 4 underway

Today, Artemis’ team of eight British Solitaire du Figaro skippers got a glimpse into what it’s like to embark on the Vendée Globe, parading their one-design Figaro Bén&ea

Four Chinese in Dongfeng crew

Four rookie Chinese sailors were today revealed as crewmembers in Dongfeng Race Team’s final 10-strong race squad for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15.

Mahé pips Elies to the post

First across the finish line of Leg 3 this morning off Les Sables d'Olonne, after a nerve shredding duel with double La Solitaire winner Yann Eliès, was Gildas Mahé on Interface Conce

Breeze fills in

Stage 3 leader Yann Eliès (Groupe Queguiner-Leucemie Espoir) had around 31 miles to make to the final turn for Les Sables d'Olonne and the finish line at 1400 UTC this afternoon.

Just six arrivals

Only six boats had finished the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race by late Tuesday afternoon in Bermuda— Shockwave, Bella Mente, Caol Ila and Constellation have fin

Mini Slo-Net

Calm seas, light breezes and a blue sky… There's fabulous weather on the Celtic Sea, but these warm, high pressure conditions don’t suit competitors in the Mini Fastnet, who are strugg

Leaders break away

That the gaps grow progressively bigger scanning down the afternoon rankings tells the story of this key stage of Leg 3 of La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire.

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