Since their sightseeing tour of the Iranian-Pakistani border yesterday morning, the Volvo Ocean Race six finally gybed away from the shore at around 09:30 UTC yesterday morning and have s
24 hours ago when he and his Spanish co-skipper Pepe Ribes were slowed by light breezes, Alex Thomson joked that patience is one virtue he lacks.
Having finished second with Andrew Cape in the first Barcelona World Race and having had to cry off the second when he suffered an appendicitis two days before the start, Gosport’s finest, Al
Relief has arrived for the Volvo Ocean Race crews this morning with the wind finally filling in from the NNW, allowing boat speeds to soar from single digits into the early teens.
For the Barcelona World Race leaders the descent south towards the Canary Islands and the lifeblood Trade Winds has continued to be relatively slow over the last 24 hours.
After trickling their way through the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday night, the Volvo Ocean Race six have been struggling in light winds thanks to the decided lack of any gradient pressure in the are
A slow night dogged by a zone of high pressure, the breeze at times as slack as just two or three knots , now sees stablemates Hugo Boss and Neutrogena virtually alongside each ot
If during the pre-start hours in Barcelona there were fears that one Barcelona World Race duo might break away in the opening days, so far such worries remain unfounded.
Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes on Hugo Boss may have set a new record for the Barcelona World Race's 538-mile opening passage to Gibraltar, but their path out into the Atlantic proved problematic when