The sixth entry in this autumn's Volvo Ocean Race has been confirmed. This will be fielded by Team Campos, the Spanish sailing team managed by Galician sailor Pedro Campos.
A grand armada of 206 yachts set off on the offshore component of the 62nd Giraglia Rolex Cup under a sky awash with low cloud and a sea caressed by a warm, but gentle easterly breeze.
After dismasting on leg 1, Solitaire du Figaro defending champion Yann Elies (Groupe Queguiner) was first to cross the line in Roscoff to win leg two and his ninth Solitaire leg.
The 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup enters its final phase tomorrow, Wednesday, with the start of the 241 nm offshore race. Some 213 yachts are expected to take part – a new record fleet.
With 80 miles to the Roscoff finish, Yann Elies (Groupe Queguiner) has extended his lead over the rest of the Solitaire fleet.
Yann Elies (Groupe Queguiner) rounded Fastnet Rock in first place at 1004BST this morning.
Libby Greenhalgh, a British-born meteorologist, has been recruited to join the squad of Team SCA, the only all-female crew in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race.
Crowds turned out of Barcelona’s La Ramblas and into Placa Portal de la Pau this evening to welcome Hugo Boss skippers Pepe Ribes and Ryan Breymaier home as winners of the inaugural
Today the fleet left the English coast in this, the 45th La Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard Cachemire. They won't return to this side of the channel until Leg 4 at the end of the month.
The docks crowded with friends, family and well wishers, the eight British Solitaire du Figaro competitors left Sutton Harbour, Plymouth in a blaze of glory at 1620 BST, sailing through the lock wi