Offshore

Spain in for the next Volvo Ocean Race

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.

Up and away

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.

Yann Elies fights back

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.

Giraglia Rolex Cup start tomorrow

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.

Team SCA gains a Greenhalgh

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.

Hard fought victory

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

Green giant out in front

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.

Late start

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

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