Offshore

Start time confirmed

The Volvo Ocean Race's Leg 5 from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajaí, Brazil, will now start on Wednesday, 18 March at 09:00 local time, or 2000 Tuesday UTC.

Auckland reprieved from Cyclone Pam

The Volvo Ocean Race's fifth leg remains under postponement, while its VO65s have had their hatches firmly battened down in Auckland in anticipation of Cyclone Pam.

Guo Chuan acquires IDEC

China's leading offshore sailor Guo Chuan, who completed a solo circumnavigation aboard a Class 40 starting and finishing in China, has taken delivery of Francis Joyon's maxi trimaran IDEC

Pam causes further delay

Cyclone Pam caused another postponement for the Leg 5 departure of the Volvo Ocean Race as organisers announced on Friday that the fleet would not now leave Auckland for Itajaí, Brazil, unti

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