If ever there was an example of 'the elastic band' effect in offshore yacht racing, then it is the fate of Dongfeng Race Team's over the last 48 hours.
From sailing the length of the Atlantic virtually neck and neck, this morning the Barcelona World Race leaders were nearly 400 miles apart, after second-placed Neutrogena split from curren
The Strait of Malacca has always held a reputation for being treacherous, but rather than piracy on this occasion Dongfeng Race Team has been robbed of the wind as it makes its way down the channel
Yesterday conditions were looking evil for the frontrunners in the Barcelona World Race with areas of high pressure blocking their path to the Southern Ocean to the southeast, south and southwest.
The South is looming. The leading boats in the Barcelona World Race are expected to reach 40°S, the border post of the ‘deep south’, on Wednesday.
Having ticked 'Bay of Bengal' off their list, the Volvo Ocean Race boats have now entered the Strait of Malacca between the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Primed and in pole position for the Southern Ocean, Cheminees Poujoulat and Neutrogrena had started to make fast speeds this morning, but this afternoon both had slowed again slig
Overproof had a massi
The Volvo Ocean Race boats have been making slow progress east across the Bay of Bengal.