Mini Fastnet underway

At 16.19 today, the fleet of 33 Minis set off on the Mini Fastnet after a fine start on the Bay of Douarnenez in a light wind but stronger winds brewing.

Slow boats to Bermuda

For many of the 1500+ sailors on 162 boats on course to Bermuda in the 49th Newport Bermuda Race, yesterday’s Summer Solstice must have seemed like the longest night ever.

Shockwave leads the charge

The predicted battle for the elapsed time victory in the Newport Bermuda Race between the three Mini-Maxis in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division is coming to fruition.

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.

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