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  • 14 August 2008

    It’s just past the halfway stage of the Olympic Regatta for the 49er and the Men’s and Women’s 470 divisions. So who’s up and who’s down, with just a few more races to go before the Medal Race? 49er UP Two teams are really up, the Aussies and the Danes. The Australians Nathan Outteridge and […]

  • 21 July 2008

    Of the 26 divisions competing at ACCBank Cork Week, almost all are un-decided going into Friday’s grand finale of the series. The popularly acclaimed Slalom Course with its intense reaching legs is certain to test the finely balanced Super Zero class as Niklas Zennstrom’s “Ran” and Dan Meyers’ “Numbers” are vying for first place with […]

  • 14 July 2008

    A very fine first day’s sailing for Thomas Coville who is racking up the miles with the constancy of a metronome. 24 hours after leaving New York, the skipper of Sodeb’O has covered 546 miles and has a 192 mile lead over Francis Joyon’s time in 2005. As forecast, Thomas Coville has benefited from relatively […]

  • 9 July 2008

    The final countdown to the start of one of Europe’s premiere regattas, ACCBank Cork Week, has begun with the arrival of three of the world’s most competitive yachts into Cork Harbour. 90ft Rambler, skippered by George David from the US, Moneypenny and Numbers both 52ft long, also from the US and skippered by James Swartz […]

  • 30 June 2008

    29 June 2008 All ten of the internationally-backed yachts of the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race fleet are now berthed at Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven, Ireland following the finish of Race 13. The penultimate contest of the 14-race Clipper 07-08 series was won by New York, who crossed the finish line a […]

  • 22 June 2008

    The fleet’s recent progress has been respectable as the teams benefit from Force five southerly winds and most teams have managed to cover over 200 nautical miles in the past 24 hours. Joff Bailey, Race Director, says, “The winds for the next 24 hours are forecasted to back to the east and then north as […]

  • 18 June 2008

    As entries continue to arrive at Race Headquarters in Crosshaven for ACCBank Cork Week 2008, the amateur ethos of the regatta has been further reinforced by the presentation to organisers of the Corinthian Cup by the Sisk Group for competition in the highly competitive Class IRC 0. Eligibility to compete for this trophy has been […]

  • 23 October 2007

    By 7AM this morning five more yachts had crossed the finish line of the 28th Rolex Middle Sea Race. British yacht Nisida led the minor charge finishing just before midnight, whilst Martin Scicluna’s Air Malta Falcon (MLT) completed the course just before seven. In between came the Swiss boat Tai Shan, Elusive Medbank and finally […]

  • 8 July 2007

    PUMA Racing Team skipper Ken Read stepped up his preparations for the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race with a record-breaking run across the Atlantic to take the big-boat honours in the HSH Nordbank Race from Newport, Rhode Island to Hamburg, Germany.

  • 23 June 2007

    In an ideal 12-14 knot northwesterly breeze, the three yachts constituting the ‘big-boat’ fleet in the HSH Nordbank blue race across the North Atlantic set out from Newport, RI this afternoon to join the 21 yachts that began the race on June 16th.

  • 9 May 2007

    The first ever German challenger to sail at the America’s Cup has said it intends to move forward, one day after sailing its last race at the 32nd America’s Cup. But skipper Jesper Bank has resigned from the team after winning just two of 20 matches at the Louis Vuitton Cup.

  • 6 July 2006

    After the first full night of racing the fleet is starting to show a north/south spread. The shortest route would be to aim for just south of Cape Race at the south eastern tip of Newfoundland and then sail a great circle course directly for the Western Approaches and Jersey. This is not necessarily the […]

  • 16 June 2006

    Update 1344GMT At 1344GMT and six seconds, to the cheers of thousands of spectators lining the banks and hundreds of boast on the water, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Black Pearl, skippered by Paul Cayard crossed the final finish line of the Volvo Ocean Race 2005/2006 to take line honours for the first time in […]

  • 8 June 2006

    Durban and Singapore are now off the Panamanian coast, with the rest of the fleet not far behind. The diaries coming in tell of boat maintenance being done, wildlife being watched, and, as far as possible, sleep being banked up for the start of the race to Jamaica.

  • 2 June 2006

    The Volvo Ocean Race fleet departs from Portsmouth later today on the eighth leg of the race. The route west will take the fleet round Ireland and Britain and back down to Rotterdam before the final sprint to Gothenburg for the finish. Before reaching the open waters of the English Channel, the teams first have […]