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  • 9 September 2008

    The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will be exhibiting at the PSP Southampton Boat Show between 18 and 21 September. Hull & Humber will be on display and visitors will have the chance to get onboard and look round one of the ten 68-foot ocean racing yachts that have now completed two circumnavigations in […]

  • 18 July 2008

    The Royal Ocean Racing Club and Antigua Yacht Club will run the first offshore race to circumnavigate the Caribbean Islands. The new race will be called the RORC Caribbean 600. Conceived by a group of RORC members living in the Caribbean, the race starts on 23 February 2009 off Fort Charlotte outside English Harbour, Antigua. […]

  • 18 September 2007

    The historic Russian port city of St Petersburg has been officially announced as the race finish for the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09. This will be the first time in the race’s 34-year history that the fleet will visit a Russian port and follows the confirmation in late May that Russia will have its own entry […]

  • 21 April 2006

    Skipper John Kostecki wore a weary look of frustration as he leaned over the life line of Ericsson Racing to speak with the assembled media following Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Kostecki felt the Swedish syndicate had just sailed a solid race, but the result – fifth out of six boats – did […]

  • 13 June 2018

    Ørsted and its project partners, Macquarie and Sumitomo, officially opened the 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm on 13 June at a ceremony in Grimsby, UK.

  • 4 April 2007

    At 16:20, the Race Committee postponed racing for the day at the 32nd America’s Cup, after the fleet was held at sea on a cold, wet spring day. When the 12 Cup teams left Port America’s Cup for racing, they were faced with a cold, light Northerly breeze and a heavy swell. Rain squalls soon […]

  • 15 June 2006

    A record number of yachts – 265 in total – will set out from Newport today for the 100th anniversary Newport Bermuda Race. The Newport Bermuda classic has traditionally initiated amateur sailors to the rigors of long distance ocean racing, but this year’s Centennial Race – the world’s second largest ocean race fleet after the […]

  • 27 August 2008

    The Stanford Antigua Sailing Week continues to attract top racing boats from around the world to compete for the Lord Nelson’s Trophy. Following on from a successful 2008 edition, a new Race Committee was appointed to review the event and chart the way forward – a new format for 2009. The 2009 edition will sail […]

  • 11 August 2008

    RACING The Finns and Ynglings are out for their second day but on a different race course, further out to sea. With tide playing such a big part of yesterday’s race and light winds forecast again, those less used to the conditions and race course areas will be facing another steep learning curve. Expect frequent […]

  • 24 April 2007

    For the second consecutive day, good racing conditions blessed the waters off Port America’s Cup in Valencia and two full flights of racing were completed. Conditions were ideal for America’s Cup racing with winds up to 13 knots on the south race course and between six and 10 knots on the north race area.

  • 21 April 2008

    New Zealander Jack Lloyd, a well known figure in international yacht racing, has joined the Volvo Ocean Race as its new Race Director. Lloyd, 54, was Chairman of the International Jury for the 2005-06 race after serving as member of the jury for two previous races. Lloyd takes over from Andy Hindley, and completes the […]

  • 14 August 2008

    Just five weeks after returning the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Race Jamaica is racing once again with skipper Simon Bradley at the helm, assisted by first mate Juan Coetzer, one of the Clipper Training skippers, and a crew of non-professional sailors on board. The 68-foot ocean racing yacht is competing in the Cowes to […]

  • 19 July 2006

    On Monday, BMW ORACLE Racing’s preparation for the German Sailing Grand Prix (August 3-6) started with the loading of the Challenger of Record’s racing yacht USA 71. Kiel hosts a very special competition next month featuring current America

  • 12 September 2006

    Ericsson Racing Team was confirmed today as the first official entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09. The decision to commit to the next edition of the race comes a mere three months after Ericsson finished the 2005-06 event. In doing so they join a select band of repeat entries in the race

  • 9 January 2006

    The Ericsson Racing Team has officially retired from Leg Two of the Volvo Ocean Race after experiencing failure to her hydraulic keel movement system. She is currently being transported by the Wallenius Wilhelmsen container ship

  • 4 February 2006

    ‘ABN Amro One Oscar Kihlborg’ by Oscar Kihlborg ABN Amro One has won, taking the cannon, they have not dropped a point since the first inshore race, taking the first leg, the inshore race in Cape Town the second leg and now the second inshore race.

  • 28 August 2008

    This transatlantic crossing from Newport to Alicante, Spain is no simple feat, and will be the final test of the Puma Ocean Racing Team and the boat before the Volvo Ocean Race. Skipper Ken Read and crew have been preparing Puma for this moment since its launch in late April. The boat is expected to […]

  • 9 February 2008

    Volvo IT has been appointed as the official IT supplier for the 2008-09 race. It will be the second consecutive race that Volvo IT has linked up with the prestigious event having provided IT solutions in 2005-06. Under the terms of the partnership, Volvo IT will be responsible for setting up and maintaining the PC […]

  • 5 July 2017
    Operations & Maintenance

    Colchester-based offshore services provider CWind has recently carried out urgent inspection and repair projects on the 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm currently under construction off Norfolk, UK.

  • 7 May 2014

    Opening ceremony of the new natural gas-fuelled car racing series Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup season took place on a legendary racing track Hockenheimring, Germany. Gazprom Germania being an official partner of the cup supplies compressed natural gas (CNG) for the racing vehicles. Lots of motorsport fans witnessed an opening ceremony and the races of DTM cars, Formula-3, Porsche Carrera Cup and, of course, the Volkswagen Scirocco […]

  • 16 April 2007

    Following a four year programme of racing across Europe, on Monday the first day of racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup was scheduled. For the first time, the challengers were sailing for their lives, with elimination looming after two Round Robins. But the weather didn’t fully cooperate. For the more than 50 thousand spectators in […]

  • 18 August 2008

    The first of the medal race days could hardly have been worse for the sport. With the world’s eyes, ears and cameras trained on course ‘A’, the expectations were for two full-on match races, Ben Ainslie versus Zach Railey in the Finns and Ayton/Webb/Wilson in the Yngling versus their Dutch opponents Mulder/Bes/Witteveen. But as the […]