Thursday, January 18, 2018

Multi70 / Maserati is ready to set sail for the record from Hong Kong to London

Maserati Multi70 is ready to set sail for the Tea Route record from Hong Kong to London. Giovanni Soldini and the crew members Guido Broggi, Oliver Herrera, Alex Pella and Sébastien Audigane, are still in standby for a few more days in Hong Kong. The team studied the weather situation.





Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Volvo Ocean Race / Scallywag battle the elements to hold lead

Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag were showing no signs of relinquishing their grip on the Leg 4 lead on Tuesday as they geared up to break the 1,000-miles-to-go barrier.


Credit : K Frost/Volvo Ocean Race


Monday, January 15, 2018

Ultime / Spindrift dismasts on way to starting Jules Verne Trophy attempt

AS THE GIANT TRIMARAN MADE ITS WAY TO THE CRÉAC'H LIGHTHOUSE (ISLE OF OUESSANT) FOR A SECOND ATTEMPT AT THE JULES VERNE TROPHY, SPINDRIFT 2 DISMASTED AT ABOUT 1615H TODAY (MONDAY 15 JANUARY 2018), SOUTH OF POINTE SAINT-MATHIEU IN A STRONG 30 KNOT WESTERLY BREEZE AND ROUGH SEAS.


Credit : Ch Schmid


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Video / Man overboard on Scallywag, very fast operation to rescue the crew member

Crew member Alex Gough was washed overboard by a wave during a sail change. The team swung into recovery mode, and Gough was back on board within seven minutes, unharmed. 








Saturday, January 13, 2018

Volvo Ocean Race / "I think we are in a strong position,” said Charles Caudrelier in second position

The doldrums are a thing of the past as the fleet starts speeding towards Hong Kong, powered by the northeast trade winds...


Credit : K Frost


Thursday, January 11, 2018

America's Cup / Nick Holroyd joins Land Rover BAR as Chief Designer

Land Rover BAR have further strengthened their challenge for the 36th America's Cup with the appointment of Nick Holroyd as Chief Designer. Holroyd is a previous winner of the Cup with Emirates Team New Zealand, and was formerly the Technical Director at Softbank Team Japan for the 35th America's Cup. The appointment follows rapidly after the arrival of multiple America's Cup winner Grant Simmer as the team's new CEO; both will start permanently with the team in Portsmouth later this month.


Crédit : G Martin Raget /ACEA