Monday, March 19, 2018

Volvo Ocean Race / And they're off, “It feels good to be back on the water”

An intense start saw the seven-boat fleet – back up to full complement with the return of Vestas 11th Hour Racing – sail straight into a 30-knot easterly just hours after the leg start on Sunday.

Crédit : J Lecauday

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Volvo Ocean Race / Leg 7 - Auckland to Itajaí, start on Sunday 18 March

In a return to the roots of the event, Leg 7 is a 7,600 nautical mile race through the Southern Ocean, around Cape Horn and up to the finish in Brazil...

Credit : J Lecauday

GC32 / Alinghi crowned champions of 2018 Extreme Sailing Series Act 1, Muscat (Results)

Three-time Extreme Sailing Series™ champions Alinghi were crowned winners of the opening Act of the 2018 Series today, their first win in Muscat in their eight-year history in the event.

Credit : Lloyd Images

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

America's Cup / Jimmy Spithill returns to Luna Rossa

Two time America’s Cup winning skipper, Jimmy Spithill, with wins in 2010 and 2013 and previous helmsman in the Valencia challenge in 2007, returns to Luna Rossa.

Credit : R Pinto / ACEA

Monday, March 12, 2018

The record WSSRC has ratified the sailing record by Soldini and the team Maserati Multi 70

The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified the sailing record from Hong Kong to London established between January 18th and February 23rd 2018 by the trimaran Maserati Multi 70. The skipper Giovanni Soldini and his crew (Guido Broggi, Sébastien Audigane, Oliver Herrera Perez and Alex Pella) took 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 12 seconds to complete the 12.948 miles of the theoretical course of the Tea Route, maintaining an average speed of 14,94 knots. According to the cartography, Maserati Multi 70 sailed 15.083 miles on the ground, at an average speed of 17,4 knots.

The record WSSRC has ratified the sailing record by Soldini and the team Maserati Multi 70
Credit  : Pitsfoto

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Volvo Ocean Race / Victory in Auckland, Charles Caudrelier : "It was very tricky, very difficult"

Dongfeng Race Team showed great concentration and resilience in winning the New Zealand Herald In Port Race in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday.

credit : A Sanchez

Conditions were extremely light, shifty and patchy on the Waitematā Harbour, making for plenty of lead changes over the course of the one hour race.