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Clipper Race. So Near & Yet So Far for Smyth

WIN A GARMIN QUATIX 5 WATCH. CLICK HERE   by Richard Crockett It was a case of being so near and yet so far for Dale Smyth, skipper of Dare to Lead, as he was just 17 minutes shy of taking line honours on leg 2, and leading the fleet into his home port. Victory for leg 2 went to Greenings. Let’s face it though, with many more legs to still complete, Smyth and his crew have ample opportunity to ... Read More »

Discover the world’s best sailing pictures of the year!

WIN A GARMIN QUATIX 5 WATCH. CLICK HERE   The best sailing photographs taken in 2017 are now online and the public is invited to vote! The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image international Jury has selected the top 80 yacht racing images taken this year throughout the world and the public is now invited to vote: Click here to see the images and make your choice! No less than 134 pictures have been submitted by photographers spanning 27 countries: a record ... Read More »

Clipper Race. Dale Smyth – Will he or won’t he?

WIN A GARMIN QUATIX 5 WATCH. CLICK HERE   By Richard Crockett Dale Smyth is the skipper of ‘Dare to Lead’ in this race, and being a proudly South African sailor, despite being British born, he wants nothing more than to hit the finish line in Cape Town as the first boat home. This was his stated goal prior to start of this second leg, and so desperate to prove himself into his home port, he played his ‘Joker’. The ... Read More »

Mini Transat. First leg Round-Up

WIN A GARMIN QUATIX 5 WATCH. CLICK HERE       With the arrival of Julien Mizrachi (UNAPEI), 78 racers have now made it safely into the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Of the 81 competitors at the start, just three solo sailors are no longer officially racing: Matteo Rusticali due to a dismasting, Luca Sabiu who triggered his distress beacon offshore of La Coruña and Frédéric Guérin, who following his dismasting was not able to effect repairs ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race. Meet the Teams (part 2)

WIN A GARMIN QUATIX WATCH. CLICK HERE   The Volvo Ocean Race starts on Sunday 22 October in Alicante, Spain, with the fleet heading for Lisbon and then Cape Town.   The 4 teams we now meet are: vor Guide to AkzoNobel vor Guide to BRUNEL vor Guide to sun hung kai scallywag vor Guide to TURN THE TIDE ON PLASTIC Did you Know? Two crew members will act as onboard medics , trained to clear air-ways, apply dressing and ... Read More »

Clipper Race. Light Airs Hinder Fleet

WIN A GARMIN QUATIX 5 WATCH. CLICK HERE With less than two days before the fleet is scheduled to start descending upon the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, light wind conditions are bringing last minute frustrations for the majority of the fleet, with leader board positions still very much up for grabs. With Dare to Lead and Garmin activating Stealth Mode, Greenings leads the fleet once again with less than 350 nautical miles until the finish line. Talking about the ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race. Brad Jackson to lead team AkzoNobel

WIN A GARMIN QUATIX 5 WATCH. CLICK HERE Three-time Volvo Ocean Race winner Brad Jackson has been announced as skipper of the Dutch Volvo Ocean Race entry team AkzoNobel for the 2017-18 edition of the 45 000nm around the world race – just 6 days ahead of the leg 1 start. This last minute change is due to Simeon Tienpont’s sudden departure from the team last weekend. The 49 year-old from Auckland, New Zealand, is competing in his seventh Volvo ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race. Meet the Teams (part 1)

WIN A GARMIN QUATIX 5 WATCH. CLICK HERE The Volvo Ocean Race starts on Sunday 22 October in Alicante, Spain, with the fleet heading for Lisbon and then Cape Town. In Cape Town the race village opens on Friday 24 November, with the fleet ETA being Monday 27 November. The start of leg to Melbourne is on Sunday 10 December. This race, unlike previous editions of this round-the-world epic, is that crews can mixed, with all-men crew being penalised by ... Read More »

Clipper Race. Battle At the Top

Two teams are fighting hard for the honour of taking first place in this leg to Cape Town, with the finish just days away. Greenings has emerged from Stealth Mode in second place, with its time off the grid failing to maintain its leading position. Dare To Lead now maintain first place by three nautical miles. Both teams have completed the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint, though the bonus points won’t be announced until the rest of the fleet crosses the ... Read More »

VOR In-Port Race. MAPFRE Draws First Blood

WIN A GRAMIN QUATIX 5 WATCH. CLICK HERE   The local heroes on Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE were a popular winner in the first point scoring race of the Volvo Ocean Race. Fernández and his team made a bold call at the start to duck behind the entire fleet in order to sail up what turned out to be the favoured right hand side of the course, coming from behind to earn a narrow lead at the first gate. “It was ... Read More »