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News - Europe, Africa & the World

From the Volvo Ocean Race Headquarters in Alicante, we catch up live with the entire fleet live, via satellite, as they near the Mt. Everest of sailing, Cape Horn. We hear from the top four as the round, as well as from Dongfeng Race Team on their recent dismasting, and from TeamSCA about their Cape Horn ETA. A ground-breaking first for live coverage in such a remote location! ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica, the youngest crew in the Volvo Ocean Race, rounded the iconic Cape Horn first today just after 1400 UTC and only 15 minutes ahead of Abu Dhabi Racing, in a hotly contested battle at the front of the fleet. While the 6,776- nautical mile stage from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil, is far from over and there are no race points for reaching the iconic landmark first, a Ca ... [more]  

Four boats in the Volvo Ocean Race celebrated rounding the venerated landmark of Cape Horn on Monday, a pleasure cruelly denied Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) after the Chinese boat’s mast was broken early in a dramatic day on Leg 5. Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) had the considerable honour of leading the battered fleet past the fabled point at 1407 GMT, just 15 minutes cle ... [more]  

Four out of six boats have made it around Cape Horn today. Team Alvimedica, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Mapfre all rounded the infamous rock all in less than one and a half hours. With a broken FRO sail and electronic problems, the magenta crew now has to find the right balance between safety and racing. ... [more]  

Regular weather produces regular results, but sailors, being what they are, are not totally regular, and on the third and final day of the St. Thomas International Regatta they provided some surprises. Sunshine and a fine breeze of around 15-17 knots gave the competitors the challenge they required and they all enjoyed a variety of courses. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – It’s not every day you see something like this. Sunrise in the Southern Ocean has revealed the full extent of the damage through images captured by onboard reporter, Yann Riou ... [more]  

The first regatta in the 2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series has started in Palma, Mallorca, to kick-off the Spring and Summer Olympic Classes European Tour ... [more]  

La Volvo Ocean Race confirme que Dongfeng Race Team a démâté tôt ce lundi (30 mai, temps GMT). Personne n’est blessé et l’équipage n’est pas en danger immédiat. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng Race Team ha comunicado haber roto el mástil a 240 millas al oeste de Cabo de Hornos a las 0315 UTC (0415 CET, hora española) del lunes 30 de marzo, última hora de la noche en esa zona del planeta. ... [more]  

The official America's Cup website reports that the entered Competitors in the 35th America's Cup will vote this week on changes presented as cost saving measures. In effect, the measures centre around a complete change in the boat already announced in the Protocol nine months ago, and for which several teams have design projects underway. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – L’équipage se dirige vers Ushuaia (Chili) où va l’attendre l’équipe technique. Caudrelier ne souhaite pas abandonner pour l’instant. ... [more]  

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Round-the-buoy and round-the-rock courses tested the talents of seasoned sailors and weekend warriors alike on the second day of racing in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. ... [more]  

The 17th combined clubs’ Jersey Regatta, sponsored for the third year by UBS AG, will be held in St Aubin's Bay and off the south coast from fourth to 6th September. ... [more]  

Eurocup Series – It’s set to be an exciting season for the RS Feva class as we see the European championships taking place from 23rd-25th May 2015 ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race has confirmed that Dongfeng Race Team broke its topmast early on Monday (GMT, March 30) but fortunately nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew. The incident happened 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn at 0315 UTC on Monday, in the final hours of the night onboard Dongfeng. ... [more]  

Si hace unos días Iker Martínez, patrón del Mapfre, afirmaba en tono jocoso que olía a Patán -Pablo Arrarte-, su excompañero de equipo que navega ahora con Team Brunel, es posible que lo que huela en estos momentos sea el Cabo de Hornos. MAPFRE navega segundo a sólo 3,8 millas del barco de bandera turco-americana tras haber superado un par de problemas técnicos que le apearon de primera posición. ... [more]  

At this stage of this Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí, it’s pretty much a sprint to Cape Horn. The conditions are favourable for this with the north-westerly winds blowing 30 knots and the sea state being “relatively” flat with 2.5 to 3-metre waves. ... [more]  

2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Final day by International Melges 24 Class Association
The final day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event in Portoroz started with the lack of wind and waiting ashore. After one and a half hour a sea-breeze arrived allowing just one more race to complete the series of eight races. The Melges 24 2015 sailing season in Europe has been kicked off with this great event hosted by the Yachting Club Portoroz ... [more]  

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Sixty-two yachts from the Caribbean, U.S. and Europe cast off Friday in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. Hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club March 27 to 29, this ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’ boasts an impressive fleet ranging from 50- to 60-foot super hi-tech sport boats to lightening quick 16-foot beach cats. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Bassins de décantation by Barcelona World Race Media
Barcelona World Race - Naviguer en Méditerranée, c’est aussi faire l’apprentissage de la patience. Alors qu’un boulevard semblait hier s’ouvrir devant eux, Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz ont dû batailler une bonne partie de la nuit dans des vents variables faibles. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Altadill, 52, has enjoyed many round the world race finishes over a varied and successful career spanning nearly 30 years. But finishing into his own home city, through the waters where he grew up sailing - and indeed coached at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as part of the Spanish Olympic team - will surely rank as one of the sweetest memories of his life. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica lead fleet towards Cape Horn - Leg five bragging rights still up for grabs - Follow all the action of the Cape Horn rounding tomorrow ... [more]  

RC44 Valletta Cup – Giant seas and 25 knot winds provided a challenging penultimate day of racing for the 11 teams competing in Malta ... [more]  

The kiteboarders were the first to race at the 46th Trofeo Sofia Iberostar with three races dominated by Spanish rider Florián Trittel and Elena Kalinina (RUS) in Es Portitxol. Meanwhile in the other clubs the Olympic classes were starting their preparations for the practice race on Sunday and the start of the competition Monday ... [more]  

So, the powers that control the meteorological conditions at regattas decided, rightfully, that they had achieved near perfection on the opening day, and maybe because that they decided that the behavior at the subsequent party was exemplary, to tweak it and in doing so, made it close to perfect. They had reduced the top end of the wind range to 20 knots maximum and eliminated the broaching and c ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet has its foot to the floor, ears pinned back and heads down racing as fast as they can to Cape Horn after separating from the ice limit ... [more]  

2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 2 by International Melges 24 Class Association
Heavy rain was gone for the second day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event organized by the Yachting Club Portoroz. Instead of the sun, clear blue sky and lighter NE wind Bora were the key-words of the day allowing complete four races. With seven races altogether today's score will take into account one discard. ... [more]  

Mike Holt and Carl Smit put the hammer down on day one of the SAP 505 World Championships to nail the first two races in sunny Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ... [more]  

“Seule la victoire est jolie” avait dit Michel Malinowski à l’arrivée de la première édition de la Route du Rhum quand son grand monocoque avait été battu de 98s par un petit trimaran jaune, barré par un navigateur canadien inconnu du grand public, Mike Birch. ... [more]  

RC44 Valletta Cup - Maxed out in Malta by RC44 Class Association
If the Mediterranean conjures up images of balmy sun drenched days and wearing shorts and T-shirts, today it was at the opposite end of the meteorological spectrum, challenging RC44 Valletta Cup competitors to the maximum. ... [more]  

Neutrogena is now forecast to cross the finish line in Barcelona at around 1730hrs UTC Monday evening. Barcelona will no doubt lay on an emotional welcome for one of its favourite, most successful and well known round the world racers, who will complete his seventh circumnavigation. ... [more]  

Since 0700 UTC this morning, the average boat speeds of the fleet have been from 17 to 19.5 knots. Team Brunel, Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have been the fastest and with the same speed: 19.5 knots. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet, battered but unbroken as they battle through the Southern Ocean, face the toughest 48 hours of the nine-month marathon as they approach Cape Horn on Monday. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Seize the day
Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - 'L'air est à 5°, l'eau est à 6...'
Solo Basse Normandie - Eyes on the tracker
Le Grand Prix Guyader - Y'a pas que la voile à Douarnenez !
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Over 1,200 sailors will compete
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar -Kiteboarders compete for first time
SAP 505 World Championships - Hamlin in a race against time
2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 1
RC44 Valletta Cup - Katusha does the double
Barcelona Race - L’équateur pour les uns, Gibraltar pour les autres
Barcelona World Race - Home waters
Volvo Ocean Race - Surfing in the sunshine
Volvo Ocean Race – En pelotón hacia el mítico Cabo de Hornos
Volvo Ocean Race – Un iceberg de 25 millones de toneladas en el camino
Volvo Ocean Race - La magie de Dongfeng
Diferença mínima entre barcos esquenta disputa da mais gelada etapa
Topper World Championships - ISA Topper squad for Summer 2015
St Thomas Int Regatta: No more of the Up and Down on Day 1
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind rebuild - Episode 2
The Transat 2016 – City of Plymouth chosen as host venue   
33rd Garda Optimist Meeting just a week away   
Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet dives south close to the ice limit   
Melges 24 European Sailing Series will take off in Portoroz, Slovenia   
America's Cup boils over with two leading Challengers set to walk away   
Volvo Ocean Race - Long cold shower   
Volvo Ocean Race - The start of a new day   
RC44 Valletta Cup - Big wave blast off in Malta + Video   
Barcelona World Race - La fin de la foire   
Barcelona World Race - And the beat goes on!   
Volvo Ocean Race - bouncing along the barbed wire fence   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa threatens withdrawal over boat change   
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team - Back in the mix   
RC44 Valletta Cup 2015 kicks off + Video highlights   
Volvo Ocean Race - Skirting new ice limit lines on route to Cape Horn   
North American Melges 32 fleet, locked and loaded   
RC44 Championship Tour - Glamour day on Grand Harbour   
Cheminées Poujoulat, vainqueur de Barcelona World Race 2014-2015   
Barcelona World Race - Bernard Stamm, Jean Le Cam, premières réactions   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fast sailing deep in the Southern Ocean - Video   


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