It’s been said the Newport Bermuda Race is held only once every two years because it takes tha...
In many ways we are living in a new Golden Age of sailboat racing, and SAIL magazine covers it all, from the America’s Cup to solo-sailing races like the Vendée Globe and the new boat designs, gear and electronics systems that make these incredible feats of seamanship possible.
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam and skipper Ian Walker made it official today by clinching the overall win in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race following a fifth-place finish in the ninth and final offshore leg from Lorient, France, to Gothenburg, Sweden. Read More
Although Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam appears to have pretty much wrapped up the overall win for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race following the penultimate leg from Lisbon to Lorient, France, the battle for second and third is set to continue right up until the bitter end. Read More
An upset, an incredible comeback and what looks to be the crowning of a new champion: Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race may have been a short one, but there was certainly no lack of drama. First and foremost, the 647-mile sprint from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France, provided a kind of Read More
In Volvo Ocean Race terms, the upcoming 647-mile leg from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France, looks like little more than a daysail, especially when viewed in the context of the course as a whole. However, the sailors themselves know that Leg 8, which begins this Sunday, will be anything but a cakewalk. First, the fleet Read More
So much for the match race between Dongfeng and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam. In the run-up to Leg 7 from Newport, Rhode Island, to Lisbon, Portugal, it was pretty much assumed that, barring any kind of catastrophe, overall leader Azzam had the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race well in hand. The one possible threat was Read More
It seems the six-boat 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race fleet only arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, yesterday, and already the sailors are getting ready to set out on the 2,800-mile seventh leg to Lisbon this Sunday. By VOR standards this one will be a quickie—only eight to nine days Read More
Two hot new sport boats in the roughly 30ft range, the Farr 280 (Farr Yacht Design) and the C&C 30 (Mark Mills-designed), have recently been snapping heads on racecourses and at boat shows around the world. Read More
After months of following the fleet online, Volvo Ocean Race fans will soon have the opportunity to meet the crews in person as the fleet is scheduled to depart Itajaí, Brazil, this weekend bound for Newport, Rhode Island, in the sixth offshore leg of the race. Read More