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Sail Racing

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.

Ian Walker (left) and the rest of the Azzam crew celebrate their 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race win after stepping off the boat at the conclusion of Leg 9 in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Abu Dhabi Wins Volvo Ocean Race

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

After months of being relegated to the sidelines, SCA (pictured) and Vestas Wind are now right back in the thick of things as possible spoilers for those boats still struggling to secure a podium finish. Photo courtesy of VOR/Ainhoa Sanchez

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Volvo Ocean Race Dogfight

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

SCA Grabs Volvo Ocean Race Win

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SCA Scores Volvo Ocean Race Win

    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

Look for more incredibly close racing from start to finish in Leg 8. Here fully half of fleet is fully visible from the deck of Alvimedica midway through Leg 7. Photo courtesy of VOR/Amory Ross

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Volvo Race Set to Cross Bay of Biscay

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

Alvimedica shows Dongfeng the way home after passing its rival within sight of the finish in Lisbon

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Dramatic Volvo Ocean Race Finish in Lisbon

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

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Volvo Ocean Race Fleet Departing Soon For Lisbon

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

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New Sport Boats in the 30ft Range

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

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Volvo Fleet Heads for Newport

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

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