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The 20 solo sailors preparing for the 28,050-mile Vendée Globe race around the world that begins tomorrow can breathe a momentary sigh of relief tonight, as the weather forecast for the start of their journey looks mild.

All Female Volvo Team

by Adam Cort, Posted November 9, 2012
For the first time since 2002, the Volvo Ocean Race will include a boat with an all-female crew. Sponsored by the Swedish forestry company SCA, the all-female effort was both the first to sign up for the event and the first to confirm an order for one of the new 65-foot one-designs that will be used in the 2014-15 edition of the race.
The Volvo Ocean Race has taken on the challenge of changing its class of racing boats to a one-design class for the next two race cycles. Previously 70 feet, the now one-design boat will be 65 feet.
The 2012 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards were presented to Ben Ainslie, 35, of Great Britain and Lijia Xu, 25, of China yesterday at the Mansion House in Dublin, Ireland. 
In the August, 2012 issue, you might have read a story about my first time flying a spinnaker in a college regatta.  I returned to the same offshore regatta in Larchmont, New York, this year, excited to perfect the craft of downwind speed.
The Vendée Globe is arguably the simplest regatta in the world. Everybody sails alone aboard the same kind of boat—an International Monohull Open Classes Association (IMOCA) 60.
The first of twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts for the Clipper Race arrived in Felixstowe, UK, last night from China. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the longest yacht race at 40,000 miles...
Yandex, Russia’s leading technology company, is teaming with SpeedDream to attempt to build the world’s fasted monohull. Yandex, as the principal sponsor, will lend SpeedDream its computing power and technological expertise to build a successful design.
On October 16, Oracle Team USA experienced something they surely hoped they never would--the capsize of their AC72 at 3pm during training in San Francisco Bay.
The National Sailing Center and the Hall of Fame (NSHOF) inducted nine new members into the NSHOF this past Sunday in New Orleans.
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